Monday, 9 March 2015

Freedom of the Seas 2014

As usual, when we sail out of Port Canaveral, we try to stay at the Radisson. I guess loyalty pays off, because they upgraded us to King Jacuzzi suite, with a separate living/kitchen area and a jacuzzi in the bedroom. It was quite luxurious.





We enjoyed ourselves at the pool, and had our traditional dinner at the awesome Thai/sushi place across the street.

The next morning, of course, we were off to the Freedom of the Seas. This was the third time we had done this ship, and it was before this year's refurbishment, so there wasn't a lot that was new. It was bitter sweet saying good-bye to the Crypt, though. I have already posted pictures of the Crypt, so this time, I will just focus on new things.

New this time, we tried Chops Grill: the up-charge steak house. The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic.

The Caesar Salad - "Caviar upon request"
Bacon Appetizer
Crusted Seared Tuna

We definitely felt it was worth the extra money to go there.

We tried the Premium Drink Package this time. It's very easy to get your money's worth if you are a wine drinker. The only problem we had was the frequent unavailability of the better wines available with the package.

Our first port of call was Jamaica, and this was the first time we had gone to Falmouth instead of Ocho Rios. The port area has a lot of shopping, several stands where you can get drinks, a Margaritaville, and this place:


which had nice jerk and bammy -- which we learned we enjoy last summer.

On Grand Cayman we just did a bit of a wander around. 




The Bar formerly known as Hammerhead's




Our last port of call was Cozumel. Again, we just left the ship and wandered in the port area for a while. 

While in Cozumel, we stopped for some some local beverages.

I don't always drink beer...

On debarkation day, we did the excursion to Kennedy Space Centre. We loved this.