bildoug Posted July 29, 2013 #1 Share Posted July 29, 2013 Just returned from Freedom Western itinerary 7/21 departure. Our cruise was flawless from start to finish. We are "seasoned cruisers" having been on more than 20 cruises and the service, attentiveness of the staff (all departments), and the interaction and availability of the Captain(Master), Hotel Director Cruise Director and his assistance truly personalized the trip. Rather than restate what has been written on this board in detail many times, I will affirm that RCCL and specifically Freedom has an exceptional product. However I do have some specific comments: The DreamWorks characters are subtly injected into the activity schedule and hence it does note become a themed cruise like other lines, food in the dining room was very good considering it is mass produced (Chops has very good food, but is not a good value), the windjammer buffet has enough food and variety to feed the 9th calvary and it is good. Last time we were on Freedom they did not have the soda machines for those taking advantage of the soda package it is a nice option with countless soda and flavored water options. If you intend to buy liquor (bottles to take home) on board, be advised that you will find better prices in port. RCCL policy is to price match port prices, just take a picture of the advertised price and show them in the shop on board. Ketl One vodka on board $22ea, in Falmouth 2 for $35. Only comment on ports of call is that there were 3 ships in port in Cozumel. We took a $16(rt) taxi ride into town and it was nearly deserted. Many shops closed, even the duty free shop at the pier in the center of town was closed. The International Pier where we docked (and the other 2 ships) will undoubtedly become a well developed center for duty free shopping and a place to buy things that you don't need. Docked in Port Canaveral at 6:15 and we walked off w/luggage at 7:00a. Be happy to answer any questions you may have. Bill Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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