Fantastic itinerary! The ship needs major improvements.

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 28, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1560

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Itinerary was great! The Grand Suite was a disappointment. The ship needs renovating now.


3 out of 5
We had to retrieve 1 piece of luggage, even though it was clearly tagged.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Specialty restaurants were very good. MDR and buffets were fair.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The carpet on Deck 10 on the forward port side (where our suite was located) was mildewed and had a horrible stench.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
A/C did not work properly, maintenance came to adjust, however, there was no change. The couch was literally falling apart, maintenance came and screwed a panel back on. The toilet over flowed at midnight on our last night, maintenance came to fix and clean. unfortunately they did not finish until 2am..

Ship tip

sail on a newer ship

Ports of call

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
We took a 2 hour bus tour around the island. Very nice air conditioned bus, driver was full of interesting information

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We took a (expensive 5 minute) cab to Eagle Beach. Fabulous beach! Go early to ensure umbrella and chair availability.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
We originally planned to go to the Marriott resort on the Atlantic side, however our cab driver recommended Carambola beach on the Caribbean side. It was a wonderful scenic drive and an amazing beach and lovely bar. This was by far our best stop, thanks to our cab driver!


5 out of 5
Everything went very smoothly.
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