Cozumel, Costa Rica, & Panama on Freedom

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 18, 2010
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Ship was clean. Layout was a little confusing at times. I find the staff was not as friendly and attentive as other carnival lines. I thought maybe they were just missing their families for the Holidays. Food was quite European. Would like to have seen a little more American basics.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The buffets were okay but not much basic food. Quite European and very little basic American. Mashed potatoes only one day out of 8....Dining room food was pretty good except not one night did I have a really good desert.... They seem to be lacking in the deserts....


3 out of 5
Comedy shows were rather short but the broadway shows were good.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Won't go at X-mas again due to all the kids running around on board. Over 1000 on our ship....

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I have been on other Carnival lines where the staff were more interactive with the clients, joked and had fun. We did not have that on this cruise. Friendly and waited on us but not fun like I have had in the past....

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
very clean but layout a little confusing at times.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Out Steward Roberto was fabulous........Everynight we had different towel animals on our bed.
3 out of 5
Shopping was too commercial.....
5 out of 5
I did the city tour but would have loved to do the Mayan Ruins and was told the Rainforest boat ride was fantastic....
5 out of 5
We went to the Panama Canal Locks and a City tour. It was all fascinating.

Pros: The ports of Calls, the Victorian broadway shows, the company we had at our dinner table, the fast boarding and unboarding.

Cons: The cost of Alcoholic drinks onboard. You go on vacation to have a good time. You don't want to have to worry about how much you drink but with the cost of alcoholic drinks you do....I would have bought more pictures, souveniers etc if my bar tab was not ridiculous.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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