Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Freedom of the Seas June 2013

Sail Date: June 02, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Overall this cruise was very nice. I have been on better as far as main dining room service and overall cleanliness. Hardly ever saw anyone actually cleaning or polishing except for the stateroom attendants. Costa Cruise I took actually had staff constantly cleaning elevator doors, buttons, etc. We cruised with 15 other family members and it is hard to keep in touch without cellphones. It would be nice to have an onboard cell package. We ended up eating in Portofino and Chops for the last 4 nights, just could not take the main dining anymore. My next cruise will be Alaska but I don't plan to go on Royal Caribbean again.
Ship Quality
Pretty but needs more staff available, most were waiters in the dining areas
Food and Dining
Nothing to write home about, except specialty dining. Hated Johnny Rockets, staff terrible!
Cabin / Stateroom
Only complaint was balcony door was almost impossible to open every time
Service and Staff
Mostly ok, guest services manager was extremely rude and one waiter in main dining room rude when asked about a difference in two different dessert menus at same table of three, argued with my adult daughter, got in her face and made her cry
Funny and mostly entertaining directors
Children's Programs
Young grandson enjoyed his "kiddie club"
Onboard Activities
Several to choose from
Destinations and Excursions
St. Maarten was the best


Get to shows early to get a seat. Also loved that the main dining room also had a buffet for breakfast. That's the only meal I enjoyed in there.

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