1,405 Freeport Cruise Reviews

We went into town on a taxi, got in the water for a swim, did a bit of shopping and headed back to the boat. Nothing outstanding to see or do. The best part was the swim at the beach, but the public beach was a bit hard to find, and we had ... Read More
We went into town on a taxi, got in the water for a swim, did a bit of shopping and headed back to the boat. Nothing outstanding to see or do. The best part was the swim at the beach, but the public beach was a bit hard to find, and we had to ask locals. After we got to the "beach" we were told where we was was a part of a local resort and we had to move further down the beach to the public area. Once we found it the swimming was fun. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
-Probably my favorite. We were gonna do the Pat & Diane excursion but it got canceled. We ended up taking a cab in Lucaya marketplace and shopped at the stalls. Everyone here was so friendly. We then went to the Grand Lucayan Resort ... Read More
-Probably my favorite. We were gonna do the Pat & Diane excursion but it got canceled. We ended up taking a cab in Lucaya marketplace and shopped at the stalls. Everyone here was so friendly. We then went to the Grand Lucayan Resort and snuck into the their beach and enjoyed the sun for an hour or two.- Find the Fresh Fruit Stand where you can watch the lady machete up a coconut where you can drink the water then shell make you a fresh fruit smoothie of your choice and fill it back up all for $8- Never pay full price you can drop the price down almost as much as 50%- If you want bead work and jewelry you can ask around because some shops make it by hand and some shops but its from who knows Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
There is nothing to do in Freeport. There are a few junk stores outside of the ship. To go to downtown Freeport it is a 15 minute cab ride. All there is in downtown Freeport is more junk shops and jewelry stores.
There is nothing to do in Freeport. There are a few junk stores outside of the ship. To go to downtown Freeport it is a 15 minute cab ride. All there is in downtown Freeport is more junk shops and jewelry stores. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
We stayed in the shopping area right by the ship and had a great time. We browsed the shops and had a few drinks in a corner bar. My only complaint is that the one restaurant I wanted to get some conch from while we had drinks was out of ... Read More
We stayed in the shopping area right by the ship and had a great time. We browsed the shops and had a few drinks in a corner bar. My only complaint is that the one restaurant I wanted to get some conch from while we had drinks was out of conch! Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
Freeport...we chose to just hang out at the port. They have more things now like a little Straw Market and food stands from coocnut juice, burgers and conch. We stopped by Senor Frogs and by the time I left there.....I was so wasted!!! Had ... Read More
Freeport...we chose to just hang out at the port. They have more things now like a little Straw Market and food stands from coocnut juice, burgers and conch. We stopped by Senor Frogs and by the time I left there.....I was so wasted!!! Had a great time and met lots of locals and others from the ship. Free shots and people just enjoying themselves. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
I was disappointed with Freeport. I took a "taxi" (which was really 12 of us crammed into an extended SUV of some sort) to Port Lucaiya, which in my opinion was nothing more than a glorified swap meet. The beach was also ... Read More
I was disappointed with Freeport. I took a "taxi" (which was really 12 of us crammed into an extended SUV of some sort) to Port Lucaiya, which in my opinion was nothing more than a glorified swap meet. The beach was also disappointing as most of it was hotel property so I was not allowed to pass. I went to the public beach instead and it was mostly rocky shoreline and literally about a 3 foot strip of land even to walk down the beach on. I would not bother to get off the boat here again, unless it were to try another beach area or to visit the port bars (Senior Frogs etc). Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
Does anyone even get off the ship in this port? I guess if they have booked an excursion they do, but we did not. We did get off for a few minutes to say hello to some friends we met on the ship. Tip--there is free internet on the ... Read More
Does anyone even get off the ship in this port? I guess if they have booked an excursion they do, but we did not. We did get off for a few minutes to say hello to some friends we met on the ship. Tip--there is free internet on the starboard side of the ship toward the back if you are outside on deck. Look for the ship employees sitting on the deck with their electronics--you will find it! Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Freeport. Meh. Not sure why Carnival still brings us to this dump port when there are so many other places in the Bahamas to see and a few other ports to choose from. It's industrialized, loud, dirty, smelly and unattractive. Unless ... Read More
Freeport. Meh. Not sure why Carnival still brings us to this dump port when there are so many other places in the Bahamas to see and a few other ports to choose from. It's industrialized, loud, dirty, smelly and unattractive. Unless you get a cab and drive 45 minutes to the other side of the island for shopping (and I think there might be a casino?), it's not worth your time, you're only there for 6 hours. It takes just 1 hour to see all the little overpriced shops set up right outside the port docking aread but then you should just get back on the ship and enjoy the pool. This is, however, your last chance to buy last minute souvenirs and trinkets. These shops know this and their prices are outrageous, especially the shops located in the buildings. The outside vendors were a little more willing to negotiate and in fact, offered to discount the prices if they saw you start to walk away. I bought a lovely sundress from a very friendly man for $18, marked down from $30. And it was all his idea. I tried to negotiate with 2 other vendors but they wouldn't budge.Yes, there's a burger joint/bar, but you can save your money and get it on the ship. Some of the local vendors were just downright rude. Most were friendly and were eager to sell you their trinkets, even at a discounted price, but not all were that way. I asked one vendor to discount a shot glass I had seen a few shops down for less than half her price, but she snarled at me and told me no, so I put it down and went back to the other place and let her watch me buy it from the other vendor. She gave me the evil eye as I walked back past her to get back to the ship. So much for friendly native islanders! Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Not much to do here. Again we paid $10 a per person for a round trip ride to get to Port Lucya.
Not much to do here. Again we paid $10 a per person for a round trip ride to get to Port Lucya. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
This is a shipping port. There is nothing there but a Senior Frogs and a few overpriced shops. To get access to a beach, you are required to take a taxi that is ridiculously overpriced. This should not be a port of call on any cruise. We ... Read More
This is a shipping port. There is nothing there but a Senior Frogs and a few overpriced shops. To get access to a beach, you are required to take a taxi that is ridiculously overpriced. This should not be a port of call on any cruise. We were highly disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
Freeport looks like a shipping port more than a tourist area. There ain't jack to do in the port area so get a ride to Port Lucaya or Taino Beach. We went to Lucaya which has a nice free public beach which is a little bit crowded. We ... Read More
Freeport looks like a shipping port more than a tourist area. There ain't jack to do in the port area so get a ride to Port Lucaya or Taino Beach. We went to Lucaya which has a nice free public beach which is a little bit crowded. We had a few beers and conch salad with fries and it time to head back. Nothing really great about Freeport but it is interesting and has a nice beach and shopping area. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
You can't go anywhere unless you pay about $15/person for a taxi, plus renting everything you need at a beach. Beaches were dirty. Probably would need to pay for an excursion if you want those things taken care of.
You can't go anywhere unless you pay about $15/person for a taxi, plus renting everything you need at a beach. Beaches were dirty. Probably would need to pay for an excursion if you want those things taken care of. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
Don;t leave the ship. Yuck. A third world country full of beggers with nothing to see or enjoy. Try to find something to do on the ship.
Don;t leave the ship. Yuck. A third world country full of beggers with nothing to see or enjoy. Try to find something to do on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
my FAMILY AND I TOOK A TAXI TO THE grand lucaya resort. we had a great time using their amenities and their beach. felt really safe.
my FAMILY AND I TOOK A TAXI TO THE grand lucaya resort. we had a great time using their amenities and their beach. felt really safe. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
We took a taxi to Port Lucaya marketplace, which is where all the main shops are. There is a taxi cab booth across the street once you debark the ship. We were charged $10 per person (roundtrip) for a 20 minute ride to Port Lucaya. Port ... Read More
We took a taxi to Port Lucaya marketplace, which is where all the main shops are. There is a taxi cab booth across the street once you debark the ship. We were charged $10 per person (roundtrip) for a 20 minute ride to Port Lucaya. Port Lucaya itself was very clean with lots of shopping booths. They had both local and commercial style shops. The locals were still fairly aggressive with sales techniques but much less so than Nassau. I noticed people were much friendlier and laid back in Freeport than in Nassau. The beach was a pretty big let down as it is very commercialized and difficult to find a place to sit down without being bothered by someone trying to sell something or without renting a chair, although walking further down we were able to find a somewhat quiet location where we were left alone for the most part. They have lots of water sports available on the beach so if you are looking for an adventure, you can find it here. I wouldn't book them through Carnival either as there are many vendors waiting for you on the beach and you can save a lot by doing it independently. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
We took a taxi to the Lucayan, and for $15 a person we were able to use the resort, pools, beach, chairs, restaurants and there was shopping on and off the premises.
We took a taxi to the Lucayan, and for $15 a person we were able to use the resort, pools, beach, chairs, restaurants and there was shopping on and off the premises. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
I find these ports irritating as you cannot shop without being hounded all the time by shopkeepers.Unfortunately it rained on us and it was very hot. This is the first time I have ever been rained on in the Caribbean or Bahama's. We ... Read More
I find these ports irritating as you cannot shop without being hounded all the time by shopkeepers.Unfortunately it rained on us and it was very hot. This is the first time I have ever been rained on in the Caribbean or Bahama's. We did not stay out very long as we preferred to be back on the ship at the pool.Choose your excursions early and wisely. Some are not worth the money for the time you get to spend. If you just want to go to the beach you can take a taxi or bus. You do not need to spend gobs of money on an excursion to do this. and you can go at your own pace. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Small town. Not a lot to do right off of the ship, which is what we limited ourselves to. There was a straw market with exorbitantly priced items ($15 for a Bahamas pot holder, for example). We bought ice-cold Cokes in cans for a dollar ... Read More
Small town. Not a lot to do right off of the ship, which is what we limited ourselves to. There was a straw market with exorbitantly priced items ($15 for a Bahamas pot holder, for example). We bought ice-cold Cokes in cans for a dollar each and sat down by the water in the shade and enjoyed ourselves. Next to us was a wi-fi hotspot where a group of people sat to use the Internet. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
In Freeport, we took a taxi to the beach, which cost $14/person return. We were going to go to the marketplace and the beach at Great Lucayana, but our driver convinced us to go to Junkanoo, aka Taino, Beach. We had a good time, but it was ... Read More
In Freeport, we took a taxi to the beach, which cost $14/person return. We were going to go to the marketplace and the beach at Great Lucayana, but our driver convinced us to go to Junkanoo, aka Taino, Beach. We had a good time, but it was not the greatest beach. Lots of garbage, rocks, and pushy people. I really wish we'd have stuck with our plan. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
We visited a few small shops located right beside the docked ship but the main city was a 20 minute cab drive away and would have cost us an additional $20. Vendors were MUCH less pushy and we actually purchased several trinkets to take ... Read More
We visited a few small shops located right beside the docked ship but the main city was a 20 minute cab drive away and would have cost us an additional $20. Vendors were MUCH less pushy and we actually purchased several trinkets to take back with us. Most of this day was spent on ship. I only gave it three stars though because not much else was offered. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Clean and well maintained. Some, if not, most of the stores were closed when we got there Saturday. We went to the resort about 12 miles away in a taxi van. A little disorganized but overall not bad. Taxi driver taking us the hotel drove ... Read More
Clean and well maintained. Some, if not, most of the stores were closed when we got there Saturday. We went to the resort about 12 miles away in a taxi van. A little disorganized but overall not bad. Taxi driver taking us the hotel drove quite fast, including taking the turns. She knows the roads well, but guests were uncomfortable. We understand they want to get back fast to pick up more guest, but safety should always be a primary focus. Overall, they were polite and professional both going to the hotel and coming back. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
Took a shared van to Port Lucaya and did some shopping. The people were very friendly and much more laid back than at Freeport. The weather was beautiful. The Pride was in port from 7 AM - 1:30 PM. I wish we had more time at this stop.
Took a shared van to Port Lucaya and did some shopping. The people were very friendly and much more laid back than at Freeport. The weather was beautiful. The Pride was in port from 7 AM - 1:30 PM. I wish we had more time at this stop. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014

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