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firelife98's Port Reviews of Labadee, Falmouth, Cozumel
Freedom of the Seas cruise in December 2013
Member Name: firelife98
Cruise Date: December 2013
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: firelife98's Freedom of the Seas Review
Labadee
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Being the first stop on the cruise and also the first time that we have been at this port, our hopes were low. However, after taking the time to walk around, it was clear that this was going to be a great day. On one side, the beach is "open" to the ocean and the other side it is clearly protected and calm. We found our place for the day and immediately went in to the water. We also took the time to try the water slide and overall, it was disappointing. From the description, we expected something more with the slide, but it was slow and not worth waiting in line for. (I hope that this is improved and possible another slide added before our next visit)
Other exciting options on this island are the Zip-line (Could not try due to the weight restrictions thta my son's did not meet), roller coaster and "water park". The water park consists of different floating items that you can play on.
Overall, this was a beautiful stop and look forward to our next visit to hopefully try the zip-line, roller coaster, and possibly a new water slide.



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Falmouth
Dunn's River Falls Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Being that my son's had not seen Dunns River Falls, this was an essential tour. However, it was "rough" getting to the falls from the port due to the fact that it is over 1-hour away. To compound the situation, when we arrived, the crowds were overwhelming to say the least. When we were making our way up the falls (In a line hand to hand), we had no room to move due to the amount of people that were here. With the crowds, it made our climbing very difficult and a few people fell when being pushed by others.
I am glad that we did complete this as a family, but wish that we did not have the 1-hour+ ride or the major crowds.




Tubing Rating: 2.0 out of 5+

After the Dunn's River falls adventure, we then made our way to the White River for tubing. Our expectations were high based on the description, but ultimately were disapointed. After making our way down to the river, we started down some minor rapids, which turned out to be the only rapids. From this point we floated around with the guides standing in the water to make sure we continued flowing down river.
Finally we made it to the end and left the water at a beach, which was unfortunate to say the least. From this point, we were to have lunch at a resort, which turned out to be "awful". Not only was the facilities disgusting, but the food was even worse.
After an hour at this "resort" we made the 1-hour+ trip back to the ship.




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Cozumel
Snorkeling Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Though it rained for portions of the trip, we still have a great time. One negative (Not explained in description) was that we had to walk to the start of the tour, which was (10) minutes or so away from the International Cruise port. But once we started, it was fun from then on. We stopped at a ruin replica of an old lighthouse and was give some history of the construction and use. We then proceeded along the main road to the Blue beach. We had time to relax, snorkle and swim. It was beautiful. We then proceeded along the main road into the "jungle" where we had some fun in the mud and on the pathways. We finished the trip at another beach and relaxing area, where the rain unfortunately started. Overall a great experience and the guides were very knowledgable.




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