Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Carnival Freedom

Sail Date: August 29, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Everything went well except for booking the shore excursion. Your company mentions a 15% discount on shore excursions and the shore desk didn't have any idea what I was talking about. Very disappointed.

Pros: days at sea

Cons: Panama, not much to do

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

Children's Programs
My 10 year old son was not very happy with the program and only attended the first day. He said the staff was not very friendly and "had an attitude". I was surprised because he had enjoyed the programs in the pass.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
good variety, especially like the stir-fry and the fish and chips on the Lido deck during lunch. Dinners were good and our waiters were excellent
Cabin / Stateroom
very clean and happy with the turn down service. nice
Service and Staff
General Staff didn't go out of their way to be helpful with information regarding activities on board. Had to constantly ask for clarification of directions and information. very tiresome
shows were very good and enjoyable
Cozumel, Mexico
took a taxi to the beach which was nice
Don't Miss: snorkling
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Sloth Sanctuary was a nice tour. I highly recommend it.
Colon, Panama
skip it. the town is very under developed and if you take a taxi to the locks and pay the $5.00 fee to see the ships moving thru the locks your done.
Don't Miss: Gautan lock, but Don't book a tour, just take a cab there.

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