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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 15, 2011
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship was very clean. Cruise director Ryan was entertaining and informative! Food was decent and plentiful! Layout was a bit confusing at first. Maybe put some signs up to help direct people?

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Could use a little more variety on a day-to-day basis. Maybe themed nights?


5 out of 5
Tons of entertainment in various places. Karaoke was our favorite. Shows were great! And love having entertainment out by the pool area on Lido deck 9 on sea days!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We did not have any children, but heard from anoter guest that their child loved it (think she was 13). Also heard that parents were given cell phones when they have younger children in programs.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Richard in the chic dining room on deck 3 was EXCELLENT but when we were not seated in his section, we were pretty much ignored and forgotten about and even not offered a drink!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Eventhough we were on deck 1, the room was larger than what we expected and it was very clean. The shower seemed a bit small but was manageable.
5 out of 5
Irish Kevin's was awesome. We did a pub crawl and loved meeting people!
Don't Miss: Irish Kevin's
5 out of 5
I loved climbing dunn's river falls and went to the dolphin cove beach bash. I LOVED climbing the falls, i had a blast! Dolphin cove was cute and entertaining and provided food and drink buffet!
Don't Miss: Dunn's river falls
5 out of 5
BEAUTIFUL water... looked like pool water! We visited Hell, the turtle farm and swam with sting rays. Hell is cute to send a post card from. Turtle farm is ok for a short period of time, but kids love it! My husband loved swimming wit the sting rays... i was a little scared of them but they are very cool!
Don't Miss: According to my husband... swim with sting rays.

Pros: There was sooo much fun stuff to doon the ship!!!

Cons: No clocks... everything is on a "schedule" but we never had any idea what time it was.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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