Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 19, 2008
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
We sailed on the Freedom-- the last cruise before sailing to the Med Sea. It is a beautiful ship, the shows were wonderful! At all costs however avoid leaving out of Miami. The Carnival staff there is for the most part rude and they are never wrong. YOU are! AND that was the most unorganized crew we've seen. We were told we would board at 11:30 and more than an hour went by before we were allowed to board. When asked why Carnival staff did not know and gave several answers. Again they were very rude! The port workers are uninformed.
Back to the ship---any cruise that includes Half Moon Cay or Grand Turk is already a great cruise, and this one did. San Juan was wonderful too! St Thomas a disappointment.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The fish n chips restaurant was good as was the sushi bar and stif fry is a great idea!


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
A bit confusing getting from one end to the other but the journey was beautiful!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
ALWAYS great stop! The water is too beautiful to be believed and Carnival is very organized when getting us off and on the boat!
Don't Miss: Buffet on the island!
5 out of 5
I LOVE San Juan! I heard it was not always this nice but they caught a clue! The old town is quaint and I could not take it all in! The port is clean and friendly too.
Don't Miss: Tour of old San Juan/fort.
5 out of 5
Again always a wonderful stop!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
3 out of 5
Skip "Best of" tour. It had filthy bathrooms with no soap and stalls that did not close. The lookout points are pretty but overgrown with brush and so many tour buses blowing their horns at each other. Meaghans Bay was nice but not worth the money.
Don't Miss: Stay on the boat.

Pros: The service was great! Friendly Staff!

Cons: Carnival staff at the Miami Port

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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