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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
Carnival Freedom

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 23, 2020

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1308

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Not the greatest cabin, food wasn't great, muster drill was so late and everyone missed the sail a way, entertainment couldn't sing, crafts were crazy hard, deli prepared their sandwiches in advanced and the bread was stale every time! Tour was a scam. Steward was great, wait staff was great, Caroline Picard, Punchliner Comedy Club, was incredible!


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some food was inedible, sent it back. No strawberries, tomato sauce on everything on the lido deck.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Entertainment wasn't great, singing was really bad. Crafts were very difficult. No room at the Serenity area.


3 out of 5
Caroline Picard was the best thing I enjoyed on this trip! Behind the scenes was fun. Mardi Gras party was fun.

Children's Programs

We had no children with us.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Saw, on the lido deck, was awesome. Anita and Dennis in the Chic restaurant were very good!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Nice size ship but she is showing her age.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Nice size, comfortable bed clean BUT it was hotter than the surface of the sun! Couldn't sleep, had 3 migraines due to lack of sleep and being overheated. Tried putting a wet washcloth on my forehead but it didn't help. Vent was falling out of the ceiling. Customer service did nothing. I was miserable!

Ship tip

Bring a portable A/C or industrial fan.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5
Nice city. Good food and friendly people.

Cozumel, Mexico

2 out of 5
Very pushy/rude locals. Beautiful scenery.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

2 out of 5
Beautiful port, took the Top 10 Tour of Roatan and didn't go to the sites listed in the description. Tour guide kept trying to sell this miracle cure "Noni Juice" for $40 a bottle. Sold what she had on hand then went to a shady as hell shack so she could get more. Really...just really! Didn't go to the Rusty Fish like it said in the tour description because she said we didn't have time but we had time to get more Noni Juice!

Belize City, Belize Did not visit port

Seas were too rough and it was not safe.


4 out of 5
Pretty easy and quick.
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