Not family friendly, just mediocre.

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2013
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

If you like to party, gamble, and drink, then this is the cruise for you. If you want family friendly activities and wholesomeness, this is NOT the cruise for you. It was crowded, staff was rude. Shows were inappropriate. Food was mediocre to good. music was blaring loud everywhere. You couldn't escape it. Hardly any family activities. they nickel and dime you to death. I could go on, but will spare you. Basically if you like partying, you'll love it. If you like a quiet, fun and wholesome time, you will probably not enjoy it.
Pornographic paintings that were in main walkways, topless women on the top deck sunbathing I mean WAY inappropriate !

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food has improved over 2010 sailing.


1 out of 5
The flow rider was nice.Ice skating was great. Volleyball was fun, mini golf ok. The rest were awful. The only good things were scheduled while we were at port, or conflicted. We were SO bored, we stayed in our room most the time. Most were so inappropriate for families!

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Much worse than last time 2010. The staff was so rude we could hardly believe it! And whats more, you are forced to tip them "For your Convenience" they automatically add to your bill. We only encountered 2 friendly people (perhaps a couple others). The state room attendant and the manager of the windjammer. The rest were NOT friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship itself was nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony is totally worth it! We stayed in our room most of the time, due to lack of appropriate activities. The only issue we had was that everyone else smoked on theirs and so we often, I mean OFTEN got chased off our beautiful balcony due to the rancid smoke.

Pros: being on the ocean, balcony room.

Cons: Party atmosphere, couldn't escape it. Way too Loud! not appropriate for families.

Recommends Freedom of the Seas? No.

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