Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Bad cruise for extended reasons

Sail Date: December 07, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Mechanical problems required the ship to steam at maximum of 17 knots which resulted in it being late to every port on the itinerary.  Instead of arriving at 7 or 7:30am it arrived at 10am.  As a result time ashore was cut short requiring early reboarding. In addition, we missed the last port of call entirely due to a reported medical emergency.  Ship's interior needs updating & was lacking in Christmas decorations compared to sailing on it at this time last year.  Food bar around pool had been removed making it inconvenient to get food out of Windjammer.  Of all of our previous bookings with RCCL this was the most disappointing cruise we have had. We are disturbed at the casual indifference shown by RCCL in failing to inform us of the ship's deficiencies prior to sailing.  The week before this ship barely made it into Nassau & had insufficient repairs performed by underwater divers.  Had we known about all these mechanical problems we would have made different arrangements.

Ship Quality
Definitely showing it's age & needs to be refurbished.
Food and Dining
Food in Windjammer was very good with a variety.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was dusty, coffeetable had hand prints on it, long hairs on sofa
Service and Staff
Staff was always friendly with a smile
Our 3rd trip with the exact same stage productions & ice show!
Onboard Activities
Would like to see more line dancing classes inside in lounge
Destinations and Excursions


This ship will be going into dry dock for refurbishing as well it should.

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