Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by sweetamyl

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by sweetamyl
Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Member Name: sweetamyl
Cruise Date: August 2011
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: GS
Cabin Number: 1598
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
See More About: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews | Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews | Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        Under 3 1.0
        10-12 1.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 4.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Expedia
Avoya Travel
Travelocity.com
CruiseDirector.com
iCruise.com
Cruise.com
Direct Line Cruises
Priceline.com
American Discount Cruises
CheapCruises.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow
red arrow


Ship Facts: Freedom of the Seas Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Freedom of the Seas Deck Plans
Freedom of the Seas with a 2 year old
Our experience on RCI, Freedom of the Seas, was wonderful. As many before me have explained about the process of embarkation and disembarkation I won't touch on that as they are pretty accurate. However, traveling with a toddler is what I will give you a perceptive of on our cruise. We traveled with an 11 year old and a 2 year old.

Food - they had plenty of a variety at breakfast and lunch for him to choose for. Dinner they had their own special kids menu with things such as mac n' cheese, spaghetti, chicken strips, French fries, apples, fruit etc. He really enjoyed their French fries more than anything! I think between French fries and Jello he Jwas all set. We did find it easy to get milk for his nightly drink either room service otherwise for breakfast they offered apple juice and at lunch he liked the strawberry kiwi drink (like a crystal light type of drink).

Activities - we did go to the open play group for tots. However, it consisted of a mat with Fisher Price toys on it and that was it. They had farms, tractors, and Little People for them to play with. However, he did enjoy the arcade, swimming/H20 zone, and some shows. The arcade was huge and had everything from skeet ball to car racing to games where claws pick up things. The H20 zone was just as fun as if he was at a water park. The kids splash pool was small, about 3 inches deep, and did have one sprinkler for them to enjoy (this is for those who are not potty trained). The magic show caught his attention with all the lights, tricks, and characters performing. On the Promandae he did enjoy looking at the cows above Ben & Jerrys, the pizza at Sorento's and the Dream Works parades. He even enjoyed ice skating!

Room - they did have a port a crib put up for him that he slept in (some nights); with the curtains drawn it made the room nice and dark for nap time.

Travel - I suggest an umbrella stroller rather than a big one. When you get off in the different ports it makes it easier to be folded and put in a cab, taxi, or shuttle. They try to cram as many people into one so room is limited. Around the ship we didn't use our stroller - he enjoyed walking up/down the stairs, going over the lighted bridge on deck 5, or yes running up/down the hallways.

We did run into a couple that wished they would have brought their 18 month old son when they saw how much fun our son was having. It was a great experience to share with our kids.


Publication Date: 09/09/11
More Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Freedom of the Seas review Read the next Freedom of the Seas review

Like This Review?



Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Freedom of the Seas Review
Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals
Royal Caribbean Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.