Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Experience
7+ cruises

Reviews
3

Helpful Votes
15

3 out of 5

Eastern caribbean turned into western caribbean cruise!!

Sail Date: November 30, 2014

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Freedom of the seas is a beautiful ship. I probably would have rated the cruise four or five stars, but less than 24 hours before the cruise was to depart we were informed of the following: Due to technical (actually mechanical problems) the itinerary would change from ST. Thomas, ST. Martin and coco cay to  2 days in Nassau Bahamas,Cozumel and Coco Cay. This was extremely disappointing having booked the cruise 8 months earlier for the eastern Caribbean. Also our cruise last year was in the western Caribbean which included Cozumel. The room,entertainment and service were all very good. The food in the main dining room was also good. The windjammer buffet was below average and very repetitious in its offerings. Once again the ship was great but just upset about the sudden change of itinerary.

Ship Quality
Very clean and well kept
Food and Dining
Dining room food was good wind jammer buffet was average at best
Service and Staff
Trevor our room attendant was great. Dining room server Siljoy Vaz and assistant canessa cousins very both very friendly and professional.
Entertainment
Shows and entertainment were all basically good.
Children's Programs Did not use these programs
Onboard Activities
Plenty to do on this ship.
Destinations and Excursions
change of itinerary 24 hours before cruise was to depart was a major letdown.
Cabin / Stateroom
Room was fantastic. My wife is confined to a wheelchair and this accessible room made her stay very nice.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Port is fairly easy to get around. We used parking at the port garage which made boarding and disembarking very easy.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
It's a very nice little island. Plenty of lounge chairs and a nice little BBQ lunch. They also have some trails on the island leading to some interesting views of the ship. Even found an eagles nest on the end of the island.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Due to change of itinerary we did not visit St. Thomas( very dissapointing)
Philipsburg, St. Maarten Due to change of itinerary we did not visit St. Maarten ( again very dissapointing)

Tip

Would not hesitate to cruise this ship again it is beautiful. Hopefully no changes in destinations will occur this time. The ship is very large but easy to get around. Elevators can be slow.



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