Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by valvance: 8 Days a BLAST
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8 Days a BLAST
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We arrived early to embark and was surprised at how fast the lines moved; check in only took 30 minutes tops. Traveled in a large group of 20 people who were all family and friends.
Arrived at staterooms to find several problems. My fridge did not work and the room for disabled people that my mother-in-law was suppose to get was non existent. She was placed in a regular room that did not have wheelchair access. When customer relations was contacted about the problem, they denied ever receiving the paperwork; which I sent in myself. My fridge was never changed out/fixed and my mother-in-law was stuck with her room.
The very first night at dinner, several group members opted to leave the main dining room after not receiving their ordered entrees in 45 minutes. The second night was a little better, the entrees arrived in 30 minutes.... after complaints were made, the timing got a little better for the remainder of the cruise.
The public areas were More great and the bands performing just outside the Casino was great (Ms. Diane), they could really do the R&B. The music was so great that people began dancing and turned it into a party.
The ship rocked for the first 24 hours of the cruise due to a tropical storm. There were a lot of people walking around with patches, but I did not get sick at all. The complaints were that the patches were too costly.
The ports of call were wonderful: St. Thomas, San Juan, Antigua, Nassau, and Tortola. Antigua has a lot to offer first time visitors. Tortola on the other hand; there is not much for tourists.
During the cruise I lost and found my camera (thanks for turning it in), a friend lost her camera and it was not recovered, and my sister-in-law had meds stolen from her stateroom because she did not lock them in the safe.
Great Cruise even though service sucked. Having my family and friend there made things more bearable. Looking forward to a better cruise in Sept. 2010 on The Carnival Liberty. Less
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We had a great balcony in the forward of the ship, very forward... there was no privacy of the balcony because of location. The noise level was low, quiet neighbors. My fridge never worked the entire cruise, but overall the stateroom was nice.
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