Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Super cruise

Sail Date: July 10, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

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)!!!

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!

Ship Quality
The ship size is great -- it can be difficult to learn the layout, but once you have it mastered it is easy to navigate.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
We had an interior state room and it was very spacious.
Service and Staff
The staff was always willing to assist and they were extremely efficient
George Town, Grand Cayman
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
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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
Key West, Florida
We toured the Hemingway museum, which was interesting -- especially the cats!
Don't Miss: The Heminway Museum

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