Superb family trip!
Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryWe are a family of four - mum, dad, a 7 year old boy and 4 year old boy. We sailed on the carnival freedom and it was perfect for our needs.
The standards of cleanliness on the boat were outstanding, not once did i come across any mess or dirt - very pleased. Our room was always immaculately made up and clean to the uptmost standards. Our room was also a very reasonable size, we had sailed with princess cruises before and that was very small and cramped and on this cruise we had ample room for our needs. The tv - which is important to little boys and tired mums/dads - was good too providing a good variety of shows and interest for the family as a whole. I recommend getting a state room with a window so the kids can watch the sea going by on a daily basis - very entertaining for them. We used Camp Carnival and our 7 year old loved it - our 4 year old is still a little shy but went and the staff were marvellous with the boys. They both had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed the kids club, there was a great kids room, discos for the relevant age groups, golf, water wars, face painting, treasure hunts and much more. The facilities on the ship overall were top notch, a great pool, slide, entertainment of all sorts and so on, i cannot say enough. The one down side for me personally, was that the food wasnt as good as it could be. Room service food arrived promptly but cold; assigned dinner food was okay but steaks arrived dry, crab cakes little, sauces were lacking, lasagne was overpowering; the buffet area was good but repetitive and the specialist areas - well i'm British and the fish and chips were cold and small - not good. However, we did not starve and did not feel we needed to complain. Another negative, there was areas for smokers but some of these areas were open areas on the lido and i did not appreciate having to walk through a waft of heavy duty smoke with my children to find this out - not good carnival. Overall - i would definitely go again any day and twice on sundays!! Staff were amazing and so hard working. My kids loved it and so as such, did my husband and I.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: The ship!
Cons: The food.