Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Royal Caribbean is not what it used to be.....

Sail Date: October 20, 2013

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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......


Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The menus are NOT what they used to be -- unless, of course, you want to pay a premium
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Port Canaveral, Florida
The initial check in process was very long

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