Wednesday, August 14, 2013
On June 23rd, I set sail on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. This was my second time on the Freedom class ship, but many new and exciting changes greeted me! Freedom of the Seas underwent a refurbishment in 2011. It included new features found on Oasis class ships, such as touch screen kiosks and a large movie screen over the pool deck. This was a Western Caribbean sailing that stopped in Labadee, Haiti, Falmouth, Jamaica, Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. I have been to all of the countries before on previous cruises, except Haiti. Labadee is Royal Caribbean's private island. One of the best features is the dock. You can walk off the ship, no tenders! My son and I decided to just enjoy a day at the beach. But there are a lot of options if you are looking for water sports or more active excursions. Just like Royal Caribbean's other private island, Coco Cay, there was a beach side bbq. Since I booked this cruise last minute, I was given the late dining time of 8:30pm. This turned out to work well for us. After a long day on the beach or on an excursion, my son and I both needed naps. So we never had to rush to dinner.