Very disappointed: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by vulcan97
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Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
To make matters worse, the TV in the stateroom was improperly formatted so everything I watched had the top and bottom of the screen cut off. That was a minor inconvenience until I tried to use the interactive menu system and couldn't see any of the indicators because they were all off the bottom of the view.
There were three venues onboard the ship to watch movies. The main theater, the "Screening Room" with a computer-operated projector and an outdoor big screen by the pool. Of the three, only the one in the main theater was any good. The outdoor screen was a "jumbotron" type of affair and not very good viewing (plus the addition of the aforementioned screaming kids). The small screen in the "Screening Room" had potential but failed to live up to expectations. The room was small, seating about 50 people. That's not a big problem but there was not enough elevation between seats so unless you sat in the front row, the view was always blocked by somebody else's noggin.
The first movie I watched in that room had a Windows cursor on the screen throughout the show. Mildly annoying. The second movie has an improperly-formatted display and the actors on the screen looked like Looney Tunes characters that had been squashed under a falling bank safe.
The onboard entertainers were mostly good with only one being really bad. Steve Green was billed as "The Man of 1000 Songs" but they failed to mention that all 1000 of them were performed horribly.
The "Art Gallery" was a joke.
Lastly, my dining experience was the worst of all 5 of my cruises. In addition to the point made at the start of this review, the food was mediocre and the service fell short of what I have come to expect from a cruise line.
I have a few other things written down but suffice to say I will never sail RCCL again. From now on, it's only Celebrity for me. Less
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