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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

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: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8351
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Carnival was wonderful.  The meals were superbly prepared and our dining room staff was fantastic.  I was prepared for the rough weather our last two days.  Malcolm, the Cruise Director, is a gem!!!  We had two issues - our excursion (not thru Carnival) was upsetting as we were transported in a van to Chichen Itza that lost its air conditioning after the first hour of the drive.  Our second mishap was finding our car in Lot B with a flat tire.  Not the fault of Carnival but would have appreciated a bit more help rather than being referred to the wharf parking police who pretty much disposed of us and our situation.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Am not into jewelry purchases and art so all the activities surrounding these items were not an attraction for me.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Only attended the "Music of the 70's quiz" and it was a treat with Malcom!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
As this cruise was the culmination of a 6 week vacation I wanted to take advantage of the guest laundry room across from our cabin but neither the soap dispenser nor the machines worked with my cruise card. I called Guest Services and they sent a young lady over but she didn't know how to operate the system at all. After waiting an additional 15 minutes I left. I did use the iron.
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
The city itself is void of any attraction but the excursion to the Mayan ruins is well worth the time/money.
3 out of 5
If you are not a souvenir/jewelry shopper I would encourage you to take an excursion around the island. The port area is beautiful but enough with the shopping!!
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