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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 16, 2011
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We booked this cruise because we wanted to go on the shore excursions for the ports Key West, Ocho Rio, and Grand Cayman Islands. We Only went to one of those ports we actually paid for. Instead of Ocho Rio we went to Montego Bay which is very run down and unsafe. Your constantly getting harrassed by vendors to come into their shop but you can't ignore them or your considered rude. And in the rough neighborhood of Hip Street you don't want to be considered rude. Grand Cayman we arrived but the ship turned around because of rough seas so instead of going to another port we went back to key west. We had an interior stateroom and it also had its share of problems. The size was alright but you could everything in the walls from people walking in the halls to doors closing, people next door showering and even talking. I was also so disappointed in the lack of children's activities and programs. Our daughter is 2 in two weeks we were told even if she can't go to Camp Carnival there is a lot of activies she can do. There were none. The only way our daughter could have participated was if we paid 6.95 and hr plus 15 percent gradituies so its not an issue of can she play with the toys and do activties but Carnival wants more money. They have a baby sitting program at 10 pm but thats when our daughter goes to sleep. I asked if someone could watch her sleep in the room and they said no. There is no place for kids to sleep in Camp Carnival but on the bare floor. The food was either hit or miss, some things were good and some like the powdered eggs were horrible. I would never recommend or go back on this cruise.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Don't eat the eggs or grits and expect it came from anywhere but a nursing home.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
staff is yhe ony good part.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
There is several areas to go in and the staff is constantly working to keep it clean. The decor in some places like the freedom restaurant is kinda cheesy and the statue of libery lamps look like they came from Party City.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Good size except for all the noise you hear through the walls.
3 out of 5
its like any other beach town in florida ...walked all round the town then to the fort there wasn't much to it but it didn't have an amazing view.
Don't Miss: didnt find one

Pros: the live music

Cons: lack of children's programs,ports, boat decor, rooms

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

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