Nice Ship, lovely service, too loud

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas
7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 27, 2016
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Cabin Number: 7584
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I have never gone a cruise before so I didn't realize how often I would feel like a lemming...herded around with literally thousands of people. So, I will try to be unbiased to the RC. I loved being on a ship, service was great, ship is very nice and clean as it can be, food in the Windjammer was very good, but the sweets were sub-par overall. What I found hard to take was the constant loud music everywhere on the ship. There was even music in the sauna! Music on the beaches, at the ports....maddening. My balcony was mostly quiet, I had good neighbors but the daily live music on the promenade deck leaked out every afternoon making reading on the balcony slightly annoying. Activities were cheesy, seminars in buying diamonds, no dance or exercise classes. The gym was very nice though. 


I would take another cruise but I would look for one that was less a constant party atmosphere.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Desserts were not very good.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

Cabin was very nice, unlimited hot water and great water pressure in the shower. This cabin is very quiet but I may have gotten lucky with good nieghbors.

Ship Tip

If you have been to the caribbean beaches before, stay on the ship on port days! Much less loud music everywhere and empty hot tubs and pools! Love the ship experience when the others were ashore.

5 out of 5
Skip Nellies beach, go to the ocean side, way fewer people.
3 out of 5
Stay on the ship and enjoy the peace and quiet.
3 out of 5
Nice beach and water but too many people.
3 out of 5
Water was cold, even at the private beach, Nacho Cocom, there was loud music and people smoked in the hot tub...stay on the ship.
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