Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Amazing Trip

Sail Date: February 01, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. Yes this was our first cruise, however, we traveled with about 4 other families that have been on at least 5-6 other cruises and they all said we had experienced the best. We have already booked our trip for Feb. '09!!

Pros: Loved everything - can't wait to go back Feb. '09!!!

Cons: Large screen TV on deck was very loud in the a.m. (6:00am)

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

Service and Staff
Would have rated staff quality an excellent, however, my children did have some difficulty trying to get beverages at the bars around the pool areas. Us adults didn't have a problem, but the kids did. Otherwise, the rest of the staff on the entire boat was willing to do just about anything to make us happy.
Ship Quality
Tip Top Shape...New Boat...Everything looked just as it should
Food and Dining
Food and service were equivelant of a 5 restaurant. Servers were attentive, friendly and went above and beyond for our 8 travelling children.
Cabin / Stateroom
Room was bigger than I anticipated. There were 2 adults and 2 children (early teens). A little cramped, but we were never there so it was no big deal! Our cabin steward was extremely attentive and our room was always clean and stocked with fresh towels!
Great selection of shows for adults and families. Theater was very large and very comfy. The Beatles Revival Light Show was great and the Entertainment Director was histerical. Looked forward to seeing him daily.
Children's Programs
Can't rate the camps, our children didn't use them. However, there was plenty for them to do on our days at sea. (Our children are 13 and 11) They actually entertained themselves all week. Only time we saw them was at dinner. Then they did their own thing. Karaoke, Ballroom Dancing, Game Room, Taking Photos with Each Other, Watching Movies on the Big Screen and even more...they were totally occupied and safe. They can't wait to get back on; what they call, "the most amazing boat ever".

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