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Family Friendliness
Shore Excursions
Michael Tybroski

Age: 61


Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Freedom

Sailing Date: 2011-12-24

Itinerary: eastern carribean

We felt this cruise was definitely not worth the money paid. We paid premium prices for a Christmas cruise & Christmas was pretty much ignored. The ship felt very crowded, the pool areas were very small & the decor was depressing, especially the colors. The food was barely average & usually cold, even at night in the dining room. The waiters were very nice & very accomodating, but disorganized & we sometimes waited almost 20 minutes for a cup of coffee. Overall dissappointing

Barely average, alot of it seemed canned, pre-prepared & it was often cold. Especially in the buffet.

It was nice, a bit cramped for 4 people, but we did have an outside balcony. bathroom was small, but ok.

Fantastic for the kids, we had 2 teenagers on board ages 14 & 16, & they had a blast. Adult activities were ok, but I was out walking about 6:30 AM on morning & saw 2 people fighting over a lounge chair, it was way too crowded.

Excursions are overpriced, we just took a couple of tours on our own onshore & did fine. We did a 2 1/2 hour tour for $20 per person, went to the beach, had a great time.

I would not reccomend this itinerary, we went from Fort Lauderdale, then 2 days at sea (too many on such a crowded ship) to, St Thomas, then Antigua (YUCK!!!), then Tortola, then Nassau Bahamas. We much preferred the Western Carribean, Curacao, Aruba, St. Martin, much cleaner, much nicer ports.

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