Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Sept 1-8, 2013 Freedom of the Seas cruise to West Caribbean

Sail Date: September 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Overall, a pretty good cruise. The service was excellent! It is very evident that Royal Caribbean impresses upon their staff a culture of customer service excellence. The boat itself was beautiful of course and the rooms clean and comfortable. I really enjoyed the themed activities (50/60's, 70's and 80's nights) However, overall, I must admit to being a bit disappointed in the overall variety of activities offered daily - particularly on "sea" days when there should be alot more. The boat does have alot of sport activity type offerings though. Main dining room food was good but in my opinion, the buffet wasn't great and I felt food in general was better on Princess as were the activity offerings. Cruise ports were good and embarkation/disembarkation were fairly painless.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Dining room -pretty good. Buffet - okay.
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean, comfortable. Cool shower. Nice balcony.
Service and Staff
Excellent staff/excellent service
Day actitivities lacking unless you're into sporty stuff or classes.
Children's Programs
Didn't use - not applicable to us
Onboard Activities
Some evening shows good, others not great. Could improve this as well as activity offereings on sea days.
Destinations and Excursions
Good ports, good variety in port activities

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