Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Great Ship, Food not so great!

Sail Date: May 31, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The layout and features of the ship were great. I have been on many cruises, and this was by far the biggest, nicest ship I have sailed on. Our first night in the dining room with our waiter (edgar) was terrible. We waitied 45 minutes to get a glass of tea. We spoke with the head waiter, and asked him not to talk to the waited as we did not want him to know, thinking maybe it was the first night and things would get better. The head waited assured us he would not say anything, and at the end of the evening, the waiter made a bunch of excuses about his assistant, and it was obvious the head waiter spoke with him. We changed to another dining room and got Ramon Jason as our waiter, and it was a great experience. Our room was always clean and we never once saw the cabin steward. The food was just OK. Alot of the deserts were sugar free and thus made them taste free.
Getting on and off the ship was so easy. The staff in the Bar area On Air, Bilijana was super, she waited on us every night, and took care of all our needs.
The flowrider was neat. The shows were of good quality, especially the magic show.
Overall it was a great experience. We liked it so much we re-booked for JUNE 2010 on Liberty.

Pros: The ship was fantastic!

Cons: Food Quality and deserts.

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? Yes!

Food and Dining
We did eat at CHOPS on night, and it was well worth the $25 per person. This is the way a food on a cruise used to be, now you just have to pay a little more to eat it. The steak was perfect, and the desert was great!
Shows were good.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
A little on the small side, but I slept great.
Service and Staff
Everyone was great, with the exception of the waiter the first night.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Its a beach? Bring an inflatable reaft as you have to pay $10 to rent one.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Great visit! Lots of shopping.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Great visit! Lots of shopping.

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