Carnival Is really Going Downhill!

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Helpful Vote: 1

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1 out of 5
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8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 25, 2012
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The food at the evening meals was very mediocre. It felt like they added more people to an already crowded ship. We have cruised several times with Carnival since 1995. We used to love them but should have quit after the last cruise a couple of years ago. We thought maybe it was just one bad time, we were wrong. We met several others that said the same on this trip. The evening meals were not what they used to be, the help was not what it used to be, the overall dining experience was terrible. This used to be my wife's favorite part. The decks have always been busy but this time there were times that there were no chairs available anywhere on the decks. You might think I am kidding but try for yourself. I am all about getting a deal but will not cruise with Carnival again as it is no deal. Pay a little more, you will thank yourself in the end.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
There is still plenty of food but the quality is not what it used to be!


1 out of 5
There have been big budget cuts in this department as the quality of the shows is poor. They used to do 2 shows every night with the exception of talent night. Not the case this time, we had 1 decent show the entire cruise. Some nights they only did a late show and none for the early diners.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Most areas were clean but very crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: We loved St Thomas and Tortola

Cons: The whole picture with Carnival has gone downhill. The crowded decks when at sea was probably the worst.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

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