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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review

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

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 17, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8244

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I usually cruise carnival this was my first RC Cruise. I like that they offer a drink package. It was not offered on the carnival ships I went on. I did leave out of Puerto Rico on Carnival previously. On Royal much of the programming is geared towards the Puerto Rican crowd more so than my carnival experience. I felt I missed out on a lot because I don’t speak Spanish. Regardless I still had a fantastic time. The Puerto Rican enthusiasm is contagious.


4 out of 5
It was easy to drop our bags off and glue quickly through the line to make it on board. My only co plaint is I’ve been on 4 cruises on another Cruise Line, this was my first with RC, my bags were NOT delivered to MY ROOM they were left at a random room at the other end of the ship and I o my found them because I got off of the elevator near them otherwise I would have been searching for them.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The showers are laughably small and horrible plumbing issues.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Toilet would not flush had to keep calling maintenance

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5


3 out of 5

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