First Time Cruiser....good and bad.: Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by pammd
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First Time Cruiser....good and bad.
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Bar service in the main restaurants was even more ridiculous.....they only "hopped on it" if you were ordering a drink they they would make a tip on....if you wanted ice tea or water...forget it....wait your turn. It was by the third night that we actually had a beverage with our dinner.
I have to say on the whole the ship was great....ports were pretty .... but watch yourself in Ocho Rios.... The best age to be on this cruise is 12-18....lots of fun! I didn't see my son more than an hour a day if we were on the ship. He had a ball!! Once we stopped looking for him constantly and realized he was in a contained, supervised environment we were able to really relax. I recommend this cruise for sure and we would do it again...I just hope the bar service improves. I guess if I lived on a ship for 8 months straight I'd get grumpy too. I didn't like that the tipping was included...they didn't have to work for it.... I did find out that you can re-move the tipping from your bill....I tipped in cash because they make you feel like a schmuck if you don't...but if you do that be sure to go to guest services and have it removed or reduced....or you'll be paying double! Less
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