Cruise was wonderful as always! Been on 21-22 cruises, so at Platinum Status, but that really meant absolutely nothing. Nothing different than a first time cruiser. Very disappointing.

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Carnival Freedom

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 26, 2021

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1115

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review summary

Another very nice trip! There are some rude people trying to save deck chairs but not even use them either for hours at a time or all day. Watched a woman save chairs right along the pool but go up to the top and lay out when people were looking for chairs to use. They walked by and saw the woman left a towel on them, so kept walking. Happens way too often!


2 out of 5
Was scheduled to be there at 10:00 am and usually have early embarkation. Sat in overcrowded terminal for hours and still boarded as all others did.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All exceptional as always.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


2 out of 5
Not quite the way they have always been. I chalked it up to covid related issues and maybe staffing?

Children's Programs

Did not bring kids on this trip.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All amazing as usual!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The employees cleaned constantly and ship was pretty much spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was perfect size and clean! Deck floor was dirty and chairs very worn out.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
Could have used more shaded areas. There is very little cover and what shade there was had been taken up before we could get there.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Took an open bus style tour. Would not venture out alone. Some areas seemed very poor and could be dangerous to go out and explore alone.


4 out of 5
Pretty smooth.
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