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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great 14 days

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by Wolf19

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

My husband and I have cruise with Carnival many many times never a bad cruise. All though there are things that can be done defiantly our vacation was amazing.

Embarkation was easy with no issues got right on the ship we were early for our embarkation there was no problems. Disembarkation was a slap in the face that our vacation was over ( not Carnivals fault) we were in line for 2 and half hours going through customs not sure why it took so long but it was tuff.

Ship was what we excepted we have been on this class of ship many times. I was keep very clean.

We had an extended Balcony as we wanted to get the whole experience of the Panama Canal, it was great, two chairs,two lounge chairs, and a table.

The best part of the experience on the ship was the Alchemy Bar, our bartenders Jakub, Katia and Illan were the best we have come across in all of our 14 cruises. They made you feel like you were walking into their home and welcomed you that way every time you sat down. Their acknowledgment when you came to the bar and their way of making each drink their own was what made this experience unique. Cant say enough about them!!!

Entertainment was very good some better than others but for the most part enjoyable.

Food on the other hand was not great, we did go to the steak house not what we were use to on other ships (service felt like they were short handed) so when my side of potato's were cold I didn't want to bother them.

MD was not great either some nights ok some night not good, service was good though.

Buffett food about what we are use to not bad not great

Deli was really good, the paid Sea Food Shack was very good ( price very reasonable)

also the Sushi was worth the price .

Blue Iguana was good.

All and All a great trip

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Cabin Review

Aft-View Extended Balcony

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

After getting of the ship we wanted to take a cab to the nearest beach, we made the mistake of getting a bus and having to waite untill it was full took us to a beach that was ok we felt like we were putting people out by being there not thrilled with Grand Cayman


Cought a cab out side the ship he took us to a beach on the oppeste end of the island so we got a tour and a day at the beach. The cab was $50 each way and the chairs were $12 for both no need to rent an unbrella we were under shade by some of the trees it was well worth it. Not sure of the beach but its were you see pigs roaming around.

Cartagena (Colombia)

Got off the ship and staying the dock area lots of anmimals to see shopping and we also saw some young teenagers doing some traditinal dances.


When to Mr. Sanchoes Beach you can book it on line it was great!

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