Beautiful ship and incredible staff.

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 30, 2016
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1312
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The ONLY reason I couldn't give 5 stars is because of the my experience on the Serenity Deck. This deck is beautiful and has chairs, beautiful sitting areas, hot tubs, cute little hideaways at the very end of the deck, etc.... The only problem is that I was unable to relax because of the loud music on Lido Deck.  It is even fairly loud, even up on Serenity.  I was so excited to read about the Serenity Deck on the ship's website because it seemed like a quiet place to escape to.  Many other people I came across on Serenity had the same problem. I had earphones with spa music playing and could still hear the loud music on Lido!!!  Can something not be done to decrease the volume a little of the music on Lido Deck? 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Really enjoyed the towel animal demo and Thomas Kinkaide lecture.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was incredible and bent over backwards to help my wheelchair-bound mother. The service EVERYWHERE on the ship was great!!! Our steward Manuel was incredible and so nice!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship and our stateroom were very clean and very up to date. Beautiful ship! My only complaint is that every time I was on the Serenity Deck, loud blaring music from the Lido Deck made it impossible to read or sit and relax. Many other people I met on Serenity felt the same way. The thing I looked forward to the most was being able to relax on the Serenity Deck, just as the website description stated. Unless it was 3 am, there was no peace and quiet because of LOUD, LOUD music. In addition, when I ate on the Lido Deck, I had to scream across the table to be heard because the music was way too loud. I understand this is a "party" deck, but it's overkill on the volume. Bring it down a notch!!!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was wonderful! Very clean and the storage was great. We brought 5 suitcases and even after we put everything away and stowed our suitcases, we had a ton of storage left over.

Ship Tip

You have to try Guys Burgers! Fantastic!!!

3 out of 5
We drove in on a Friday afternoon the day before the cruise. Traffic was HORRIBLE and it took us 2 hours to get through Houston. Perhaps, coming in during morning hours would help.
5 out of 5
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