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croaziera
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
544 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my second TA and first with Royal Caribbean. It was cruise #34 for me and it was my most enjoyable so far. I will break down this review in categories, to make it easier to read and understand. I will post videos of the entire ... Read more
tapestrylady
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had been on the Freedom of the Seas on a few other occasions. The ship is large enough with a variety of activities for a long cruise. Our balcony room was spacious and well maintained by the staff. The health spa on the eleventh ... Read more
Ridger
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
The room w as spacious we enjoyed the large balcony and the view from the back of the ship even if it was a long walk.Our steward Wesley was efficient and friendly.Our dining room servers were good and everything was in a timely manner. ... Read more
osalazar
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise because of its Port-au- Calls, which I had not visited before. It was somewhat inconvenient as it sailed from San Juan, PR and we live in Miami, thus had to fly in the day before (the same day flight was leaving at 7 ... Read more
jefarl
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,032 forum post
Sailed April 2017
We took this TA ( our 4th TA) because of the ports and cost. We had a balcony on Deck 8 which was spacious and more storage than we expected. Our CRuiseCritic roll call was very active and we participated in many events through the cruise, ... Read more
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teoder
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We like cruises with more sea days and less ports. Transatlantic is perfect for that. We had 8 days at sea and we really enjoyed that. There was a great band on the ship so we danced almost every night. The Ice Skating show was excellent. ... Read more
fvandewouwer
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
610 forum posts
2 helpful votes
the Freedom of the Seas : our first cruise 11 years ago was on this wonderful vessel and it still is a beautiful ship with wonderful staff great staterooms a variety of entertainment and amazing choice of fresh food, we loved our second ... Read more
lovetosail
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Excellent trans-Atlantic cruising experience on Freedom of the Seas We just returned from a two week Portugal and Spain trans-Atlantic cruise on the RCL Freedom of the Seas. This was our first cruise on the Freedom and fourth in this ... Read more
jakd4
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
42 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Love Transatlantic Cruises, we chose this itinerary for the ports and 8 days at sea, there is nothing better than being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with no commitments. Unfortunately RCI missed the point on this cruise by far. The ... Read more
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SusieCruiseAddict
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have completed many Transatlantics including a previous one on Jewel of the Seas. We particularly like the relaxing sea days and getting to know other passengers, so joining activities onboard is a big plus for us. Embarkation and ... Read more
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SargassoPirate
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
388 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The embarkation got us off to a rough start. As Diamond Plus, we were seated in an "exclusive" area and started boarding right after the suites and pinnacles. We soon ground to a halt in the cattle chutes for Australian ... Read more
TDDownes
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is my 8th cruise with RCI. First one was back in 1997 on Majesty. Over the years I have seen a lot of changes, some not really for the better. It felt a bit like a Butlins at sea at times. I picked this cruise for the itinerary and ... Read more
Murfee33
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
47 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Initially we saw the Tailor Made promotion, and it seemed a good price for the package. Unfortunately there were snags. We were offered the option of returning by indirect flights from singapore to Hong Kong, and from there back to UK, ... Read more
bobanderson
Member Since 2017
1 review
Specifically chose this cruise as a means of visiting French Polynesia (Tahiti, Morea and Bora Bora). Booking, registration and embarkation all handled with ease - somewhat disappointed with the tired and dated condition of stateroom - ... Read more
mlncarr
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
For our 50th Anniversary we wanted to take a Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise from Tampa to Barcelona; with a Back-to-back from Barcelona to Venice to Barcelona. We've been on this particular cruise several times and just enjoy this ... Read more
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Lyndela
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2017
Good value for a 16 day cruise. However, RC has apparently achieved that by cutting back on the budget for stage shows. There were only 2 evening and 1 daytime ensemble show; much smaller ensemble than in the past. The remainder of the ... Read more
SpikeUK
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I've done a few TransAtlantic crossing with RC and other lines. Over the last ten years standards seem to have dropped. Cabin was fine if dated. TV system was old and outdated compared with what is available now almost everywhere ... Read more
McBlaze911
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Funny how we had come across this cruise. This was a post retirement cruise originally booked on a 22 day Holland American TA which cruised through the Mediterranean and ended in Rome. Back in August we were advised that the Oosterdam's ... Read more
Jan6253
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise to accompany our family and friends. First 7 days were sea days - great shows, great activities, and lots of relaxation. The crew on Serenade is simply amazing - smiles and greetings from all. The ship is due for refurb ... Read more
Gigi Peggy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary. We were disappointed to be diverted from France secondary to a port strike. The planned D-Day excursion was to be the highlight for my husband. The ship staff did a great job in setting up ... Read more
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fluffy owl
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Travelling with my husband who is confined to a wheelchair was very, very good on this cruise. Our room was perfect for accessibilty. Complimentary breakfast room service was exactly right. We were disappointed when we understood ... Read more
jcooper
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Great ports of call though our stop in LeHavre, France was changed to Dover, England due to a strike at the port. We were price gouged with the new shore excursions offered for Dover and didn't get much for our money. Very disappointed! ... Read more
Molly2005
Member Since 2009
1 review
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Last minute deal in our email box caught my eye. The price, the "close to home" port and the itinerary added up "to let's take a chance on this transatlantic to Barcelona." This is our 4th TA, and the weather was less ... Read more
Jsuecruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Wanted to visit ports in Italy so travelled across from Tampa the trip across was relaxing and had lots of fun people. The crew provided so many activities that I hardly had time to sit and read. Shows and entertainment was the best we ... Read more
Cruise 17
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Have been on 3 Royal Caribbean Cruises. Took almost an hour to board the ship. Cabin was neat and clean but had noise issues that they could not repair. The wood panels in the back of the room at the head of the bed would rub and make a ... Read more
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