Very enjoyable cruise: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by cruizluver
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Very enjoyable cruise
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
We had balcony cabins and were very pleased with the size of the cabins with lots of storage and closet space. The bathrooms were larger than some we have encountered so we were pleased with that!! Our room steward was also remarkable, keeping us equipped with ice, wine glasses, etc the first day and every day thereafter. The 'towel animals' were an added enjoyment.
Entertainment was also very good. We were not aware that the ice skating show would be available at night in lieu of a production so we made reservations to see the ice show in the afternoon, which meant there was no show in the evening. We did miss that attraction but ended up going to the Schooner Bar and enjoyed the piano player there. We didn't really go to the other bars so can't comment on them. We enjoyed the usual 'Marriage Game' and of course 'The Quest' is not to be missed--it was hilarious!!
The pool areas were comfortable and although we didn't spend a lot of time on deck, we didn't have a problem finding chairs. We were surprised that we had to check out beach towels and would be charged if not turned in at the close of the cruise. There were some that had some problems on the last day, as they had turned in their towels but it hadn't registered so that charge showed up on their bill--which meant standing in a long line at guest services the last day.
There were a lot of children on our cruise but they were well behaved and we didn't feel they were an inconvenience at all. In fact we enjoyed watching them try the 'flow rider' and other activities. Of course the fact that we all have grandchildren may have been a factor in enjoying the young people.
All in all, we were very pleased with our cruise and would consider Royal Caribbean for another cruise. This size ship was a comfortable fit for us--we don't care for any larger than this. We felt the ports we visited were good--we have been to all three previously but my sister and her husband hadn't so they enjoyed them. We did visit Maho Beach this time and it isn't to be missed--quite a site having the planes come right over the beach area. We just walked around in St. Thomas, and CocoCay was spent on the beach and the water.
We did like the option of having our gratuities paid on our sea pass account or with envelopes, which we prefer, since we like to give extra to those that served us in the dining room as well as our room steward. Less
Cabin review: E1 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Very satisfied with our balcony cabin. Lots of storage room and hangers. Bathroom and shower was roomy with lots of room for make-up etc. The balcony was large enough for the two of us plus our traveling companions so we could enjoy some time to visit before dinner with a glass of wine!! It was nice to be close to the elevator as my sister has some problem with walking long distances. Cabin was quiet, bed was very comfortable.Read All Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E1) Reviews >>
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