Somewhat disappointed with the Freedom: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by goouchjac

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Somewhat disappointed with the Freedom

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
This was our second cruise on the Freedom,,sailed last year at the same time...The ship is showing many signs of wear,,I know it went into drydock last March but there are things that have been neglected..
Ladies rooms near the dining room seemed like they were having water problems every evening,,and have to say not kept as clean as they used to be.
We noticed the food has changed a great deal,,,alot of meals that we enjoyed last year have been eliminated or cut back on,,for instance the Tiger Shrimp Scampi that I loved last year was pathetic, very small and not as tasty, seems like Royal is cutting back on alot of things and charging more.

We did not go to any on the speciality restaurants this cruise...Have to say also the Windjammer is it's usual madhouse mornings and lunch time,,but they do their best to accomodate everyone,,service in the WJ was somewhat sketchy,,some good,,some not..Food offerings just about the same every day,,have to confess, love those More french fries...

Not happy with our cabin steward this trip,,I understand he had just come on the ship on our day of embarkation,,,but he was onother ships,,not like Brigette who we had last year,,,they don't have anymore helpers and that could be part of the problem.Our shower had a large crack in the plastic on the bottom, and the shower head was a disaster,,could not adjust it all,,kept telling him,,to no avail...
Don't think we will be going back on the Freedom anytime soon,,thiking we might just go back to Celebrity next cruise..
Love Royal,,I know the economy is not doing well,,but we are all paying good money to cruise,,they should really take notice of our issues... Less

Published 02/13/12

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Have been there many times,,,don't do any excursions from the ships..Pretty Island,,beaches are nice.

We love sailing into ST.Thomas,,one of the prettiest ports in the Caribbean,,and again, been there many times..Don't do any excursions there,,,just get off in Havensight and shop at the stores there...Town is always very crowded.. Hubby and friends ued to play golf at Mahogany Run golf club,,but the prices have gone way tooooo high....
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