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Paula Burkhardt

Age: 52

Occupation:housewife

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Freedom of the seas

Sailing Date: 2009-05-31

Itinerary: western carribean

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines gives a whole new meaning to being treated as royality. They, the entire staff from housekeeping to the servers, guest relations to cruise director make sure that your every need is met. Every night my husband would say to our waiter, "for dessert I will take cherry pie". That was never on the menu, however, but Thursday night sure enough they made a cherry pie for my husband! It was not on the menu! Just for our table! Truly, they go beyond the call! Ricardo you rock!!!

The food was awesome and believe me in no way or form short on supply! I have never seen so much food! At dinner everything was presented just like you see on food network. Just to pretty to eat! Just kidding about the last part, we did eat!!!! Whether you were at the Windjammer or in the main dining room or on the Promenade it was great. Even room service!!!

We were on the 6th deck and had a balcony. The balcony was wonderful! Sitting out there on the balcony early on the morning or late at night it was beautiful. Be care when you book, if you need that extra bed make sure your couch is a pull out and not a bunk from the ceiling! Oh, and what water pressure in shower! It was great!

There was lots to do and see. Make sure you get tickets for the Ice Skating Show. They are free, but you need to get a ticket. The quest is also alot of fun! Lots to do and see. I loved the casino!

If you take the eastern Caribbean only 3 stops. Shopping is not that great on the Eastern side. Take the western Caribbean, they have 4 stops which is much better! On the eastern the excursions fill up really fast!

There were 6 of us who went together. We got on the boat with much ease, got our sea pass, headed upstairs for lunch at the Windjammer. When we were done with lunch we went to our room. Much to our surprise our luggage was there! The eight days were wonderful. Staff was wonderful and made you feel special. By the end of the week we wanted to take our server Ricardo home with us. He felt like family!

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