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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 15, 2017

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2352

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We all loved it! Great family vacation! There was something for everyone. It was comfortable to be there with kids, elegant but not too stuffy. We will definitely be cruising with Royal again.


5 out of 5
So easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We did mytime dining and our server, Raj, was amazing. The food was delicious with a combination of comfort classics and adventure. The specialty restaurants were wonderful as well. We certainly felt beyond satisfied.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The pool was the main activity for us. Mostly our daughter did the swimming and we lounged and read. We played miniature golf and bingo as well, but we really did not have a lot of downtime because the itinerary was so full.


4 out of 5
My mom was the only one who was able to fit in a show and she said it was excellent (good compliment from a lady who loves broadway). I got to hear some live music which was also really good.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our daughter loved it!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was amazing! We felt so well taken care of.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It's a smaller ship which was actually really nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was perfect for us. And the location was great because we were on the same side as the dining rooms and kids area.

Ship tip

The pool next to the jacuzzis seemed heated. That's pretty much the only one we went in.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

3 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

5 out of 5

La Spezia, Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very easy. We opted to pay extra to stay on board and it worked out great. Our daughter got to swim some more, and we weren't rushed.
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