The food in the dining room was exceptional

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
Freedom of the Seas
Eastern Caribbean
Sail Date: April 20, 2014
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6352
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

The process to get on board was fast and painless.  I found the meals in the dining room exceptional. We had a fairly new waiter and assistant so that was not top notch but the food was good. I was disappointed in the breakfast choices. They were the same every morning and not great, at least in the buffet, never went into the dining room for breakfast. We went with a big portion of our family there were 13 of us. I was disappointed they did not have a table were we could all sit together. There was a mix up the first night were 3 of our party were sitting downstairs but they fixed that and we were at least sitting at two tables next to each other. The games were fun however they never had enough seating for everyone who wanted to participate. Lots of people ended up standing so it was not pleasant and you could not get a drink.  One game we went to and got there early so we could get a seat and a drink. There was no bartender. The waitress was waiting for him to arrive and just as the game started he showed up but we never did get a drink.  The iceskating show was Fabulous. We are very disappointed in the DVD we bought. It was almost ALL advertising. Will never buy another one.  The photographers were not good. We had hoped to buy some pictures with all of us in them but the color was yellow or washed out.  The morning we left the ship one side of the buffet dining room was not even open yet. The tables were all full and they would not let us sit on the other side because they did not have the food on that side ready. They should have opened it for seating even if the food was not ready.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

If you want to participate in any of the games get there really early otherwise you will not get a seat. The ice skating show was wonderful don't miss it. Make sure you explore everything. You have to go to the front of the ship on deck 5 at sunset, take your camera.

5 out of 5
The Alligator excursion if WONDERFUL
3 out of 5
Really crowded
5 out of 5
Interesting, reminds me a lot of Mexi co
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