This was my second cruise on a RCCL ship, my first was on Mariner in June. The ship is laid out similar to the Voyager class ships with a few expectations. It is wider, much wider, allowing for more room on the promenade to walk, and of course, more rooms. The food was not anything to rave about (with the expectation of Portofino's, its a must!). The service was exceptional, and the beds...i slept like a rock every night! Check in was very fast, form the curb to on the ship took about 20mins. The added size allowed for the h20 Zone, and with that their were hardly any kids in the main pools or the adult areas, RCCL needs to put one on every ship. Then their was the sports deck, the enlarged rock wall was nice, but the FLOWRIDER is the crown jewel of this ship! I was on it every day and its a must try. I must applauded RCCL for rescinding the 18-20yo beer and wine policy, it made for a much more enjoyable trip.
As far as the ports go, Jamaica was terrible, i wont ever get off More
a ship their again, the people are pushy, rude, and vulgar in some aspects, not worth the stop. I was also disappointed with Labadee Haiti. The area is small and uninviting, their island Coco Cay was 100% better. My only other gripe is the closing of windjammer, and its closed a lot. We went to get lunch when the ship was in Haiti and they closed everything! And its a bit annoying that if you want something besides coke or alcohol you have to call room service and wait up to an hour for a ice tea or juice. Who ever heard of a cruise ship that closes their buffet? Less
Freedom of the Seas Cruises to the Western Caribbean