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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
Carnival Freedom

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 25, 2019

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great week to cruise- minimal kids 8.25.19 . Emma CD and team awesome- she is moving to newest carnival ship out of LA. Service awesome and had a lot of fun - ship was full of Texans and we know how to have fun!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
set time- walked in on time - smooth flow no delays in pool within minutes

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food fair. Chefs dinner- food good presentation quality of meat sub-par. Pizza sub-par, Guys was best- iguana taqueria was good. rest other than molten was fair. Golden corral steaks better.

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

The bartenders were great! awesome drinks ask Tomalov for his signature drink- Border.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
fitness center tiny, no great spa, pools small- (boats cater to slides great for kids but not adults), casino great, rum bar games fun

Entertainment

4 out of 5
comedy shows great 3 of 4 comedians top box! Show was fair, DJ good , Cruise Director very good!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I have to admit service was 100% improved since my last cruise on Carnival. Room Steward, servers, bartenders, shopping guide, cruise director and her fun team.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
very clean ship

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
9218 - AC was not working great and toilet a mind of its own but room was a good location and roomy. Bed was awesome.

Ship tip

Alchemy Bar- best drinks , rum Bar, prime time 3 card poker, skip the chef dinner. Guys burger and the taquaria.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

3 out of 5
Great getting on - horrible getting off. Love Galveston -

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
love Roatan did not like prces at carnivals bay village bars and beach but it was fun.

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
needed more time - to get water taxi to go to islands about an hour away. this would make this stop awesome- suggest 7am - 6pm or later.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
we had a blast- Guidos restaurant downtown- great sangria and osso boco best meal i had during the entire cruise and it was not on the ship but Italian in Cozumel!

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
omg - porter line forever- no porter line impossible very long. suggest porter - once you get one you fly by.
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