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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 14, 2014
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was a 60th birthday gift and what a wonderful experience - we looked at each other at least once a day and said "How have we not ever done this before?"  Seeing multiple locations while your "hotel room" travels with you, great food, great staff, great entertainment, all awesome.  We traveled with another couple and had no problems finding plenty to do together and separately.  I think the only negative (and it's small and I really had to think about it!) was the lack of cell service - we were prepared to be out-of-contact with "home" while we were sailing, but local (on-board) communications would have been really helpful for coordination, and we have gotten really used to looking things up at the drop of a, looking forward to sailing on the new "smart" ships!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was fantastic! Our original plan was to only eat in the main dining room once or twice and to go with the more casual Windjammer buffet most of the time, but we ate dinner every night in the dining room. Portions were excellent - the fact that they weren't HUGE would allow you to try more than one if you wanted, without feeling like you were wasting too much!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We chose not to participate in a lot of the onboard activities, but loved watching the re-caps of the contests and game shows on the ship-board television station - probably will do less off-ship and more onboard for our next cruise.


5 out of 5
Saw some awesome shows and absolutely LOVED our cruise director, Casey!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiters in the Main Dining Room, cabin steward, pool area staff - all fabulous!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved the size of our ship - plenty of room for lots of interesting stuff, never felt like too many people, no long lines, etc.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved our Promenade view stateroom - inside cabin price with a huge window overlooking the Promenade.

Ship Tip

Try everything! You never know what you're going to like!!

3 out of 5
We didn't do an excursion as part of our cruise, but have visited Cape Canaveral in the past and that's a great trip.
5 out of 5
We did a short "historic" walking tour that we enjoyed - our tour guide, Lamy Docteur, was very knowledgable and passionate about his home of Haiti.
5 out of 5
Margaritaville...pool...swim-up bar...'nough said!
3 out of 5
Unless you're interested in shopping, or have time to scuba/snorkel, probably would stay on the ship here...
5 out of 5
We did a short Mayan ruins tour and look forward to a more extensive tour next time.
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