Preview and Semi-live Trip Report Freedom Western Caribbean

Central Florida
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We also were upgraded (self-requested) from a balcony on deck 7 to a JS hump on 9.

I went independent for all of the excursions. I'm not a big fan of the ship sponsored excursions, but I made sure all of our plans get us back to the port in plenty of time for sail away time.
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Gina & Chris
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Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
Central Florida
1,441 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
♪♪♫
On the first day of cruising, my CVP gave to me...
A bottle of wine and some O...B....C...
♪♫

We'll see if I can keep this up.

12 days until we sail! After much consideration, we settled on Catfish Dewey's for dinner the night before the cruise. I love seafood, and am looking forward to trying stone crab. Stone crab claws are harvested from the live crab, who regrows another one.

And last night, I tried on all the clothes I've purchased for this trip. Only one pair of shorts is a bit snug, the others fit. They will be washed and packed this weekend.
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Gina & Chris
Kindness matters!

Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
Central Florida
1,441 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Balconies and suites are both showing as sold out for this sailing, with one oceanview on deck 12, and one inside guarantee available.

For true availability, I always use the UK Royal Caribbean site.
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Gina & Chris
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Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
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Joined May 2017
Originally posted by dreadpirate3
Balconies and suites are both showing as sold out for this sailing, with one oceanview on deck 12, and one inside guarantee available.

For true availability, I always use the UK Royal Caribbean site.
I saw people talking about the UK site before, but I never checked it out until just now. The differences are interesting. After using the US site for so long it took me a while to navigate this one. I didn't expect there to be quite so many differences in the general layout. It looks nice though and was easy to work with. I wonder if the UK site has as many glitches as the US one seems to get.
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Kim


Norwegian Epic- December 2018
Freedom of the Seas- December 2017
Legend of the Seas- March 2016
Central Florida
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Joined Sep 2008
Originally posted by KimA75
I saw people talking about the UK site before, but I never checked it out until just now. The differences are interesting. After using the US site for so long it took me a while to navigate this one. I didn't expect there to be quite so many differences in the general layout. It looks nice though and was easy to work with. I wonder if the UK site has as many glitches as the US one seems to get.
I'm sure it has it's share. But it shows more available staterooms than the US site, so it is what I check when I'm trying to find a specific stateroom for a cruise. It's how I found the JS we're booked in. I like having options.
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Gina & Chris
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Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
Central Florida
1,441 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Originally posted by Greg1084
Will be on this same itinerary on the 2/25 sailing, looking forward to your review.
Thank you for following along.
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Gina & Chris
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Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
763 Posts
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Originally posted by Greg1084
Will be on this same itinerary on the 2/25 sailing, looking forward to your review.


We will be on the 2/25 sailing with you!


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01-16-2011 Liberty of the Seas
02-24-2013 Independence of the Seas
04-12-2014 Liberty of the Seas
Central Florida
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Joined Sep 2008
🎶On the 2nd day of cruising,
Crown and Anchor gave to me a suite, with no more money.... 🔔

Thursday, I will notify our card issuers that we will be traveling. All of them have made it simple to do so on their web pages or through the bank app.

I've already notified the US government through the Smart Traveler Program. Link
https://step.state.gov/STEPMobile/Default.aspx
What was interesting, to me, is that each consulate has sent warning about the hurricanes that impacted the respective areas.

Thanks for following.

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Gina & Chris
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Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
Central Florida
1,441 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
🎶 On the third day of cruising, EBay gave to me...
Full face snorkel masks so I can see
Under the sea 🔔

Last night, my mother in law asked if my son was dropping DH and I off at the cruise port. I reminded her that it's a 3+ hour drive each way to FLL.

How many ships will be in port with us?

Four in Grand Cayman on Tuesday.

Three in Costa Maya on Wednesday

8 in Cozumel!!!

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Gina & Chris
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Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
Central Florida
1,441 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
♪♫ On the fourth day of cruising, cruise planner gave to me...
A discount on the refreshment package, with specialty coffeeee... ♪♫

Today marks a special occasion, that where I get to return all my textbooks from this semester (as well as my son's). I'm also packing, and getting ready for a party on Sunday.

That brings me to this. We moved in May, we did extensive repairs on our home, but that has not been happening in the last 6-8 weeks. Why do we need painting supplies, stud finders, and drywall tools around the house? Why can't it stay in the tool closet or garage?

Are the cats making repairs while we sleep? Hmm...
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Gina & Chris
Kindness matters!

Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
Central Florida
1,441 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
I'm so sorry to hear about the crew member who is missing off the Vision of the Seas in high winds and seas. It's the dangerous side to cruising the seas.

Safe travels to all during the winds and cold weather.
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Gina & Chris
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Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
439 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Fun thing to do in Cozumel is rent a moped. Right across from the pier, reasonably priced and easy to drive. My wife and I did that last year in January. Stopped at beaches and Chankanaab. Made a circle tour of the island. Highly recommend.


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Central Florida
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I have very vivid dreams on occasion. This morning, I dreamt that it was time to disembark from the cruise. I could not remember a thing about it, about the excursions, junior suite, etc. Then I woke up and was relieved that the cruise hasn't happened yet!

Today is a little party at my house, looking forward to good food with great friends.

It was 38F when I woke up this morning. Very cold for us in Central Florida!

I hope you are having a wonderful day and staying warm.
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Gina & Chris
Kindness matters!

Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008
Central Florida
1,441 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Thank you for reading!

Today is the last Monday I work in 2017.

36F here at the house. Grateful for a warm house, heated seats in my car, and to not be working outside. ❄

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Gina & Chris
Kindness matters!

Future:
Freedom OTS - 6 day Western Caribbean 12/2017 Preview- Semi-live report
Adventure OTS - 9 day Southern Caribbean 1/2019
Alaska - NCL Jewel - 7 day Southbound with Inside Passage 2021
Hawaii - Pride of America - 7 day RT 2024


Past:

RCL Majesty - 12-12-2016 Review
RCL Enchantment - 10-25-2013
RCL Monarch - 12-12-2008
RCL Sovereign - 10-6-2008