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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by dt12201

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Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Member Name: dt12201
Cruise Date: December 2011
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: D3
Cabin Number: 6372
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        13-15 3.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Great Ship for the Whole Family
Overall the Ship has be updated with a ton of great features, including a jumbo tron TV by the pool, 3D movies and touch screen monitors by the stair wells. The ship was big enough to find a secluded location, but also included a ton of wonderful activities. We love the Flow-rider, Golf Course, Hot Tubs, Jumbo Tron TVs and the ice skating rink. The 12 year old boys spent most of their time on the Flow-rider (Both Boogie / Stand-up Boards). The teenage girls did a little bit of everything from Flow-rider to Hot Tubs. Overall the kids normally had plenty to do.

Sometimes it was difficult to keep to the ships agenda for ice skating or movies, but overall it was a good time. They could have utilized the ice skating rink and jumbo tron a lot more. Also the screening room for movies is a joke, it is a small room with 50 chairs and a small TV. They need a better midsized room for movies. We did the My Time dining and still had the same waiter the whole time. Our two port stops were nothing special and were extremely shot (6-7 hours), so it was hard to do much. The Tender boats to Grand Cayman took forever, make sure you get a low tender ticket number, otherwise you will be waiting for hours. Cozumel cabs can be a big pain when you first hit the port (long confusing lines). The food was excellent each night and the buffet was quite large.

Overall my biggest complaint was the access to water and drinks on the ship (Go to buffet or 5Th floor). Also the ice cream line was a joke, all they had was a small machine on the pool deck and it was closed most of the day. It looked like they tried to put in self service pop machines, but they closed them 1/2 halfway thru our cruise. They did push drinks from the bar pretty hard during the day, I got a little tired of saying "NO Thank You".

Overall the entertainment was good, ice skating show was great, Flow-rider is great (but long lines), food was good, service was excellent and we will be back.

Publication Date: 01/01/12
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