Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

Appropriate guests for this type of crui

Sail Date: June 15, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

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.)

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

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

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

Service and Staff
I only found the breakfast/lunch dining staff and the bartender in the piano bar to to be not very friendly. They never smile !
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.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Izmir, Turkey
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Don't Miss: Tomb of the unknown soldier was something to see
Naples, Italy
Marmaris, Turkey
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.
Istanbul, Turkey

Don't Miss: Bazaar
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
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!
Piraeus (Athens), Greece

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