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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

Eastern Caribbean

Sail date: July 13, 2014

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8377

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

This was my first cruise with Royal Carribean, and I was very impressed. I have been on many different cruises with many different cruise lines, and this is one of the best. One of the best things about the ship is the staff; they are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food in the main dining room is very good, and the service is as good as any that you would get at a four or five-star restaurant. The pricing for specialty items like Starbucks coffee, bar drinks, and store items are reasonable. Another great thing about the ship is it's special features like a wave simulator, mini golf, rock walls, and an iceskating rink. Everyone in my party always found something they wanted to do on the schedule. There is also some really great live entertainment. Some highlights were the ice skating show, The Quest, Battle of the Sexes, and the classic on every cruise ship, The Newlywed Show. If you are a fan of musical theatre, you will appreciate the calliber of talent in the musical productions, even though the shows themselves are a bit chessy. The port of calls are ok; there are some great excursions that the ship offers, but most of the things you see and do are not any different than things that you can do in any beach town in America. Some things worth doing: check out Airplane Beach and try the Guavaberry Rum in Sint Maarten and swim with sea turtles in St. Thomas. I will definetly be going on another cruise with Royal Carribean soon!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main Dining and speciality restaurants were very good

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Talented

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The best staff of any ship I have been on. They defintely made the trip that much more enjoyable.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very Clean, and had less of a "80's casino vibe" decor than many other ships

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Didn't spend very much time in there, but the beds were comfortable and the cleaning staff did a great job making it look beautiful every day.

Ship tip

The showers are very small. Go to the spa and shower in spacious showers or enjoy the sauna and steam room.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Went to Orlando, which is not too far away for some Universal Studios fun before the cruise.

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island)

3 out of 5
Nothing Special

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Cool Boats USVI swim with the turtles, was a highlight of our trip.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
Friendly natives, ok shopping, Airplane Beach is a must
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