Pretty good experience

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 16, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1598

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Rate this cruise average. Food in Wind Jammers was like a buffet at Golden Coral (therefore buy the food package).

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Terrible, and I was a Suite guest (signage at street level was bad - no priority)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining was just okay; next time I will purchase the meal package. Chops Grill discriminates, as my wife had stomach surgery, and the ADA protects her, except in the Chops Grill where they’re indiscriminate about the fact she can only eat a food portion of an apple, then they charge $77.

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

The best food on the ship, and it is much better than in main dining room (I suggest you buy the meal package).

Windjammer Marketplace

1 out of 5

Too crowded. Although Suite guests can take their food into Chops, you cannot after 2 pm. We were kicked out at 2:05 pm. Windjammers food is no better than Golden Coral.

Wipe Out Bar

4 out of 5

Great service with staff that made you feel at home. Made very good cocktails.

Vintages

5 out of 5

Very nice wine bar. Host was very knowledgeable and attentive. Good wines. Also makes cocktails.

Sorrentos Pizza

4 out of 5

Great pizza but lines were way too long.

Sky Bar

4 out of 5

Great service with staff that made you feel at home. Made very good cocktails.

Schooner Bar

4 out of 5

Great service with staff that made you feel at home. Made very good cocktails.

Pool Bar

4 out of 5

Great service with staff that made you feel at home. Made very good cocktails. Sometimes too crowded.

Plaza Bar

4 out of 5

Great service with staff that made you feel at home. Made very good cocktails.

Main Dining Room

3 out of 5

Average. I was not very impressed.

Johnny Rockets

1 out of 5

Terrible service. Bad attitude. Poor English.

Cafe Promenade

3 out of 5

Great deals on jewelry, purses, and men’s watches. A lot of happenings and events.

Boleros Lounge

4 out of 5

Very nice dance floor. Good music. Good service.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Pool music was for 20 year old’s only!

Swimming Pools

5 out of 5

Roped off area for Suite guests was great! Music was for Millenials.

Flowrider

5 out of 5

Although I didn’t participate, the flow riders had a blast and it was a great experience to watch.

Day Spa and Fitness Center

4 out of 5

Message was tranquil. Knowledgeable staff. Attention to detail. Very professional.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
A cappella was outstanding (only show we attended).

Promenade

4 out of 5

Watch girl was rude. Coffee shop was a great experience.

Connoisseur Club

4 out of 5

Usually quiet. Nice place to smoke a cigar and have a drink.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
5 *’s to out Concierge Attendant. 4 *’s to our Suite Attendant. Other staff 2 *’s.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Pretty clean; but with a black light, our Suite’s toilet area and surrounding floor was like a crime scene!!!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Size was perfect. Very dissatisfied with the number of outlets (very insufficient). Minibar fridge didn’t work at all for 4 days!!!! Got replaced with an operable one. Room only cooled sufficiently in the middle of the night!!! Usually always warm.

Ship tip

Buy the drink and meal package, it’s worth it.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Pretty nice. Recommend staying before and after the cruise at the La Concha Resort.

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Self-excursion

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
Quaint; self excursion.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

1 out of 5
No excursion; stayed on ship.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Maho Beach

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Thanks to Suite guests getting Concierge escort
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