Another fabulous cruise by Royal Caribbean!

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 02, 2018

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9289

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This is the perfect cruise for those who want to island hop or just stay on the ship. We loved visiting the Eastern Caribbean!


4 out of 5
I’ve cruised out of San Juan before, so I was prepared. It’s a small port with limited indoor space. Expect to wait in line to drop off your luggage. The line moves fairly quickly. Once the luggage is dropped off, we got in line to get our sea passes. Short line for boarding and we were on the ship!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very accommodating for someone with wheat and dairy allergies. The drink package was so nice to have. It was well worth it! We had special coffees a couple times a day to round out the alcoholic drinks that were bountiful!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I love the Solarium pool and whirlpools. Found some time to use the steam room and sauna, too. Felt great!


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward, Arnold, was always full of joy. We were blessed to have him. Slama, Raj, and Kenyata were our amazing dining room waitstaff. Fausto made some mean drinks at the Solarium bar.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is well maintained and very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Did the Bacardi tour on our own. Was well worth the $15!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
One of my faves. It’s a beautiful island. The monkeys were a highlight! Took a taxi to Cockleshell beach.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Loved it! Had an all day taxi tour of the island and ended up at the beach! I forgot the name of the beach, but they I do know they have 365 for every day of the year!

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Took a taxi to Reddit Beach. The beach and water were lovely. There were way too many pushy vendors. It was not relaxing at all!

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
My favorite port. As part of a group of nine, we had a private catamaran for the day. We snorkeled with turtles and saw two shipwrecks. It was the best!


3 out of 5
Was this review helpful? 6

1 Comment

Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing