Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by SunnySailor66: Kudo's to RCI's Freedom

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SunnySailor66
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Kudo's to RCI's Freedom

Sail Date: May 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

This was our first cruise of the Freedom of the Seas (FOS) and we found all services, food, entertainment and crew to be much improved from our last trip on the Navigator. From embarkation to disembarkation,our every encounter with staff was a pleasure and the cleanliness of the terminal and the entire ship was evidence of attention to detail.

Our food service was slow on 2 nights and trying to order a cocktail in the dining room was frustrating. The waiter would ask if you would like something to drink and then had to get someone else to bring it. It's better to get your libation in one of the bars first and take it to the dining room. The food was very good and cooked and served just as requested and my allergy to onions was closely monitored.

The aerial show with Agnes & Peter, the ice show, the Nelson Brother's, the comedian Craig Carmean and of course, our cruise director, were all first class. All in all, there were more fun things to see & do then More time but that's always the case so we're going to book longer cruises in the future.

The excursion in Labadee was enjoyable as always but too short.

We're already planning our next RCI adventures and hope someday the Mexican Riviera cruises will be back. Less


Published 05/14/11

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