Southern Caribbean Cruise

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 29, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We thoroughly enjoyed our Southern Caribbean cruise! From the ship, to the ports, to the weather, to the calm seas, it was one for the memory books!


5 out of 5
Fast and easy!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate at the Windjammer and main dining room (deck 3). The food was very good. No complaints!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The activities on board were plentiful. Lots to do, so something for everyone!


5 out of 5
The shows were very good! I was pleased with all of them.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our wait staff and room steward were all excellent! They were friendly, accommodating, profesional and overall fantastic!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship design is great. The ship is going into dry-dock soon, so it is showing some signs of wear. The crew keep the ship clean, so I can only imagine what she will look like after refurbishment.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a Jr. Suite. It was clean, comfortable and roomy. A great cabin on deck 10 near mid ship.

Ship tip

Tour around the whole ship to see all she has to offer! From the helicopter pad at the bow of the ship to the Flow rider on the aft. There are so many things to do and see on the Freedom!

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We landed in San Juan in the afternoon. We were able to eat and walk through Old San Juan at night before we boarded the ship the next day. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
St Maarten is still getting back on it's feet after the hurricane hit a couple of years ago. There are many signs of refurbishment and rebuilding going on, but it still has a ways to go. Overall a good port.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
We've been to St Kitts a couple of times before, so we opted to take a boat ride over to Nevus for the day. We toured the island with a wonderful lady named Ingrid. We had a great time!

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
We took a taxi tour around Antigua. The taxi had little air conditioning, but otherwise it was a good tour.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
We took a ship sponsored excursion from the port to the Pitons and back, wit a few extra stops. It was a long ride there and back again, going through little villages along the way. St Lucia is a beautiful island! The topography is gorgeous!

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
We did a catamaran tour and stopped twice to swim with sea turtles and to snorkel above a shipwreck. The water is breathtaking!


3 out of 5
Slow and steady is the norm. Once you get off the ship, it takes a while to get through immigration.
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