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Freedom's Maiden Voyage ~ review by Emmy

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Good Morning... I have finally finished my review and it is a LONG one so I will be posting a link here.

 

If you have any questions just ask away. Let me know if you have any problems with the link or the links I have included in the body of the review.

 

This might take you awhile to get through:p

 

http://members.shaw.ca/emmysoo1/freedomreview.htm

 

Emmy

Pink Boa Society:p

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Emmy - Thank you for a great review and congrats to the group for your special ode. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you in person.

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Emmy - Thank you for a great review and congrats to the group for your special ode. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you in person.

 

Sorry our paths didn't cross either..next time I will wear a hat like Tracy :) :)

Thanks re the review

 

Em

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Emmy....EXCELLENT review! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. :cool: :)

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Thank you for your review. I especially liked the links to the various sites for futher research, information, and coupons!

 

We will be sailing on Freedom over Valentine's Day. We are looking forward to it!

 

Thanks Again!

 

BRL

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Emmy,

Can you describe the photo gallery experience? Sounds like you view photos taken by ship's photographer on a computer and they print only what you choose. Am I close? How many viewing computer terminals are there? Do the terminals get congested?

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Emmy- Thanks for taking the time to post such a detailed review! I loved it.

 

Can you please tell me where you got the Hummer rental? Thanks.

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Good Morning... I have finally finished my review

 

Em,

You have totally outdone yourself!!! Now please pass a tissue! ;)

T

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Emmy,

 

What a GREAT review. RCL should ummmm pay you for that one lol. (at least a free cruise ) :D

 

Thank you so much for all the information you packed in there. I feel like I know you all, the PBS, as I have been following you all since before you left. Maybe some day our paths will cross :)

 

Thanks again for you hard work you put into this review. I cant wait to sail this beauty !

 

Sue

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Emmy thank you sooo much for the best review I've ever read!!! The pics were fabulous as well. It sounds like the ship we need to be on in the future! The bed looks very comfortable,Dh has a bad back and that looks fine for him.

I wish it just went to different ports:( . Oh well the whole cruise is one Big experience. Thanks again really enjoyed it(love the pink boas):) .

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Emmy,

 

Can you describe the photo gallery experience? Sounds like you view photos taken by ship's photographer on a computer and they print only what you choose. Am I close? How many viewing computer terminals are there? Do the terminals get congested?

 

Thanks for all the comments about my review... now Shelly I am not sure about the photo gallery. I still went and looked for all my photos that were hanging and publicly displayed..and purchsed them that way. I did not pay close attention to this and this is all news to me..maybe someone else used this feature.

 

A comment though about the photos... one of our CC group noticed the bar codes on the formal photos and they use this to scan the pricing.. on one of her photos the bar code was placed on the sleeve of her husband and it ruined the photo but they did reprint it for her at no charge..watch out for the barcodes...ours were all okay

 

Emmy

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Emmy- Thanks for taking the time to post such a detailed review! I loved it.

 

Can you please tell me where you got the Hummer rental? Thanks.

 

The Hummer rental was well taken care of by our threadmate Cindy and she used http://www.milleniumlimo.com/

 

Thanks Cindy :)

 

Since this was a very special cruise we splurged and rented the Hummer limo.. there were 14 people although they say the Hummer holds 22... we also arranged a luggage van to follow us and take the luggage..

 

Emmy

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Thanks for posting such a long review! I haven't read it yet, but I've saved the web address with a few other cruise-related things that I'm gathering up. I'm going to need a lot of stuff to read to pass the 13 months I have until I get to cruise again!

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Thanks for the long detailed review, Our trip is only 5 weeks away. Cap't Wright and Ken Rush will still be there, I assume.

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Thanks for the long detailed review, Our trip is only 5 weeks away. Cap't Wright and Ken Rush will still be there, I assume.

 

It was my understanding that Captain Bill Wright was only on board for the first two sailings and that Captain Carlos Perdecini would be the Captain after that... I think Ken Rush should be there in 5 weeks..not sure if he will be the CD in October when I sail her again

 

Emmy

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Good Morning... I have finally finished my review and it is a LONG one so I will be posting a link here.

 

If you have any questions just ask away. Let me know if you have any problems with the link or the links I have included in the body of the review.

 

This might take you awhile to get through:p

 

http://members.shaw.ca/emmysoo1/freedomreview.htm

 

Emmy

Pink Boa Society:p

 

Thank you so much. I will use all of your pointers.;)

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Em: Wonderful review, terrific pictures, you really captured the experience.

 

Tracy: can I share a square of your kleenex? Sniff, sniff ...

 

I really want to sail on the 10/15 C&A cruise too!!!! Can we all go again? I don't think I can wait until December!

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Emmy, WOW! What an incredible, detailed review. Awesome job! It gets me even more excited for our turn on Freedom. Does everyone leaving the ship need tender tickets or is there a certain time that they stop issuing them? Again thank you so much for the wonderful review. Wanda

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Em: Wonderful review, terrific pictures, you really captured the experience.

 

Tracy: can I share a square of your kleenex? Sniff, sniff ...

 

I really want to sail on the 10/15 C&A cruise too!!!! Can we all go again? I don't think I can wait until December!

 

What's the matter nanc... do you have another cold?:D At the time when I booked the Oct 15 one I thought it would be nice to do again and experience a C&A cruise.. I am so glad I booked it on July 1, 2005.

 

Keep it in mind Oct. 15..I am sure when final payment comes around there will be some cabins... about end of July first of August

 

Emmy

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emmy, great review. you should should be working for the newspaper...RCI..and yes getting commissions too:D

there is still room on my alaska trip...rick would love it too:eek:

 

your jewel friend

barry

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Emmy, such a wonderful review, it made me feel like I was there again....

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What's the matter nanc... do you have another cold?:D At the time when I booked the Oct 15 one I thought it would be nice to do again and experience a C&A cruise.. I am so glad I booked it on July 1, 2005.

 

Keep it in mind Oct. 15..I am sure when final payment comes around there will be some cabins... about end of July first of August

 

Emmy

Ahhh, Emmy, I knew you would pick up on that!

 

As for the final payments, I was thinking that too. I'm not sure our friends, who are scheduled to go with us on what was supposed to be our first Freedom experience in December, would forgive us if we went on two sailings prior to our "special" trip with them. Unfortunately, I don't think they could/would go in October.

 

I am not ready to rule the October sailing out quite yet though. We will see, stranger things have happened!

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Emmy, you make 9/24 seem so far away!!! Cannot wait to go. Seems you all had a great time. I will spend time exploring the ship since we have done the ports many times. We have done 30+ cruises and this seems like a real winner, although aren't they all?

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Ahhh, Emmy, I knew you would pick up on that!

 

As for the final payments, I was thinking that too. I'm not sure our friends, who are scheduled to go with us on what was supposed to be our first Freedom experience in December, would forgive us if we went on two sailings prior to our "special" trip with them. Unfortunately, I don't think they could/would go in October.

 

I am not ready to rule the October sailing out quite yet though. We will see, stranger things have happened!

 

I agree.. stranger things have happened.. it is such a treat to see familiar faces on cruises...

 

Em

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Wow! Thanks for the review. The pictures were amazing!!! I want to go on Freedom so bad, haha! She looks beautiful.

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Excellent Review Emmy, however coming from you is not a surprise.

 

Can hardly wait for you to give me the Grand Tour on Oct 15th.

 

 

Roberta:)

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Excellent Review Emmy, however coming from you is not a surprise.

 

Can hardly wait for you to give me the Grand Tour on Oct 15th.

 

 

Roberta:)

 

Roberta it will be my pleasure... and I can't wait to experience Freedom again through your eyes... seeing a Voyager/Freedom class for the first time.

 

Just hang on to the pink boa so you don't get lost:D

 

Em

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Em,

You have totally outdone yourself!!! Now please pass a tissue! ;)

T

 

Ditto to what Trac said!

 

Em...I was determined to read your review prior to going to bed this evening. I knew it would be fabulous! I had started on a review when we got back but then got swamped at work and with home chores so never finished it. I knew you were doing one though so I knew you would have all the important points covered. (Had just thought I would add a few different perspectives.) But no need because you basically covered it all! Way to go Em!

 

Sniff...Sniff...Sniff.....

 

Think I am going to have to do a "shadow box" type frame for the poem and include my pink boa! What a fabulous week we had! Miss you all!

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Ditto to what Trac said!

 

Em...I was determined to read your review prior to going to bed this evening. I knew it would be fabulous! I had started on a review when we got back but then got swamped at work and with home chores so never finished it. I knew you were doing one though so I knew you would have all the important points covered. (Had just thought I would add a few different perspectives.) But no need because you basically covered it all! Way to go Em!

 

Sniff...Sniff...Sniff.....

 

Think I am going to have to do a "shadow box" type frame for the poem and include my pink boa! What a fabulous week we had! Miss you all!

 

Hi Ski ~ like your idea about you perserving your boa and poem :) and oh yes loved Mr. Ski's comment in the Miami Herald article... Voyager on steroids:) :)

 

You heard and or read that the poem is on display.. a fellow CC poster reported back to the board about it.

 

Enjoy your upcoming cruise as I am sure both of you will.

 

Hugs to you

 

Emmy

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It was my understanding that Captain Bill Wright was only on board for the first two sailings and that Captain Carlos Perdecini would be the Captain after that... I think Ken Rush should be there in 5 weeks..not sure if he will be the CD in October when I sail her again

 

Emmy

Carlos Pedercini was Captain and James Andrews was the cruise director. ;)

 

BTW, I saw the poem on Freedom of the Seas by Guest Relations. I took a couple pictures of it.

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Carlos Pedercini was Captain and James Andrews was the cruise director. ;)

 

BTW, I saw the poem on Freedom of the Seas by Guest Relations. I took a couple pictures of it.

 

Thanks Krystal... look forward to seeing Captain Carlos in Oct... will be a great comparison... will be visiting Ode to Freedom

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Wonderful review and great pics. Made me feel as if I was there.:)

 

Emmy, did you try your luck in the casino? If you answered this already, forgive me...I'm reading/posting and playing with my 1 yr old at the same time.:eek:

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Wonderful review and great pics. Made me feel as if I was there.:)

 

Emmy, did you try your luck in the casino? If you answered this already, forgive me...I'm reading/posting and playing with my 1 yr old at the same time.:eek:

 

Matisse ~ my only experience in the casino came on the last evening on the ship. The photo centre is right outside the Casino and after buying some photos I lost my husband so went to the slots and managed to win $50.00.. many others in our CC group had more experiences than I.

 

Thank you for your comments....

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