Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Carnival, great family cruise!

Sail Date: August 10, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Although our family has taken several cruises throughout the years, this cruise on the Carnival Freedom was extra special from beginning to end. From the moment we arrived at the pier, we were treated to great customer service from the check-in counter to getting on aboard. When we reached our cabin, we were immedicately greeted by our Cabin Steward. The room was clean and great looking. During the booking process we elected to go with your Time Dining and that ended being a great choice. Our dining experience was exceptional. We were so enamored with our wait staff (John, Alexander and Nilo) that for the first time ever we would go down to the Chic Dining Room before it opened at 5:45 EST to make sure we would get the same staff every night. On the third night of the cruise, we had arranged to renew our wedding vows for our 15th wedding anniversary. This turned out to be an excellent experience. Judit, our Wedding Consultant took care of all the details and the ceremony was beautiful from beginning to end. In addition, our son who is 8 years old enjoyed Camp Carnival so much he didn't want to get off the ship and take part in shore excursions. All the Carnival Camp Counselors were incredible but my son nicknamed one of them Princess Dana. The camp activities were fun, creative and very age appropriate.

I would highly recommend Carnival to anyone regardless of age, single, married or with or without family. There is truly something for everyone to do and enjoy!!!!!
Ship Quality
Very clean, looked new
Food and Dining
Incredible staff (John, Alexander, Nilo & Judit)
Cabin / Stateroom
Great Cabin Steward. Room always clean.
Service and Staff
Very friendly and helpful
Great variation. Something for everyone.
Children's Programs
Truly exceptional. Staff went beyond the expected.
Onboard Activities
Great mix of activities/options
Destinations and Excursions
Some locations better than others. Shore excursions quite pricey. Not enough variation from port to port.

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