ALMOST GREAT, BUT STILL MEMORABLE
Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: March 03, 2013
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Our Carnival Freedom Cruise was great if you subtract the inconsiderate party animals in the cabin next to us and directly above us. The food in the Lido Buffet was good but breakfast got monotonous. Of course, how many choices are there for breakfast. It would have been nice to have had some different pastries and maybe some good old fashion coffee cakes. Our meals in the Posh Dining room were very good but I was disappointed that Lobster Bisque wasn't on the menu as it has been in other cruises we have taken. The Filet Mignon and Chauteaubriand were scrumptious and the Warm Molten Chocolate Souffle was almost to die for. Our dining room server, our cabin steward, and most of the bar staff were cordial and very service minded. The other crew members were also pleasant and exhibited a warm smile. The outstanding event to this cruise was our Wedding Vow renewal ceremony. Our wedding coordinator, Judit, was terrific. We got everything we asked for and she was always available for questions and assistance. The memories we have from this ceremony will last our lifetime. Along with the absences of the Lobster Bisque was the absences of quality entertainment. The "show spectaculars" left much to be desired and the low quality was very evident in the low number of attendees. You could go right at show time and still get a great seat. Rather than the production numbers, a good comedian from the lounge or some other performer would have been a better and perhaps cheaper idea.
All in all, I would recommend this cruise to young adults. It definitely had the party and drinking atmosphere they would be looking for. It really didn't quite fill the bill for us over the hill gang (50+).
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Cabin / Stateroom
If you want a great balcony cabin get 6391 ~ close to everything and you always had a great view of the docking area to people watch.
OH ~ if you are a punctuality nut you might want to consider a different ship. We were set to leave ports at 4 PM and lucky to get underway by 5 PM