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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Freedom of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2019

Ship: Freedom of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8405

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Disappointing! For a holiday cruise, it lacked a holiday feel.


5 out of 5
Very smooth Embarkation, the smoothest of all of my cruises.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was often cold. The desserts were the worse. No flavor! To go to the dining room and have them go to the buffet for you, what is the point. I thought the food would be hotter in you went to the dining room for breakfast.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
You had to stay in-tune with the ship in order to be able to participate. We tried the ice-skating and the rock climbing. the lines for the "free time" was so long we did not get to enjoy the activities. There was so much limited time for those time frames.


3 out of 5
The magician was ok, witnessed the performances in the evening with the dancers, but otherwise did not attend much else.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My children enjoyed their freedom, but the kids on the ship seemed way too loose.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The waiters, TABLE 255 3rd deck WERE THE BEST! They catered to our every need and always were prepared for us on the next day. My room attendance was awesome as well.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
OLD! I felt like I was in the 70's. If that was the nostalgia you were going for, you achieved it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice cabin, and it was very clean

Ship tip

Caution your age and expectations, this is an older ship for older clientele

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico Did not visit port

Flew in and flew out!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

3 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Shopping right off the boat, but taking the mini-ship to the island, there was not much to see.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
THE BEST!! It was beautiful, everyone was kind and the beach was awesome. Jet skied and did the bottomless boat, which was a joke. You really could not see through the bottom, so it was a waste of money.


4 out of 5
It was quick getting off the obat, however the outside transportation issue was a serious problem. Perhaps finding a better line-up system for transportation would b more appropriate.
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