Great Ship, Food not so great!

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

Eastern Caribbean

Sail Date: May 31, 2009

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

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.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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!


3 out of 5
Shows were good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was great, with the exception of the waiter the first night.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A little on the small side, but I slept great.

Ports Of Call

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island)

3 out of 5
Its a beach? Bring an inflatable reaft as you have to pay $10 to rent one.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Great visit! Lots of shopping.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Great visit! Lots of shopping.

Pros: The ship was fantastic!

Cons: Food Quality and deserts.

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? Yes!

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