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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 73

Overall rating:

2.7 out of 5
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Carnival Freedom

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 12, 2019

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6239

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall, a little disappointing. We like to play Trivia, and there were very few opportunities for that (unlike on past cruises). Movies on deck were not for us except for one Mission Impossible movie, and movies on the TV were awful. CNN sucks. Why can't they also get FoxNews? NFL playoff game (Cowboys) was only shown in ONE BAR, so people were standing at the door or grabbing casino chairs and sitting outside (like us) -- couldn't tell what was going on and couldn't hear anything. Really ridiculous.


5 out of 5
We had Priority status, so easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We only ate breakfast and dinner in the buffet, and food is adequate, but not as high-quality as it used to be. Guy's Hamburgers are excellent.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
We didn't do any of those things.


We don't like the cheesy shows.

Children's Programs

No kids with us.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room steward was less than attentive. Only cleaned once a day (we had to choose morning or evening when always in the past, room was cleaned twice a day). We asked for ice to be delivered every afternoon -- not always done. Staff on Lido was very good.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
We had cruised on the Freedom before, so layout was familiar. All areas seemed clean. Ship could use some refurbishing.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Only complaint is there is only one A/C plug, and we have two cell phones, hair dryer, e-reader and laptop that all needed to be plugged in or charged. Most inconvenient.

Ship tip

Get the ship's app.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

1 out of 5
Only parked and got on the ship.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Love walking around this town. No excursion. Had a drink at Sloppy Joe's.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

1 out of 5
Didn't get off the ship.

Nassau, Bahamas

1 out of 5
Got off just to walk around the port shopping area.


4 out of 5
Good up until I was detained because apparently my credit card that I attached to my account was never attached. It would have been nice had someone called that to our attention prior to disembarkation.
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