Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises

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4 out of 5

Freedom of the Seas!

Sail Date: July 13, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

The ship is extremely impressive. One week on the ship and I know we were still seeing new things on the last day. This was our 16th cruise and this ship had the most to offer. There is something for everyone whether you want to be physically active every minute of the day or if you want to be quiet and restful for the trip.

Pros: our cabin - junior suite, worth the money!

Cons: desk staff at the spa

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Our first junior suite and I think it will be very hard not to splurge everytime now. I could easily take a 20 plus day cruise in this cabin. It even had a walk-in closet.
Service and Staff
The staff members always greet you with a smile and offer to assist you in any way. But, the ship is understaffed. Employees never complain, but having taken another cruise two months previous, it was obvious there were less employees on the Freedom of the Seas trying to do the same job. They are overworked.
Entertainment
Something for everyone of every age, physical ability, size, etc. So many options every day. I did find the daily schedule a little confusing to read.
Ship Quality
The layout of the ship is excellent, it's very clean and everything looks brand new. However the ship is too big.
Food and Dining
The food was excellent. Dinner offers one less course but that was fine with us, we ate less but were still over satisfied.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
shopping on the Dutch side was nice but the French side was horrible. The French side is dirty, a tourist trap with junk sales and rude taxi drivers. Air conditioning in the cars is unbearable, traffic is very heavy trying to cross the side of the island. We took a bus to the French side, went shopping for an hour and then canceled the rest of our shore excursion and took a taxi back to the Dutch side.
Don't Miss: Dutch shopping is nice
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
shopping on the Dutch side was nice but the French side was horrible. The French side is dirty, a tourist trap with junk sales and rude taxi drivers. Air conditioning in the cars is unbearable, traffic is very heavy trying to cross the side of the island. We took a bus to the French side, went shopping for an hour and then canceled the rest of our shore excursion and took a taxi back to the Dutch side.
Don't Miss: Dutch shopping is nice
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
did not take an excursion but took a cab to Sapphire Beach. It was an easy ride, rented beach chairs there and found lots of shade from huge trees. The water was clean and clear and we took the opportunity to swim and spend a day at the beach.
Don't Miss: swimming in the Caribbean
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
did not take an excursion but took a cab to Sapphire Beach. It was an easy ride, rented beach chairs there and found lots of shade from huge trees. The water was clean and clear and we took the opportunity to swim and spend a day at the beach.
Don't Miss: swimming in the Caribbean


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