Excellent experience!: Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by sandman123

Carnival Freedom 5
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Excellent experience!

Sail Date: September 2012
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Only our second do with Carnival, the previous being a bit wild since we Brits were not conversant with the Spring Break thing! So we had some trepidation but the itinerary appealed so we went for it. And how pleased we were.

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 More 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. Less

Published 10/05/12

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Port and Shore Excursions

Short 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!

I 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!
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$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.

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