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Carnival Freedom
Carnival Freedom
Member Name: shenstar
Cruise Date: June 2014
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 8454
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Fun Ship 2.0!

This was a very first cruise, and we had a blast! The ship had just come out of dry dock with the 2.0 upgrades which included the Guy's Burgers, Red Frog, Punchline Club, Dr. Seuss, etc. as outlined in the 2.0 upgrade.

We had an aft balcony room on the 8th floor which was best enjoyed as you depart from ports of call as you have the final parting view. It was less enjoyable in the heat of the day as unless there was a cross-breeze, there was no air movement and it was just hot. Evenings were quite nice though. There was also a weird daily occurrence that the entire aft section (rooms included) smelled very strongly of used cooking oil each evening (after 10PM). I don't know if this had something to do with the Lido deck being above us, but the smell of french fries was distinctive and strong each evening. Our room steward was top notch and satisfied our every whim including extra ice and glasses to help us with an in-room party with some of our new cruise buddies as we departed our final port of call.

We opted for a late dinner seating and were placed in lower Posh dining room. Our service was excellent and friendly, and our seat mates were lots of fun too. We found the late seating was great especially on days in port as it gave you adequate time to freshen up prior to dining.

We actually thought that we would be bored on sea days, but they were probably our favorite. We enjoyed sleeping in, leisurely breakfasts, exploring the ship, checking out the daily shopping deals, karaoke performances, movies on the big outdoor screen, and a little sun bathing. In the evenings we thought that Seth in the Piano bar was spectacular and the comics in the Punchline club were hilarious!


Publication Date: 07/07/14
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