Family Spring Break Cruise: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by momnva2
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Family Spring Break Cruise
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
At CocoCay we rented snorkle gear for the kids. There was an underwater scavenger hunt. Our kids didn't find a prize, but they enjoyed the experience. I wish the rental was by the hour instead of by the day, beecause they were done pretty More quick. Later in the day we did the kayaking excursion. Don't do it! It said it was a 90 minute guided tour with nature information. It was a waste of money. Rent a kayak by the hour. The guides were useless!
In St. Thomas, we booked a tour with Sonny Liston based on Cruise Critic Reviews. Sonny was entertaining, but he didn't have a lot of information. He did a great job entertaining us, but I really wanted to know more about daily life and the history of St. Thomas. I would recommend it.
St. Martaan was my favorite stop. We booked a private tour with Bernard's Tours. Our driver was Melanius otherwise known as "The Mailman" because he delivers! He was awesome. He knew everythig about the island and was extremely accomodating. He took us to feed iguanas, touch sea urchins, play at the beach, eat at a local place, eat again at a French bakery, and to see the planes take off next to another beach. We had a great time.
Our time on the ship was good. We had 5 rooms with 2 different stewards. They were both good and entertained us with towel animals every night.
The food was disappointing. Every time I go on a cruise, it seems like the food is less exciting. Maybe it is because I am getting older, more experienced, and harder to impress. Less
Cabin review: 9669
I was in room 9669. It was booked for my husband, 10 year old daughter, and I. My daughter ended up sleeping with her cousins in another room, and I was really happy because we didn't have to pull down the bunkbeds. The room could sleep 4, but it would be like sleeping in bunkbeds. It would also be difficult to fit 4 adult's luggage in that room.
Port and Shore Excursions
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