Great cruise overall (food too salty)

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

Eastern Caribbean

Sail date: August 24, 2014

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2309

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

Last year, we went on our first cruise on the Oasis.  For the (less expensive) price, the Freedom is a great cruise to be on.  The Freedom doesn't have a few additional activities, such as the water diving show and the zip line.  They are not worth the extra money, in my opinion.  

 

Family interior stateroom on deck 2 is very spacious for 2 adults and 3 kids.  It even has a walk-in closet!

 

The food, on the other hand, was a bit toooo salty for us, in the main dining room or the Windjammer.  For example, with the 5 lobster dishes we ordered, only one was not salty.  The other 4 were salty to the point that they were almost uneatable.  We ate them all, since we didn't want to waste any food we ordered.   

 

In summary, if you are debating between the Oasis and the Freedom, go with the Freedom and save yourself some dough.  

 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Saltiness everywhere

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The kids liked Adventure Ocean.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice and clean, comparable to the Oasis

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
1 king, 1 queen sofa bed, 1 bunk bed. 2 hairdryers. Tons of drawers and closets, including a walk-in closet. Bathroom is small but functional.

Ship tip

When the ship leaves Port Canaveral, u are allowed to go out on to the Helipad. They have benches there for u to sit on, if udon't want to stand. Ask a crew member for directions. Head there right after evacuation assembly drill. Don't bring back FOOD or FRUITS. U.S customs will take them.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island) Did not visit port

Didn't visit since the ship had to avoid some storm or hurricane

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Went to Magen's Bay beach. No need to book thru cruise line. Plenty of independent taxis or safari-typed buses when u get off the ship. $8/person 1 way. 2 little kids counts as 1.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
15 minute walk to the closest beach, when u get off the ship. Or u can take the water taxi
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