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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Eastern Caribbean
Sail Date: January 13, 2013
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Portofino: spectacular

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The best shows of any cruise I've taken

Children's Programs

They looked great but NA for me.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Didn't get off the ship for this one
3 out of 5
Was given an erroneous map by RC
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