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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Freedom

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2018

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2480

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was my first cruise & my husband’s 3rd. We travel a lot to different countries & I wanted to try something different. I now love to travel this way.


5 out of 5
Thank you Carnival staff for making my first cruise so special. I had a great time even though the weather didn’t cooperate in Western Caribbean. Malcolm “Whoo Hoo” is an awesome Cruise Director!! Our room steward Agus kept our room in tip top shape. Our room was always spotless. Always greeted us by name with a warm smile every morning & evening. I’m going to miss the daily towel animals & nightly turn down service! Room 2480 ocean view. I’m going to miss our daily room service. They always had our coffee, fruit & muffin on time each morning. Spa - had a wonderful Aroma Stone Therapy massage. Very pricey, but I needed a massage ASAP. My back & legs were in a lot of pain & I felt a lot better afterwards. I didn’t care for Carnival pushing their products on me. That was tacky! Entertainment was great. Loved the comedy & music shows. The ship was always kept clean in all areas. Glad they steamed cleaned the carpets in the hallways after the 2nd day. They smelled much better!! Unfortunately the weather over the last couple weeks has been rough on those that get seasick easily. Our ocean view room was in the perfect location in the back & in the middle. We didn’t get a lot of movement as in other areas of the ship. Cabin 2480. Thank you to the gal who booked my cruise & recommended this room number. It was perfect. Oh please tell the blonde in the Muster H section that scans your card during the emergency briefing, it’s “scanned”, it’s not “Scand-ed”. Did everyone get their card scanned.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All of our meals & snacks were good from breakfast in Posh, Omelets, lunch buffet, burgers, tacos, pizza to dinner in Chic or dinner at the buffet. Dinner staff in the Chic was wonderful! Sorry don’t remember our first night’s server’s name, but she was awesome & funny. Ran into her in other areas on the ship, always greeted us & was very friendly. We requested several nights with team Wayan, Made & Kimi. One of the best teams! Always polite, fun & ran a smooth dining experience. Made helpful & good suggestions. They rocked! Kimi has tons of energy & brings a smile to every one’s face in her section.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Was perfect & loved the comfortable bed

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

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