Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Freedom of the Seas Rules!

Sail Date: October 08, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Beautiful, fun ship! Something for everyone - the kids have plenty of their own space in the H2O zone (no splashing kids in adult areas); surfing was fun to watch; spa facial was excellent; food, bar service, dining room staff - everyone was very friendly and helpful - didn't get lost in the crowd on this huge ship. This was our 8th cruise and the best so far. We are already booked on the sister ship, Liberty, for 2007.

Pros: BEAUTIFUL ship; COMFORTABLE bed; superb service; great itinerary!

Cons: Windjammer overcrowded; surcharges on dining

Ship Quality
top notch!
Food and Dining
Main restaurant (late seating) - excellent variety, beautifully prepared and presented. Very attentive staff!
Cabin / Stateroom
Yummy bedding - most comfortable EVER on a ship or in a hotel! I'd like to have the bed topper in my own home! Stateroom was slightly larger; loved the flat screen tv that tilted so you could view from all areas in room.
Service and Staff
Could not complain about any area of service at all. Everyone was GREAT!
Didn't see many shows, but casino was very nice; there were the usual shows, movies, comedians, ice skating, and many activities. Love the pool parties.
Cozumel, Mexico
Panchos Backyard is great for food/drinks and gifts/souviniers. We have taken many tours in the past (catamarans are my favorite), but now we usually just shop and eat!
Don't Miss: Panchos Backyard
George Town, Grand Cayman
Sting rays or turtles (snorkeling) 7 mile beach is great but don't do on your own - book inexpensive excursion to visit.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Margaritaville is a hoot! Take a taxi (or maybe a boat excursion to Margaritaville) - loads of fun; good food; slide from the bar into the ocean and tubes to play on.
Don't Miss: Margaritaville!
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Get off the boat! Labadee has always been a favorite and now it is even better - more activities - water park for the kids (large and small) - just a beautiful island with lots to see and do or not do! Nice local market, but be prepared to get swarmed on!
Don't Miss: Get off the boat and experience!

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