Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

A fabulous spring break!

Sail Date: March 08, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

The ship itself was wonderful. It was huge. I got lost just about every day. Everything was very, very clean and new looking. The pools and water slide were great.

Pros: We LOVED our waitstaff in the dining room. They were amazing. Also, the deck wars event was SO much fun. We loved the dancing and singing every night at the end of dinner. Also, the food was great.

Cons: We had no fridge for our mini bar!

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

Ship Quality
As I said earlier, everything was very clean. The ship was huge, and there was always something to do. The decor was a bit extravagant and bordered on tacky in some areas, but for the most part it was nice.
Food and Dining
Everything we ate was delicious- with the exception of the flat iron steak. That tasted like rubber. We had lobster one night and filet mignon another. Appetizers were fabulous, and we frequently ordered two or three of them at a time. The breakfast buffet was great- very filling. The pizza and sushi were pretty good as well.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was perfect. We stayed in an interior room, and thought it would be very cramped. It was actually rather roomy. The beds were VERY comfortable. The rooms were kept clean. We had an issue with our remote control. Also, when we asked them to open our minibar, all of the drinks were there- but the fridge wasn't. They said they would get us a fridge A.S.A.P. but we never got one.
Service and Staff
All of the staff were extremely welcoming and accomodating. They handled all of our special requests with no problems and helped us to have a wonderful time. Ovi and Ronald are the two best waiters on the whole ship!
There was lots to do on the ship. The 70's bar (which didn't actually play 70's music) was where we spent most of our time, as spring breakers. It was a dance club/bar. There were also many other bars to choose from, if dancing isn't your thing. They hosted a "deck wars" competition one night that culminated in a giant party up on the lido deck. It was the most fun we had the whole trip. The first comedian was VERY funny and we went to see him twice. The second was not quite as good.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
While we ended up having fun here, I have to say- I feared for my safety on more than one occasion. There are people trying to sell you things EVERYWHERE and it got very annoying. I would definitely recommend doing a shore excursion at this port (which we didn't do), as traveling around on your own can be quite dangerous.
Key West, Florida
We loved Key West! We spent the day on the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor. We then did a little shopping right by the port. I wish we had more time there!
George Town, Grand Cayman
We spent the day at seven mile beach. Although the taxi drivers offering us rides there seemed a little bit sketchy, they turned out to be legitimate. The beach was BEAUTIFUL!
Don't Miss: Seven mile beach

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