Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Second Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Time!

Sail Date: May 10, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Room was large.  There were alot of fun activities.  The Juggler/Comedian and the Magician/Comediam were both fantastic.  The other comedians I did not care for, in fact I walked out during one of the shows.  The Getaway Island entertainment was great.  The Piano Bar was good until after 11pm when the songs became raunchy and drunk women were controlling the show.  They were still adding 2.0 stuff to the ship.  If the ship would have been completed I would have given a 5.  The waterslide was not operational along with other places on the ship.  Staff was great at saying and remembering your name.  One negative was there seemed to be alot of activities on land days but not as many on sea days which did not make sense to me.  Also, the "Swing Time" bar was the only smoking indoors for cigars, etc. yet the room is filled with draperies which look good now but they will not soon with all of the smoke in there; poor planning sound like to me.  The "Havana Cigar Bar" on the other hand is a nonsmoking bar, things just do not make sense.  The smoking in the casino every night was hard to deal with.  They should either have every other night or better machines to suck out the smoke.  Also, the air conditioning seemed to be off; some places were ice cold and others were hot (casino was terribly hot).  There were lots of various activities to do, some were silly but alot of fun.  The Arts & Crafts were terrible at least the first 2 days I went.

Ship Quality
They were still updating it.
Food and Dining
Food was good. Salads and fruits toward the end were starting to be not as good.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Didn't like the comdeians.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Rented a car and toured the island.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Book a Sail & Snorkel with the Shore Excursions Group that was awesome!
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Went to the Fort and it is incredible!
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
It rained so was not able to do much but looked very beautiful.


Red Frog Pub has brain teasers and snacks.

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