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Freedom of the Seas Review

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Totally Awesome Freedom of the Seas

Review for Freedom of the Seas to the Eastern Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2009
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Traveled with children

My husband is 52 and I am 50. We traveled with our 17 and 29 year old boys. We had adjoining balcony staterooms on deck 6. We flew in on Saturday and stayed the night at the Westin Coral Gables, booked through RCCL. What a beautiful hotel. The service was great and the hotel was located right next to the Miracle Mile. The rooms were so large that you felt like you were in a suite. The hotel has a nice pool and jacuzzi on the roof and the boys really enjoyed them. We were picked up by RCCL around noon and taken to the ship.

We arrived at the pier around 12:20 and were on the ship by 1:00. Our cabins were ready so we dumped our carry-ons and headed up to the Windjammer for lunch. After lunch we strolled around the ship until just before 4:00. Headed back to our cabins to put on our life vests and wait for the muster drill. The muster drill went smoothly and we were back in our cabins within 20 minutes. We headed up to the pool deck for sail away. As only RCCL can do it - the sail away party began. They have a way of making your vacation start with a bang. We had early seating for dinner so we ran back to the cabin and changed for dinner.

The ship is just beautiful, and very big. The promenade is breathtaking and there is always something going on down there. We had a bon voyage parade on the first night around 11:15 and then another parade on the last night at 5:45. But don't worry - early diners will make it to dinner on time. The last day they had tons of food on the promenade and big sales on merchandise. Well worth the look. The pool area is very nice and we never had any trouble finding a chair. This was spring break and we had 700 children on board, 500 were teenagers. Surprisingly, this was not a problem. The kids were kept under control and everyone had a wonderful cruise.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E1

Cabin was nice sized. Plenty of closet and drawer space. Flat screen TV, piped in music, two chairs, table and a lounger on the balcony. Towards center forward - quiet location and convenient to elevators or stairs. Bathroom is nice sized, not too small.

Cabin 6604

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