Great cruise as long As you do excursions in Freeport and Nassau . Half moon Cay looked like something you would see on a post card. The water was amazingly blue and if I didn’t see it with my own eyes I wouldn’t believe it . I highly recommend !

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Freedom

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 04, 2019

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I had an amazing time both on ship and at the the places we visited . I met so many new people that I will never forget and will definetely take this cruise again .

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Great ! Every port is well organized .

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining rooms were great . Friendly and fun staff . Buffet was so-so but there is always a big variety of food at one of the many restaurants onboard the ship . Guy’s burgers never fails to impress .

Redfrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

Everyone was friendly and I had a favorite bartender who always remembered me and knew what kind of drinks I would like ... it’s like he knew me personally .

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Always good eatin at this place !

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

5 out of 5

Great staff and good drinks .

70's Dance Club

2 out of 5

The name is very deceiving as they rarely play any 70’s music . It was more techno and rap and whatever music the younger generation listens to now . Your better off sitting by the pool litening to the DJ play some old school music if you wanna hear 70’s 80’s and 90’s .

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The pool areas were fun and they always had something going on to entertain the masses .

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

Guest services were very helpful when I had a question and my excursions were just as advertised . Amazing experience .

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The DJ’s were always out at the main pool jamming some great music ( and for us older people it was great ) at lot of 70’s 80’s and 90’s.

Children's Programs

No children on this vaca for me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff on the ship were always friendly and fun . The Bartenders who remembered my name and what kind of Drinks I liked really impressed me . The cruise director was fun and outgoing and really interacted with the crowd .

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Layout of the shop was good and all areas of the ship were always emaculent.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I was in one of the Oceanside rooms on the first floor which I loved . Just watching the water upclose was picturesque. The size of the cabin was small but I was never in there anyway so It didn’t bother me at all. The room was always clean and room stewards did a great job .

Ship tip

Make sure you have a lanyard to goes around your neck so you always know where it is .

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas Did not visit port

I live close by and have been to Galveston many times .

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Key West is a beautiful place. Lots of things to do and see.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

2 out of 5
Freeport was so-so. I recommend doing an excursion so you don’t get caught up in the tourist traps and the locals trying to sell you the same stuff every 10 feet .

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
This island is amazing ! Picture perfect water and the sand was as fine as flour . I would swear it has magical powers because I was only there 6 hours and got about 10 shades darker. Being there was Like spray tan in a bottle .... 😂

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
The port was ok but again , do an excursion unless you like people hounding you to buy stuff . I went to Blue lagoon island ( which I highly recommend ) it’s a private island and you take a 30 minute boat ride over which was highly entertaining. The staff from the island were amazing and so friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs . They kept everyone singing , dancing and laughing the entire way over and back . I did the dolphin, stingray and sea lion experience and although it is a little costly it was well worth the money and something I will never forget . They took some great pictures and videos of us interacting with these majestic creatures and were very informative about their living environment and habits . The beach was beautiful and there were many photo opportunities . They had a full bar there and tons of beach chairs to lounge around in if you didn’t want to do any excisions . They had stuff for the little ones to do too. They had huge array of water activities and blow up water slides and other various things in the water to play on. I can’t say enough about this place , it comes in second to Half moon Cay and I would definitely do this cruise again .

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was seamless and easy !

Traveler Photos

One of the most beautiful places I’ve seen so far ! On the Freedom . Blue lagoon island Blue lagoon island excursion . Picture perfect day
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