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Freedom of the Seas - Western Caribbean

Sail Date: September 2007
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
Our cruise was 09/30/07 to 10/07/07. The first night the seas were really rough, but no one in my group was seasick, something to be said about their stabilizers.

First port: Labadee, Haiti. This is quite possibly the most beautiful place we have traveled to. We took the Historic Walking Tour, learned interesting history about the island. The water was beautiful and warm.

Second port: Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Not as beautiful as Haiti, but a pretty island. We took the Dunns River Falls & Green Grotto caves excursion. Other than the fact that they take too many people up the falls at one time, we had a great time. The cave tour was really fun, especially with the rum punch at the end. Make sure you buy a bottle of Rum Cream before you leave port, also the Jamaican Coffee is a third of the price in Ocho Rios than when you get to Grand Cayman.

Third port: Georgetown, Grand Cayman. I had the highest expectations for Georgetown, but it really isn't any More different than going to Nassau. We picked up a few souvenirs and got back on the ship.

Fourth Port: Cozumel, Mexico. We took the Mayan Trail & Hidden Temple tour. We did see a few small pyramids and temples, but our guide did not take us to see "El Castillo" as had been advertised. Instead he took us back to Playa Del Carmen to wait 1 1/2 hours for the ferry back to the ship. The plant life in the jungle on the tour was beautiful, but we were not impressed with Playa Del Carmen. We filed a complaint with the Explorations desk the next day and were given a partial refund immediately. Royal Caribbean wants to keep their customers happy and coming back.

The days at sea were fun, the solarium is great for adults, no kids allowed in the hot tub or pool. Johnny Rockets was one of the best experiences we had on the ship, the staff was friendly and we were the only ones up there that night, they performed a song and dance for us, it's worth the $3.95 cover charge. For vegetarians like me, the make a great boca burger. The cruise director was hilarious, does a great dance routine in the closing show you have to see.

Our cabin was perfect for my husband and I. Plenty of space to store our suitcases, the bathroom had enough space for both of us to use the sink at the same time, the balcony was well worth the money. Less

Published 10/08/07

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