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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2012
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

just the tipping strategies really turned me off. I tip on quality of service not because they do not pay the help a living wage. This alone may keep me from returning to another cruise although we did enjoy ourselves.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Typical "cattle call" food but good and I certainly didn't starve although I didn't gourge myself like so many experienced cruisers said I would. the opportunity was there but I can get better food and not in a cattle call environment at an all inclusive resort just about anywhere.


3 out of 5
The Broadway style shows were excellent, comedian was good, and the ice show was excellent. Could have done without the magician.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
as always there were good and not-so-good. Our Waiter and stateroom attendant were both fantastic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom was nice size but the colors were a bit depressing. the colors they chose seemed like they were chosen to cover up any residule dirt.

Pros: Relaxing atmosphere

Cons: This was my first cruise and I was very turned off by the, "In Your Face" way the cruise lines mandate tips. On top of the 15% gratuity added to each and EVERY purchase, for the final three days of the cruise they throw in your face how much, "they suggest" you tip. it could have totaled $400.00

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? Yes!

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