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Age: 22

Occupation:Account Manager

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Freedom of the seas

Sailing Date: 2011-08-24

Itinerary: first cruise

This was my first time cruising. It was above and beyond my expectations. Food was outstanding, and available all day long. We thought it would be funny to ask the head waiter for mozza sticks, and the next dinner service he brought us out 2 plates of mozza sticks. The crew was all about the little things they did for you.

There are more than enough activities that go from 7 am to even 2 the next morning. There is something for everyone on this cruise.

Staff was friendly and always helpful. Our staff (waiter, stateroom keeper) all knew us by name.

We were seated at a table of 8 people. And they placed us with people all around our age group which I thought was nice because conversations were fun. The people we met at our table became our close friends and we had a blast with them.

I rate my experience a 9 out of 10. The only reason why it was not a 10 is because there were many of us who got sick the last 3 days. I'm guessing someone came on board with the flu, and gave it to many of us. You are always touching elevator buttons, railings, and sharing pools with people.

Decent size, and good space for all my clothing and shoes. Shower was a bit on the smaller size, a larger person may not always fit. It was very clean, and our attendant was amazing.

They were great and well organized. The shows in the evening were amazing, I attended every one of them. There was something for every age group on board.

Don't Miss Freedom Ice Show.

Stay away from spa if you dont like to be constantly up-sold by the therapists. My boyfriend and I got a massage from 2 Philippians and they separated us after the massage and tried to sell us stuff separately. When we said we were not interested they were upset with us and did not even say bye. Also if you wish to cancel a service, they charge you 50% of the service if its within 24 hrs.

Drinks were quite expensive and definitely added up.

Trip overall was amazing. We met great people, and accomplished what we were there for - relaxing. Visiting different islands was great, and the excursions were fun as well. I think it would be very fun to go with a large group of people, and that is what im planning on doing next time. Crew was amazing. Value was great. Just wish I didnt get that sick.

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