Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Good Cruise, but I wouldn't go again

Sail Date: August 21, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship is big and clean, but not super nice.

Pros: activities at the ports

Cons: there was lots of downtime on the ship if you're not into gambling. Also, the Sun King restaurant, the fancy steak house that costs extra, was a disappointment.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

We aren't gamblers which left us with few activities during the days at sea. The game shows and singing/ dancing shows that they did have were good.
Ship Quality
The ship seemed to be in good condition, but the decor is gaudy.
Food and Dining
The food was generally good in the main dining room. However, the Sun King was disappointing. The wait staff hovered over the table making conversation awkward. The food was good, but not much better than the free food in the main dining room. The view from our table looked out onto the deck where other passengers were sunbathing and smoking - not a good view, it would be much nicer to look out over the water.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom looked exactly like the pictures they show online - it was small, but clean and in a nice location.
Service and Staff
The staff were very friendly, though often difficult to understand.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
We were sad to see the living conditions of the people here. We did the zip line activity which was fun, but we didn't find anywhere to shop or even eat lunch afterwards. We didn't feel safe here.
George Town, Grand Cayman
The turtle farm was fun.
Key West, Florida
The aquarium was interesting. Its small, but you get very close to sting rays, turtles, and sharks. The key lime pie at the Key Lime Pie Factory was excellent.

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