19 May 2013 - Great sailing on Freedom of the Seas!: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by djmaurice
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19 May 2013 - Great sailing on Freedom of the Seas!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
EMBARKATION: this was such a breeze. From the time we got off of our shuttle, I think we were on board in 15 minutes. We arrived at 1230 and I figured that it'd be high traffic time; but if it was, we couldn't tell. Port Canaveral was on their A+ game!
SHIP: Spectacular. It was much bigger than what we were used to, and everything was in superb condition. We only felt congested during the last 2 sea days, but we were okay with that. The Promenade was great for walking around and getting a snack. The top deck was split up great for what ever style More you're looking for (relax, party, kid zone).
DINING: The Windjammer buffets and main dining room were as we expected: good quality. We did the 8pm dining and it was nice to be just adults. The windjammer had plenty of tables situated along windows.
ROOM: it was everything that we needed. The bed was very comfortable & the bathroom was spacious enough for me (i'm 6'7"). I did miss having a balcony; but for the price, we couldn't beat this room. Plus it was cool to have a view of the promenade and see all the action. Only once did it actually wake me up. After a day of zip lining, I crashed hard at 930pm. Well they had a dance party at 10:30pm and I could hear it for about 20 minutes. But if it were a regular night, I would have still been up/out.
SERVICE: everyone was great. Room attendant, dining staff, primary staff...all of them!
CONS: the only thing I wish we had more of was romantic "Under the stars" type events. They had a HUGE big-screen TV on the top deck, but rarely used it. Why not throw up some old-school romantic movies or have slow dance music. Oh, and the comedians they had were horrible. Not funny at all. Less
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