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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by Mermaid107: Freedom of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean


Mermaid107
1 Review
Member Since 2008
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Freedom of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean

Sail Date: October 2009
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral

Would the crowds be overwhelming? Would we spend most of our time standing in line? Shoulder-to-shoulder with other passengers? Searching for seats at every event? We needn't have worried and should have known better - because the folks at RCCL really have their act together.

The staff was superior to any of the dozen-plus cruises we have taken in the past. The dining, show times, and special events are all designed to maximize the comfort and ease of the guest. With an increased number of passengers on this beautiful vessel, we stood in line less than we ever had, and never had difficulty finding comfortable seats for any show. The search for lounge chairs on deck (near the pool) continues to be the eternal challenge, but you could easily find one on the upper deck if you wanted sun. We tried each of the specialty restaurants and found them to be extraordinary in both offerings and service.

Cruise cabins are notorious for being small, but we are only there to sleep More and change clothes because we're out enjoying the offerings of the ship - so how much space do you really need? The new, rounded shower stalls with the sliding doors are an improvement to being attacked by a shower curtain, and the closet was nice and roomy. We also had plenty of space in the cabin for our toiletries & other belongings. There were "ship noises" but we never heard a single passenger or crew member in he hallway at any time. It was a very quiet area.

The ship offered lots of entertaining activity options like miniature golf, the climbing wall, the Flow Rider (which is as much fun to watch as to try) and other organized games & challenges. You could occupy yourself every moment if you wanted to, or relax peacefully, reading on a lounge in the solarium, glancing up to watch the ocean rolling by while sipping a martini. The Royal Promenade was fabulous - giving you shopping, a pub, a wine bar and 24-hour snacking options in the form of a cafe and pizzeria.

All-in-all, this was one of our best cruises ever, and confirms for us why we rank RCCL at the top of our list. Less


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Cabin review: Freedom of the Seas 7219

Cruise cabins are notorious for being small, but we are only there to sleep and change clothes because we're out enjoying the offerings of the ship - so how much space do you really need? The new, rounded shower stalls with the sliding doors are an improvement to being attacked by a shower curtain, and the closet was nice and roomy. We also had plenty of space in the cabin for our toiletries & other belongings. There were "ship noises" but we never heard a single passenger or crew member in he hallway at any time. It was a very quiet area.

Port and Shore Excursions


Our St. Thomas tour was a great combination of fun at the beach and island history. After seeing beautiful vistas from the heights of the island, we traveled down to Megan's Bay, and could easily see why it is touted one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world by National Geographic. After swimming, sunning & enjoying the breathtaking scenery, we boarded our open-air bus and went to Blackbeard's Tower where we then toured several installations on foot at our leisure and wound up back in town where we could shop or taxi back to the ship. We'd been to St. Thomas before, but many, many years ago. Our last visit there in the late 80's left us with the impression that it was getting a bit "seedy" due to the drug culture. We were happy to find that had changed and we felt very comfortable; that's nice, because it's really a beautiful island.
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