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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 10, 2013
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

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!!!!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Incredible staff (John, Alexander, Nilo & Judit)

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Great mix of activities/options


5 out of 5
Great variation. Something for everyone.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Truly exceptional. Staff went beyond the expected.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean, looked new

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great Cabin Steward. Room always clean.
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