Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Our Freedom of the Seas RCL cruise.

Sail Date: December 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We cruised on this same ship two years ago, and had a wounderful trip. We can see several changes that have been made

since that time. 1. Your gratuitys are placed on the tabs before you cruise. 2. The food in the dining rooms are not as good,

3. Service at breakfast in dining room is at a very poor level.  4. Several of the ships employees are not very nice or helpful.

5. The photo section of the ship are not helpful at all.

6. We miss the coupon books for CAS members which were easier to use and not questioned each time we took our sheets

of perks in to use instead.   We were not trusted not to use them over again.!

We understand that the emergencies aboard the ship, four in all, could not be avoided, but we had to miss one port, St Thomas

and could not get off at the alternative port of San Juan, P.R. because of the heavy, flooding rains that day.

We did not get our pictures taken on formal night as we always have in the past, because the captain was not there for the

time frame indicated, and our waiter was so slow serving us that we it took  almost two hours to get our orders that night. 

We did have some bright spots, our cabin stewart was very good and helpful, the medical staff was also very good and needs

to be mentioned, my wife became ill on the first day at sea and was given excelent carein the emergency room. The ship was

very clean. WE achieved our Diamond status at the end of this cruise.with this cruise, I hope that RCL doesen't change the

rules on us again like they did when we completed the cruise on Oasis of the Seas.


Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Port Canaveral, Florida
Parking rates too high
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
We did not go to this port because of emergency
Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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