Disappointed in Carnival: Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by mparks1485
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Disappointed in Carnival
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
However there were some things I was very disappointed with as a returning cruiser. I feel like the quality of food has gone way down (in the regular dining room). We ate in the steakhouse twice, which has higher quality food, but even then, the temperature of the meat was off...All in all, why should we have to pay extra money to eat good food?
Other vacation-downers: The prices at the bar are kind of steep and you are forced to pay a gratuity, even when the bar More tenders are not even friendly (sometimes borderline nasty!); The cocktail hour that is held for returning guests was held twice (one for early seating and one for late). The later was more than two hours before our dinner seating, which is way too early so we didn't bother going; communication was very poor this time around - I felt like I didn't know which nights were the dressy nights until I saw what others were wearing. In past cruises the director was more vocal about these things; our excursion in Jamaica (Dunn's River Falls and bamboo beach) was a disappointing. Besides being practically forced into buying souvenirs, the beach water was filthy with garbage. *The falls is a must-see, though!! Less
Port and Shore Excursions
Awesome Southern Caribbean Iti...
Not too shabby
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