Lacking service on Freedom

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 14, 2016
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9289
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Didn't feel there was enough staff.  Dirty dishes were not actively being removed from tables in Sorrento's Pizza, Cafe Promenade & buffet.  Felt funny just leaving our dirty dishes on the table when there were other people looking for an empty table. Cabin steward cleaning carts w/clean towels & sheets and vacuum cleaners left in hallway most of the week.  We had it right outside our cabin door.  No food available outside by pool.  Have to go downstairs to Deck 5 for pizza or sandwich or through the inside buffet.  This was 7th cruise and 1st on Royal Caribbean.  We're going back to Carnival.  Better service and layout of ships much better.

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Cafe Promenade: There was a heaping TEASPOON of egg salad and a small piece of lettuce on my sandwich. I ate that in one bite and left all the bread. They are VERY skimpy with deli meats on the sandwiches. Get 2 sandwiches and convert into 1 decent sandwich.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Theater shows were very good; live orchestra and about 15 singers/dancers

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
See main review

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Who wants to eat inside all the time on a ship in the middle of the beautiful Caribbean. Need food available outside near the pool.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
towel animals 3 nights. Cleaning cart & vacuum left right outside our cabin door most of the week
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Can buy a $20 two hour tour once you get off ship. We saw governor's mansion, Hell (nothing great but bathroom available), Tortuga Rum & Rum Cake Store w/free samples of both, & spent 20 minutes watching participants in the water at Dolphin Discovery. Turtle Farm across the street but it would cost an extra $10 to go in. Got dropped off at Calico Jack's on 7 Mile Beach. Taxis available back to port.
5 out of 5
Make sure you negotiate prices on souvenirs. If they say no, combine a few items for a package deal at a lower price.
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