Swine Flu IS on these ships!: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by CeeBeeGee
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Swine Flu IS on these ships!
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
I bought Royal Caribbean's $25 port and shopping guide. Don't do it! I thought it was a rip-off. The freebies it gets you are junk, and it appears to just be a gimmick to get you to go into some of the stores. I felt like I was on a scavenger hunt to make up for the money I spent on the book. All I really got were some tiny gemstones that I can't really do anything with.
After saying all that I've said...We absolutely loved our cruise! The ship is incredible, the staff was great, and we enjoyed all of the stops. Cozumel was our favorite, although that's most likely where we were infected with the swine flu virus. We intend to cruise with Royal Caribbean again. It's not their fault we got sick. I only wish that someone had at least contacted us about the situation.
Our first port was Labadee, Haiti, RCI's private island. The beach was beautiful, and my teenaged boys loved the water activities available (trampoline, slides, inflatable icebergs, etc.). We didn't have to book any of this until we arrived on the island. Several of us went to the little shopping area...bad move. The vendors hassled us to buy things and even put necklaces, bracelets, etc. on us! We felt we had to either buy the jewelry or give it back. The pushiness unnerved me, so I went back to the beach! Luckily we brought our own small cooler of water and soft drinks to the island. Bottled water was very expensive! Less
Cabin review: L Interior Stateroom
Interior cabins (L) are pretty small. The showers are tiny! However, the cabin was very quiet. I slept great. We were on Deck 10, which was a great location. We just had to walk up one flight of stairs to the Windjammer, Pool, and Fitness Center.Read All Interior Stateroom (L) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Very Port Intensive as Expecte...
Very busy, Lots of walking!!