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Carnival Freedom Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1320 reviews
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Fabulous Solo Cruise on the Carnival Freedom

Review for Carnival Freedom to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2011
Cabin: Premium Balcony

Summary - I sailed the Carnival Freedom's 6-day itinerary from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, Grand Cayman, and Ochos Rios, Jamaica. Overall it was a good cruise experience that I would recommend. Carnival continues to be a great vacation value. The condition of the ship and the quality of the food, service, and entertainment were high relative to the cost of the cruise.

Pre-Cruise -â€" Earlier in the year I had stayed at the Embassy Suites Hotel on SE 17th St. in Ft. Lauderdale. I liked the hotel and the location so much, I booked it again for a 2-night stay before for this cruise. Since I didn't get a rental car, it was important to me to stay somewhere that had what I needed within walking distance.

The Harbor Shops are located behind the hotel, and feature a variety of shops and restaurants. I bought wine to take onboard with me at Publix, as well as snacks and food for lunch. There's also a wine store for those with more upscale tastes. Both nights I ate dinner at locally owned restaurants within the complex. The day before the cruise I got a manicure at the Harbor Shop's nail salon for a fraction of what one would cost onboard the ship.

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Premium Balcony

Cabin 9B
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