Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

I highly reccommend this cruise!

Sail Date: December 01, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Balcony

This is my third carnival cruise. Every ship I go on seems to get bigger and bigger with more activities and places and things to do on the ship. My fiance and I departed from Miami on Dec 1, 2007 and entered the brand new Carnival Freedom. The decor of the ship was beautiful. The food was fantastic, except for the pasta being a little over cooked but what can you expect? I reccommend you go to your assigned dinner because you literally become family with your server and busboy since you have them all week long. The breakfast and lunch buffets were great, with doing a "taste of a nation" every single day whether it be Italy, France, Asia, etc. The Carnival Freedom had three pools on the lido deck. All salt water except for the 5 jacuzzi's. I can't even count how many bars there were because there was sooo many! From the Swing time lounge, to the Cabana lounge (selling great Cigars), and of course the 70's Disco. Of course, much more. They even had a sushi bar that opened up from 5:30pm-8:30pm serving different varities of sushi every day. YUM. The casino was nice too if you like to gamble, as I do not. One of the cruisers on my ship won $120,000 on his last night on a slot machine, lucky! The drinks, oooh the drinks! Let's just put it this way. You get what you pay for which is a lot. They don't stimp you on alcohol. They are very generous pourers! This cruise is great for families, singles, and couples of all ages!

Pros: The ship was huge with so many things to do and so many places to go!

Cons: San Juan

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

Ship Quality
The Carnival Freedom is one of the biggest of the Carnival Fleet. Our rooms were spotless every day, twice a day. The cruise itself was ALWAYS clean and organized. Great for the handicaped as well.
Cabin / Stateroom
We were on the Verandah deck 8C, beautiful balcony. They only problem about that was we were RIGHT under the Lido deck, so we heard a lot of dragging of chairs, etc. It wasn't to bad though.
Entertainment
Just read their daily itinerary. Enough Said. So many things to do!
Food and Dining
We didn't try the Supper club, but next time we will. Its $30 extra a person, but you get a lot more variety and better quality food. We had the 8:30 dinner, which we picked and loved it. It gave us time to do cocktails before hand. The menu was great, even if your on a diet. They had what they called "Spa Carnival" which gave you options of low cal/fat meals. (I wasn't even going to try that! I'm on vacation, give me everything!)
Service and Staff
Everyone who worked on this ship and others I have been on are trained to the T on hospitality. Bravo to all of them. I had NOT one problem with any of the staff.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
This is one of my favorite Islands in the whole world. I did the Christmas Cove snorkeling. It was unbelievable. The shopping here is increddible.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling at Christmas Cove
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
This is one of my favorite Islands in the whole world. I did the Christmas Cove snorkeling. It was unbelievable. The shopping here is increddible.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling at Christmas Cove
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
This island is absolutely beautiful. My fiance and I decided we're going to spend a week here next Holiday. The only problem was that we had a 9 year old with us and all the beaches are pretty much clothing-optional. And I mean...clothing optional. The beaches were beautiful and I couldn't get myself out of the ocean. I believe it was Orieon Beach on the French side. The Dutch Side has amazing shopping right near the port.
Don't Miss: Orieon Beach on the French side
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
This island is absolutely beautiful. My fiance and I decided we're going to spend a week here next Holiday. The only problem was that we had a 9 year old with us and all the beaches are pretty much clothing-optional. And I mean...clothing optional. The beaches were beautiful and I couldn't get myself out of the ocean. I believe it was Orieon Beach on the French side. The Dutch Side has amazing shopping right near the port.
Don't Miss: Orieon Beach on the French side
San Juan, Puerto Rico
I wasn't a fan. We got there at 5pm which left us with nothing really to do but go to Senor Frogs. The stores were "eh". If we got there maybe in the morning, it would have been a lot better. We could have gone to the beach.
Don't Miss: Senor Frogs.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
I wasn't a fan. We got there at 5pm which left us with nothing really to do but go to Senor Frogs. The stores were "eh". If we got there maybe in the morning, it would have been a lot better. We could have gone to the beach.
Don't Miss: Senor Frogs.


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