Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great cruise overall (food too salty)

Sail Date: August 24, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

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 Quality
Nice and clean, comparable to the Oasis
Food and Dining
Saltiness everywhere
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
The kids liked Adventure Ocean.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island) Didn't visit since the ship had to avoid some storm or hurricane
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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
15 minute walk to the closest beach, when u get off the ship. Or u can take the water taxi


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.

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