Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Surprisingly Peaceful

Sail Date: May 05, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The decor was faded and worn looking in the buffet area, but everything was kept clean. Staff/crew were pleasant and friendly, steward was most efficient. There were rumors of many getting ill but not official word. There should be hand sanitizer machines at EACH buffet entry and the entries to all other venues on board. There were three great bands but very little space for dancing, especially trying to use a hall/passageway at the casino to dance to great Latin music. Out of four comedians, one was funny. Food was good, not great, have no idea what was passed off as scrambled eggs. Great chocolate chip cookies. Good milkshakes for purchase.

Pros: Getting the passengers on & off except for disembarkation was very smooth and organized.

Cons: Disembarkation was chaos for those of us taking our own bags off early. Guest cooperation wasn't what it should have been, but staff & crew were sending folks to different decks to get off, putting us on the elevator, taking us back off and made us walk down to "0" deck dragging our luggage.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

Ship Quality
Buffet layout was odd and inefficient. Faded sofas. Cheap-looking Statue of Liberty faces. Everything was clean and continuous cleaning occurred daily.
Food and Dining
We did not go hungry but nothing except the cookies was out-standing.
Entertainment
One out of four comedians was funny. The three main bands on the Freedom, May 5-13 were exceptionally great, professional, wonderful to dance to, accommodating to requests, and very talented.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our ocean-view room was spacious, clean, enough drawer and closet space. It would have helped to have some slacks hangers in the closet. Bed/mattress was very soft and slept like a hammock. Maybe time to replace?
Service and Staff
Our steward Bamrung learned our names right away and was always efficient and helpful. Theodoro a bar server was excellent also.


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