What a horrible excuse for a cruise
Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: July 16, 2011
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThis was my 8th cruise, and, by far, this was the worst one I have been on. The cabin smelled horrible (smelled like cigar smoke and exhaust), and after voicing my concern 4 times, they finally sent an engineer who fixed it in about 30 minutes. Why was this not done from the beginning?
The "evening shows" were amateurish as best. They were posted to begin at a set time, but the the ship's "fun crew" was so busy trying to sell "just one more ticket for bingo" that they were consistently 20 minutes late every night except the last night when they were over 45 minutes late starting.
There was no information to be found on-board about the ports of call EXCEPT for the shopping opportunities for the stores that had a commission back to Carnival (it was even stated in the fine print).
There were SO MANY photographers set up in the Promenade deck that it was almost impossible to walk through. I was actually afraid for my safety because the equipment blocked free movement in case of an emergency.
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Pros: The destinations
Cons: The overkill on photographers.