We just returned from the Freedom's July 16th voyage to the Western Caribbean. WOW. I am not sure we can cruise on another ship. We were sooo spoiled. The ship is magnificent in every way from the rich decor to the unbelievable service. We miss our waiters already. We felt like family. We were apprehensive because of the size of the ship and the amount of passangers (4100) but BECAUSE of the size of the ship and the impecable organization, we never felt crowded! We had three ajoining balcony rooms which we opened the deck doors and had one huge balcony-awesome! The food was fabulous, in all respects. We are not too picky though and when something was not the greatest in the Windjammer, we tried something else! My family relished in the fact that we could order more than one entree or appetizer or dessert at dinner! The entertainment was first class. The tenders to the ports were large and frequent so no lines! The only line we stood in on the whole trip was for dinner pictures on formal night (and the scenery was amazing-come on, you are on the biggest, most gorgeous ship in the world!) and boarding and leaving the last day, however after standing in line for 20 minutes, they asked who were US citizens and we were escorted to the front of the line! No problem!
I only hope we can have an experience at least half as good as the one we experienced on the Freedom! We miss you Balha and Camille!