Cruising during tropical storms can be interesting: Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by KBSUE
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Cruising during tropical storms can be interesting
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Monday: Pouring rain in Key West, over 8 inches today. The streets are ankle deep everywhere. Excursions cancelled. So much for parasailing on my bucket list. I hate rain ponchos but here we go. The trolley tour was not much fun with the fogged over windows. Dinner tonight: chicken breast and cheesecake. The entertainment Jump and Jive was good.
Tuesday: Due to the bad weather our ship circles Cuba but Ocho Rios is cancelled. We will go to Montego Bay. Must book new tours. We enjoy cooking demo in steak house complete with samples. This is elegant dress night. We add 2 more tablemates--9 now. Lobster and shrimp and great apple dessert. The show is The Big Easy. Today was also tea time.
Wednesday: Montego Bay-sunny and warm. Room service wakes us. Our tour Highlights and Shopping starts off bad. We wait in hot sun one hour for our bus after the first one was determined to be unsafe. Then sit on bus waiting for guide. It should be called shopping with little highlight but was enjoyable. We visit 3 shopping areas and Margaritaville. Return to ship after 5 hours starving. Dinner was great filet/asparagus soup and hot apple pie. Tonight is game shows.
Thursday: We wait in Cayman Bay for weather to clear--never happened.Port closed. We are headed back to Key West. Another elegant dress night with escargo/bing cherry soup and shrimp. Past guest celebration with free drinks. Entertainment: Ticket To Ride-Tribute to Beetles. Excellent show.
Friday: Key West as promised, beautiful, sunny and 75 degrees. Must clear customs before getting off. The line circles 2 decks and goes 45 minutes. We walk to southernmost point and back, try conch fritters and enjoy the weather. Such a beautiful city. Dinner: Prime Rib/frog legs/crab cake. Sadly pack up.
Saturday: Up at 6 am. Breakfast in Lido. Walk off with bags. Taxi to airport. We are there by 7:45 AM!
Freedom is nice ship but confusing to get around. Many dead ends. Staff very friendly. Menu good, something for everyone. Portions are large and you can order 2 if you want. Traveling during hurricane season is risky. Our Captain did his best to keep us out of bad weather. I would choose Freedom again. Less
Cabin review: 8A Balcony
Our balcony cabin was clean. The balcony somewhat small. Bathroom seemed larger than some I have been on. Closets adequate. Liked having a couch as well as beds.Read All Balcony (8A) Reviews >>
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