Not the FUN ship anymore...

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 16, 2012
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Overall, it was an OK cruise. Food was average and wait staff at dinner was overwhelmed with too many tables..but they did their best and were a joy. Midnight Party on deck was pre-empted by folks watching the Maimi heat basketball game. There was very little dancing which I remember doing quite a bit of during our last carnival cruise. Disco was dead and required your license to get in. They had a live band in a small area outside Casino - but a very small dance floor and lots of SMOKE - since this was a smoking area. The ship did get a good spot at all the ports of call.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dinner wait staff was overwhelmed. Food choices were very good - taste - not so much..

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Lots of comedians... which we liked.. but lack of party atmosphere at night with dancing wasn;t there. Nor did they seem to encourage it.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I enjoyed the Serenity part of the boat, the water slide and the layout such that you could watch movies on the top deck and they also showed a beach seen during the day - which was pretty cool.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Serenity portion of ship

Cons: No dancing atomosphere - Disco was dead!

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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