Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5


Sail Date: April 26, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

Our Cozumel stop was cancelled due to the Swine Flu scare. While we appreciated not stopping there, we heard that several other ship stayed an extra night at a certain port or chose a new port to stop at (Key West) on their way back. One person told me they whole tripe was diverted to the Virgin Islands. Labadee wasn't very good and neither was Ocho Rio. The only good stop was the Camens and we didn't stay there long enough since our StingRay Beach trip took up almost all our time. We thought it would have been nice to stay there one more night and day since we couldn't go to Cozumel. Also, the 11 dollar credit was almost a slap in the face since we spent alot more than than being on the boat for another day. I would not go back to the Western Caribbean after this experience. We loved the MC and all the activities and performances on the boat, but left thinking we would not come back to Royal Caribbean because of the poor effort in finding an alternative stop and hearing of all the other cruise ship's efforts to accommadate their guests.

Pros: Grand Caymens

Cons: not going to Cozumel and being stuck on the boat

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? Yes!

George Town, Grand Cayman
Sting Ray City was the best part of getting off the boat, but would have liked to stay longer
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

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