Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Nice Boat Ride!

Sail Date: May 29, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Loved the visits to St Thomas and St Maarten, Ship was VERY clean and food was very good. Disappointed in scheduling, as we were unable to attend many of the shows due to late dinner time AND dining room in stern and theater in bow!

Also, I'm not happy about being "chiseled" for 18% added to EVERY ship board purchase, as well as the exorbinant  charge per day for soft drinks and water, plus you have to carry around their cup everywhere to participate!

Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable for the two of us. Bed was great! Plenty of closet/drawer space and shower water pressure would peel the hide off you!! Balcony spacious enough for two chairs and little table w/o being crowded. A/C was excellent.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Excellent! went very smoothly and reasonably quickly.
Ship Quality
Ship was clean, but venue's too far apart.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Couldn't get to a lot of them because of timing and location!
Children's Programs No children with us.
Don't know, couldn't get to the shows!
Food and Dining
Was good!
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Best part was the lunch... Beach we went to was "rocky" and w/no water shoes, tough on the feet getting in and out of the water.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Visit Kay's Jewelers, two doors down from Diamonds International. Less pressure, better deals. Ask for "Anar"
Philipsburg, St. Maarten


Get "Early" dinner seating if you want to make any of the shows. DO use the "Windjammer" for breakfast! Huge selection (all buffet style) and better seating! Plenty of "window" table/seats for enjoying sea view.
The lunch on Coco Cay was also outstanding! Best hot dogs I've had in a long time.

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