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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 20, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1860

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was an awesome cruise. Loved it. The people are so friendly on then islands.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy no waiting and we got there just before 12:30. Porter took out bags and we went through security with minis wait. Checked in with no wait as was boarding the ship. We ate the Windjammer and waited until 1:30 and our room was ready. Even two of our bags were waiting for us.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Loved the Dining room and food. Windjammer food was ok. But don’t expect much from a Buffett as it feeds masses. I didn’t care much for Giovannis but Sabor was excellent. I know they will be adding new restaurants which is needed for a ship of its size. Johnny Rockets was good as well but they should just make it a la carte as I just wanted onion rings and a shake. They charge you 11.99 for a meal and you can’t just share the fries or onion rings.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
I only saw one show and I liked the broadway musicals they had on the bigger ships and was hoping for that.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
I didn’t like the limited hours but it could be that there are less kids the time of year I went.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean. Loved the wall sized window.

Ship tip

Try and plan your dining and excursions. I booked early excursions and when we got back to ship around 12 or 1 the ship was quite empty so you could enjoy the pool area without trying to find a place to sit like on those seas days.

Ports of call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Loved it and this was second time I’ve been but got to see the plane go over the beach which was cool.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Great history. Beaches around kind of touch because of the coral but a must see.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Loved the history and the Curaçao liqueur is stale home must.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Loved hearing about the history.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Get some Mofongo while in Puerto Rico.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
That was horrible. Long lines and waiting. Luckily it stopped raining. Also we paid a porter to take our bags and got out sooner. Customs lines are so long.
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