Crew nice, ship old, entertainment below expectations
Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: August 27, 2016
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8346
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 months ago
First, we were disappointed to be re-routed because of tropical storm, but tried to enjoy anyway. Immediately noticed that the ship was old, balcony cabin was not great. Bed had dips in mattress, furniture was dated, one drawer was not working. The wait staff in dining hall was very attentive, but the entertainment (dancers/singers) was below par. One "show" looked as if it was thrown together in a hurry; and singers sounded off key at times. I don't think we would've noticed except that we've cruised other lines with outstanding shows, so our "bar" was set high. We spent hours at home researching excursions so that we would not have to use Carnival; with the change of ports, we had to go with their overpriced and crowded excursions. We felt like sheep being corralled at each port. One excursion advertised being transported on a catamaran, but it was actually a "tender", disappointed again.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Very dated design, old ship.
Cabin / Stateroom
Furniture was dated. There was not a vent in bathroom, and A/C was not working well, therefore entire cabin would get warm after each shower.
Check on the age of the ship before you book. Freedom is older, but the cost is not cheaper. If entertainment is important, book another cruise line.