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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

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12 Night Mediterranean & Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 13, 2007
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Carnival Freedom being a new ship was, well new.
3 out of 5
After 5 days of ruins we were getting "ruin fatigue" Excurision was good; I think.
3 out of 5
When I'm asked about our excursions, and this one in particular, I always answer, "Depends." No "not a judgement based on a varitey of alternatives" but Depends, bring them with you, you'll need them. Turkey is not known for its public facilities they are few and far between and will cost you. My advice....Depends.
3 out of 5
When I'm asked about our excursions, and this one in particular, I always answer, "Depends." No "not a judgement based on a varitey of alternatives" but Depends, bring them with you, you'll need them. Turkey is not known for its public facilities they are few and far between and will cost you. My advice....Depends.
3 out of 5
Well, the 11,000 caught up to us and brought their entire families with them. Florence was extremely crowded, elbow to elbow, very disappointing. Walking tour was bust, couldn't hear a thing. But wife insisted I buy a leather coat (in 94 degree weather) was too tired, thirsty to argue. Beautiful coat though.
Don't Miss: Shopping for leather
3 out of 5
Tour guide: "We think we have 15 million people in Istanbul, maybe 17 million, we really don't know." We saw most of them on our tour of the Blue Mosque (very busy) and St. Sophia (unmemorable). Bazaar is an experience you won't want to miss. Hubby can sip beer in cafe outside.
3 out of 5
Tour guide: "We think we have 15 million people in Istanbul, maybe 17 million, we really don't know." We saw most of them on our tour of the Blue Mosque (very busy) and St. Sophia (unmemorable). Bazaar is an experience you won't want to miss. Hubby can sip beer in cafe outside.
3 out of 5
Well, the 11,000 caught up to us and brought their entire families with them. Florence was extremely crowded, elbow to elbow, very disappointing. Walking tour was bust, couldn't hear a thing. But wife insisted I buy a leather coat (in 94 degree weather) was too tired, thirsty to argue. Beautiful coat though.
Don't Miss: Shopping for leather
5 out of 5
Wonderful time just walking and shopping.
Don't Miss: A Greek salad and boot of beer.
5 out of 5
We had reserved a rail tour to Rome that was cancelled. We rebooked a tour of the Etruscans in Tuscany and was the highlight of our tour. Afer visiting more tombs than an Egyptian we stopped in Tanqueinin (?) for a brief stop of what Florence was like pre-Under the Tuscan the Sun days. Then on to a winery for tasting and light brunch. A wonderful time. Also, take the shuttle into Civitavecchia after 5pm, find RISTORANTE LA SCALETTA (?) for a great very fresh seafood dinner
Don't Miss: Etruscan tour
5 out of 5
We visited the Amalfi coast and then Pompeii. DO NOT miss Pompeii. Absolutely amazing what they found under 25 feet of volcanic ash. Note: Take motion sickness pills--- 1,190 curves/turns on a 40+ foot bus overlooking a sharp dropoff into the Mediterranean is breathtaking and may also claim your breakfast.
Don't Miss: Pompeii, unbelievable.
5 out of 5
We skipped the excursions (see above about "fatigue") In stead we enjoyed this beautiful seaside resort of 11,000 thousand ( a different 11,000 then were at the Blue Mosque earlier) Beautiful seaside port. Wonderful lunch on bay. Great shopping.
Don't Miss: Lunch on the bay.
5 out of 5
We visited the Amalfi coast and then Pompeii. DO NOT miss Pompeii. Absolutely amazing what they found under 25 feet of volcanic ash. Note: Take motion sickness pills--- 1,190 curves/turns on a 40+ foot bus overlooking a sharp dropoff into the Mediterranean is breathtaking and may also claim your breakfast.
Don't Miss: Pompeii, unbelievable.
5 out of 5
We had reserved a rail tour to Rome that was cancelled. We rebooked a tour of the Etruscans in Tuscany and was the highlight of our tour. Afer visiting more tombs than an Egyptian we stopped in Tanqueinin (?) for a brief stop of what Florence was like pre-Under the Tuscan the Sun days. Then on to a winery for tasting and light brunch. A wonderful time. Also, take the shuttle into Civitavecchia after 5pm, find RISTORANTE LA SCALETTA (?) for a great very fresh seafood dinner
Don't Miss: Etruscan tour
5 out of 5
Wonderful time just walking and shopping.
Don't Miss: A Greek salad and boot of beer.
5 out of 5
We skipped the excursions (see above about "fatigue") In stead we enjoyed this beautiful seaside resort of 11,000 thousand ( a different 11,000 then were at the Blue Mosque earlier) Beautiful seaside port. Wonderful lunch on bay. Great shopping.
Don't Miss: Lunch on the bay.
3 out of 5
After 5 days of ruins we were getting "ruin fatigue" Excurision was good; I think.

Pros: Variety of ports

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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