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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Eastern Caribbean
Sail Date: October 19, 2014
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

As expected, there were wonderful things about this cruise and not so good things.  All staff get an excellent rating.  Food vacillated between excellent and mediocre.  Entertainment was top notch.  Good prices on alcohol purchases (to take home).  I haven't cruised in 20 years and things have changed insofar as you have to pay for more upgrades while on the ship (like better dining, etc.).  The worst part of the cruise is getting on and off the ship.  We stood in line for hours and hours.  This was OK when in my 50's but in 70's not a good experience at all.  Maybe they could dismiss deck by deck and provide places to wait where chairs are available rather than have to stand.  We were given a wait area that was packed with people and no place to sit.  My last cruise on a big ship like this.  My "hat's off" to the wonderful staff who took care of our room and served our meals.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mostly shopping and sky ride was nice but lots of steps!
3 out of 5
Tour of island by bus. OK except lots of walking to catch the bus.
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