Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Very relaxing cruise.

Sail Date: December 07, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.




Ship Quality
Will be great after repair time in dry dock
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Comedians were negative and vulgar at times.
Onboard Activities
Lots to keep everyone busy
Destinations and Excursions
Time was limited & one port was missed
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
A little small to accommodate 4,000 folks from Freedom of the Seas. Lot of flies to fight off of the food.
Falmouth, Jamaica
If you didn't buy an excursion, there wasn't anything to do but shop. No beach access.
George Town, Grand Cayman
No beach access unless you paid for transportation.
Cozumel, Mexico Ship skipped port because of medical emergency.


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

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