6 WONDERFUL DAYS OF FUN: Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by tnndcruiser
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6 WONDERFUL DAYS OF FUN
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We chose early seating for dinner. The reason we chose early seating is because we have done the anytime seating but we like having the same wait staff and table every night and we have done late seating before but it makes it too late for most of us to eat (acid reflux comes with age. LOL!). Our wait staff was excellent and so was our food. We are a very sharing group so if someone ordered something different and you wanted to try it, we just kinda shared. The night we had alligator fritters and frog legs, the wait staff brought several of them to our table so that we could all try them. My only complaint about dinner is that there are 2 formal nights and none of us really like to dress up, while on vacation, to go to dinner. We ate in the dining room on the first formal night but skipped the second one and went to the buffet on the Lido deck which was very good. We also ate at the Sun King steak house one night and it was very good also but alot of food. Worth the price to at least try it once. The steaks are huge and cooked perfectly. My niece ordered the cheesecake for dessert and it was the biggest piece of cheesecake that we have ever seen. She said it was better than the Cheesecake Factory.
On the first night, after dinner, we went into the Victoriana lounge (which is where we spent most of our free time, especially at night)to watch the tivia shows, play Bingo, and the Welcome Aboard show (EXCELLENT). After the Welcome Aboard show we headed up to the International lounge to watch the Adult Only comedy show (EXCELLENT). After the adult comedy show we headed to the Casino. The first night we didn't go to bed until about 2:00 am (and most nights after that).
Basically, the rest of the cruise was much like the first day but we did do shore excursions at every port (explained later). When we were on the ship, we always found something to do and something to eat.
This was our 8th cruise, 6 on Carnival, 1 on Royal Caribbean and 1 on Princess (Alaska). With the exception of our Alaskan cruise, this was the best Caribbean cruise we have been on to date. The weather was perfect, the food was perfect, the ports were perfect, the staff was very friendly and even the passengers were all nice. It was just the perfect vacation.
One side note, if you get a chance to do the Behind the Fun tour, do it. This is done on the last day of the cruise and they take you to several places that you normally don't get to see. This was my husband's second time at this tour and he learned something new. The girls skipped this tour and had a spa day instead, which was EXCELLENT!
By the way, debarkation was a breeze too but flying out of the Ft. Lauderdale airport was a little disorganize. The airport needs to improve on their system but we were still able to catch our flight. Less
Cabin review: 6C2375 Ocean View
We had cabin 2375 which is an outside cabin. It was a great location, especially since our dining room was one floor up and most of the time we didn't go above deck 5. It was also across the hall from the self serve laundry room and there was never any noise. It was quiet most of the time. It had plenty of closet space and a couch so our friends and family that came by could sit on. Couldn't have chose a better location.Read All Ocean View (6C) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
City Trolley / Conch Train Tour
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Disappointed with the Freedom