January 2017 - Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Western
This was our 2nd cruise on Carnival, 9th cruise overall. Sailed on RC, Holland America and Celebrity. I have to say, originally I told myself I wouldn't sail on Carnival, as I've heard some bad reviews with too many kids, too many drunk idiots. This is now the 2nd cruise on Carnival and The Freedom has changed my mind! The average age I would guess is 40 and up, very few children, but it all depends on time of year. The wait staff was outstanding, especially our waiters DD & Endra. Our room attendant Nengah kept our ice buckets full all the time and room spotless! There was a delay from the prior ship coming in on Saturday of 4 hours, but Carnival did try and reach everyone possible via text, phone calls or emails. We got on 4 hour later but were so impressed on how fast they turned the ship around, getting 4,000 people off and then reboarding another 4000! Outstanding! Our luggage was to our room extremely fast too! The buffet food was fairly standard nothing fancy but served the purpose for quick and easy meal. I tried the deli this time around and it was great!! Pizza Pirate always good, my husband loves Blue Iguana and Guys Burgers. The shows including comedy acts and theatre shows were more fun and less stuffy that other cruise, 80's rock, beach party, etc There's a reason they call them the fun ships! All around best value for the money, cleanliness, fun and good times!