Number of Cruises: 4
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Freedom of the seas
Sailing Date: 2009-01-6
Itinerary: Labadee Ocho Rios Cozumel
I have to say that the cruise from start to finish was great and top notch all the way. The food on this trip was amazing, better than any cruise I have been on. The friendliness of the staff was very good in most cases. Our Stateroom attendant was great and he informed us of many helpful hints to avoid long lines and what not to do. Pools, entertainment, ports of call, and anything to do with the cruise was fabulous. I will say that there was a lot of kids on this trip. Pools were mostly full of 4-12 year olds, even in the adult area. There are endless activities on the boat to keep you busy. I spent a lot of time in the casinos at night and it is pretty nice for the space they have to work with. They had single deck blackjack which was very profitable for me. Also, they did have a virtual Texas Hold'em table that I did not expect them to have. It was very fun and a great idea, but the house rake on the game was close to 10%. Wow. Overall we were very happy with the cruise itself. Getting off the boat was another story.
Our color was called to get off the boat at 7:00 AM-Light Blue. We got off the boat with our parents who were at the same time as well, but were orange bag tags. They got their luggage in 20 minutes no problem. I wish I could say the same for us. We were called off the boat at 7:00 and did not receive our bags until 9:45AM. I wish I was joking but I'm not. Apparently they called us at the wrong time and the entire color of Light Blue stood around for hours with no sign of bags. Not only did the baggage people not help us, the people from the ship were clueless as well. Luckily our flight didn't leave until 3 PM, but I talked to many guests that missed their flights due to this ordeal. We finally got our bags and were on our way, but wow, what a mess. No one from RC ever came out to appologize or explain what was going on. Very unprofessional. I just hope none of you get Light Blue tags in the future. Enjoy!
Small but Comfy
Overall it was very fun.