Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Carnival Freedom, cutbacks obvious

Sail Date: June 30, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

There was obvious signs of wear, and cutbacks in food were very disappointing! Tgere was no one in a lot of the common areas and bars. Dining room service was very slow. Rust apparant all over the ship. This was our 6 th cruise, 3rd with carnival...we won't be sailing carnival again!

Pros: The ports

Cons: Food

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

Ship Quality
Choppy layout making it difficult to get from one end of the ship to the other
Cabin / Stateroom
Size was good, location was good, amenities basket cutback, really nothing but soap, breath right strips and couple small packets of toothpaste. Shampoo and body was dispenser in shower. Beds were terrible, very hard and springy and lop sided, baby crib, cold metal, not to new crib standards, there was a 2 inch foam pad with plywood base under foam pad.
Minimal entertainment available, there were nights that there was no entertainment scheduled, cruise director was personality!
Service and Staff
Stateroom steward was the best, dining staff was hit or miss.
Food and Dining
Quality of food was terrible! No more surf and turf, cheap selections and the same thing on the buffet everday aside from a few hot items. Buffet has main entrees but no sodes to go with them and food was lukewarm.
Children's Programs
There was almost nothing for kids

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