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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Carnival Freedom

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 17, 2021

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7294

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

I feel like I left a lot of negative comments but we really had a great time, and would do it again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had a 10:30am appointment time and we were on the lido deck sipping a drink at 10:45.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Nothing out standing here, we enjoyed just about everything we ate or drank. I was a little disappointed that they didn't come around at dinner time with the shot of the day, in previous cruises I would also get the shot of the day in a souvenir shot glass.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We always found plenty to do. We really enjoyed the comics in the comedy club, karaoke was entertaining to say the least. The theater shows were okay, we felt the music was to loud at times because we had a hard time even hearing the singers sing the songs.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We really enjoyed the comics in the comedy club, karaoke was entertaining to say the least. The theater shows were okay, we felt the music was to loud at times because we had a hard time even hearing the singers sing the songs. TJ our CD was okay, we just didn't find him as funny or entertaining as others we had.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our waiters in the main dinner room were awesome. After the first night they had our drinks waiting for us when we arrived at the table. Our room steward was a good job keeping our room in order.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was easy to get around once you realized that you could not go from midship to the stern and vice versa on decks 3 and 4. Deck 3 because of the galley, like on most if not all Carnival ships we have been on, and deck 4 because of the chic restaurant which has my time dinning.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We had a grand suite and it was very spacious for 3 of us. Couple issues I had, 1) when the two beds are pushed together, the way the room was set up, it actually put a light switch for the room behind my pillows. So it never failed that at least once a night I was accidentally turning the lights on waking people up. The second issue, I was never able to get the water temperature at a comfortable level in the shower. There was hot and hotter. And yes, I know about the button on the temperature control knob, but for whatever reason I could not get the temperature at a comfortable level.

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Been here twice and been to ocean world both times. Each time we have felt rushed getting to ocean world, doing our excursion and getting back to the ship. Next time we will do something different and hope we won't feel like we are rushed for time. It is a beautiful place though.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Did a beginner scuba diving excursion here and loved it.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Wonderful island, we had a cabana and will do that again if and when we get back here.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We felt this went as smooth as could be. Some people in the line felt that it was disorganized but we didn't feel that at all.

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