Pleasant un-inspiring trip

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 04, 2016
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6232
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Parking in the cruise line parking lot was very easy and reasonably priced ($10 per day). The shuttle buses bringing you to the ship were prevalent and the drivers were very helpful. Getting on and off the ship was very smooth. The buffet was all ready when we boarded. Staff was very pleasant but they were always hurried so no time to chat with them. The room and the meals were OK. Variety of entertainment was so-so. Housekeeping in the casino was not very good.

When leaving the ship on Cozumel you are funneled through duty-free shops and then venders so it's like running the gauntlet, very unpleasant. Even in town the venders jump on you everywhere. I gave up trying to buy a ring because the pressure was unbearable.

So no major complaints but nothing inspiring jumps out at me either.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Basically no chatting with housekeeping staff which used to be a nice personal touch.

Ship Tip

The weather was rather chilly (which has nothing to do with the cruise line) which was a downer when you are expecting to get away from the cold in the winter.

5 out of 5
the oil well drilling museum was very interesting and reasonably priced.
1 out of 5
the vendors jump on you every where you go. The taxi cab driver who drove us into San Miguel was very pleasant and informative, and reasonable price.
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