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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by bsorge

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Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Member Name: bsorge
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: G
Cabin Number: 3326
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        Under 3 2.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 1.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Good cruise ship for kids
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 room was very good and our winters were excellent. However, on the 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.


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.


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.

Publication Date: 12/04/12
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