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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 23, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We did everything we wanted to and enjoyed the whole experience.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We arrived early. A little chaotic but super easy to navigate. We were on board when the opened the gate.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Staff was friendly and in it. Food was hit or miss. The only disappointment of the trip was some of the food. Not cooked to order. Some was just not good.

Wipe Out Bar

5 out of 5

Good quick drinks.

Pub

5 out of 5

Good drinks. Good for people watching

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Great drinks. Always friendly.

Boleros Lounge

5 out of 5

Good mojitos and live music

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Lots of choices. Lots of people too. Staff was always friendly and on top of everything.

Sorrentos Pizza

5 out of 5

Good pizza. Desserts not set when we got one.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Swimming Pools

3 out of 5

Always crowded and some people never left. They’d get their spot and keep the drinks coming and stay all day.

Logo Souvenir Shop

3 out of 5

Wasn’t impressed with the offerings.

Jogging Track

3 out of 5

Always crowded and some people just stood in the way. Always saw people running or walking though. Just had to dodge the others that were site seeing.

Dunes Mini Golf

4 out of 5

Crowded late the night we went.

Day Spa and Fitness Center

5 out of 5

Was fun to use while pulling into port.

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

Fun to skate at sea. Skates are horrible and hurt but still fun time.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Studio B

4 out of 5

Only got to watch one thing. Good show though

Library

3 out of 5

Was teen hangout area. But if no one was there it was a good place to see the promenade

Promenade

5 out of 5

Fun place to be. Loud at times but the dancing in the street was super fun. Great place to people watch

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our assistant waiter, Youkyung, was amazing. We ran into her in the windjammer too. She really took care of our table. Our room steward Rouqe was great too. Kept our ice refreshed everyday in our cooler. Also kept our room organized.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Easy ship to get around. Was always clean. Some areas show age, but that is to be expected. Didn’t bother me at all.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was clean and spacious for us. We did notice that it seemed like the air shut off during the night. So it would get hot while sleeping. We also noticed that the ships announcements intercom didn’t work in the room.

Ship tip

Use the stairs as the elevators took a long time. Arrive early so you get more time

Ports of call

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
We did a private tour with cosol tours. Very long but amazing tour. Loved it. Lots of shopping at the port.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
We took a taxi to the boatyard. Had a great day there. We were given 4 extra hours in Barbados so we stayed and watched the carnival. Was fun and super easy to walk around. Lots of great shopping at the port or just outside the port area.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
We went straight from airport to ship on arrival. We stayed in PR after our cruise and was amazing. Old San Juan is easy to navaigate. Food is amazing lots to see and do.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
We did the secret beach excursion and had great snorkeling. Great port but had to take a taxi to get around as you could not really walk around the town. Lots of iguanas at the port and shopping was good.

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
We did the string ray excursion. Was fun but lots of people. Easy port to walk around. Lots of shopping right there at the port.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
We did a private tour with Thenford Grey tours. Showed us everything we wanted to see. Port Zante was good and shopping was great. Easy to walk around

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Easy and organized. Only wait was in customs and taxi line.
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