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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 20, 2010
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship was wonderful. It was very clean and updated - however, there were several smokers on this ship, I came home sick because of all the smoke there was on board.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
No complaints ... favorite part of the day.


5 out of 5
There are so many activities happening all of the time. I wish there were more of a description of each activity though, sometimes I had no idea what it was.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Went above and beyond my expectations, no complaints.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Size was wonderful, the layout is just as great as other ships - favorite part of the Carnival Freedom was the "Adults Only" portion of the ship! So great!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Rooms are small, but you do not spend a lot of time in them. The staff was very attentive and left us with a clean room all day!
3 out of 5
Been here before - unfortunately it rained. We tried to swim with the Stingrays but they canceled it cause the waves were too rough, disappointed.
Don't Miss: Three Amigos.
1 out of 5
Awful. The only good part was seeing the banana plantation. Costa Rica is a poor, poor community that had me anxious about my life. Maybe a different part of Costa Rica would be better - but it all seemed horrible to me. I wish I wouldn't have gotten off the ship that day.
3 out of 5
Another poor town that is full of poor people. Our cab driver told us to never be alone and to watch our backs. We spent a day at a Resort though close to the military barracks - good choice!

Pros: Days at Sea

Cons: Ports

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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