Trip Report: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by G8R62
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Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Our itinerary was the usual 7 day Eastern Caribbean route: Port Canaveral, Coco Cay, Sea Day, St Thomas, St Martin, Sea Day, Sea Day, Port Canaveral. We've been on this route many times, we rarely get off - I did get off in St Thomas for 20 or 30 minutes to buy a couple of shirts. Good days for naps More and hot tub visits.
As usual we spent almost all of our time in the casino. I had a complimentary entry into a high roller slot tourney - lots of fun. This cruise really set all records for us. It was the best, most fun we've had in 57 cruises. The casino staff was really outstanding, the dealers and especially our favorite host Andreea. I cannot say enough about Andreea; she is the hardest working, most likable and most impressive host in the Royal Caribbean fleet - we really love her.
The Freedom of the Seas has the best attitude crew we've seen - all very friendly, smiling and helpful. You would have been in hysterics laughing if you had been at the table when the Food & Beverage Director was dealing Three Card Poker - he dealt my wife a triplicate (pays 30X), followed by a straight flush (pays 40X) and then a straight (pays 6X). The F&B Director was in shock. This is a very good idea, having the senior officers deal for a half hour or so, everyone enjoys seeing these people up close and personal.
I played: Let It Ride (W), Three Card Poker (W), Blackjack (L), Craps (L), Video Poker (W), Three Reel Slots (W). My wife played; Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Video Poker and Three Reel Slots. I believe we broke even for the seven days.
Another good friend picked up us about 8:00 am and delivered us home about 10 minutes later. Very nice to live so close to the Cruise Terminals. Less
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