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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 21, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise! We love Royal Caribbean. Can’t wait to go again. Already looking at cruise in October.


5 out of 5
Perfect! We booked a suite and one of the perks is priority boarding. We walked by hundreds of people standing on line to get on the ship. We were in our cabin about 20 minutes later.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All were very good. The windjammer has great food and service but we are not big fans because it is so crowded and feels chaotic to me. We like the slower pace of the main dining room and the specialty restaurants. The food was delicious everywhere.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
The two headliner shows were fabulous and the two RCL shows were good. We didn’t make to to the ice shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was great everywhere and all were polit and friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was great! Lots of storage space and two sinks in bathroom which was large by ship standards.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Our cruise originated in San Juan. We had a great pre cruise tour with Carlos of custom tours in the morning before we got on the ship. His van is to die for comfortable and he was a great guide.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
We did RCL excursion to St. John for snorkeling in Trunk Bay. It was fantastic. Water was crystal clear. I must admit coral was pretty bleached out compared to coral I have seen in the past diving. Boat captain told us the two hurricanes that hit them in 2017 pretty much wiped out the coral. We did snorkel in another adjacent area and swam above a huge pod of fish, tiny minnows that was amazing.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
I did not book an excursion here. I should have . We tried to get taxi driver to show us the sites but they all seemed like hustlers. Probably my fault as I did not do my research on this port and book something in advance.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Had great excursion here. Went up to Shirley Heights. Amazing views!!! Don’t mis it.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Most beautiful island we went to. I did chocolate making excursion that took me high up over the harbor. The view and beauty reminded me of Costa Rica,

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Excursion was good. Did Mount Gay Rum Distillery. Had a tour before and it was ok. Guide at distillery was terrific!


5 out of 5
Since we were in a suite disembarkation was a breeze.
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