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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Freedom

12 Night Mediterranean & Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 15, 2008

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 13 years ago

Review summary

This cruise is best suited for couples and for people who enjoy eating and drinking. ( I'm from Salt Lake City though not Mormon. I do enjoy the occasional cocktail.)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
This is the first cruise I've ever been on, and I was with my daughter so I'm sure I would have found many great things to do had I been with a partner, but I felt like all people did all day was eat, drink, lay out in the sun: non of which I particularly enjoy.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I only found the breakfast/lunch dining staff and the bartender in the piano bar to to be not very friendly. They never smile !

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was really a treat to have the towel animals to great us when we returned to our room! Also, having a steward who calls you by name is wonderful.

Ports of call

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

3 out of 5

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5

Istanbul, Turkey

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: Bazaar

Marmaris, Turkey

3 out of 5
I was disappointed in the Turkish bath (which was one of the excursions we most looked forward to) because it was rushed. We watched one man get a wonderful, lengthy massage, but when we were called up it was very short and unmemorable.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

3 out of 5
When we stopped for a small bite in the outside restaurant we were such a large group that many of us couldn't see the dancing. The food was NOT good. I was thinking they should learn to cook Greek food like we have back here in Salt Lake City! It's FABULOUS!

Izmir, Turkey

3 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: Tomb of the unknown soldier was something to see

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

1 out of 5

Pros: Stage productions / purser desk employees / organization / room steward "Jury"

Cons: desserts (except at dinner) / some aspects of excursions

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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