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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

8 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 11, 2017

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8268

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had an amazing time! It was fun and relaxing! We had an opportunity to spend time together as a family and experience things that we wouldn't ordinarily do on vacation. We tried new things and new foods. It was expensive, but it was fun, and we have a lot of great memories!!!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food on the ship everywhere was excellent, except at the pizza place. Pizza was not very good.

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Dinner selections were excellent! Service by Maruti and Marcus was 5 star. They go above and beyond.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Flow rider was fun to watch, and we finally got our son to try. He had fun with that.


5 out of 5
Shows were great!! Lots of variety, family friendly, and had adult only shows at a later time.

Children's Programs

Our son did not participate.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was friendly and nice.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
People were cleaning at all times of the day. We would see someone cleaning the handrails on the stairs multiple times a day.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved having a balcony this trip! Took some great pics of the sunrise from the balcony. Our stateroom attendant, Dio, was excellent! He made different towel animals for our son every day.

Ship tip

Pictures on the ship are expensive, and if you don't buy a package, you just get loose photos, so learn how to pack well so your photos don't get bent traveling. Also, we purchased some alcohol in port, and were told to "carry it on", which sounded funny to us, but we did, so when we got stopped by TSA, we had to get escorted out of the airport and check our bag. Wish they hadn't told us that because we had already checked our bags, so it cost us an extra $35. :(

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Went to the turtle farm, hell, and to the stingray sandbar. We had a great time and would recommend it.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Went SNUBA diving in Cozumel. Would have liked to bring the underwater camera, but you can only bring one if you are certified in SCUBA. We learned a lot and got to see a lot! Fun excursion!!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We did our own excursion, and took a taxi to Mystic Mountain. SUPER FUN!!! We did the sky lift and bob sled. Would highly recommend. Our taxi driver was great, and there was like a tour guide, named Sunshine, that explained things about Jamaica. We learned a lot from the two of them.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
We went snorkeling here. It was a LONG trip! We saw a lot of fish, coral, etc. The guide would find different things and either point them out or pick them up for us to see. Really cool trip. No high pressure sales on the snorkel boat to buy the photos they took, cuz there weren't any this time! We also went to the straw market here. Seriously high pressure to buy something there!!! Our son is 14, and has never experienced anything like that, so we took him. He spent some $ on stuff he didn't even want. :( Wish he could have had a chance to look around and get something he liked.


5 out of 5
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