Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by RixterNC
- Sail Date: August 2015
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom
Main Dining Room - Decent variety. Food was fine, but didn't leave blown away at any meal. Our servers were attentive and offered good recommendations. The ambience and furnishings were nice. Had dinner in the main dining room 5 of 7 nights. The rolls with pistachios on in the crust were good. Had a steak one night that was very good. Otherwise, can't recall any particular meal as exceptional.
Speciality Restaurants: Went to Chops, Giovannis, and Johnny Rockets. Chops was good, but not sure if I'd visit again. There is the upcharge to go there, then another up charge if you want the steak that they recommend as the best cuts. Personally didn't think it was worth it. Enjoyed Giovannis. Scallops were good. There was a cherry dessert in a small glass that was very good. Had two. Would go back there again. Johnny Rockets, burger was fine, certainly better than you would find on the buffet. Had most breakfasts at Windjammers and other than difficulty finding a seat on sea days, found it to be more than acceptable for a buffet. Lots of choices and had some good food there. Other than having to search and wait at times for a table, no complaints. The coconut cookies were amazingly good.
Wait/Bar service the casino was a little slow and you might go an hour or more before you would see bar staff. THe walk up bar in the casino was good. Bar service on other parts of the ship was also good. Didn't see a lot of machine winners in the casino. Tables were busy but could usually find a place to play. Dealers were helpful and friendly.
Found the staff to overall be very friendly and helpful. Had numerous issues with plumbing in room and my sign and sail card - which I will expand on in the cabin review below. With these issues, had extra opportunities to interact with staff and was very pleased with staff attitudes and willingness to help.
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