Southern Caribbean Carnival Cruise

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 13, 2014
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2352
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Our cruise to the Southern Caribbean was enjoyable.  The weather was great, the ports were beautiful, and the ship was nice.  We especially enjoyed Curacao with its beautiful, colorful, quaint buildings.  We would have liked to have had more time in port for exploring.  My one big concern with the ship Freedom was the strong nicotine smell in the hallways and stairs near the casino area.  It's a shame passengers had to give up clean air to cater to the smokers who frequented the casino.  I think Carnival should take a very strong look at their policy regarding smoking in various areas of the ship.  Food was good and plentiful.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good and plentiful

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
not enough variety in activities geared for older travelers

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Shows were average. Other cruise lines have elaborate musical productions, not Carnival.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
kept my granddaughter busy

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always busy and friendly

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Average quality for a large ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Lido deck food was sometimes better than the dining rooms!

3 out of 5
easily accesible for our family
1 out of 5
very sparse, dry, and boring
3 out of 5
port too far from activities
5 out of 5
within walking distance from ship, absolutely gorgeous!
5 out of 5
Interesting and pretty port
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