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This was our first cruise with RCI and Freedom of the Seas. We arrived at the port about 10:15. The embarkation process started at 11:00 for the newbies. We were not allowed to go to our cabin until 1:30. Lunch was being served in the Windjammer buffet. After we ate, we we were allowed in our cabin and then went on deck for the sail-away. We had signed up for the Murder Mystery Dinner. The food was okay with as much wine as you wanted. There was no audience participation as we expected. We would not do this again. Over the next week we explored the ship and all the amenities. It was fun to watch participants try the flow-rider($). There was rock climbing($), mini-golf, basketball, children's arcade($), children's water park, adult pool, and other nice amenities. The promenade was very crowded in the evening and on sea days. Some of the eating areas were free, for others were was a charge. There was a promenade party one evening and a children's parade with the Dreamworks characters another afternoon. Although these were fun events, it was very crowded. The promenade idea was not a favorite of ours. All in all, The food was not as good as we have had on other cruise lines. The entertainment was excellent. The cruise director, Casey Pelter, was one of the best we have had on any cruise. We had a good time.This is a beautiful ship!

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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by Computer Lady

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This was our first cruise with RCI and Freedom of the Seas. We arrived at the port about 10:15. The embarkation process started at 11:00 for the newbies. We were not allowed to go to our cabin until 1:30. Lunch was being served in the Windjammer buffet. After we ate, we we were allowed in our cabin and then went on deck for the sail-away. We had signed up for the Murder Mystery Dinner. The food was okay with as much wine as you wanted. There was no audience participation as we expected. We would not do this again. Over the next week we explored the ship and all the amenities. It was fun to watch participants try the flow-rider($). There was rock climbing($), mini-golf, basketball, children's arcade($), children's water park, adult pool, and other nice amenities.

The promenade was very crowded in the evening and on sea days. Some of the eating areas were free, for others were was a charge. There was a promenade party one evening and a children's parade with the Dreamworks characters another afternoon. Although these were fun events, it was very crowded. The promenade idea was not a favorite of ours. All in all, The food was not as good as we have had on other cruise lines. The entertainment was excellent. The cruise director, Casey Pelter, was one of the best we have had on any cruise. We had a good time.This is a beautiful ship!
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Cabin Review

Cabin A2612
We had an ocean view cabin. It was small! Our soft-sided suitcases could not fit under the bed. So, they were just standing in the cabin taking up even more valuable space. The window was over the bed, not to the side. We could not look down through the window. Our cabin stewart was excellent!
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Private Resort Day Pass
    This was a beautiful beach with lounge chairs under palapas. There was a very nice pool and large covered patio area. Included in the price was a four course meal which was excellent! You were given a menu to make selections. It was all you could drink too! The drinks were very good and the service was excellent! My only complaint was we could not hear the Mexican music which was being played by the pool. The people in back of us brought their own music which was country! It wasn't loud but not what we wanted to listen to. We were in Mexico!!!!
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  • Beach
    There were announcements on the ship saying that we only needed, our towel, sunscreen and ship card. Luckily, I had a little money with me but only a few $1 bills. The people on the beach were more than willing to help lead us to the perfect spot and get lounges and cabanas. However, they were hanging around to be tipped! I didn't mind tipping but we were told all we needed was our ship card! The beach was beautiful but there rocks in the water. Bring beach shoes! The venders On the side street were very aggressive until you stood your ground.
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  • Semi Submarine Tour
    We booked right at the port at the Discount Excursions kiasok.The next available mini-sub was not for a couple hours. We walked around and went to the Hard Rock Cafe for a couple drinks to kill time. It was right across the street from where we boarded the sub. There were only 6 of us on the sub which was great! We could move all about and had great views. The captain scuba dived into the water to feed the fish which came right up to the windows. We saw sting rays and many other fish and sunked vessels. Our narrator was excellent! He was very informative and answered all questions.
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