Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Fun Cruise. Overall very good but not the best...

Sail Date: August 18, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our second cruise in three months. We came back in July from an Eastern Mediterranean cruise on Celebrity Reflection and then went on the RCCL Freedom of the Seas Aug 18-25, 2013. It was a little unfair because the Reflection is a new ship while Freedom launched in 2006. Freedom while having updated public spaces is showing it's age in the staterooms and halls.

Overall, our RCCL Freedom of the Seas cruise was alot of fun. The sting ray excursion in the Cayman Islands is a must. The food was good but not awesome. The shows were very good; especially the Motown singers. I think they were called Spectrum?

Service was good especially our server Rolando. Our stateroom was always tidy but I would not say his service was excellent. The staff on RCCL do not greet you unless you greet them. I found this very unfriendly after having exceptionally friendly staff on Reflection.

The Seventies Party was also a highlight for me. I'd recommend this cruise and Freedom of the Seas just don't go with high standards. Be prepared for good but not great.
Ship Quality
Good but showing it's age.
Food and Dining
Decent but not awesome.
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean but aging.
Service and Staff
Some are better than others.
Children's Programs
My kids were a little disappointed.
Onboard Activities
Seventies Party
Destinations and Excursions
Stingray Excursion is a must

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