Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

food or amenities?

Sail Date: January 13, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Beautiful ship, spectacular entertainment, gorgeous balcony, terrific cabin attendant and generally friendly staff. At the height of the flu outbreak, RC had Purell dispensers literally everywhere: I was duly impressed. It must have worked, because I didn't see anyone exhibiting cold or flu symptoms!
On the downside, I thought the food on my last 2 Carnival cruises was better: about half of the dishes, especially the fish, were bland at best. Ok, to be sure, but not spectacular. They do pasta well, along with the appetizers.
Now then, there IS spectacular food on this ship: at Portofino. Beyond impeccable service and one of the top 3 meals of my life. (I'm over 50, have ingested a lot of terrific food!)
Overall, a really fun vacation - it's just that I go primarily for the food.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Portofino: spectacular
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
The best shows of any cruise I've taken
Children's Programs They looked great but NA for me.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island) Didn't get off the ship for this one
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Was given an erroneous map by RC
Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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