Much improved

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Freedom

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1434

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Carnival was much improved. We gave up on them years ago for dirty rooms, rude cabin stewards, dirty tables in buffet. We are very happy with improvements.


5 out of 5
Everyone was friendly and working hard

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dinning room had some food that we needed to switch, second choice after prime rib and grilled chicken worked out well. Guys burgers, blue iguana, guys bbq and deli exceeded all expectations.

Blue Iguana Cantina

4 out of 5

Really good food.

Grand Buffet

3 out of 5

Adequate. Some dishes good.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Really good.

The Posh Restaurant

3 out of 5

Prime rib off, grilled chicken rubbery. Vegetarian options were great.


5 out of 5

Sauerbraten sabdwhich was delicious. Usually a wait, worth the wait

Taste Bar

1 out of 5

Never opened.

Pizza Pirate

3 out of 5

Ok. Not as good as MCS. Not as bad as Royal.

70's Dance Club

3 out of 5

Smokey, floor not completely smooth

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Hot tubs were often too cool or too hot. Not monitored. Serenity deck was often not serene, noisy cruisers and no monitoring. People kept taking our towels and pillows from clamshell on serenity. More monitoring might help. On serenity deck a lot and never saw security.


3 out of 5

Not monitored.

Hot Tubs

2 out of 5

Often too cool. If u found a warmer it was crowded.


3 out of 5
Most was ok, not great and not bad. Violin cats were great. Piano bar sing along only did requests if you tipped first., if no tipping played really badly and awful sonfgs. Goups were often scheduled and failed to play in Red Frig Pub. One group came and set up to play and left when it was time to play to go in process to the ship.

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium

5 out of 5

Lovely, great groups.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Christian in cabin was great. Francisco at our table was great. Lido staff were friendly. Nata in Blue Iguana was fun.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Clean, nice. Design a bit busy.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Size was normal, bed comfortable, very clean. AC was not cool enough.

Ship tip

Get a seat were you want to hang out on sea days early. Entertainment needs a boost by a juggler, magician or special one time show.

Ports of call

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Nice, clean. Great snorkeling at end on pier. Offput by info kiosk saying it was not good we should buy an excursion. Snorkeling here was as good as any excursion I have done on Roatan


4 out of 5
Could not hear/understand announcements at end.

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