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4.0

Cruise to the Bahamas by DaveNAlison

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Great cruise! This was our first seven-day cruise. I did not care for the ship decor much, but the amenities were excellent. Casino was far too smoky...made the Promenade nearly unbearable at peak times. Dining room was good. Excellent service at table and in cabin. Did Chef's table and really enjoyed the variety of unusual foods. Lido was the best, with good service at all bars and a nice Serenity Deck area. Ship was very clean.

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5.0

Awesome trip!!! by InvictaKing

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

My third carnival cruise! Prob my favorite ship so far!! Great experience!

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4.9

Western Caribbean Cruise by Shawn220

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Over all a great experience & one that I look forward to taking again!

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4.9

Vacation Cruise aboard Carnival Freedom by Mark294

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

Ports were awesome. In my opinion Costa Maya was smaller and didn’t offer to much.

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4.1

Fun on a Smaller Ship by SailAwayfor5

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall it was a fun trip because any day at sea is better than being on land. However I personally think I prefer a ship that's a bit larger. I also think I prefer a ship with fewer young children and obviously Carnival is very family oriented. Overall the experience was fine & I would likely sail with Carnival again on a different class ship at a time of year where there may be fewer children.

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4.4

Amazing time aboard the Freedom by dutchintexas

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

First cruise for us. Enjoyed it so much booked another one for two months later. Highly recommend for a stress free, great vacation

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4.8

First cruise 🚢 by SoonerRN

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Freedom

First cruise taken with good friends, good times!

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A Fun Family Vacation! by JasonGegg

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall, we enjoyed our first cruise and had a really good family vacation! Below are a few feedback to Carnival Cruise that can improve ours and other guests experience even more. Hope the feedback can be provided to Carnival Cruiseline. Thanks! 1. Carnival should consider providing coupons to reach family for the activities so everyone / kids get a chance to experience them, i.e. basketball, volleyball courts are alway so full and our kids never had a chance to play. 2. Provide gourmet coffee to guests without additional charges as that seems to be provided at all inclusive resorts and it’s not costly for Carnival to provide. 3. For the Carnival photos, the cost per photo is too expensive, ie. one 5 x 7 @ $15 and one 8x7 @ $22. Carnival should consider putting up screen for guests to review pictures and then select and print only the ones they want to purchase with out wasting ink and papers and not helping the environments. Also with the digital age today, Carnival should consider provide an affordable digital copy purchase combo so guests can purchase entire photos and print on their own when return home. I bet the guests are more willing to purchase the digital options and at the same time, Carnival can help save the environments without wasting all the printed pictures and guests not purchasing them at such a high price. 4. For the snacks area, provide a little more variety for dessert thru out the day other than just ice cream. There are many folks who are lactose intolerance. 5. Provide more varieties to the buffet as they seems to the same everyday and lack of variety on fruits options too. Fruits are cheap. 6. Provide better mandatory safety muster station training with smaller groups. Waiting for everyone for role call is effective and can post medical issues to elderly and people with disabilities waiting so long and in the heat. 7. Provide long time at each port so guests can enjoy the country 8. Provide more clarity for excursion for each port as we were not aware for the 'Barrier Reef Snorkel' excursion would take us directory to the snorkel site and no visit onto Belize at all. We wouldn't have booked this if we would have the details from Carnival. 9. Would like to have better clarity upfront from when customer would receive the 'on board credit for use'. We were not clear on that until we spoke 'guest services' on the ship.

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Great Experiences at Sea! by eman111

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

The overall experience was a great on indeed, everything about it was well, the food, the drinks, the people, the ship, the entertainment, the crew, the excursions, all... It was so good we are planning to go on a cruise every year from now on!

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4.5

A great cruise by scoonts

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

This was my 4th cruise and my husband's 7th. We always make the best of our vacation. We were not pleased with the Casino but still had a great time.

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5.0

This was our very first cruise it was simply amazing! So much fun in our room steward Irwanto was absolutely the best! by Swinston75

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall our cruise was amazing! The staff were all very courteous and polite. I would like to give a special shout out to our room steward Irwanto, he was always there when we needed him. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and wish him nothing but the best! We miss him terribly! We will definitely be taking more cruise adventures in the future!

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4.9

This was a Great Cruise for me and my daughter for Mother’s Day by dscruise

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This was a get away for my daughter and I before she started her 6 months of schooling and very busy schedule of work, kids, school and husband. I just enjoyed the time with her and to get away.

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5.0

Caribbean vacay by nkl1955

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Had a great time. We have cruised with Carnival 14 times and have loved each cruise.

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4.2

Met Our Expectations by TxSailor47

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

I started by saying met our expectations. I believe anything can be made better by managing your expectations. This was a birthday gift for my daughter, she chose this date and cruise for the 5 or us (gram, paw paw, mom, dad and 5 year old) the price worked for me so I booked it. I had done the research and knew that Carnival was not going to be a Princess cruise. I wasn't paying for that. I knew what to expect, managed my expectations, and we had a wonderful time. It's all about the moments that turn into the memories...your choice good or bad. I had shied away from Carnival because I had heard it labeled the "Walmart" or "Dollar General" of cruises....only if you buy a flank steak and expect to eat filet mignon! My expectations were met and then some. I may even consider going with them again...just manage your expectations, and you'll have a great cruise. It's all up to you!

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4.9

Awesome! by nanomate

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This was my first time seeing the ocean, first time out of the country! It was absolutely Awesome!

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3.4

Not what I expected. Disappointed. by emarin22074

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Bought the drink passes and was very dissatisfied with the drinks. No alcohol whatsoever and they were way too sweet. The cabin had broken drawers. The cruise had to be rerouted due to a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Didn’t make it to Honduras, and was only reimbursed for port taxes (which were $16 per person). We were forced to be at sea longer than expected. Shore excursions were terrible.

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5.0

First cruise is always the best cruise by askeegan

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

This being our first cruise, we had no idea what to expect, thus making this the best cruise ever!  The only downside was the long lines waiting to get onto the ship in Fort Lauderdale.  

 

The food was great, hot and plenty of it.  The adult beverages were plentiful, though costly after while but hey, we are on vacay.

 

The MDR service was impecable and always prompt, food hot and if it wasn't right, they made it right and immediately.

 

The entertainment, was great, we enjoyed the tribute to the beetles, the comedy shows left us in stitches and I often found we laughed the hardest and the loudest.

 

The ports were great, Key West, Grand Cayman (Our favorite) and Ocho Rios.

 

All and all was the best time of our lives!

 

One negative thing and that was only from my experience was I am severley clostrophobic so being in a crowded line during lifeboat drills was un-nerving for me.

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4.6

Wonderful first time cruise by auntbebe1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Had a wonderful time just relaxing in the serenity area taking a nap and enjoying the ocean. Very clean ship and friendly staff. Always plenty to do rather its relaxing or watching a show.

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5.0

1st cruise amazing. Weather a little rough by gigi5061

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

1st cruise amazing relaxing fun. Definitely will go afain

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10th anniversary cruise by KrysandRy19

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Overall it was a fun cruise. It could have been better for our first time but didn't totally deter me from wanting to go on another one. I just think it might be a different cruise line next time. I know what to expect now.

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