Western Caribbean Cruise

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 05, 2017

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9278

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The Freedom is in need of another overhaul. Also, the staff needs to be taught good customer relations. This was our second sailing in the Freedom. We were really looking forward to an experience similar to our first. We were taken aback with the constant sales pitches for Specialty Restaurants. Speaking of Speciality Dining, we had dinner in Chops Grill, compared to our experience with Chops on the Oasis, We would rate the one on Freedom as just okay, definitely not a "speciality"


5 out of 5
Very fast service!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Good in the main dining room was fairly good, although the quality has declined over the past few years. Service in Main Dining was outstanding

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our room steward, the waiter and assistantvwaiter in Main Dining and bar staff in Boleros were great. Most other staff seemed to be either burned out or just disinterested in acting warm and friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Our room steward, Arnold, provided outstanding service.

Ship tip

Watch out for hard sale of Speciality Dining and Spa service the moment you step in the ship. Be prepared to pay $8.95 per order for any room service.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Because of the recent hurricanes in the Eastern Caribbean, all ships are heading to the Wrst. We had at least seven ships in each port making the ports extremely crowded.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

1 out of 5
This port is designed as a stop for cruise ships. Very fake!!

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Excellent, both the ship and customs made for a very smooth departure.
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