First Time on Freedom: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by gvlguys
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First Time on Freedom
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The entertainment was great, although the cruise director, Graham Seymour was a little bit too much. Kory Simon at the Schooner Bar was excellent.
Labadee More was very much like Coco Cay. The zip line was way overpriced ($98.00/ ride). The shops in the main center were good, but the row of individual shops in the village were rip offs. I purchased a cane, and was very frustrated that security confiscated it upon re-entering the ship. They were very half hazard in the way they did this. A female friend traveling with us, also holding a cane, walked right past security.
We did the early departure (Cary your own luggage off with you). I was skeptical at first when I saw yet another line to get off of the ship, but when they allowed us to depart at 7am, we were off of the ship in 30 seconds. However, we had to go to claims to get my cane. The port workers did not know what they were doing. We were sent back and forth to 3 different doors, carrying our luggage mind you, before we were finally pointed to the right place for claims. Many people use early departure for a reason, and ours was totally defeated because we had to wait for 25 minutes while the security person methodically (and slowly, I might add) alphabetized all of the claim items on a table before she would allow us to walk in and get my cane. SO, at 7:45, I finally had retrieved my cane from Haiti, and were on our way back to the hotel.
Even thought there were some disappointments on this cruise, we plan on going Labor Day, Eastern Caribbean on FOS next year. Less
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