Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Great Trip!

Sail Date: December 20, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

We were totally surprised by the excellent dancers and live entertainment. It is clear that they did the very best possible with the resources (music, staging, and costumes). The dancers worked hard (and we didn't even necessarily liked the music). Also, if you select the right shore excursions - we took a canal cruise in Costa Rica and a city tour of Panama City - you will also be delighted. Very, very informed hosts. The only negatives were of the ship itself - tacky and over the top decor. Also, the food looked good but were neither delectable to the palate nor aromatic. So, it filled the stomach without being fulfilling.

Pros: Entertainment & Excursions

Cons: Food was very mediocre

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

Food and Dining
Also, the food looked good but were neither delectable to the palate nor aromatic. So, it filled the stomach without being fulfilling.
Ship Quality
The only negatives were of the ship itself - tacky and over the top decor.

Staff, service, and cleanliness were excellent, however.
Cabin / Stateroom
Comfortable sheets and towels. Clean. Attentive. Just the over the top decor. Pink everywhere. They really need to have fired the original interior designer.
Service and Staff
Great stateroom and dining staff.

Just wished they had a few less loudspeaker announcements.
Entertainment
We're use to Broadway, so we were totally surprised by the excellent dancers and live entertainment. It is clear that they did the very best possible with the resources (music, staging, and costumes). The dancers worked hard (and we didn't even necessarily liked the music).
Cozumel, Mexico
Lots of outdoor sporting activity options. Mexicans are always welcoming.
Colon, Panama
The port city itself is not great. The ride from Colon to Panama City was unexpectedly interesting. I am not a big boat guy but the canal was more interesting than I anticipated. And Panama City is quite cosmopolitan.
Don't Miss: The old city of Panama City is quaint and beautiful.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
The port city itself is not great. But the excursion was excellent. Just have reasonable expectations of seeing wildlife in Costa Rica. It is not like vising a zoo where the animals are all crammed together. It's sparse as is the case in wild areas. Loved the sloths!
Don't Miss: Canal tour! The wildlife soak up the sun by the river. Great guides!


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