Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by sandman123
- Sail Date: September 2012
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean View
A great experience throughout. Fairly quick and straightforward embarkation, really impressed with the size of the cabin and its bathroom compared to other ships, rather reserved and discreet cabin steward but looked after us well.
Though obviously not the biggest ship, there seemed to be so much space everywhere you went, both inside and out.Have to admit the small number of children onboard helped a lot, this was mid September. Really appreciated the "Serenity" adults only area but might have been different during school holidays.Absolutely no problems with sunbeds at any time of day, even on sea days so that eased the pressure.
Really friendly and helpful staff, wide variety of entertainment, loads to do but with plenty of quieter areas if you wanted. Very civilised group of passengers, primarily American, and a great relief from the more excitable European gangs you tend to have to deal with in the Med!Great port stops - Key West, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios Jamaica but could have done with a little more time in each.
Only slight downside was the food - not great in the main dining room and totally chaotic in the self service breakfast. Everything else more than outweighed this though, definitely the most enjoyable we've had.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Grand CaymanShort walk to the library, then $2.50 shuttle to the beach. Chair and umbrella rental quite dear if you're on a short timescale and can of beer is a bit steep at $6. Lovely place though, polite and friendly people, beautiful beach and clear sea. Nice!View All 2,889 Grand Cayman Cruise Port Reviews
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Key WestI just love this place, one of my top three in the world. So laid back, it's horizontal. Would I want to live here - hell, yeah!View All 1,474 Key West Cruise Port Reviews
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Ocho Rios$10 return shuttle to Dunns River Falls which you must do if you're here. $20 pp to go into the Falls, walk down to nice beach then climb the falls if you're physically able. Forget it if you've got any kind of health issue, it's really arduous.Walk up the steps at the side instead, you see it all and get the experience without the actual effort. You will be forced, by local police, to walk through really insistent, almost hostile, traders, just don't speak or make eye contact.View All 868 Ocho Rios Cruise Port Reviews
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