Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5


Sail Date: August 15, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The cruise was not unpleasant except for the following, First the debarkation at the ports of call is a horrendous experience at the dock side and tendering,  It took 2 hours in line to get off the ship in Jamaica with a huge argument breaking out among passengers on deck 3 stairs whiting to exit, when tendering at George Town we were so late getting back from our excursion the ship was already leaving port, only one line was available with one machine in use to document leaving the ship.  All or our excursions were through Carnival. When we had early excursions the buffet still opened late not allowing time to eat a morning meal ( as a diabetic I cannot miss meals). the room smelled of smoke even though it is a non smoking ship.

Cabin / Stateroom
the room was clean and comfortable, but I am highly allergic to smoke. The room smelled of smoke, when I spoke to the cabin attendant he said it probably was coming from the casino through the air vents, Maybe but I know the man was smoking on the balcony next to our room which made it impossible to use our balcony.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
after 11 cruises this was the least organized
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
too hurried
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
breakfast never changed
Galveston, Texas easy port to navigate
Montego Bay, Jamaica
friendly but everybody has their hand out for an extra tip and the guide on our bus announce that several time saying it was customary
George Town, Grand Cayman
very clean
Cozumel, Mexico
always like the people of mexico, much better food than on ship

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