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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 15, 2015
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6244
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We picked this cruise because of all the amenities for our grandson.  Cabin attendant was great and responsive to our needs.  the My Time Dining was slightly confusing because they continually asked us to make reservations days in advance.  We never had a bad experience in dining.  The choice of food was not as selective as other cruise lines.  There was only a two course menu.  We often order two from the first selections.  Roperto really took care of our grandson with extra food.

We felt that the excursion talks were very poor.  Almost no extensive information about the countries and the excursions. No real understanding of where you were going and all the excursions were not discussed at the meetings.

Shopping guide Ian was great and had several extra informational meetings. It was a change that the Windjammer was closed between 3 and 5.  Enjoyed the coffee and pastries on deck five.

Very comfortable cruise.  The new terminal one in Port Canaveral is great and the staff was excellent for embarkation and disembarkation.

Freedom of the Seas is a great ship and you never feel like there are over 4,000 people on board.  The shows were beyond excellent. Singers, dancers, and costumes were outstanding.  Ice show was unbelievable. Acrobatic couples were most enjoyable.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Early food options and quantity was not good. Last three nights were great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
beautiful and functional ship

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Needs to have the closet shelves accessible from room.

Ship Tip

Examine the ship upon going on board. deck 3 has sections only accessible from aft or stairs from 5 through the casino. Smoke is heavy in casino and pictures are next to casino. We did not enjoy looking at pictures because of the smell of smoke.
The Promenade was a great place to walk through.

5 out of 5
Love the new terminal and the ease of use.
5 out of 5
Plan early to go to the various places.
3 out of 5
New shopping area is great. Do not have to go out of controlled area.
5 out of 5
Scuba trip and snorkeling was great.
5 out of 5
Excellent shopping and wonderful food. Taxis are easy to find.
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