Outstanding First time Experience

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.3 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: Balcony

Cabin number: 7296

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I couldn’t have had a better first time experience. We just got back a day ago and I’m already looking for the next cruise within the next three months. You don’t have to spend all kinds of money on the excursions, do ur own research and have an idea where u wanna go and just catch the land and water taxis! Spend that extra money on the drink and dining package, very romantic evenings after swimming with ur spouse.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The dining rooms need to be placed more mid ship. For someone who gets seasick it felt like the room was spinning every time I went to eat. This was my experience in the main dining room as well as the specialty restaurants. But all in all, there was so much to eat whenever u wanted. Was super bummed the Japanese place wasn’t open so the sushi they sold at the cupcake shop in the promenade was disgusting.

Sky Bar

5 out of 5

The drinks were always so cool and they always had a different concoction each day. The bar tender Benjamin was my favorite and he made it a point to remember my husbands name which really made him happy and felt welcomed. Great staff!

Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

We had a waiter who called himself Boomshakalaka and I swear he made our entire night. The room was beautiful and they were so helpful and concerned about me being seasick. They wrapped up our dessert so we could take it back to the room and they were just so compassionate. Great staff with great people!

Sabor Mexican Restaurant

5 out of 5

I ate here twice with my husband during our cruise and we really really enjoyed ourselves. Their guacamole is to die for and u even get to pick how spicy you would like it. Staff was great

Olive or Twist

3 out of 5

The concept was cool but the DJ was wack! When u asked to play a certain song he said he was only playing for listening pleasure and we would be forced to dance to the song we requested or he would play something else. Dude had no song synergy or vibe to his list and it was not very exciting to be there. They need a better person setting the atmosphere, we didn’t want to party we wanted to go to sleep lol.

Jade Restaurant

1 out of 5

I’m rating this low bc I was sooooooo excited to have this as an option and it was not apart of my cruise week. Very disappointed as this was the only reason I wanted to add the specialty dinner package

Chop''s Grille

4 out of 5

Our evening here was sooooooooo nice! We had an amazing waiter who surprised us with a anniversary cake and song. It was a nice touch to our romantic evening. Ate there twice in 7 days lol

Cafe Promenade

3 out of 5

Should have more choices only could eat at the pizza shop at night which was overcrowded. Should have more adult late night choices

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

This was a fun activity. Although I wish I would’ve tried earlier in the weak as u could tell the instructors had lost there patience with everyone by the last day. So I got a chance to try it twice but was turned off by the person not allowing me to get adjusted. But all In all really cool activity

Casino Royale

3 out of 5

The bar tenders were not very nice. They hounded my friend over a bottle of champagne she definitely bought from the boat earlier in the evening.


4 out of 5

Children's Programs

2 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Get the drink and specialty package. We really enjoyed that!

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
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