Did not meet expectations

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Carnival Freedom

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1433

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This ship and cruise did not meet expectations. I guess I was expecting too much so I was very disappointed with the ports and entertainment. I will try another cruise line for our winter vacation.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Satifactory experience

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Not enough options for vegans

Guy's Burger Joint

2 out of 5

Need vegeterian and vegan options

Skybox Sports Bar

4 out of 5

Was able to catch a few games

Redfrog Rum Pub

3 out of 5

Great for chatting and hanging out

Redfrog Rum Bar

3 out of 5

Great space lacks attendees

Pizza Pirate

5 out of 5

My son's favorite

Mongolian Wok

5 out of 5

The chefs were friendly

Grand Buffet

1 out of 5

Not enough options for vegans

Cherry on Top

4 out of 5

Great candy bit pricey

Blue Iguana Cantina

2 out of 5

Lacking diversity

Alchemy Bar

2 out of 5

Great for meet and great

70's Dance Club

1 out of 5

The nights I popped in for a few minutes it was myself and the DJ

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Fitness center is great Activities very Texas oriented needs diversity.

Slide Entrance

2 out of 5

Can't remember this venue. Was it that horrible?

Pool

3 out of 5

Busy but well maintained

Stress Less Pool

4 out of 5

Pool area well maintained services were great

Sports Deck

3 out of 5

This was alright

Monticello Library

1 out of 5

Needs books to be called a library

Jogging Track

4 out of 5

Maintained

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

1 out of 5

Lacking diversity

Fitness Center

4 out of 5

Small but great selection of weights and other equipments

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Thanks to the 3 violinist and DJ with the Caribbean sounds that all the entertainment I could tolerate

Carnival Seaside Theater

1 out of 5

Carnival could do better

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
I am giving this a three not because the program is great but it allowed my son to meet new friends and they did not participate in the activities they created their own.

Club O2

2 out of 5

Not enough options and activities to attract 15 to 17 year old kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Komang our stateroom steward provided services over and above. Great personality, introduced himself first day found out our needs and likes and was the best of the cruise

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Common areas were maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Had a horrible reaction to the towels and bed linens maybe it was the detergent not sure spent $14.99 for benadryl at gift shop. Also had to purchase benadryl spray. Visible rash all over my body face and neck. Ate a salad at the buffet and had to take benadryl my throat was shutting down.

Ship tip

Don't do Carnival

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

2 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

2 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

1 out of 5
Do you really consider this a port?

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
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