Great Time on the Carnival Freedom: Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by Dave from Barrie
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Great Time on the Carnival Freedom
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
As usual on Carnival we found plenty of things to do with bars and entertainment that cater More to every taste.The comedians were very good and the Broadway style shows on this ship were outstanding.The food was very good in the main dining room and our head waiter Omar along with the assistant waiters Richard and Marvin went out of their way to make dinner an enjoyable experience.One thing that is noticeable is that Carnival over the years seem to have eliminated items like Jumbo Shrimp or Surf and Turf.These selections are offered in the upscale pay restaurant only. The Lido Restaurant also offers good food with a very good selection.
Capt's night has also been greatly cut back as Carnival only offers $1.00 off drinks for an hour prior to Dinner.This is a far cry from the way it used to be 3 or 4 years ago.Carnival needs to improve on this.
The crew on the ship do an excellent job of keeping the ship clean and the housekeeping staff are totally amazing.
The Cruise Director Dan(from Australia) and the assistant Cruise Director Calvin ( from Canada) are excellent.We met both these gentlemen at a Cruise Critic Members meeting that one of the Cruise Critic members arranged on day 3 of our cruise and they had no problem answering all of our questions.There is no doubt in my mind that Calvin will be moved up to a Cruise Director position on some Carnival ship in the near future as he definitely has the skills and abilities to do the job.
One of the problem area's is guest hogging deck chairs.A lot of inconsiderate guests place a towel on the deck chairs tying the chair up for the whole day while they go and do other things thus depriving their fellow guests of the use of those chairs.Carnival needs to do a better job of policing this as it has seemed to be getting worse over the years.
As far as the ports go we had a good time in all the ports.1 excursion we took that was memorable was with Antigua Premier Tours.Our driver Carl Warner was excellent and for $35.00 a head we got a great tour of the island.
Summing up we had a great time on the Freedom and definitely will be taking another Carnival Cruise next year.Even though Carnival needs to improve some irritants they still offer good value for our travel dollar. Less
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