Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Overall Good But Missed Belize Due to High Winds/Rough Water

Sail Date: March 05, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The overall cruise was very good, but we were very disappointed to not be able to visit Belize due to high winds/rough water for safety reasons. Carnival only refunded the port fees ($16.21/person). We did not get to take the excursion to the Mayan ruins we had planned. On a very positive note, we had an excellent experience and meal doing the Chef's Table special onboard event, which included Wagyu beef in  one of the seven courses. It also included a tour of the galley (where we ate four appetizers) and a magician who performed ~10-15 min. between two of the courses. Would highly recommend it, even though it is relatively expensive ($75/person). On a negative side, we had an incorrect bar charge (~$28) for drinks we did not order. It took ~3 days. 1 trip  to Guest Services, 2 trips  to the bar, and finally insisting that the bar manager meet personally with us to get it removed. 

Cabin / Stateroom We always, at least so far, booked cabins on level 1. It does not move/rock as much as higher decks, which can help people who tend to become seasick.
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Recommend that if your "king" bed is actually two twin beds pushed together that you bring large safety pins to pin them together so they do not come apart so easily.

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