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If you are accustomed to a nicer cruising experience like Holland America and Celebrity you really should avoid Carnival. Service was subpar. Ship was not as well maintained as some of the nicer cruises. And the fellow passengers are not at all what we are used to. We treated ourselves to a suite and even though the room was spacious it was not well maintained, was not clean, and was unusually noisy on rough sea days. The ship overall was cramped, tacky decor, and difficult to navigate. Be aware that if you choose the drink package, it is highly enforced. Most every hand sanitizer dispenser was empty, buffet lines had spilled food all over counter tops, and there were foul smells in elevators and toilets. Overall if you are accustomed to food and service of Holland or Celebrity and are considering Carnival, you will need to lower your expectations considerably.

Very disappointing

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by wfisher

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If you are accustomed to a nicer cruising experience like Holland America and Celebrity you really should avoid Carnival. Service was subpar. Ship was not as well maintained as some of the nicer cruises. And the fellow passengers are not at all what we are used to. We treated ourselves to a suite and even though the room was spacious it was not well maintained, was not clean, and was unusually noisy on rough sea days. The ship overall was cramped, tacky decor, and difficult to navigate. Be aware that if you choose the drink package, it is highly enforced. Most every hand sanitizer dispenser was empty, buffet lines had spilled food all over counter tops, and there were foul smells in elevators and toilets. Overall if you are accustomed to food and service of Holland or Celebrity and are considering Carnival, you will need to lower your expectations considerably.
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Ocean Suite
Cabin OS 7279
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