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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 10, 2011
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The Carnival Freedom ship was extremely clean and not crowded. This was despite a sold-out ship!!! The amount of things to do on the ship was excellent and the staff was extremely efficient. Since this was our first cruise, we were a bit apprehensive about the entire experience -- but Carnival does it right! Their customer service is excellent -- the rooms were cleaned twice a day and the food was impressive (especially the evening dinners -- do not miss one of them)!!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was always willing to assist and they were extremely efficient

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship size is great -- it can be difficult to learn the layout, but once you have it mastered it is easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had an interior state room and it was very spacious.
3 out of 5
The stay was too short but we did enjoy Dunns River Falls. The Orbitz excursion was great!! We are in our 50's with teenagers and we managed the falls quite easily. Just walk slowly (the water is extremely clear) and bring water shoes along!
Don't Miss: Dunns River Falls
5 out of 5
We toured the Hemingway museum, which was interesting -- especially the cats!
Don't Miss: The Heminway Museum
5 out of 5
We rented a car at a local office near the port (check at the visitor's center when you arrive). We bargained for a car because they were expensive. We drove to Rum Point and it was very beautiful and less crowded that the tourist areas. Skip the Botanical Garden -- was not as interested or beautiful (a work still in process).
Don't Miss: Rum Point

Pros: Great food, rooms, and service

Cons: Carnival is changing their smoking policy, which is great! However, just avoid that side of the ship for now if you are a non-smoker.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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