Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

Never ever again !!!!!!

Sail Date: August 01, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Check in was fast & painless.Cabins were clean & large.The rest is all downhill. Our second morning we had to meet in the lounge area to leave on an excursion. almost all the people left for the gangway at the same time & the pushing & shoving were not to be believed.On our second excersion we were give a code # & when entering the lounge we were told they had already left (even though we were on time). we were told to get on another bus & when we get to our destination, to go & look for our correct bus on our own.3400 - 3500 people on a cruise ship is entirely to much & will eventually ruin the industry. By the way, 2 days before we docked to go home I accidently left an evvelope on the bed while transfering money. upon getting back the $ was gone & when we went to the pursers office we were told that when you leave an envelope on the bed the cabin steward considers it a tip. Of course the cabin steward denied it & we are out $300. I filed a complaint to which I am still waiting for a reply. Never ever again !!!! Back to RCC, Princess & holland America. More expensive, but remember. You get what you pay for.

Pros: Nothing really sticks out in my mind. Overall very disappointing

Cons: Food, cattle call excursions,food, food & food.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean, comfortable & always well kept.
Service and Staff
Hit & miss. Some staff were very attentive & accomadating,while others didnt have a clue to what you were asking.
Food and Dining
We had dinner 3 times in the dining room & eventually gave up on getting a quality meal. Instead started eating every night at the buffet on the Lido deck which was a cut above the dining room. The dining room menu was basically the same every night w/flat iron steak being on the menu all 12 nights.Worst food we have ever had in the 8 times we have cruised.
Shows were entertaining & well presented.Nothing great but worth the visit.

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