Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

Would not go to these ports again.

Sail Date: November 30, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

I was on the Carnival ship "Freedom", we went through Key West, Grand Cayman Islands, and Ocho Rios Jamaica. If you like to shop then you will have a great time in Key West and Grand Caymen Islands, there was nothing else to do. We had a riot in Jamaica, there was not enough time to see all that we wanted to, the people were very friendly there. The cruise ship Freedom, had a lot of great staff from the room stewards to the formal dining area but the buffet left a lot to be desired, food that was supposed to be hot was cold (and in a lot of situations not cooked thoroughly), and food that was supposed to be cold was warm, by the end of the cruise they were running out of stuff in the buffet area. Overall, I would give this cruise a "D".

Pros: Jamaica

Cons: Key West, Grand Cayman, buffet food

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

Food and Dining
Formal dining area had some fantastic food, stuff you would find in a 5 star restaurant, the buffet left a lot to be desired, food was not totally cooked (breakfast foods), they ran out of items by the end of the cruise.
Service and Staff
most were great, there were a few that acted like we were an inconvenience.
Ship Quality
Ship was clean and room stewards did an excellant job.
Cabin / Stateroom
great shows, but would not recommend going to the adult comedy show if you do not want to hear a lot of profanity.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
didn't have enough time to get to everything I wanted to do like the white water rafting. The only thing I did not like about Jamaica is when you get off the ship you are hounded by taxi drivers trying to get your business and do not like to hear no.
Don't Miss: everything
Key West, Florida
great for shopping, not much else to see
George Town, Grand Cayman
great commercialized port with lots of shopping

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