Wonderful anniversary cruise: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by cocoa beach

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Wonderful anniversary cruise

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
We were joined on this cruise by several friends and family members to help celebrate our 25th anniversary. Most of them had not cruised before, we had many times. I'm always pleased with Royal Caribbean and this ship was breath taking. It was huge, and had so many extras, we choose Promenade rooms and really enjoyed watching the street parties from our room. The bay windows really helped you feel like the room was bigger that it actually was. We have normally picked ocean view or balcony rooms and were unsure at first, but really enjoyed it, other than it was difficult to know if it was day or night. The entertain was grand and our favorite was watching the cruise director's show each morning, telling you of the days events. The man was just too funny and throughout the day we kept repeating lines from the show. The food is always great and our service is always constant.

Favorites while on the ship was the Bull & Bear pub, great beers and the service was great, More Penchang, Deanna and Fillmore were great! It felt like your favorite hometown pub, from the moment you walked in! Great views of the street parties too! And we liked that they had an adult only pool, although 16 years of age is not what I call an adult, should be 18 and older in my option. The hot tubs in adult only section were great too!

Since Freedom is their second largest ship I'm now spoiled to go anything less in size! It was truly a memorable trip, thanks Royal Caribbean staff you are all the best! Less

Published 07/19/11

Cabin review: PR Promenade Stateroom

could us a night light room very dark, but if you turn on a regular light it's too bright for the middle of the night and wakes up you room mate.

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Cosumel, which we had been to before was also great, but we enjoyed the east side of the island, there are very few residents, restaurants and only one hotel, as there is no electricity on that side. They have generators, but it's worth the drive. Remote, uncrowded, great service and perfect beaches. Don't miss it!

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Jamaica was great, and even though the pier was not 100% completed, there were more than enough vendors to choose from and prices were good. We did not book a tour through the ship, because the one we wanted wasn't offered by Royal Caribbean (Pete Taylor tours) they were great and I highly recommend them. We like to do fun thinks and always like to see the countryside. Dunns river falls, way too touristy for us, so we tubed down the white river and enjoyed a place you must see called Blue Hole. I took pics of humming birds and flowers that were just so beautiful and the area was remote but felt completely safe with our tour guides.

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Grand Cayman was beautiful, really recommend snorkeling right off shore you can see everything you want and then spend more time walking around and seeing the sights. We stopped in the Guy Harvey store to find Guy Harvey actually there and he was painting on the second floor, what a treat! Note the money thing is $8 in cayman equals $10 in US, most menus were kind of tricky the way it's described. So be careful.

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