Had a wonderful time
Carnival Freedom Cruise Review
Review summaryThis was our first cruise since cruising resumed. I had no hesitation about going and am very happy we did. The ship was clean and cleaned throughout the sailing. The staff never missed a beat in giving their best service. Have another cruise booked in November 2022, but if i get a chance to go before then, I will.
Food and Dining
If Patty the Barista is there, make sure you go get coffee there every morning. She is the best.
Blue Iguana Cantina
Amazing tacos and burritos.
Guy's Burger Joint
Never a bad burger here.
The Chic Restaurant
We did your time dining for the first time. Had no idea how it would work, but we ended up really liking it. We had the same wait staff every night, which was nice and the service was exceptional.
How can you go wrong with 24 hour pizza?
There is always something to find to eat here. My only issue was that some of the food wasn't warm enough, but still tasted good. And the desserts were so, so good. My favorite was the German chocolate cake.
This was my biggest problem this trip. The hot tubs on the serenity deck were out of commission a couple of times. Fine, it happens, but when you would try to go use the ones on the main deck, they were full of kids (16 at one point) who seemed to have no parental supervision, so they were doing whatever they wanted. Im not sure, but I'm fairly certain that they were they cause of one of the hot tubs being broken for the day. The crew had to come with a pool net and hazmat bag to get something put of it and then it was closed for the rest of the day and part of the next. The crew then went over to the other tub which had the 16 kids in it and told them only 8 were allowed. They did not get out and it was not enforced. So we needed up going to the front pool for the rest of the cruise.
Carnival Seaside Theater
While I understand why, it is disappointing that there is now a charge for popcorn. No, $3 doesn't break the bank, but still disappointing. Also, while not Carnivals fault, people need to be a bit more respectful while the movie is playing. I know its outside so people forget to use their movie voices, but its irritating.
Victoriana Main Lounge
There does not seem to be a bad seat in the house. We saw one show and had a great time. Very talented cast.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Just take some time to wander around the ship to see where things are, then relax and have fun.