Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

Our first cruise and it was Exceptional!

Sail Date: September 21, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

It was a great week, outstanding food and friendly staff. The ice skating show was professional quality!

We were supposed to go to St Thomas but a medical emergency led us to a stop in Nassau for the crew member. We didn't visit, just met the ambulance. The makeup island was San Juan Puerto Rico but it was 4:30pm when we docked but had to wait for a slip to become available. Saw the island in the pouring rain and darkness and back on board by 8:15, somewhat disappointing. The St.Maarten island was great and our excursion through was outstanding. Rick from Twin Island Excursions was the best tour guide ever! We got shopping time, beach time and info about both the French and Dutch sides!

All in all, a good week and a great experience for our first cruise! I would recommend Royal Caribbean !

Ship Quality
It was beautiful and the cleanliness was top notch!
Food and Dining
exceptional food choices. Prime rib, lobster, steak, chicken cordon bleu in the dining rooms and great variety in the Windjammer and breakfast at Deck 3 was superb
Service and Staff
Ian and Canny in second seating at Iassacs and Ruby on Deck 8..Casey is a hoot!
loved the ice skating show!
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
watched them on TV if not able to attend..really funny newly wed show!
Destinations and Excursions
St Maarten was great! Rick from Twin Island Excusrsion was a great tour guide and got to go the Orient Beach and shopping as well, very informative. The island was one we would like to visit!
Cabin / Stateroom
loved the view, I would recommend a balcony stateroom for sure!
Port Canaveral, Florida
easy boarding for the start of the cruise and easy parking options!
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
didn't choose to go
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
did not dock there due to medical emergency with a crew member
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
tour including 2 hours at the infamous Orient Beach was outstanding! loved St Maarten!


T shirts and jackets and jewelry are available ot the end of the cruise week for a redused price so don't panic!

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