Great time, great value
Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: June 11, 2016
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8459
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago
We had an adult trip planned for three couples. We all had a great time. The lunch buffet was a little lackluster in my opinion, but the dinner and breakfast options were great.
We would probably do this itinerary/ship again, but would choose our shore excursions differently. Roatan was great for beach time and really no need for any excursion if you like the beach. Belize City was awful, in spite of the fact that we enjoyed our excursion. If we go back, we'll stay on the ship or take an excursion to one of the cayes/keys. We have been to Cozumel plenty of times, so we chose to wander around and lunch on our own before heading back to enjoy the vacated ship.
The staff was wonderful throughout the trip with only minor exceptions. A word of caution - if you chose to take a bottle of wine (eligible 1 sealed bottle per adult) or small canned non-alcoholic drinks, you must carry them with you to check in on the boat! It's clearly noted in the documentation, but somehow two of the three couples missed that little detail (me included). Also, you can have continental breakfast in your room every morning at no charge, which includes coffee!! This was a fantastic surprise for us and we took advantage of it every single day.
Lastly, the Faster to the Fun is a minimal change and made the disembarkation process SO MUCH BETTER. The other two couples in our group did not use it and we were off the ship hours before they were. FTTF didn't come in helpful anywhere else except for the check-in, but I'd still grab it again if it's available due to the nominal fee.
Go go go and enjoy!
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Get the Carnival Hub app and use it. It was great for keeping in contact with friends on the ship, having the most current schedule of events, deck maps, and more at my fingertips. All 6 adults in our group used it and loved it. It's a nominal fee, but completely worth it in my opinion.