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We sailed on the Carnival Freedom during the week of January 18th. This cruise was fantastic! We visited Grand Turk, San Juan and St. Martin. The weather was great, in the mid 80s all week. "Wee Jimmy" was our Cruise Director and he was hilarious. Next best thing to John Heald! The cabin, food and service was beyond expectations! The production shows were, by far, the best we've ever seen during our previous 19 cruises! Outstanding! During our visit to Grand Turk, we spent the entire day at the beach to the left of the dock. Great sand beach with crystal clear water. FREE lounge chairs too. At San Juan, we just stayed on the ship (have been here many times) and enjoyed the Serenity hot tubs and hammocks. Very nice to have it to ourselves! Our last port of call was in St. Martin, our favorite place on earth! We booked a "Half Day Beach Tour" with Viator prior to our cruise. This tour took us to Orient Beach for 2 hours then to Maho Beach for 2 hours, while seeing the island as well. OB is our favorite beach anywhere! Tales of rotting seaweed was no where to be seen. 99% of it has been cleared away and there are plenty of areas to swim weed-free. There were literally thousands of people enjoying the beach. At MB, we experienced the thrill of watching the airliners landing overhead. What a blast that was! I Highly recommend spending some time here when in St. Martin. Our tour guide Eddie was great to be with and he provided FREE water, beer, soda and rum punch throughout the tour. Carnival has cut back on many things over the years, and it's really sad to see. We will, however, continue to sail with them as they always provide us with a wonderful cruise vacation.

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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by jordanaire

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We sailed on the Carnival Freedom during the week of January 18th. This cruise was fantastic! We visited Grand Turk, San Juan and St. Martin. The weather was great, in the mid 80s all week. "Wee Jimmy" was our Cruise Director and he was hilarious. Next best thing to John Heald! The cabin, food and service was beyond expectations! The production shows were, by far, the best we've ever seen during our previous 19 cruises! Outstanding!
During our visit to Grand Turk, we spent the entire day at the beach to the left of the dock. Great sand beach with crystal clear water. FREE lounge chairs too.
At San Juan, we just stayed on the ship (have been here many times) and enjoyed the Serenity hot tubs and hammocks. Very nice to have it to ourselves!
Our last port of call was in St. Martin, our favorite place on earth! We booked a "Half Day Beach Tour" with Viator prior to our cruise. This tour took us to Orient Beach for 2 hours then to Maho Beach for 2 hours, while seeing the island as well. OB is our favorite beach anywhere! Tales of rotting seaweed was no where to be seen. 99% of it has been cleared away and there are plenty of areas to swim weed-free. There were literally thousands of people enjoying the beach. At MB, we experienced the thrill of watching the airliners landing overhead. What a blast that was! I Highly recommend spending some time here when in St. Martin. Our tour guide Eddie was great to be with and he provided FREE water, beer, soda and rum punch throughout the tour.
Carnival has cut back on many things over the years, and it's really sad to see. We will, however, continue to sail with them as they always provide us with a wonderful cruise vacation.
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