Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Wouldn't do it again...

Sail Date: March 04, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship was just OK. No real bells or whistles... Very rough waters and high winds (not their fault). Service was very lacking on the main parts of the ship (outside of cabin steward and dining room staff, which were great). Waiting 20 minutes at times for a drink while sitting at the bar. They didn't even have both bars open on the Lido Deck after 4pm or so. It made for a long wait if you wanted a drink. Many excursions were cancelled. Dunn's River Falls (Cool Runnings Excursion) was great. My wife got cut on a sharp edge of one of the foot rests on a deck chair.

Pros: Service of dining room wait staff

Cons: Lido Deck Bar/Drink Service was bad. Understaffed, rough waters, cancelled excursions, etc

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

Ship Quality
Very average. Decor was dated.
Food and Dining
Food was decent in the dining room but the other areas of the boat were very average. Do not get a burger, they were terrible. It reminded me of a high school cafeteria burger. The pizza bar was hit and miss. Good pizza day 1, raw dough in the crust day 3, mediocre day 5.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nothing to rave about but served its purpose. The TV didn't work well. Steward was great.
Service and Staff
Outside of the dining room wait staff, one bar waiter and the cabin steward, everything else was simply mediocre/average.
Decent shows, comedians were OK, not great. Some musicians were decent but others were lacking.

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