Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 15, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8230

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Very nice ship and itinerary. But these ships are much too large and crowded and overwhelm some of the ports.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Staff was wonderful, food was not as good as it should be. Pastries and breads had no flavor.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
M better.usicians and staff were great. Evening shows could have been

Children's Programs

No kids with us.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Friendly, helpful, went out of their way.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This cabin was wonderful. It was very comfortable and large enough for us to enjoy. The balcony was truly appreciated.

Ship tip

Definitely get a balcony. Make reservations for My Time Dining. Reserve tours ahead of time. Beverage package is not a necessity.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
We rented a car and drove around the island ourselves. Highly recommend getting out and seeing St. Thomas.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

2 out of 5
We used this day as pretty much an "off" day and just just walked around the city.

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
The island of 365 beaches. Find a beach and enjoy! Wonderful people.

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Take a tour here. Everything is very far from the port and tours are over crowded but they will get you the highlights.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Barbados is wonderful. It's not the prettiest island but the people here are probably the nicest in the Caribbean. We rented a car for the day. Get away from the port and see the island. Talk to the vendors and buy the trinkets from them, not the same shops you see in every port. We've spent a week here and would go back in a heartbeat!

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
It was a little disorganized and Customs was a very long wait. (Very nice agents, though.) I wasn't feeling well and the disembarkation and Customs and the agricultural inspection and TSA at the airport were very difficult.
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