February 2016 - Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Western
I had not been on a cruise for 6 years due to a family illness. I was struck by there being no place to get away from noise on this cruise. That many people make a lot of noise but the added noise just about everywhere except my room was too much for me. I found no place to sit and read a book in quiet. Also the excursion I did in Jamaica was awful. We did not go any place interesting and the tour guide had no interesting info about the island to share while we were stuck I traffic which was most of the time. The ever presence of trying to get us to spend money was kind of shocking to me. Especially the photo deal. 3 or 4 would have been nice but there were at least 10 pushes each day to have a picture taken. Too much. And for the first time ever I had to walk out on a show due to the filthy content. We did discover the non X rated comedy show and enjoyed that very much. The other was so dirty it made me very uncomfortable as it did others I talked to. Our room was great, clean and comfortable. The staff was very good, always friendly and helpful, especially the cleaning folks and food service folks. I had a great time, it was a worthwhile week.