Royal Caribbean is not what it used to be.....
Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: October 20, 2013
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6338
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
This was our fifth cruise. The first two were on Royal Caribbean, the third was a Carnival cruise, followed by a Disney cruise. When we cruised Carnival we thought it was definitely a "step down" from what we had experienced on Royal. When we went on our Disney cruise, the second sailing of the Fantasy -- we were "wowed" -- Disney, as usual, spared no minute detail. When it came time to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary we decided to go back to Royal -- as our experience was superior to Carnival, and we weren't traveling with our Grandson, so no need to be on a Disney cruise..... We couldn't have been more wrong..... The little "nice-ities" that we were looking for on Royal were gone -- no toiletries, no bathrobes in our balcony cabin and they seemed to "nickel and dime" us to death --- even charging extra for fresh-squeezed orange juice! A watered down version of "Tang" was available free of charge. The ship, of course, was beautiful and the waiters, bartenders, and cabin stewards were wonderful --- as was our cruise director and activities director, Richard and Katy ---- they were amazing and really saved our cruise from being very hum-drum!!!! I'm not sure who we will cruise with next time, but it will probably not be Royal, I'm sorry to say......