March 3 Spring Break: Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by marblemel
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March 3 Spring Break
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The ship's decor is pretty hideous. Seriously. It looks like someone vomited every ugly color and texture and threw them together in one ship. I can't believe Carnival thinks it looks good or inviting. But the decor doesn't really impact my trip so I just spent the 6 days cracking jokes about the hideousness of the ship.
The food was inconsistent. Some meals More were very good, others really bad. The chocolate buffet looked good, but most of the food wasn't worth eating (and I LOVE chocolate) so that was disappointing. Breakfast was much better in the dining room then in the buffet, where it was always cold.
Most of the cruise went very smoothly. The only real issue was in Grand Cayman when we had to tender back. The line was exceptionally long and it took forever to get back on ship.
Entertainment on the ship was interesting. The shows were amateurish at best. I felt like I was at my daughter's dance recital. Scheduling of events wasn't great as we had the late seating and a lot went on that was in conflict with that time frame. Carnival should be able to do better.
Disembarkation in Fort Lauderdale was a problem. There were only 2 customs agents and the line was pretty long. Not sure there is anything Carnival can do about this, but it was a drag to have to stand there to get off.
Overall we had a fun trip, but little of that had to do with Carnival since we really brought our happy faces regardless of the situation. Less
Cabin review: 4F8242 Interior
8242 - Standard inside cabin towards the front of the ship. Good location, close to the elevators, but not too close. Plenty of closet space and roomy when set up as twins. Not sure how it would feel set up as a queen, might be tight.Read All Interior (4F) Reviews >>
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