Once but not Again

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 05, 2012
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship's layout is strange. By example, the adults only pool is in the back of the ship while the adult's \"serenity\" area is forward, without a pool and nearby the kid's activity areas. It didn't help that kids jumped into the adult pool, disregarding posted signs and there was no security present to chase them out. If you are going to have adult only amenities, why not place them together rather than forcing an unnecessary choice? I was also peived that my tv remote was never fixed despite request at the beginning of the trip. This ship may well work for young families with noisy and unruly kids allowed to run amok and those adults who care little if they cannot handle their liquor, but i prefer a classier ship like the Celebrity Soltice and the passengers likely to select her.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
This ship is clearly not tailored to a more sophisticated audience and the little entertainment I experienced was theme park quality with little production value.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Aside from my remote control issue\, the staff was friendly and receptive. Room service was relatively prompt.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Certain decks did not allow access from aft or forward\, requiring annoying navigation above and below decks to arrive at an intended destination.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin size for a balcony abin was larger than average and the storage areas for a 6 day voyage were more than ample.

Pros: Wait staff and cabin service

Cons: Noisy uncontolled kids and adults; weird ship layout

Recommends Carnival Freedom? No.

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