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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 67

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
Eastern Caribbean
Sail Date: October 05, 2014
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I am an experienced "cruiser", and this was my 4th of the year.  My son and I decided to take advantage of a "last minute" offer on Freedom of the Seas, visiting St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Coco Cay.  We have been on the Freedom before, as well as its sister ship the Independence.  It is a large ship, but is easy to navigate, and we never felt crowded.  I greatly appreciated the "no smoking" section of the Casino.  Our dining experience at Chops Grill was outstanding.  Our stateroom attendant was "Susie", and she was terrific.  The only "hiccup" was that the specialty coffee machine in the Diamond Lounge was out of service for most of the week...something I really missed. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
always something going on


5 out of 5
Magician and Comedian were both great. Cruise Director, Casey Pelter is the best I have seen, by far. He did an outstanding job communicating, and was an awesome host of the Love and Marriag show, as well as The Quest.

Children's Programs

did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
see revoew

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was well maintained, but is due for a facelift later this year.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Attendant will provide daily ice buckets if requested.

Ship Tip

I have always booked balcony cabins. This time, however, we took advantage of a good rate on an oceanview cabin. It was great...we were able to take advantage of the water view without the expense of balcony.

5 out of 5
We flew in the day before the cruise, and rented a car (one way) at the Orlando Airport. We enjoyed the afternoon, and it was nice to have our own transportation...and the price was less than our shuttle or taxi fares would have been.
Definitely take advantage of the rum punch drink!
5 out of 5
Shopping was great. If you have already been to Magens Bay (which is incredible), a good alternative is Emerald beach, which is just a few minutes from the ship.
5 out of 5
Maribel's Half Day Catamaran was a great time sailing, snorkeling, and enjoying the water and scenery.
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