Decline of Royal Caribbean

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 26, 2016

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7334

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Royal Caribbean has seen fit to reduce staff in several areas. One is the wait staff in the Promenade Cafe. One person behind bar to make Starbucks coffee and to serve the food and pastries and keep coffee made in the urns. 

The wait staff in the dining room was reduced and the waiters had more tables to take care of. Service was good but slow. The lines for Starbucks was 10 to 15 in the morning to order and the same amount waiting for their orders. While the line for pastries was also long. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was great needs to be upgraded

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
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