Best Vacation Ever!!!: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by riray2007
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Best Vacation Ever!!!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
We proceeded to the 7 PM kickoff introductory show and met the More cruise director and staff. Our group had signed up for Any Time dining for the first time ever and we had an 8:00 PM reservation. These were done on deck five (Gallileo's) and we found later we had the same table and waiter staff every night. Other people were occasionally there but most of the diners were regular late diners like us. IMHO Any Time dining is much superior to waiting in a crowd for doors to open at a specific time. The pumpkin seed rolls were new to us but incredibly tasty. Prime Rib the first night and lobster the last formal night were to die for. Again just my opinion but people who complain about RCI food either have different tastebuds of completely different standards. They bend over backwards to serve.
Dinner was awesome each and every night and even if we felt full the desert menus were incredible. They learned our habits quickly and brought lemons for the water and coffee at request.
All the shows were entertaining although one group called "Poperazzi" was a combination of opera and pop. Some people walked out of that show (rude!) but they worked hard and all three had great voices. On Friday evening by popular request they rebroadcast the 3D movie Gravity in the Arcadia Theater (capacity 1300) and with surround sound it was extra impressive! Movie got done right about midnight and audience was stunned by the visual effects. Hard to explain if you have not seen it.
Only tragedy I heard about was the female trapeze artist fell onto the stage during the farewell show and had to be transported to Port Canaveral hospital the next day. The announced that she was doing "better" the next morning and I pray she will be okay. Did about 90 minutes of fitness every morning and then breakfast. Gym was never overcrowded. Did one Vita-stretch class for free. Overall I've missed probably a lot of stuff but pretty much went 18-19 hours per day and had the best time ever on board RCI. Less
Cabin review: 2661
Standard inside cabin. Bed extra comfortable. AC unit was not working the first night so I called Maintenance from the cabin phone, they came in 15 minutes and had it operational in 45 min. flat. I was so impressed I got the guys name from the front desk and gave him a "WoW" card recommendation for great service. Towel animals were some of the best ever with extra creativity to use sunglasses and other items interactively. Top notch service!