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My husband teaches a continuing education course on ancient civilizations with an emphasis on Mayan influences on our NM Native American culture. A bucket list tour for him was Chichen Itza but we decided to have some fun before we got there. The Freedom of the Seas is a fabulously large ship with comfortable rooms, courteous staff and plenty to do during your two days of cruising at the beginning and the end of the trip. We had a balcony cabin which afforded us great views during the day and wonderful stargazing at night. The food in the Windjammer was always to temperature and plentiful. Dinner at night was served always with a smile and professionalism. It was hard to get back to simple meals after having great full course meals everynight! Worried about sanitation and illness? Never fear, the staff greets you as you board with a hardy squirt of hand sanitizer as well as at the entrances to all food venues. The crew are seen frequently disinfecting handrails and tables. Our excursion to the ruins was also well done with a knowledgable attentive guide, a little over an hour of wandering time there and a nice snack and sandwich on the bus which was a large air conditioned coach with a clean, working restroom. Have already booked our next cruise same time, next year but to the Eastern Caribbean!

Bucket List Trip to Chichen Itza

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by bcjrmom

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My husband teaches a continuing education course on ancient civilizations with an emphasis on Mayan influences on our NM Native American culture. A bucket list tour for him was Chichen Itza but we decided to have some fun before we got there.

The Freedom of the Seas is a fabulously large ship with comfortable rooms, courteous staff and plenty to do during your two days of cruising at the beginning and the end of the trip. We had a balcony cabin which afforded us great views during the day and wonderful stargazing at night. The food in the Windjammer was always to temperature and plentiful. Dinner at night was served always with a smile and professionalism. It was hard to get back to simple meals after having great full course meals everynight!

Worried about sanitation and illness? Never fear, the staff greets you as you board with a hardy squirt of hand sanitizer as well as at the entrances to all food venues. The crew are seen frequently disinfecting handrails and tables.

Our excursion to the ruins was also well done with a knowledgable attentive guide, a little over an hour of wandering time there and a nice snack and sandwich on the bus which was a large air conditioned coach with a clean, working restroom. Have already booked our next cruise same time, next year but to the Eastern Caribbean!
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Cabin Review

Cabin 9616
Plenty of room for two, quiet, comfortable. Nice to have the balcony for extra room, stargazing at night, enjoying the view during the day. Staff attentive and able. Recommend this location (midship) and cabin. Very little ship motion felt, even with one night of 45-50 mph winds.
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