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Freedom of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2361 reviews
28 Awards

Great cruise to lovely ABC islands!

Review for Freedom of the Seas to the Southern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony
Redesigned cabin!

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had never been to the ABC islands and sailing out of San Juan was a plus!

Embarkation and disembarkation were super easy. We have never walked off before, we were at the airport so early, we couldn't check our bags for our flight!

Ship notes:

Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony

The cabin felt tight (in part because our last two sailings were in a Jr Suite and a spacious Ocean View).

The balcony is AMAZING! It's an aft corner balcony and HUGE!!

First and foremost - this issue was caused by our lack of knowledge. We did not know that we had booked into a 3-person max room. However - I have not been able to figure out how to determine a 3-person vs 4-person max without attempting to book the same room with both counts. On the Freedom, evidently the 3-person max rooms all have drop-down pullman beds for the third occupant, which did not work for us (three "Pooh-sized" ladies, the youngest of which is almost 50. We visited guest services to see if we could change rooms, even pay for an upgrade if needed, but were told the ship was full (and were led to believe this is an on-going issue). However, the guest services representative said she would talk to her supervisor about our situation. We never heard another word from them. However, when we talked to our cabin attendant - he not only found a roll-away bed for us to use, he corralled some coworkers and moved the sofa out of our room so we'd have plenty of room.

Port Reviews


Very easy port to wander in

St. Maarten

After the ABC islands, this one took a bit of a beating, I'm afraid. It was not nearly as clean and the locals were much more pushy.

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