Very relaxing cruise.

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 07, 2014
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1275
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I enjoyed this cruise.  It was very relaxing.  The ship was very clean and continued cleanliness was emphasized by the staff at all times.   The staff was very accommodating.

Time in ports of call was shortened because 1 of 3 propeller pods was not functioning.  In addition to that there was a medical emergency that required us to return to our 3rd port, which resulted in missing the 4th port, due to our inability to run at full speed.   Despite these set backs, the cruise was still enjoyable, if you were content with just relaxing onboard.  Our cabin unfortunately was next to an elevator shaft for staff members and it needed servicing.  It was difficult to sleep the first 3 nights of the cruise because of the banging and dragging sounds of the cables, but it improved by the end of the cruise.  The ship is going into dry dock in January for repair, so I'm sure it will be in much better condition in early 2015.

The Broadway type shows were very good.  However, I did not appreciate the negative demeanor and at times vulgarity of the comedian acts, especially when one particular comedian continued to insult children while aware of their being in the audience.  

Freedom of the Seas is a beautiful ship and has many activities to keep all ages satisfied.  

Favorites from this trip were:  Ice show, Boogie boarding/surfing, great dinners in the diningroom, big screen movie by the pool, evening shows, Dreamworks parade.

 

 

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to keep everyone busy

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comedians were negative and vulgar at times.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Will be great after repair time in dry dock

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was great for a "small inside cabin". The staff elevator was right next to us and needed servicing, so sleeping was interrupted at times during the night by banging and dragging sounds.

Ship Tip

Animate yourselves a bit during the many pictures taken by the ship staff - otherwise they're just boring cookie cutter pictures.

3 out of 5
A little small to accommodate 4,000 folks from Freedom of the Seas. Lot of flies to fight off of the food.
3 out of 5
If you didn't buy an excursion, there wasn't anything to do but shop. No beach access.
3 out of 5
No beach access unless you paid for transportation.

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

Ship skipped port because of medical emergency.
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