Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by rkb1970
- Sail Date: November 2017
- Destination: Western Caribbean
We were on deck 8 and every time we walked out to the stairs/elevators we smelled mildew. Yuck. Room was nice enough - small as expected but perfect for 2 people. Wifi was great - i had no problems at all. The others in our group got kicked off every once in a while. No idea why some and not others. Wifi was critical for a big group! We used WhatsApp and had several texts going - one for everyone, one for my family of 4, etc. So easy and no roaming charges!! Expensive but very helpful.
Windjammer was great for breakfast. I had an omelette made to order each morning with fruit and toast. Perfect. Lunch was unappealing. Lots of hot food which seems gross when it is so hot outside. i generally ate salad and bread. Dinner in the MDR was hit or miss. Service was terrific though! Husband and Son ate at Johnny Rockets and said service was ridiculously slow and burger was gross. They could've gotten a gross burger at Windjammer for free! Husband and sister loved the coffee at the coffee shop. Pizza was edible. The cookies (pizza place and windjammer) were amazingly good though!
Shore excursions were great. Between all of us, we did a secret river walk, segway adventure, beach break (actually this was bad - beach was crowded and not enough chairs, etc.). Husband, son, nephew and sister did Costa Maya Triple Play - tandem bike ride, cenote swim and stand up paddle boarding. They had a blast!! Really bummed that clear kayak and snorkel was cancelled in Cozumel b/c of weather. No one's fault but very disappointing. Although we made up for it shopping!
Debarkation was RIDICULOUS!!!! We had to be out of the room so early to eat breakfast and the SIT FOR TWO HOURS waiting to get off ship. Crappy way to end the cruise.
Ultimately, we had fun but I would not go back on Freedom. We loved the Oasis and maybe it was just hard to go from a bigger, newer ship to a smaller, older one. Too many other ships that are awesome to waste time on one that is just so-so.
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