Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

It was ok, but Princess was better, and had better value

Sail Date: September 20, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 1886

Royal Caribbean charges fees for everything - they get you on the ship and then nickel and dime you until you have nothing left. Their drink packages are not even close to reasonable ($22/person/day for just fountain drinks; $67/person/day for alcohol). There is NO "wow factor" on this cruise.  While the ship was very clean and well maintained, and the crew friendly, they were pretty clueless about a lot of things - they seemed overworked and burnt out.  Its not hard to see why.  was great, so stick with them, but I guess I would recommend checking out other packages before picking this one.

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was excellent - best part of the cruise. Spacious (for a cruise cabin) and well laid out.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Extremely clean! Big screen at pool could use updating though.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Almost anything fun required an additional charge.
Children's Programs
I don't have an opinion here, I didn't take part in them, so I give a neutral rating.
Pretty good shows in the evening.
Service and Staff
Staff were friendly and courteous.
Food and Dining
Food was ok..nothing exciting.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Just a place to have day on the beach. Their "cookout" is nothing more than them taking ashore the same food in the Windjammer restaurant.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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