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Cruise review of Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas

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Hotel and travel to port& embarkation We did get much time to assess this hotel, as we would normally do but we received a very well organised and swift to locate you to your room service. Arrived at the Crowne Plaza late on the 20th March and found it pleasantly inviting as it was close to the airport, which had low air craft noise heard. We had a second floored room nearest the roadside and didn't even hear the traffic flow either, maybe that's because we travelled 23 hours. The room required a little up dating mainly in the bathroom and the room air freshened but what mattered was the bed, and it was comfortable to have a good night sleep, as we got to take a good size bed each. The hotel restaurant staff understood that you were a long travelling passenger and had a quick catered and affordable light snack foods service. They were very pleasant to welcome you, not like the CBP immigration officers at the patrol desks in the Orlando airport, which I feel was very robotically operated without the genuine welcome into the States. The CBP had a very annoying constant running video and did not have much consideration to seating for the less able and dead tired children in their parents arms. The queue system needs to be reviewed rather than letting everyone stand there for hours, after coming off long haul flights and especially when more than one flight comes in at once. The travel to port was filled with anticipation and fantastic excitement. The awaiting coach was well rotated and took us swiftly to the port. I eagerly wanted off the bus but you have to listen to the first of the mature RCC staff before heading into the terminal. Heeding this advice, to have all essential documentation to hand can help you through the long queue more efficiently. I was continually surprised to see that the staff remained as the mature age group of 50plus in attendance throughout the terminal. It sure did give it a warm friendlier feeling. Day 1. Sunday Started our cruise on the 21st of March after arriving a day earlier from Belfast. We had a journey that was via London Gatwick, connected to and flew with Virgin Airways. Virgin Air hostess attention was much more attentive than our returning flight, as this staff, were very hap hazard to serve you with lame memories to what you asked off them. To step on the Freedom, was literally that, Freedom for a caring special need mum that hadn't had a holiday for years. The whole experience to be on the Freedom and to see, for the first time my new C&C thread made friends tied my stomach in knots and I also found it hard to adjust to meal times with sea legs. My tip here is definitely, be prepared, with travel sickness medication, as many resorted to seeking medical attention on board. It was reported to me, to get acupressure patches, cost you and don't effectively work. Day two: at sea day but it rain and rained through a storm front with thunder and lightening right through the night until we arrived the next morning in Haiti. The first formal night made up for all of this, cause as I gracefully treaded everywhere on the ship, dressed in a gold gown with eyes on me to know my" Ladyship of Lochaber Scotland" was definitely noticed. Freedom comments about C&C
Freedom of the Seas Cruises to the Western Caribbean
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Cabin review: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Stateroom Cabin E2, "the hump", the spacious balcony and the deluxe room contouring from the upper forming decks where the hot tub are positioned. We found the stateroom shower area impeccably kept and the power shower had fantastic water pressure. Bring less shower gel too, as I was impressed by the soap dispenser with a mini drying line for your smalls inside the shower cabinet. The stateroom had a standard self keyed in control safe and reasonable cost mini bar with an impressive low cost for ironing your special formal wear. This type of state room is very ideal for first timer cruisers, to not have "the getting lost" position. The status of this balcony cabin could do with a reclining chair rather that the standard rubber strapped chair which aren't comfortable and hurt if you have sunburn. The balcony table are useless as they are not stable enough, especially if wanting breakfast with the room serving tray. We ended up using the glass stateroom table instead. There's a lobby area with the lifts to the right, outside your door but Do not expect ANY corridor and stairway noise. What was comfortable and will be memorable as the memory foam topper on the joining roomy beds eased those tired adventurous and dancing legs. My main pet hate was the hair driers, as they have only one speed and overheat setting and it is very tiring on the arm, as you have to keep pressing the "on switch" to get consistent airflow to style your hair.
Published 04/13/10
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