Not the best and not the worst

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

Eastern Caribbean

Sail date: September 06, 2015

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8540

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

They were a little more expensive than Carnival and I did not think it was any better. It seemed to be a lot stuffer than Carnival and had no reason to be because it wasn't any better. They cut corners in entertainment and dining that stood out to me. The ship was quite a bit nicer than what we have been used to on Carnival, but we have never gotten a balcony so not sure how nice the balcony rooms are on Carnival and have not been on any of Carnivals big ships either so can't really compare.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
All of the juices they put out are watered down to make their supplies stretch. My time dining actually has to be reserved.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
They play the same movies all week long, not much variety.

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
Liked the amount of room we had, didn't get to spend too much time on the balcony until the evenings because it was so steamy hot from morning until late afternoon.

Ship tip

The pizza on the Promenade was pretty good as we're some of the sandwiches from the coffee shop. The food in the Windjammer was nearly as good as what was in the dining room and if you prefer to dress more casually then that is the place to be....not as stuffy. There was always a good selection.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island)

3 out of 5
The beaches were very clean and lots of fish swimming around you.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Shopping in main street is the place to be.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
The tour that goes to Orient Beach, shopping, and sightseeing was 4 1/2 hours long, great value and tour guide was excellent and informative.
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