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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 21, 2011
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

It was our first cruise and it was just right. We had plenty of time to relax in the sun and do what we wanted. The staff was amazing and it was a much needed vacation.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I rated good because the buffet options were good but not great. I have to say that the formal dining room dinners were very good.


3 out of 5
Activities were plenty but we relaxed in the sun most of the time. The shows were good but when you compare them to Broadway and other big shows they were ok.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward was the best there could have been. Friendly and ready to accomadate at a moments notice.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Perfect for first time cruisers.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It seemed a little small when we first walked in but it really didn't matter since we were hardly in there. We only were there to sleep at night and take short naps. The stewards who were taking care of us were wonderful.
5 out of 5
We avoided the tourist trap beach (Meghan's Beach) and paid extra to go to Smuggler's cove beach and it was the best. It was on the other side of the island but it was nice and quiet. There were only about 20 people there and it was perfect.
3 out of 5
Went to Coki beach and it was great snorkeling. Only bad thing was you had to rent beach chairs, umbrellas, and the food was a little expensive.
3 out of 5
We did the zip line canopy tour and it was fun. Only bad part was we were stuck behind some scared/slow people so we ended up waiting inbetween zip lines for a total of 30-45 mins.
5 out of 5
We went to Atlantis and rode all of the water slides. This was fun but very very expensive. We only got to spend 5 hours there and paid $130 each. The rides were great but wish we had more time or it cost less.

Pros: relaxing and doing what we wanted.

Cons: short time at ports

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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