211 Freeport Cruise Reviews

My first time there. The whole island looked deserted. No action, very boring. Next time, I will not bother to spend $ for taxi. Stay at shops near ship.
My first time there. The whole island looked deserted. No action, very boring. Next time, I will not bother to spend $ for taxi. Stay at shops near ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Our final port of call was Freeport Bahamas. Freeport was a HUGE disappointment. I honestly don't know what the cruise ships stop here. There is nothing to see unless you take an excursion. The sand on the beaches is just the same ... Read More
Our final port of call was Freeport Bahamas. Freeport was a HUGE disappointment. I honestly don't know what the cruise ships stop here. There is nothing to see unless you take an excursion. The sand on the beaches is just the same as you'd find in Florida. In fact, we enjoyed the Florida beaches more. The town of Lucaya is the destination now, and the shopping area and beaches there as well as the food are a waste of time. I would take any port we've ever been to over this one and will try to avoid going there again in the future. I have read that there are some very nice beaches much farther our such as Gold Rock, but honestly it is so far away that you would spend as much time working out how to get there as you would on the beach which just makes it not as inviting. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
I will NEVER go back to Freeport. It is ALL Oil Refineries and you cannot breathe the air. I choked the whole time I was there!!
I will NEVER go back to Freeport. It is ALL Oil Refineries and you cannot breathe the air. I choked the whole time I was there!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Our Port stop was cancelled due to high winds, and bad weather.
Our Port stop was cancelled due to high winds, and bad weather. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Absolute dump. Didn't bother paying the outrageous taxi fees to get to the beaches or anything that might be worth seeing. Got right back on the boat.
Absolute dump. Didn't bother paying the outrageous taxi fees to get to the beaches or anything that might be worth seeing. Got right back on the boat. Read Less
Sail Date April 2013
This port is very far away from activities on the isalnd, and the port is not a welcomg area at all, although the building are ion slightly better shape than in Nassau.
This port is very far away from activities on the isalnd, and the port is not a welcomg area at all, although the building are ion slightly better shape than in Nassau. Read Less
Sail Date April 2013
The port where they dock the ship is a shipping terminal so it is not pretty and far away from town. The few shops they built up around the grounds are typical of Freeport and can be avoided. I heard a few passengers who took excursions ... Read More
The port where they dock the ship is a shipping terminal so it is not pretty and far away from town. The few shops they built up around the grounds are typical of Freeport and can be avoided. I heard a few passengers who took excursions that it wasn't worth the trip into town. Read Less
Sail Date May 2013
Except for the casino, not worth leaving the ship. The shopping area requires a van ride. Once there, the prices are high and quality low. Again, we were told that the merchants "negotiate"....but they didn't. Casino was ... Read More
Except for the casino, not worth leaving the ship. The shopping area requires a van ride. Once there, the prices are high and quality low. Again, we were told that the merchants "negotiate"....but they didn't. Casino was great, if not to game, then just to look around. Nice beach, but limited access. After going there once, not worth a return trip. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
To see anything at all you have to take a 15 Min. cab ride and then you get to the "main area" and there is nothing to do. The shopping was pitiful but the beach was decent.
To see anything at all you have to take a 15 Min. cab ride and then you get to the "main area" and there is nothing to do. The shopping was pitiful but the beach was decent. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Unless you take an excusrion, save your time with just a short walk around the ship. Do no get out on your own. It is not safe.
Unless you take an excusrion, save your time with just a short walk around the ship. Do no get out on your own. It is not safe. Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Tourist trap! Get off the ship to vendors...unless you take a taxi 18 miles to the town you pretty much are stuck!
Tourist trap! Get off the ship to vendors...unless you take a taxi 18 miles to the town you pretty much are stuck! Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Freeport is my least favorite port and not one I would bother to get off at. Stay up late the night before and sleep in!
Freeport is my least favorite port and not one I would bother to get off at. Stay up late the night before and sleep in! Read Less
Sail Date November 2013
Ugly port without much to do, it seemed. Glad to have had the day on the ship while others were off exploring (though not sure what they were doing)
Ugly port without much to do, it seemed. Glad to have had the day on the ship while others were off exploring (though not sure what they were doing) Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
This port was such a waste of time. There was nothing there. You literally had to take a cab into town that took like 30 minutes to see anything. All there was when we got off the ships was shops and a few dining places. The only good ... Read More
This port was such a waste of time. There was nothing there. You literally had to take a cab into town that took like 30 minutes to see anything. All there was when we got off the ships was shops and a few dining places. The only good thing is they had free WiFi and that's it. It's pretty much a cargo town that's it. Read Less
Sail Date March 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
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
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
Tourist trap with people constantly begging you to buy stuff, never again!
Tourist trap with people constantly begging you to buy stuff, never again! Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
This was not a favorite. We didn't sign up for any excursions since we wanted to do some exploring. However, I don't think this is an exploring kind of port (or maybe I just didn't do enough research). There is a little area ... Read More
This was not a favorite. We didn't sign up for any excursions since we wanted to do some exploring. However, I don't think this is an exploring kind of port (or maybe I just didn't do enough research). There is a little area around the docks with food stands and trinket shops, but you basically have to take a taxi or shuttle to go anywhere else. We took a shuttle to Port Lacaya ($10 per person round trip), but we didn't think Port Lacaya was all that great. There is a some shopping, but it's all jewelry, cigars, and duty-free liquors - I don't smoke, I don't need any discounted tanzanite, and the ship's duty-free alcohol was cheaper. Maybe there were some better shops that we either just didn't see or weren't open (it was a Sunday morning). We tried to go see the beach, but a lot of the beaches within walking distance were the private property of hotels and were for registered guests only. We did find a public beach, but it was very small and rocky. We ended up just taking the first available shuttle back to the ship. ps: My boyfriend LOVED the conch salad from Robinson's Seafood. It's the blue food stand right by the dock area. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015

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