Our first cruise and it was Exceptional!

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Eastern Caribbean
Sail Date: September 21, 2014
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8220
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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 !

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
watched them on TV if not able to attend..really funny newly wed show!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
loved the ice skating show!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
n/a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ian and Canny in second seating at Iassacs and Ruby on Deck 8..Casey is a hoot!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was beautiful and the cleanliness was top notch!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
loved the view, I would recommend a balcony stateroom for sure!

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
easy boarding for the start of the cruise and easy parking options!
3 out of 5
didn't choose to go
1 out of 5
did not dock there due to medical emergency with a crew member
5 out of 5
tour including 2 hours at the infamous Orient Beach was outstanding! loved St Maarten!
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