Last week, Andy Mayer posted tips from his recent cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas and he's back this week with more tips to share. As always, these tips are specific to Freedom of the Seas, but I believe they can be applied to nearly any Royal Caribbean sailing.
- Get up early if you want lounge chairs near the pool on the days at sea
- Book your own excursions
- Get private lessons on the Flowrider
- Get a “cabana chair” in Haiti
- Return to the ship earlier than normal in Grand Cayman
- Depart on your own term
Here's a good tip Andy posted about regarding the best place to rest in Labadee
Unfortunately, we found information lacking about RC’s private beach at Labadee, Haiti. We checked for maps at guest services and asked around, but could learn almost nothing. The head of the excursions desk on deck 5 knew zero! I want to pass one thing on to you.
When you get off this ship, go straight and take the path almost as far as you can take it. By walking straight and far, you come to a less rocky area, from which you can swim. However, you will also find “cabana” chairs. These are two normal chairs pushed under a half-moon, umbrella like cover that provides shade and a bit of privacy. They are first-come, first-serve. If you don’t care about swimming, then find some shade under a tree. But, if you want to swim and want shade to relax, go directly for a cabana chair.