November 2014 - Freedom of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
The Freedom of the Seas is a fine ship, however, the promenade design concept had good points and bad for me. The good were that the design allowed for fun times with the 70s night dance show and the parade. also gave the ambiance of an outside street shopping and dining area. the bad was that it was somewhat dated looking and was too crowded. The cruise was excellent. shows were broadway quality, the staff was very, very courteous and accommodating. the wait staff in the dining room actually memorized our names and called us by name always. Juan Carlos, and Kenesha get 5 stars. Ron our room attendant was excellent. I rate the TV channels in the room as 1 star, wanted some local USA news, and business channel. no such luck. Other cruise ships, Disney and Celebrity did a better job at this. The Promenade shops need a much needed upgrade, especially the jewelry shops. Did not seem to have a good look and feel to them. The Portifino restaurant was beyond our expectation. Wait staff, ambiance and food were 5 stars!! Ice show was beyond belief. that is a large space for limited use on the ship, but worth it. Our room could have had a little more storage drawers and cabinets with doors for storage.