Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Pleasant un-inspiring trip

Sail Date: February 04, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Basically no chatting with housekeeping staff which used to be a nice personal touch.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Galveston, Texas
the oil well drilling museum was very interesting and reasonably priced.
Cozumel, Mexico
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.


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.

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