Freedom of the Seas 3

“Good cruise ship for kids”
Cruise review of Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas

bsorge
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This is the largest cruise hip we have ever taken with 3800 passengers with a capacity of 4400. Our initial impression was that they were taking away a lot of perks offered on other ships we have cruised on. As the cruise went along our opinions continued to rise. Here are individual moments

Ship - Very good shape and we maintained for 6 years. Everything seemed to work.

Stateroom - Definitely small with limited drawer space. Shower was tiny so no good for heavy passengers. Found by hanging clothes got around small drawer space. Room temperature was easy to adjust and consistent. Had some troubles with wall safe.

Embarkation and disembarkation - Poor. Very slow on both ends and failed to recognize my top tier status which expedites checking. This is a problem with all large ship.

Tender service - In Georgetown was OK, but slower due to amount of passengers.

Dinning
Dinning room was very good and our winters were excellent. However, on the More 11 th floor Windjammer the service was not good and lacked adequate staff. Food was mediocre on this level.
They did not have enough fish dishes and lacked good choices.

Entertainment -
Mostly very good, except cancelled ice show without telling us with reservations. Cruise Director was excellent (Seymour). They claim Music and singing is not canned which if true I give them credit.
Magician was very good as we're aerialists.

Movies-
They have a tiny screening room which was inadequate.

Amenities -
The library was the worst at sea. On the flip side you have little time to read.

Children activities
They are trying to be like Disney with Dreamworks animals and lots of Fisher Price toys. I give them high marks for cruising with kids.

Fitness
Just too small and popular machines just had one. Alo kept room too warm to limit your time own treadmill/Elliptical. Plenty of hand wipes. Less

Freedom of the Seas Cruises to the Western Caribbean


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Sail Date: September 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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Cabin review: Oceanview Stateroom

G3326
Cabin was low and fairly quiet and decent location. No drawer pace and tiny shower. Bring lotion and conditioner as no longer supply. Cabin attendant non existent.

Port and Shore Excursions


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Published 12/04/12

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Freedom of the Seas Cruises to the Western Caribbean

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