Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

Sept2014 cruise

Sail Date: September 21, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Service was great.  Everything was clean and beautiful.  Food on buffet was great and we had a memorable meal at Chops - excellent in every way.  Main dining room service was excellent and food was very good.  Most of the production shows and comedians were good.  We could have done with a LOT less of the "reality-tv" type shows.  We also had a medical emergency aboard ship.  Instead of a air lifting the person off, the ship was diverted to port to drop the person off.  This schedule change made it impossible for us to keep itinerary and we lost one of our 3 day stops to a few evening hours in San Juan.  We certainly wanted best for ill person, but this whole situation was not well communicated to the passengers and made for lots of confusion.  I still wonder why if it was emergency, they did not air lift the person.  It was a very nice cruise but we have seen better entertainment on other lines.  We went to two activities listed on the daily schedule and they had been cancelled.  Good vacation and we would probably go Royal Caribbean in the future but we will consider other lines for our next cruise.

Ship Quality
Clean everywhere - beautiful!
Food and Dining
Chops specialty restaurant was A+ and not just for a ship - it was excellent. All food was good-service wonderful.
Service and Staff
Main dining staff was excellent. Service everywhere was good.
Nothing memorable - too much audience participation "reality-tv" type show.
Onboard Activities
Good but we went to 2 things that were cancelled-ie a liquor tasting at the store.
Destinations and Excursions
St. Martin-fabulous. Cocoa Cay-shallow water, not our style; St. Thomas cancelled-see larger comment tt
Cabin / Stateroom
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
nothing special here - water very shallow for quite a ways out. Nice but better stops elsewhere
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
cancelled - see other comments
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
snorkeling was super as was the kayaking


Try Chops - well worth the money and have the fillet!

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