Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

A great cruise vacation!

Sail Date: October 19, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We just returned from a seven day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Freedom of the Seas. The ship was beautiful, clean and an engineering marvel. Even though the cruise was sold out, the ship never really felt crowded. The was always somewhere to go for peace and quiet. The 3 deck high dining room was beautiful. It felt as if we were dining in a 5 star restaurant. The service was fantastic from everyone on the dining staff. Too bad the food did not match the service. While it was generally o.k., it was nothing special. Then again, we are both non-meat eaters so maybe the meat dished were better than the fish and vegetarian dishes. Best of all was the entertainment, especially the cruise director. He was very funny with being the stereotype of the typical cruise director. The ice show was excellent as were the comedians and 2 production shows. For such a large ship, boarding and disembarking was surprising fact and painless. The only problem was at the port of Miami retrieving our bags from the airport type carousel. It took about 40 minutes before our bags arrived. The older method of locating our bags arranged by the color tags was much faster.

Pros: The entertainment

Cons: Food was only so,so

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? Yes!

Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
Service and Staff
Entertainment was great but the daily activities were unimaginative. The fitness program was somewhat lacking, however the gym was good.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Four mega ships were docked at the same time so there were crowds everywhere.
Don't Miss: The butterfly garden
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Arrived at 3:00 p.m. Not enough time there.
Don't Miss: Old town, El Moro
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Don't Miss: Megan's beach and the old synagogue

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