Terrible trip!

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 18, 2011
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

I felt like the cruise line only wanted to get as many people packed on the ship as possible. It was in poor condition, for a ship as new as this one, the appearance was poor. This is my 9th cruise, and the 5th with royal caribbean, and it was the worst food I have ever had on a ship. I came away so disappointed that I really don't think I will take a cruise vacation again. The performers were talented, but the revues were cheesy, and my family walked out on both shows.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
I loved our waiter, and the service was great - but the food was just adequate. The windjammer was a mess all the time, and I felt more like cattle than a person. The food in the dining room was better - but the worst of any cruise I have been on.


1 out of 5
Everything was so crowded that my family and I could not participate and/or enjoy many of the activities that we were looking forward to doing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff that I interacted with was the saving grace on the ship. They were all very helpful, friendly and attentive. But, compared to other cruises, they were spread too thin, and had a hard time keeping up with the demand of many passengers.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Several areas were closed for repair and maintenance many times. Everything seemed messy and crowded every where I went!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom was clean and nice, and my room steward was very attentive and friendly.

Pros: being with my family, the service and the cruise director

Cons: Everything else! I was packed on the ship like a sardine, the food was very poor quality, the shows were adequate

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? No.

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