8 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Sail Date: May 07, 2011 Ship: Carnival Freedom Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Singles/Friends Reviewed: 7 years ago
We love Carnival. The service is top notch and the food is really fresh and delicious. This is my 3rd Carnival cruise in 12 months and we're going again in December. This is the 2nd time in 6 months I've been on the Freedom and loved it both times.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
Opted for the "your own time dining". Prefer this option. Never had to wait for a table for 4. Went to the Sun King restaurant for dinner one night. We all said it was the best meal we've ever had. The service was great.
1 out of 5
Could not be by the pool area on the Lido Deck as the music was blasting so loudly. Could hear it all the way to my own balcony stateroom on the Spa floor room 1101. It is NOT necessary to have the music being played so loudly. It takes away from the enjoyment. The same goes for the lounge areas inside the ship.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Couldn't find the room where we could get internet access. One of the staff from Guest Services actually walked us over to the Habana Bar, where it was located. Always there to help.
5 out of 5
Always being cleaned, easy to get to where you want to go once you familiarize yourself with the ship. The public areas were always being cleaned.
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
Very roomy balcony room. The most comfortable beds ever! Our cabin attendant knew our first names from day 1 and never forgot them. Amazing! Always kept our rooms fully stocked.
Very poor, but interesting. We went on the Off Road Adventure. Quite an interesting experience. Would recommend to anyone for a view at unspoiled nature. There is no quality shopping at this port
Don't Miss: Take a nature tour. That's what it's all about in Costa Rica
Loved our Aerial Tram and visit to Gamboa Rainforest Resort and to the rainforest. The views were spectacular! Highly recommend this excursion. The shopping here leaves a lot to be desired.
Don't Miss: Aerial Tram and Gamboa Rainforest.
Pros: The food, the onboard accomodations and the service.
Cons: the loud music on the Lido deck. It could be turned down 50% and it would be much more enjoyable to listen to.
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