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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 05, 2015

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7382

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

We had a fantastic time on our cruise.  We booked an outside stateroom (which I would highly recommend).  It connected to our adult children's stateroom.  The balcony, as well as the inside connecting door, opened up.  It made our living space seem enormous.  We ate in the Windjammer café every day for breakfast and most days for lunch.  The food was good, but did get old about the last couple of days.   There is a huge variety and I did enjoy the salad bar.  We were on My Time Dining and chose to eat in the dining room only 3 nights.   We aren't formal type of people and didn't want to get fancy for formal nights.  The service is wonderful.  Our stateroom attendant, Emanuel, was great.  He catered to our every need and would ask us all the time if we needed anything else.  The dining room staff work extremely hard and make you feel like royalty.  We visited Labadee, Falmouth, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.   Cozumel was our least favorite.  If you don't have an excursion booked (which we didn't at this port) the only thing to do is shop and the store owners are beyond annoying.  

The only real negative about this ship is that there were over 400 teenage girls from Argentina on board and they were extremely rude.   We were told they came from privileged families and were entitled to jump to the front of the lines at the buffets or any thing else that required waiting.  The hallways to the staterooms are narrow and these girls did not move over or even try to get out of anyone else's way.  They literally ran in to us many times and never apologized.  Nearly every other passenger on board had the same opinion about these girls.  I was disappointed that RCL would allow these rude teenagers on board with little supervision. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great location on ship. Very pleased. Awesome attendant, Emanuel.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Picture of the connecting stateroom View taken from the balcony view with the balcony Arrival in Haiti Evening view from balcony One of the many towel art. Taken from the beach in Haiti At port in Falmouth, Jamaica Poolside movie
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