First RC cruise: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by boo317
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First RC cruise
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The first port was Coco Cay Bay. The weather was awful so we pulled anchor and headed for St Thomas. Beautiful More Island with great history. Next stop was St Martin. We hired a personal tour guide (Joyce Prince). You can find her on-line and she was great! She picked us up at the pier and contacted us prior to the cruise to develop a tour to our interests. She is very knowledgeable of the island & was very nice. She took us places that you don't see on normal shore excursions. We saw residential areas, beaches, downtown shopping (she knows many of the shop owners & we got some great deals). We also went to the French side capital of Marigot and visited the local market that has clothes, art, collectibles made by the locals. Also visited a great French pastry shop.
The entertainment on board was excellent. The dancers, singers, illusionist (Drew Thomas) and the ice show were all great. The only issue with the entire cruise was the disembarkation. We got off the ship timely but one of our bags was put on the wrong belt so I spent an extra 1/2 hour tracking it down. I got great assistance from a woman working in customer service in the baggage area. After describing my bag to her she found it on belt 4 and personally brought it to me (our luggage was suppose to be on belt 3). All in all a great trip, great ship, great service. I have already booked our next cruise on the Freedom in October. Less
Cabin review: E2 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
We had an accessible balcony room. There was plenty of space in the room, bathroom and balcony. We needed the extra space to handle the oxygen concentrator and bottles along with the wheelchair. When we got to our cabin they had provided a heavy duty extension cord to assist with keeping all the medical equipment "charged up". Great touch to meet our needs.Read All Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E2) Reviews >>
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