No more Carnival: Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by dob

Carnival Freedom 2
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No more Carnival

Sail Date: December 2009
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
I am said to say that the Carnival Freedom was not a very pleasant cruise. The design of the ship kept everyone bottleneck especially when dinner and the shows let out. Everything was right there on the fifth floor, all the bars the dance club the teenagers hangout the casino everything. The ship was not easy to navigate. the only floor that allowed you to get from end to the other were the ninth floor where the food was. and the fifth floor where all the bottleneck was. You go into the sports bar to watch a game you seen more cricket or ladies golf. They offer popcorn one night for a nominal fee " huh".

The balconies were very small if you wanted to stretch out you had to the turn the lounge chair sideways away from the sun to sit outdoors. Nothing on TV to watch. I realize you don't go on a cruise to watch TV but there are times when you're chilling in your room, I shouldn't have to pay for a decent movie. They only had so many stations. Half were all about Carnival cruise More line. Four to five were pay to order. There was TNT that showed the same thing and there was know sports station so you could at least catch a score or two.

For the ship to be only two years old,it seemed like the engines rumble a lot. One time at dinner the engines must have rumble so loud for at least 3 to 5 minutes that when they finally stop. Everyone on both decks of the dining hall cheered a loud applause. There were other issues that just added up to a horrible time on this ship. Up to this point we had only sailed with Royal Caribbean. That is where we will be from this point forward Less

Published 12/30/09
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Cabin review: bal6443

Had a balcony right off the elevators and over the disco, so you can imagine how much noise we endured. The balcony itself was small the room was a nice size. You have to bring a power strip, there is only one power outlet in the whole cabin

Port and Shore Excursions

Once again we only did the Panama Canal tour which took up the whole day. But to see a part of history that I never thought I would see was amazing. I hope to one day get back to Panama and see the city of Panama one day.

Cozumel is nice but limited in what you can do once you've already been there. The weather was a little rough. Had to cancel our excursions because of the weather. Had a decent cab driver take us around the city, stopped off at a beach resort and ate some authentic nachos.

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Didn't get a chance to see a lot of the city as we had hope. but I did get to go zip lining in the rain forest. That had to be one of the greatest thrills ever Had a great guide that really knew her stuff. That really help because it was a two hour ride from ship to the rain forest. Hope to get back there again to see more of the city next time.

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