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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Eastern Caribbean
Sail Date: September 20, 2015
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6632
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

After many hours of research we chose Royal Caribbean to take our first cruise with & are so glad we did!  The service from the crew was top notch from cleaning to the captain.  They were always pleasant with smiles & even knew our names.  Vernon & Estivam in the main dining room were exceptional...they took very good care of us & spoiled us!  We were definitely "Wowed" from the moment we stepped on the ship to the moment we stepped off.  We discovered new things everyday & enjoyed the many activities that were offered. The shows were awesome especially the ice show.  Our favorite ports were Coco Cay & St. Maarten.  We did do the wave runner at Coco Cay & that was fabulous! We do recommend booking excursions at the ports because we didn't at St. Thomas or St. Maarten and will next time.  Although, we enjoyed both ports we feel we would've been able to experience them more with an excursion.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Be sure to get a balcony well worth it! Ours was a bump out that faced the front & gave a fabulous view as we were sailing.

Ship Tip

Be sure to take the dance lessons...they were a whole lot of fun! The pizza is fabulous! Don't use your curling iron under the smoke detector because it also is a heat sensor...I set ours off & we got a call from the Bridge & a visit from the security staff!! Be sure to order room service!

1 out of 5
I'd recommend booking an excursion. We did not & found it a little disorienting to try & find our way around. Didn't spend a lot of time because it was too hot to walk around so we went back to the ship.
5 out of 5
St. Maarten was great. Beach & shopping were walking distance from he ship even though we took a water taxi. We enjoyed walking around, but would have loved to have had an excursion to see more.
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