Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

If only the food had been better.

Sail Date: August 28, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

I enjoyed the ship. Many activities to get involved in. The food was not so great. Preferred eating at the Windjammer than the main dining room. I believe that was the consensus of most of the people I spoke with. The Ports of Call were fun. Mr. Sancho's was a disappointment. The service and friendliness/willingness of the staff was unbeatable. Overall, it was a fun time. Happy

Cabin / Stateroom
The carpet was a bit dingy but Clever made it a point that we had a clean, cool room to come back to every afternoon and evening. Would have loved it more if there had been lounging chairs on our balcony. Nothing better than napping on the balcony in peace and quiet, the sea air comforting through slumber, the lull of the ship assuring delicious REM sleep. Couldn't quite achieve that in a folding chair.
Children's Programs
A bit of an over protective dad prohibited many of these activities from being experienced but we look forward to engaging our little one in more of them next time. Met a woman on the ship who raved about the fun for children.
Wasn't able to participate or venture out for a lot of entertaining activity. Had a five year old to tend to. But I heard it was good.
Service and Staff Tremendous! Dwayne, Riley (not his real name) but the term of endearment we called the delightful Jamaican born Manager type man at the Windjammer.
Food and Dining
Main Dining room was fine... food not so much. Much preferred the food at the Windjammer.
Port Canaveral, Florida
A bit far from the airport but the lines moved well. A healthy trek to the boat. (I'm a senior with challenged knees.)
George Town, Grand Cayman
A quick side trip to a nearby beach. Nothing fancy.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Just stayed near the port but there was much to do and see. The Zip Line experience was incredible. Should have purchased that Tanzenite ring. Didn't find a better deal anywhere else.

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