Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by Kema1005
- Sail Date: July 2015
- Destination: Western Caribbean
We initially sat in the Isaac dining room, deck 4, and had horrible service. Only half of us were given menus. Our entrees were starting to be delivered when the rest of the dining room had already received dessert and were heading out. As such, we were not given coffee, refills on any water or tea and items were being taken off our table (butter, sugar, salt/pepper) before we started eating. The next time we moved to the 3rd deck into Leonardo dining and received the best service and food the remainder of the trip.
We were on deck 10 in a balcony room and had an absolutely fabulous room steward. I have to admit though, on that particular itinerary and this time of year, if we were to do this again, I probably would not opt for the balcony room as it was so flipping humid it was even hard to enjoy coffee on the balcony in the early morning. Perhaps on the next one which will be in the winter. The balcony was good though to dry the bathing suits (I know, again the policy but everything was secured with boca clips and only while in dock).
I do wish they would have put a bit more "uplift" into the common areas, particularly the swimming pools. They are starting to look a bit worn. Hopefully on the next dry dock they'll look into that area. Did not really notice too much of a change on the Promenade deck. The once Britto store is no longer and has been replaced with the Next Cruise office (instead of on one of the upper decks between the stairs). There was the R Bar, which I do not remember what that replaced.
I did finally find the helicopter pad which is a fabulous place to take sunset pictures. My new little BFF (10 year old) and I thoroughly enjoyed going there and watching the sun drop, snapping pictures, and talking about the best part of each day. Can't believe I had never been there before.
Oh, the cruise director, Jamie, was funny as all get go. I hope this helps some of you. She's always been a pretty ship and remains that way.
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