Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

mediocre cruise

Sail Date: February 05, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We were on the 11th floor- Spa Deck. because we thought it would be quiter. Above us was people walking around , the kids playng basket ball. There was the announcement about not disposing of cigarrette ashes and trash off the decks, but we would get hit by these items when on the deck. Formal dining attire was not enforced. People came to the dining rooms in shorts, t-shirts, sandles, baseball hats etc. This made what was suppose to be a formal situation into a joke. There was not really a variety of food choices one would not prepare for themselves at home. With Nuts being a huge allergy issue with a great deal of people there were many items with nuts in them.
On the plus side the Spa team was great. On the negative the whirlpool had cold water in it. The Sauna and Steam rooms were on a 30 minute cycle and unless you hit them at the right time you could not use them.

Pros: Spa treatments and Spa team was great

Cons: the food was just ordinary- when asked if there were nuts ( food allergy) in items - serving staff did not know. And even after being told that nuts were a problem, was given food items with nuts in it and on top of it.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

Food and Dining
garden every day foods, formal dining options were not really formal because people came in shorts, t-shirts, sandles, baseball hats etc.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Some of the staff were very helpful and interactive. Some acted like they did not want to be there especially in the shops.
some of the activities were offered late in the evening - 10 pm or later. And only offered on time the entire cruise .

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