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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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8 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 28, 2010
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The Freedom was a nice ship. Layout of the floors was a liitle difficult to manage. Elevator lobby lights defining whether an elevator was going up or down could only be seen from directly in front of the elevator prompting passengers to run around to see which elevator was going where they wanted to go. When a show got out elevators were inadequate for the passenger load. Only one lounge for cigar smokers and it was not available periodically when the lounge was set up for private group functions.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Could use more variety in the buffet dining room. Chic dining room had excellent wait staff and good selection of appetizers and entrees. Free style dining worked out great.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Could use more entertainment for in between shows. Interactive games and activities.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Needs more activities to appeal to visitors. Did not do any excursions at this port. Perhaps a scooter adventure to see the countryside.
5 out of 5
Jeep adventure was great. Good guides. Good Jeep vehicles. Interesting history to the sites visited. Swimming in the underground caves was great. The drive back through Playa Del Carmen was fun but you should be used to driving in New York type traffic. Food at the beach was very good. Watch out for the low height umbrellas at the beach.
Don't Miss: Underground caverns
5 out of 5
Do the zip line. Great staff sets you up with the harnesses and are constanly alert to give you a safe experience. Make sure to look through the canopy for native animals. I was enjoying zipping through the canopy on the cable so much I didn't look for the canopy dwellers.
Don't Miss: Zip line adventure.

Pros: Chic dining room.

Cons: Buffet dining room.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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