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Carnival Freedom Review

4.5 / 5.0
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A Week of Blissful Freedom!

Review for Carnival Freedom to the Eastern Caribbean
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gumballz
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2008
Cabin: Balcony

We've been on several cruises...sailing on Carnival, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean in the past. We chose the Carnival Freedom because of the itinerary it offered for this sailing and we wanted to sail on a new ship.

The Flight: We flew into Miami from Phoenix two days prior to sailing. Taxi from the Miami Airport to the Holiday Inn Bayside was $22 (plus tip).

The Hotel: We stayed at the Holiday Inn Bayside for two nights prior to sailing. The hotel is very close to the port and there are restaurants and shopping across the street at Bayside. A short walk out the back door of the Holiday Inn took us to the college area which had a McDonald's and Walgreens...as well as a few other liquor stores and little shops. I wouldn't suggest walking around back there after dark. The hotel is nice and the staff was very friendly. We had a room on the top floor, overlooking the port and Bayside. We watched the ships arrive and depart from our window (or down by the bay). Saturday morning there were 5 ships lined up at the port with the Freedom being in the middle. Checkout was a breeze and there were taxis available outside whenever we needed them.

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Balcony

Cabin 8A
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