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allison foster

Age: 44

Occupation:self employed

Number of Cruises: 15

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Sailing Date: 2009-12-19

Itinerary: western caribbean

Just got off the ship today. beautiful ship. We always get a balcony, this time we had two balcony rooms for us and the kids. It was great the door opened on the balcony so we could walk back and forth and enjoy a large balcony. We sailed for the itenary. you can only go to the grand caymans so many times. nice change. we cruise frequently so we know what to expect. Room steward was the happiest man on the planet. It was contagious. Our 12 year old enjoyed club c, but i think he grew bored with it. the cruise director, wee jimmy, was a total disappointment. Not funny, had a stupid morning show on the jumbotron on lido deck that was so loud and obnoxious. He is not funny, wore a kilt. The dining room expeerience was the worst ever. bad food, worse service. i stood in line at guest services to adjust the gratituity. the last night the waiter informed us it was his first week on the job. felt bad for him, worse for us/ he should of warned us the first night. The lido deck lounge chair sitution is bad, i think people get up at 6 am and thro towels on chairs. staff should reel that in. There is only one shuffelboard game. Whats up with that its just paint. Entertainment by casino was so fun. The band was great. So was the bar staff there. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. We will cruise carnival again. but much prefer Royal Carribbean

one world. Awful.

great. Typical carnival balcony. We were on the 10th floor. Loved it there/ we had two balcony rooms, one for us, one for the kids. the balcony had a seperating door which we opened up to be one larger balcony. we could also walk to each others rooms via the balcony.

Cruise director has ran his course. He was not funny. He enjoyed himself alot more than I did. has this stupid morning show blarring on the jumbo=tron on lido. it goes until 11 so loud, so obnoxious. Couldnt understand the staff on the blarring speakers on the jumbo tron. the kilt wee jimmy as he calls himself was not flattering.
not so much happening if it wasnt for us bringing uno and dominos it could of got boring. bingo very expensive. Mini=golf was fun. only one shuffle board. need a rock climbing wall. lol

We did not typical excursions because we have did pretty much everything.
We did the amazing race in cozumel. alot of fun. alot of running. If you enjoy the show, you will enjoy this white water rafting in costa rica was a blast. So much fun.
and of course, when in panama, go to the canal.

All in all average. great ship, great rooms, great room steward, totally fun excursoins(spent about $1000 for a family of four)
Terrible food. Bad service in dining room.

was a great value if you skip the excursions. But why would you?

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