Our travel party consisted of 20 people and some had cruised before and some had not. This was our second time on Freedom and she did not disappoint. We chose My Time Dining and our wait staff Florentina and Kamel were phenomenal!!!! We do not have one negative thing to say about them. We got to know them and every night they would voluntarily bring more appetizers and entrees with out us asking. I am not a fan of the Western Caribbean and will not sail this itinerary again. We prefer the Eastern or Southern. Embarkation was fast and simple as normal, Windjammer was as expected crowded and food choices were plentiful. We ate breakfast one morning on our balcony, but the choices were limited. Our dinner time was 745pm every night so we missed most of the shows. Quest and Love and Marriage were funny and did not disappoint either. We tried the Crypt and the Silent Party which I highly recommend. The 70's show in the Promenade was good and the interacted with the passengers well. Flowrider has changed up the rules and you can no longer do tricks (other than get up on your knees) Rock Climbing wall was strict about clothing and putt putt was aways crowded. We tried Johnny Rockets one afternoon and for $5.95 per person we sampled everything. They continue to bring you French fries and Onion rings. You couldn't beat the price for that and the Milk Shakes YUMMY!
Now for the down side (other than leaving) -
Dining room attire - It is disheartening that they continue to allow T-shirts and shorts. Every night there was a table of four who wore such clothing, even formal night. They have a sign right out front indicating no Tshirts, Shorts or swimming attire in the dining room why not enforce it.
Disembarkation - They no longer have all the luggage in sections. They disembark based on numbers and times. The luggage arrives on a conveyer belt and does not arrive early. If you need an early departure time do not hesitate to get you another tag with a lower number We almost missed our transportation to the airport because of this. The compass indicates if you leave before your number is called your luggage WILL NOT be ready for pickup and they mean it. Other than those two things I would sail her again but to the Eastern Caribbean. The ship is well maintained and is plenty big enough for us.