Cruise apparently for the elderly
Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
We recently traveled on Freedom of the Seas, the second largest ship in the world. It's a huge ship- in fact, it's too big. Elevators were continuously busy and wait times were several minutes, or you could walk. The ship has over 12 floors so walking 12 flights is nearly impossible. Many things on the ship cost extra, besides the amount that we already had paid. Dinner at a steakhouse on board was $25.00 per person. There is also an Italian cafe that costs per person. Free ice cream cones are available next to the pool, in children size cones. There were always lines waiting to get ice cream. That closed down in the evening, and the only place to get any was from Ben and Jerry's on board, for a fee. Our snorkeling side tour, was excellent, but disorganized as to where everyone should meet. There was a HUGE population of elderly on the ship, and mortorized wheel chairs were left in aisles, so you had to walk around them. I work with the elderly and love them, but many of these people were extremely rude and others in our group commented on their rudeness. Our immediate staff were wonderful, but other staff were rude to us and to others and we have never experienced that before. This was our 5th cruise so we are no strangers to cruises.
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Pros: Snorkeling adventure in St. Thomas was the best one that we've ever had.
Cons: Lack of free food in the evenings