Freedom of the Seas- a Spectacular Ship
Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: July 23, 2006
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 11 years ago
The ship is beautiful, big and had a great many activities. The FlowRider was an exceptional experience. The lines to the FlowRider were long (took us 2 1/2 hours to ride it twice). The ride was a lot of fun. We initially signed up to "do" the FlowRider on Monday - but got sidetracked - didn't get back up there until Saturday.... and now wished we had done it earlier - it was that much fun - and I know we would have been there every day - if at all possible. Would like to see a signup for adults only possibly at night or early morning....I would be there - cause the kids really liked this - and I don't blame them...but the lines were a bit long.
The Shows were very good, the scenery and costumes beautiful, the talent was really good.
The food was average - a couple of the meals were very good (lobster, shrimp); but for the most part, just average. A few really good desserts too (molten chocolate cake, souffle, and a couple of others were excellent). Breakfast was better in the Jade/Windjammer than in the dining room; and we always ate lunch there as well. Room service was good, when you could get it - the first time, we ordered from the TV menu - about 45 minutes later I called to see when it would be delivered and was told they never received the order. We decided to forego that one. The next time we called and were informed it would be an hour before they could deliver - we went to be (just wanted hot cocoa and cookies). The next time we ordered we received our order in about 30 minutes - and it was good.
I was so impressed with the ship and service (overall) that I probably will book another cruise on this ship - just to ride the FlowRider again!!!
Downfall - too many kids running wild. Wish they would restrict them to the childrens areas - could not get a pool with NO CHILDREN - most of the time this is alright, but sometimes, you would like some peaceful relaxation by the pool without the yelling, running, playing, splashing, etc.
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Don't Miss: Beaches are beautiful.
Don't Miss: Playa del Carmen and Xcaret are beautiful - but didn't make it this time.
Don't Miss: StingRay Snorkle.
Don't Miss: Parasailed - it was unbelievable - will do it in every port next time.
Pros: The FlowRider is unbelievable!
Cons: The lines to the FlowRider.