Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5


Sail Date: April 19, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Pros: The service was great! Friendly Staff!

Cons: Carnival staff at the Miami Port

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
A bit confusing getting from one end to the other but the journey was beautiful!
Food and Dining
The fish n chips restaurant was good as was the sushi bar and stif fry is a great idea!
Service and Staff
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
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!
Grand Turk Island
Again always a wonderful stop!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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.

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