Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Do over R.C. from F.O.S. this time for FREE!

Sail Date: December 20, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 1812

1st impression and the last impression are important to our family. This was the 1st time cruising with Royal Caribbean, we found the food was bland in the main dining. The windjammer had the best tasting food, buffet style. However, it open from 7am- 11am, 11:30am-3:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm. RC need to extend the hour of operation for Windjammer. After shore excursions we rush back to have lunch. and if you see evening shows at 7:00 pm or later. Windjammer closed at 9:00pm. After 9:00pm there are two cafe  on promenade, you are forced to eat pizza, cold sandwich or drink hot tea or coffee which are too hot to drink and no cup sleeves.We went to bed hungry 5 nights out of 7. We did eat at few restaurants on various Island which each time it cost us over $20.00 a person or more just to eat lunch. So, we would start hurry back to have lunch at Windjammer. Most disappointment of all our cruise photo disc is damage. Send 5 emails still waiting for the support staff to come up with a better solution to resolve this matter. The Link they send me will not open EXE file. I requested a new Cruise Photos disc to be forward to my address. I hope Royal Caribbean will honor my request.

Cabin / Stateroom
Left a tip for Miflakhul Anam. He took very good care of us. Thanks again Miflakhul!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
The lines were too long and staff were not friendly when viewing your passport and ship information. It seem as though they need a vacation because they were not happy to see a new group of people. However, when disembarkation started It went very smoothly thank to well organized staff!
Ship Quality
The ship were very clean in the public area, however, poolside deck always had too much water on the deck may it unsafe to walk especially when the ship is rocking.
Destinations and Excursions
The Living History- Mayan Traditions and Island Tour was awesome for adult!
Onboard Activities
On board activities were ok not the best, like the basketball contest.
Children's Programs
The children were out of control through the whole cruise. This were the worst children I ever saw on a cruise. Especially after 9:00 pm. Children were play fighting at Cafe Promenade and the staff did nothing. Finally older brother of children came in cafe made them stop. Children ran up and down the hallway knocking on stateroom door and running away. Have to call security. Also, saw high school holding his eye because middle school sucker punch him. Security were trying to find out why. The cruise ship had curfew for the children . These out of control children ages ranging from eight up to mid teens, they were girls and boys who did not follow the curfew. Where were children parents!
evening shows - loved all the shows did not miss any of them. The comedy shows keep me laughing from begin until the end great job by Ross Bennett purchased his disc. Magic show was awesome G. Thomas. Shows are the best part on the ship.
Service and Staff
Miflakhul Anam , Kevin Baptiste, and Prakash Singh Khanka.
Food and Dining
main dining the food too bland and selection of menu not the best to choice from.
Port Canaveral, Florida
We drove down and stay at the Country Inns & suites of Carlson. Room was clean, the breakfast was step up from continental breakfast. Got you through the morning.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
The island have great shore excursions, zip line was awesome. purchase your souvenir from Artisan's Market it is not over priced. Do not purchase souvenir from music bands along beach , street or other shops outside the Artisan's Market they will over charge you for the same T-shirt in the Market.
Falmouth, Jamaica
Do not purchase any t-shirt or handcraft item in the air condition shop. The native give you a better deal, look for the shops that look like a grass huts. You can bargain with the owner. They will give you a better deal. Also, found Del Sol t -shirt for $15.00 for an adult and $12.00 for children in a hut type shop in the Grand Cayman.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Found Del Sol t-shirt for $15.00 for an Adult and $12.00 for children at a outdoor hut type of shop.
Cozumel, Mexico
Got the best prices on souvenir in Cozmel. Ask owner to give me their best price on souvenir. However, went purchasing more than one T-Shirt the owner will try to switch a t-shirt that is not selling well. Also, they will try to switch the size of t-shirt. Have the owner of the shop open up the t-shirt to display it and you check the label for the correct size.


Main dining food were too bland,menu selection were limited. Windjammer had the best tasting food,buffet style. Open 7:00 am-11:00am ,11:30am-3:00 pm & 6:00- 9:00 pm. After shore excursions need to rush back to have lunch. See any shows at 7pm or later. Forced 2 eat pizza, cold sandwiches after 9PM.

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