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

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Eastern Caribbean
Sail Date: September 20, 2015
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1886
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was ok..nothing exciting.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Almost anything fun required an additional charge.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Pretty good shows in the evening.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
I don't have an opinion here, I didn't take part in them, so I give a neutral rating.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff were friendly and courteous.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Extremely clean! Big screen at pool could use updating though.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was excellent - best part of the cruise. Spacious (for a cruise cabin) and well laid out.
3 out of 5
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.
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