Canadian Connection : Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by cazzi
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Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Embarkation was a little like herding the cattle!! we all got separated and missed the group photo( not a big deal ). I do like that fact that Carnival allows you to bring on a 12 pack of pop per person this is a wonderful option. We just had to guard it with our life because everyone was asking where we got the pop. Once we were on the ship I noticed that they keep the doors to the cabin area closed till 130 and then you can bring your carry on luggage to the room. Our luggage arrived by 330 very impressed Carnival!!
Since this was March break for most Canadians we knew the ship would be full as we had teens our self on board. We have a 15 yr son and 17 yr daughter who acted better than most adults! I don't mind kids having fun , but when I see them disrespect the people who work so hard to make our experience a great one it made me ashamed to be a Canadian!!! Parents just watch you kids don't let them run up and down the hall way knocking on doors at all hours of the night and treat the staff with respect!!!.
The ports of Call: We are beach people so not much on the excursions can I talk about. I do love the beach at Grand Turk it was so pretty and right where the ship docked ! Dominican was different we did not get off the ship. we were told if you didn't have an excursion then not to go into town. We stayed on the ship and had a great time ! No chair hogs and had great seat in the back of the ship!
Curacao was very pretty! you have to walk across the floating bridge nice place to take photo's as well. We just shopped and walked around.
Aruba: We went to Eagle Beach . This beach is rated number 2 in the world and I can see why. You can walk for miles on the beach, beautiful sand very clean as well.
We have been on several cruises on Carnival and on this one we noticed some of the changes or maybe cuts! We did have a good cabin attendant Javier who tried his best and for the most part our room was clean. Our servers were the best we have ever had Ihar and Stephen were amazing and we were amazed that the first night they knew our names !!!We had a party of 21 That is a lot of names to remember ! The food was very good with a good variety each night. Our CD was great as well Brad from Canada was very friendly and always said hi to us when we saw him ( he even knew our names as well). We really like the comedians instead of the shows. They had new comedians on every couple of days which we really like.
Debarkation: This was the easiest and fastest i have ever been off a ship. We did the self assist and I would highly recommend it if you have a early flight!! Before I end this review, I must get back to our transportation. I will never take this company ever again !! Vip did not do what they promise. Again when we asked them for the return trip to the airport they assured us that they would have enough room to accommodate 16 people in one car. Not the case, they even had the time wrong and told us that we were too early ! I will not get into all the details just be careful when you book it just might be easier to take a taxi! All in all we all had a great time and totally awesome weather and are looking forward to the next cruise experience Less
Cabin review: 8D Balcony
Our Balcony stateroom on the Carnival Freedom was large enough for 4 people. There is plenty of space for storage. We like the aft part of the ship on deck 7. If you go on deck 8 you have the buffet above you and you hear the scraping of the chairs at timesRead All Balcony (8D) Reviews >>
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