Cruise Ratings
261
310
519
280
244
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2009
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island was ok. We went on a shore excursion with the Seaworld Explorer semi-submarine and that was very fun (recommended). Be sure to bring small bills as they do ask for tips. However, if you don't want to be ... Read More
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island was ok. We went on a shore excursion with the Seaworld Explorer semi-submarine and that was very fun (recommended). Be sure to bring small bills as they do ask for tips. However, if you don't want to be stuck in Port Lucaya for a while after the excursion, take a cab back to Freeport. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2009
There is not a lot to do in Freeport. Either stay on board, take a ship's excursion or get a taxi to Port Lucaya to shop. Taxis are $5 per person each way. We chose to take a taxi to Port Lucaya to shop. We were both hoping to ... Read More
There is not a lot to do in Freeport. Either stay on board, take a ship's excursion or get a taxi to Port Lucaya to shop. Taxis are $5 per person each way. We chose to take a taxi to Port Lucaya to shop. We were both hoping to find some handmade souvenirs at the straw market for not a lot of money. I was also looking for a gold charm for my bracelet. I try to get one for my collection to add to the story of my life. We went to one of the ship recommended jewelry stores called Goldy's. This was the only jewelry store we shopped in Port Lucaya. I found a small seahorse to add to my bracelet which is really cute. My mom found several pieces of jewelry that had been made by a local. She got a black and white pearl necklace that is simply breathtaking and bought me a green jade and amethyst bracelet made by the same artist. I have had tons of compliments on my bracelet both on the ship and since I have been home. I told my mother it's a good thing that I am an only child so I don't have to bump off anyone in order to inherit the necklace. We found a lady in a small stall across the way with very reasonable costume jewelry ($4-$10 per item) that is handmade from coconut shells, conch shells and seashells. I was able to pick up several pieces for myself as well as a couple of friends for Christmas gifts. My mom found a beautiful handmade straw bag as well as some other handmade straw items at the straw market for gifts for her friends as well as herself ($40). We stopped and picked up a bottle of water and a coke at a local convience store and only spent $4. My mother couldn't get over the price difference between here and Atlantis. We took a taxi back to the ship where we dropped off our purchases and went to the dining room for lunch. After lunch we got back off and wandered through the market buildings at the port. Most of the goods sold in these buildings has been made in China. Behind these buildings were about a half a dozen women with their handmade goods displayed tables. Many of them were working on new items while they sat and sold others that were already made. We bought locally made bracelets and earrings as well as small painted pictures and note cards. We spent approximately $20 in all with these different women. We had a very fun and relaxed day in Freeport and were back on the ship well before sail away time. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2009
Really it was Half Moon Cay, but that option wasnt available.  Beautiful private Island owned by Carnival.  Crystal Clear Water.  Nice relaxing beach day.  Food not the best, hamburgers and hot dogs.  Nothing really healthy except ... Read More
Really it was Half Moon Cay, but that option wasnt available.  Beautiful private Island owned by Carnival.  Crystal Clear Water.  Nice relaxing beach day.  Food not the best, hamburgers and hot dogs.  Nothing really healthy except some fruit. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2009
I hate to give it a "1" - it did not rank that high. Be prepared for a 30 minute Taxi ride that you pay $10-$15 dollars for, round trip - to see anything worthwhile. People were polite, but Nassau is a much better experience.
I hate to give it a "1" - it did not rank that high. Be prepared for a 30 minute Taxi ride that you pay $10-$15 dollars for, round trip - to see anything worthwhile. People were polite, but Nassau is a much better experience. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2009
I wasn't really looking forward to Freeport - thought it was going to be just like Nassau. I was very suprised - we went out for snorkeling with Sanddollar Snorkeling - Captain Tony. We had a great time - there was only 14 of us on ... Read More
I wasn't really looking forward to Freeport - thought it was going to be just like Nassau. I was very suprised - we went out for snorkeling with Sanddollar Snorkeling - Captain Tony. We had a great time - there was only 14 of us on the catamarane - would highly recommend Captain Tony. The snorkeling was fantastic - we never saw so many fish in all the years that we have snorkeled. After we snorkeled we went diving for sanddollars - found a lot of them and even saw a couple of beautiful star fish. After we snorkeled we went to the straw market - it was nice but on the small side. We headed back to the ship around 1pm. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2009
When you first come into Freeport it is kind of a shocker. It is the industrial area/ship yard, not a pretty sight to see. We took one of the buses into town, $10 round trip. We went to the Port Lucaya shopping area. My recommendation if ... Read More
When you first come into Freeport it is kind of a shocker. It is the industrial area/ship yard, not a pretty sight to see. We took one of the buses into town, $10 round trip. We went to the Port Lucaya shopping area. My recommendation if it is a nice day, leave early, hit a few of the shops, same typical straw market style, and then walk directly across the street to the beach. You can cut through one of the hotels there. The beach is free. We did not take advantage of this because we had a stormy day, but the beach is nice, not like Half Moon Cay, but still beautiful water and big sandy beach. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2009
Wasnt sure where to go or what to do.  Took a shuttle to the shopping district. Went too early there werent alot open.  Ended up in front of a Westin Hotel. Rode a banana boat for $10. Lots of other cruisers were hanging there too.  ... Read More
Wasnt sure where to go or what to do.  Took a shuttle to the shopping district. Went too early there werent alot open.  Ended up in front of a Westin Hotel. Rode a banana boat for $10. Lots of other cruisers were hanging there too.  Went back through the shops.  There were cute shops and little bars where you can sit outside.  Bought some souvenirs.  Cab ride was cheap, $5 each way if sharing with others.  Okay port, kind of deserted though!  Not many people at the hotel, heard they are shutting down the casino there. (We didnt go in) Read Less

Find a Cruise

Email me when prices drop