Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

My wife and I had a great time celebrating our 15th anniversary!

Sail Date: February 27, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay on the Carnival Freedom.  We had previously taken a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Elation and had mixed opinions about the cruise line as our point of comparison was a 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise that we had taken several years before.  


We decided to give Carnival another try with this 7 day cruise and this time, they met or exceeded our expectations.  The food in the Posh dining room was excellent, and I also had no problem finding good food in the buffet dining area.  


Our stateroom on deck 8 was also very comfortable.


I would highly recommend this cruise  to anyone looking for a getaway.


The only reason that it rated 4 stars instead of 5 was that I did not like the way that the "Pixels" photographers crowded the Promenade Deck.  I also did not like the smoky smell on that deck as it ran along one side of the casino.  My experience is that Royal Caribbean does a better job of keeping the cigarette smoke in their casinos and out of common areas.  The  RC photographers are also much less intrusive if you don't choose to have your photo taken at every opportunity.  

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was very clean and quiet. Steward was excellent!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Promenade Deck was crowded with photo equipment and stank of cigarette smoke outside of the casino.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Galveston, Texas
Cozumel, Mexico
George Town, Grand Cayman
Georgetown shopping area was nothing special. Will book excursion on our next visit to the island.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay is not a pedestrian port. Be sure to book excursion if you wish to get off of the ship.

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