A Pleasant Surprise

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 30, 2007
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
We had not cruised with Royal Carribean, since our first cruise on Voyager about 6 or 7 years ago. We have cruised with other cruise lines about 3 additional times, usually on the newest or biggest ships. Although we had a good experience on the Voyager, what drew us away was the the entertainment experience on other ships. What a huge improvement was experienced in just the entertainment. The cruise director, Richard was fantastic. His personality was perfect and lent a lot to the experience, but the overall quality of production, entertainers, and sheer amount of options was incredible. We experienced good service, good food, nice facilities, and a broad array of opportunities to keep ourselves entertained. Our only disapointment was in the dining experience. We chose the late seating option at a table of 6 to provide a opportunity to engage new people. The food and service were very good. However the match up was not good. We were matched with a couple who never came to dinner and a young first time cruise couple who may have been intimidated by the formality and the cost of tipping. The result was that we had company at the table only the first night. We were not allowed to make other arrangements than sitting alone. I think that Royal Carribean may need to look at how to address this in the future. The overall cruise experience was great!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Carlos and Charlies is great fun.
5 out of 5
Prices on liquor were some of the best of the trip.
5 out of 5
The Dunn River Falls experience was outstanding, but could have done without the trip to the hotel for the beach and lunch before the falls.
Don't Miss: Dunn River Falls

Pros: The entertainment

Cons: The Dining Room seating

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? Yes!

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