DISAPPOINTED AT FIRST: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by SAM'S MOM MOM

Freedom of the Seas 4
Member Since 2011

Overall Member Rating


Sail Date: August 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Other
We left port in the middle of a hurricane! Also missed the Bahama stop because of this. I felt we should have stopped on the way back but never happened!
Last year we were on the Allure and were really let down by the size of this ship! The worst was the food! In no way was it even close to the Allure. Not enough choices and too mant repeats!The quality was also poor.
As far as the upkeep it needs work. The carpet in the elevators is well worn, glass was shattered and in the main dining room a window was broken also.
When I was on the Allure the staff was constantly wiping things down. Also
at dinner no one was made to sanitize before entering the dining room.
Our cabin was NOISEY!!!! We could hear every noise our neighbors made. The running in the halls, not a restful time.
I feel that passengers with children should all be put in a separate area.
Also we had a family sitting behind us at every meal, screaming crying,etc.
We never could even hold a More conversation. Put all kids in the same dining room!!!!
Over all I can't say it was a terrible cruise. The staff was WONDERFUL, but it was not the Allure.
Do not go on the bigger ships first! You will be disappointed.
We were actually bored at night,we walked the Promenade in 10 minutes. Not enough shops, or things to do.
But once again, just do not have high expectations and have a good time! Less

Published 09/09/12

Cabin review: E17306 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin size was fine! Closet was ample, balcony was nice. The glass on the balcony was never wiped down the whole time we were there. My cabin was too NOISEY!!!! We never got a bit of sleep until late at night. We could hear everything in the next cabin. Once again I feel familes with children should be put in a separate area,especially at dinner.

Read All Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E1) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions

We were put on a bus and it was very hard to see the sights. We stopped for an hour to shop, which was ok. Then we went to Orient Beach for the afternoon. We were given a coin for lunch. We only had a choice of two items! I had the chicken which was too dry to swallow! No drink was offered as part of lunch. This was not a cheap tour and feel we should have been given a better lunch! The beach accommodations were just ok,$4.00 for an umbrella.

We toured on an open bus and had a great time!!
Read 4002 St. Thomas Reviews

Compare Prices on Freedom of the Seas Eastern Caribbean Cruises

Read more Freedom of the Seas cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Freedom of the Seas Review >>

Compare Prices on Freedom of the Seas Eastern Caribbean Cruises

Member Since 2011
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See Freedom of the Seas deals up to 82% off:

October Deals
Freedom of the Seas 80% Loved It

14 Night Transatlantic Cruise
See all Freedom of the Seas Deals >>