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Old 03-25-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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RCCL trip report! Freedom in Eastern Car Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014

Hi!

I figure we can post trip reports here since there's nowhere else to do it. And where better to get a full picture of a person's experience on a cruise than in a report?

I'm Molly, the hubster is Robert, and our kidlet (9 years old at the time of writing this and at the time of the cruise) Eamon. (that's said "a" like the letter A then "mun". Not like "amen". That's been asked before!)

After being convinced by my cousin to take our first DCL cruise last February, we got off the ship full of wonder. We had enjoyed almost all of the cruise, and wondered if we were just plain old cruise lovers or if we were now, as we called it, Disney Cruise Snobs.

We got home, found a really interesting itinerary on RCCL (DH and I had honeymooned on Radiance so we were partial to that line), and booked it, babeee. Then we had a nice, long wait.

Since we are not the most patient people, we took a 4 day DCL cruise in October. That time we stayed in an inside cabin on Dream instead of a category V cabin, so it was definitely different! When we embarked on that cruise, Freedom was docked nearby and we were so jealous of the people going on Freedom! We liked our cruise, but we were so curious.

But by the time our Freedom cruise rolled around, we were EXCITED!!!!

As anyone who read my January reports from WDW or Universal knows, my son and I were sick as dogs for most of those days. We got "that thing, the lung thing with the cough that EVERYONE had in January" (as I describe it when talking to people), almost immediately after landing in Orlando. And our whole time, other than participating in the Marathon Weekend events, was just spent madly trying to get better so we could actually take our cruise.

So we were exhausted AND excited.



Our cruise involved 3 sea days and 3 stops. CocoCay was the first full day, two sea days after, and San Juan and St Maarten were the other stops before another sea day before we arrived in Port Canaveral. We love being at sea, and those stops just sounded awesome to us.


Photobucket is working madly right now, so I'll post this overview of the trip, and throw some pictures up in the next one!
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