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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 15, 2015

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8522

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

This was our first cruise and we learned alot about RCL cruises.  Overall the experience was good thanks to the staff and crew members who made it very special.  The Freedom of the Seas was renovative and added stateroom to increase the ship's capacity to 4400 people plus 1500 crew memebers..  In doing that, they reduced the services in the stateroom areas ( ICE,etc).  They also did not increase the deck chairs, number of pools, elevators, dining facilities, etc.  Thus you waited in lines for the deck chairs, elevators, and Windjammer dining.  We even heard from people who had been on many cruises this was not a good one.

Shore excursions were another event where we waited in lines to disembark.  RCL shore excursions were good, but it again it was the guides and drivers who made our day.  With 4-6 cruise ships in port, it was hectic and in some cases disorganized.  We really did not want to do shore excursions with 1000 people.  But we survived.

The ships officers were always present for toasting and pictures but after that you couldn't find  them !.

Shows were great and very enjoyable.

If you wanted spend time with thousands of people.  Cruising is for you....

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Bradley our dining room attendant made our cruise special. He treated us like royalty and was at our beck and call.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
sos so


5 out of 5
Top notched and very entertaining.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
John our room attendant also made our trip special. Greeted us with a smile each day and kept our room spotless. And towel animals were somehting to back to the room and see.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Don't plug the toilet...

Ports Of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
get checked in and on board. Well orgainized and efficient

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

3 out of 5
Ok beach nice BBQ lunch and interesting to see.

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Good guide and driver. Falls were great but strenuous. Tubing was total chaos, not enough tubes and we waited 45 minuttes for tubes, then people grabbed tubes and jumped out of line. Total chaos. Lunch was nice and relazing.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Well organized great tour, turtle nursery, stingrays, went to Hell and had rum cake.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Went shpping still crowded with siz ships in port.
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