Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Great Winter Getaway!

Sail Date: January 27, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Recently sailed on Freedom of the Seas, which was our 15th cruise with five different cruise lines. Overall, we like the product provided by Royal Caribbean and they are our first choice. Although the ship is hugh (over 4000 passengers), it managed the crowds well and there never were long lines or long waits. In spite of the ship's size, it was easy to navigate and we were quickly able to find our way around. We were in a standard size cabin, but it felt a little larger than on other ships. The food in the regular dining room was very good, and as good or better than we've experienced on any other cruise. We high recommend dinner in Portifino's. The extra $40.00 charge per couple is very reasonable considering what you get -- excellent service and outstanding food. The service in the regular dining room was very good as well. There were no complaints whatsoever about service anywhere onboard. The production shows were very good and it was always easy to find a seat in the main theatre. We especially enjoyed the fine art auctions. Another couple accompanied us on this cruise and it was their first one. They had a fabulous time and this was a particularly good cruise for a first timer. The ship didn't get into San Juan until 3:00 p.m., which didn't leave alot of time to really see Pueto Rico. But St. Maarten and St. Thomas were great as usual. Overall, this was possible one of the top three cruises we've gone on, and we highlly recommend Freedom of the Seas.

Pros: Clean, comfortable ship that managed the crowd well. Nice stateroom. Attentive service by all ship personnel, especially in the dining room. Food was very good. Especially enjoyed dinner at Portifino's. Disembarkment process was easy. Had a great time with no real complaints.

Cons: The embarkment process was a little long. We arrived in San Juan at 3:00 p.m., which is too late to really enjoy the island.

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? Yes!

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
St. Thomas is a shoppers dream with good deals. Don't hesitate to bargain, play fickle about the item you're looking at, or ask for a better price. It often results in a better price.
Don't Miss: We had a great time on a sailboat/snokeling excursion.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Try one of the frozen quava berry drinks.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We were in San Juan from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and would have liked more time earlier in the day.
Don't Miss: The Spanish fort, El Moro, is a must see.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Try one of the frozen quava berry drinks.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We were in San Juan from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and would have liked more time earlier in the day.
Don't Miss: The Spanish fort, El Moro, is a must see.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
St. Thomas is a shoppers dream with good deals. Don't hesitate to bargain, play fickle about the item you're looking at, or ask for a better price. It often results in a better price.
Don't Miss: We had a great time on a sailboat/snokeling excursion.


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