Just wanted to give you a quick overview of my cruise on Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas”, the world’s largest and most innovated ship.
Being that this was my first cruise I really had nothing to compare it to other than a resort. One thing I had been afraid of was sea sickness, never felt a thing!
The ship was Spectacular! I would have never imagined that such beauty, craftsmanship and attention to detail could be found on a ship. The vessel itself was huge, it has 15 decks and that does not count the staff decking. There are three pools, one is a fun water park, the second a beautiful set of pools connected with wooden decks and hot tubs. The third pool was more elegant and is for adults only, bronze palm trees and sitting areas (stools) in the water.
There are also two huge solariums that extend out on each side of the ship and have hot tubs that could hold 50 people! They extend over the deep blue ocean below and offer great views of the ship.
The food was excellent and plentiful, the accommodations very nice and the atmosphere on the ship was fun, fun, fun!
Then you have the wave rider pool, ice skating rink, casino, nightclubs, shows, bars galore and the Royal Promenade. The Promenade is set up like a street, it's lined with shops and restaurants with a brick walkway. The Promenade staterooms have bay windows that look right over the street below, very cool!
I also had the opportunity to meet and chat with the Captain, he is actually the current VP of RCI and was Captaining the ship only until June 15.
The only negatives I experienced...the service really needs some fine tuning and they need clocks in the state rooms. Other than that it was one of my most memorable travel experiences!
Call me if you'd like more details or are considering taking a cruise.
Mahalo and Vinaka,
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