So much fun!

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: July 28, 2012
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
A beautiful ship, if a bit crowded for how large it was. Loved the ports. The crew was one of the best, and this was our 9th cruise. The activities were all fun, the passengers were all a lot of fun as well.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Ahh! The food! As always, the dining room was consistently amazing, but the buffet options were pretty good for lunch, but sadly lacking for breakfast.


5 out of 5
Loved the dance classes by the above named staff. Loved the two Dominican island music guys (they played amazing reggae and good dj in the night club too) Loved the latin music group. Loved the 18 and over game in the Habana club. Loved the music in the dance club every night. All the game shows and trivia contests.... Just fun, fun. Outside pool games were lacking (the size and crowd in the pool area?) The deck party needed more room and more dancing, but all else was a blast. The shows were good, except the guest talent show- bag it- bad, bad karoake.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our wait staff was amazing, Ryhor and Jeson in the Chic dining room, we loved them. The head waiter "Chubby" was absolutely the best we have ever had on our 9 cruises! The buffet room staff, Evangelina and Ryhor again, and all the rest were great too. The entertainment staff, Jay, Jenna, and George were SO much fun!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It's a huge ship, but a bit crowded in the public areas. The pool deck especially needs to have more open space for the deck parties. The pools were tiny and crowded. the lobby needs more seating since most of the games are held there. In all though the ship was clean and very pretty.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had small, inside cabins on level 2 in the very front of the ship. Couldn't have purchased much worse, but they were clean, fairly comfy and even pretty roomy. Beds were decent. A bit rough and some noise on the wilder seas, but overall a great value.

Pros: Loved the ports of calls, and the crew was exceptional, felt like we made real friends!

Cons: Small things, don't care to have photos at dinner and pool deck needs to be bigger for dancingand parties.

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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