Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by alxpro: Fresh from Freedom of the Seas!
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Fresh from Freedom of the Seas!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Our Balcony room was fantastic. It was roomy, and smelled very clean and fresh upon entering. This particular room was the first room in the front of the ship on the left side, so the view was great having no neighbors on one side of us. Pat, our Stateroom attendant was sweet. She cleaned up after us, even folding our laundry if it was left on the floor. Our room was cleaned and attended to 3 times a day, fresh ice, towels, sheets, etc.
Pool area was nice, but crowded. The pool water after a few days was kind of nasty. Cloudy with foamy dirt bubbles on the top. We only went into the pool once because of this. With the breeze we really didn't need to be in the water. The hot tubs were ALWAYS clean and hot!!
The food: Well, we give it a C minus all around in Windjammer and Main Dining. Nice presentation in MDR, but tasteless, not enough flavor. If we didn't like it, we sent it back and got another entree to try, as there were several to choose from every night. Our Waiters More and Wait Staff were lovely people who treated us with the utmost courtesy & respect. Rose, Didi and "the Sippy, Sippy Guy", Joseph we love you all. For a wonderful lunch skip Windjammer on sail days for MDR salad bar...best salad ever. Breakfast in MDR is better than WJ any day but most days were not up early enough to partake. Room service was quick, but the coffee wasn't very hot.
Ports: CoCo Cay: C minus. Seagulls are aggressive especially when the food got served. We did not eat after seeing a woman get attacked by seagulls who wanted her hamburger. I also got pooped on as the seagulls are everywhere and low flying. Snorkeling is boring here; nothing to see. Not enough chairs, drinks were not tasty and very overpriced.
St. Thomas: A. Beautiful Island. We did the sail-away excursion to Honeymoon Bay and Christmas Cove with BONES which was fun.
St. Maartin: A. Mountains, scenic, crystal clear turquoise waters. We did the Extreme Zip Line at Loterie Farms.
Overall 7 day cruise rating: B Plus. Would definitely go again Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
St.Martin is beautiful to look at. Very Mountainous. We decided to do the Extreme Zip Line Adventure with Loterie Farms. A 25 minute cab ride thru the mountains was nice, and the scenery once we got to the top was like nothing I've ever seen. Our cab driver was back to pick us up at the alloted time with plenty of time to get back to the ship.
St. Thomas: A. Beautiful Island. We did the sailaway excursion to Honeymoon Bay and Christmas Cove with BONES which was fun. We snorkeled in Crystal clear waters and saw lots of turtles and rays and fish. BONES captains were very knowledgeable about the water and fish. Sailing was fun and we ate a delicious lunch at Christmas Cove. It was worth the $99 a person we paid. Plus all the crew members are cute, cute, cute!!!
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