Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Carnival Freedom

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2349

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I loved this cruise. The ship overall is great. I loved the deck 3 due to we can sit out there and relax. We can see the Pier runners from this deck. There was no shortage of activities. Loved the food and entertainment.


5 out of 5
Quick, and painless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food in the main dining room was ok. I am a picky eater and I did find plenty of food to eat on board. The main dining room service was very slow. The waiters were slow to bring food and drink. The buffet was good with a variety of options on the lido deck. The one thing was there was no bar b que sauce for the bar b que chicken on the lido buffet for one of the dinner. When asked, was told did not have any. I like the 24 hour pizza. The barbque was great but did not like that it was upstairs. 24 hour ice cream was great. The popcorn for the movies could use some butter. The drinks for the whole cruise was great. No complaints.

The Chic Restaurant

3 out of 5

the service was slow. i do not like the way there is always a dancing show and singing. This slowed down our dinner. We never got out of there before 1.5 hours. The restaurant was great and pleasing to the eye.

Pizza Pirate

5 out of 5

i love the 24 hour pizza

International Aft Lounge

5 out of 5

The comedy shows were great. Would be better if all the seats were facing forward.

Guy's Burger Joint

4 out of 5

loved this. The fries were more burned(overcooked) a lot. The staff was not very good at special orders. I am a picky eater and have a problem when i want something not on the menu.

Blue Iguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Nata was great always knew us and spoke to us. Very personable. The food was great. I wish there were ground beef at this place

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I loved the dancing shows. wished there were more sitting areas for listening to music. The comedy shows were so great. loved them all. we played put put golf. We did not use the pools or hot tubs. did not use the fitness center. There were a lot of activities.

Mini Golf

5 out of 5

loved this activity

Babylon Casino

5 out of 5

Liked this. Could have more slot tournaments. Just wish I could have won.


5 out of 5
The shows were great. The DJ could have more variety in music. All the performers were great. TJ was a great cruise director. he was very personable and never went by a person without saying hi. Olivia the comedy club was great. Always personable and always had a smile. The fun squad was very good. Extreme on the fun squad and the adult game show was great. TJ could have slowed down his speech to make himself more heard We had hard time hearing him and understanding him on the loud speaker.

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium

5 out of 5

there needed to be more seats and it would have been great if on upper floors had seating and you could see over the barrier.

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

Great idea. There needs to be more seating if possible. The popcorn needs butter. Would be nice if there were more adult centered movies at night.

Children's Programs

no kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The waiter Naufai hadi in the comedy club bar, augusta waiter in the comedy club, nata blue iguana cantina. They were all great and made our trip much better. They knew our names and even made a point to stop to talk to us at a variety of times.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I did not like the barbque up on upper deck but it was easy to get to and get through the line. The whole ship was kept clean and well maintained except the ships windows on lido deck and other areas. We like to sit and watch out of the windows and they were very dirty. It looked like they had not been cleaned in quite a while.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The comfort was great. the bed kept trying to separate and it would have been nice to have something to keep this from happening. We really did not see our cabin steward. We received ice when we asked. Our room was clean and tidy every day.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5
just boarded as we live in Texas

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Love this port. did no shore excursions. visited this port multiple times before.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
This port was great. No excursions booked. the port was very festive.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
no ship excursions. the port was great everyone was friendly.


5 out of 5
The announcements for this was hard to hear and TJ needs to slow his speech down. There were not crew members at the elevators to control the crowd trying to get down to get out.
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