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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Freedom

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 15, 2018

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8427

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

All in all everything was great we did not go abroad in the port of Jamaica due to the security risks and high level of alerts going on at the time

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

The Posh Restaurant

5 out of 5

One of our waiters was Edwin the waiters and the wait staff was excellent great food and flavor no complaints, but not everybody was told to take the ball caps off or leave and change when they came in on elegant night or are you or any other night and it strictly says no gym shorts and a sleeveless shirts and no ball caps, so I don’t know what is up with that and why they weren’t made to leave or change

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

This was probably my most favorite place and I visited the most drinks for nice and strong quick courteous service in a lot of flavor to the drinks

Pizza Pirate

5 out of 5

This was very good had a lot of flavor although I wish they had a little bit more toppings and weren’t so skimpy on the toppings that they did provide, also wish they had a thick crust offer or even stuffed crust offer

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

The burgers here were great I had a lot of flavor enjoyed them very much

Grand Buffet

5 out of 5

Great variety of food and flavor all thumbs up excellent

Freedom Restaurant

5 out of 5

The restaurants were very clean courteous and very prompt and friendly service

Fish and Chips

5 out of 5

Was very delicious add a lot of flavor and no grease

Deli

5 out of 5

A lot of flavor and enjoyed the slides immensely

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

5 out of 5

Enjoyed it very much

Blue Iguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Great loved it

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Very friendly very nice enjoyed it very much

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
If you choose not to go ashore be ready for everything to be closed as far as the casino and such.

Spa Carnival

3 out of 5

Everything here was OK we had paid for gratuity in advance and when we went in here my wife had the facial and I had acupuncture, I was good no complaints as far as the service, but we did not expect a hidden gratuity of $30 added no matter what, and me an everything here was OK we had paid for gratuity in advance and when we went in here my wife had the facial and I had acupuncture, I was good no complaints as far as the service, but we did not expect a hidden gratuity of $30 added no matter what, and Being sold or being tried to be sold extremely high services as far as supplements and such

Serenity

5 out of 5

Was very nice and quiet me and my wife enjoyed it very much although the padding on the covered chairs could’ve been a little bit thicker and softer

Pool

5 out of 5

Was great loved it no problems top notch

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

A lot of helpful people on staff, prices were a little steep, not all the pictures of the purchase due to poor lighting or angles

Hot Tubs

2 out of 5

I don’t know why but the tubs were not very hot not even really lukewarm at the time we visited them

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

Had no problems, the only item of issue was the kiosk for adding money there was only two of them, and guest services sometimes took a little bit because they only had short staff available, but promptly move people through when they added more people to the service line

Babylon Casino

1 out of 5

Was not too impressed with this because it closed in the port of Jamaica and not everybody went into the port of Jamaica so the people left on board ship could not do the casino because they closed it, I think that is fairly foolish and creates issues for customers and people that do not wish to visit Porter Jamaica especially during high security threats and risks

Entertainment

5 out of 5

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium

5 out of 5

This area was very clean very nice bass courteous friendly service

Victoriana Main Lounge

5 out of 5

Was very nice didn’t go there very much

The Decades Atrium

5 out of 5

Was very nice I had a lot of great entertainment enjoyed it

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

Had some really good movies and entertainment even during bad weather

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

If you do a spa or something along this nature be ready for a hidden gratuity of almost $30 we paid gratuity in advance and when we did this extra curricular activity they charged us another $30

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

1 out of 5
This port is experiencing a lot of problems it is dirty and nasty in my opinion in the port is also shallow, when you get off the ship and go abroad get ready for people to be trying to sell you drugs as well as souvenirs, talk to many people that were approached and they were trying to sell them everything for marijuana to cocaine, this is highly unacceptable and the security risk in threat there is on acceptable I think it be best to exclude Jamaica clean out of any future tours until they clean up the country and get better security this has nothing to do with the ship this is the country of Jamaica. The state department at the time had issued a warning that they were doing search and seizure in the country of Jamaica which is just a step up around martial law And in my opinion this is a very dangerous situation to be putting people into as being prior military anytime your subject to stop and search and seizure in any country that means in my opinion that the safety of your family is highly at risk and I would recommend avoiding this at all cost. And in my opinion this is a very dangerous situation to be putting people into as being prior military anytime your subject to stop and search and seizure in any country that means in my opinion that the safety of your family is highly at risk and I would recommend avoiding this at all cost.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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