This was our 24th cruise on Carnival and would rate this one of the best!!! We like the size of the freedom. The crew was top notch,always happy and speaking to us in a happy manor. We found the food in main dinning room to be very good, and the service to be outstanding.
We have cruised on the Carnival Vista 4 times this year as well, the Freedom we find is a much better ship, there are a few things we wish the Freedom had that the Vista has, but overall would choose the Freedom over Vista.
We wish Carnival would make the casino NO smoking, the smoke was not nearly as bad as on the Vista. My wife and I are ex smokers but find the smoke very hard to tolerate.
The service in main dinning room was far better than any ship we have been on in the past hew years.
The only draw back was the steak house, the food was great, service was very poor.
We judge the steak house in comparison to past experiences, we have eaten in carnival steak houses well over 40 times,and due to cut backs by Carnival, it has become not a great experience as it once was.
Liker the walk in shower, it was way better than the tub shower.