A good, but not great, Freedom of the Seas cruise: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by Boomer47
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A good, but not great, Freedom of the Seas cruise
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Food at Portofino was very good, as was service. Windjammer is also decent, lots of choices, nothing fabulous, but when you're serving 4,000 people I don't expect gourmet! Charging $2.50 for a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice is absolutely ridiculous, but RC tends to nickle and dime you to death. I bought a bottle of Clos de Bois Chardonnay for $39 which ended up costing $44+ with the 15% tip. I can buy the same bottle for $8.50 at Total Wine and you know because they buy in bulk they're getting it for less than retail, so it amounts to usury at those prices! A glass of the same at any bar cost $9--more than the price of a bottle at home!! Also shouldn't be allowed to happen. Add another $100 or $200 to the price of the cruise and stop the nonsense.
We had a balcony cabin on deck 8 and it was one of the nicest cabins we've had. Roomy, nice sized balcony. Only 1 thing to complain about, so listen up ladies, unless you like to dry your hair in a hurricane, bring your own dryer. There is one setting and it's high, and you have to press the button while drying or it won't work. The funny thing is it's in a top drawer and it's connected to the drawer, like they think you're going to leave with it. I personally would like to make a bonfire with it, not steal it. Totally worthless.
All in all a nice cruise, good weather, beautiful ship. Just too big for our tastes. Less