Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Carnival Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2007, 08:26 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Default
Our travel agent recommended the Carnival Freedom for our Mediterranea cruise, and she raved about the food and ship quality. But I don't see Carnival line has those qualities when compared to other cruise lines. Any insight scoop would be appreciated. We're in our 40's, have cruised to Panama Canel, Northern European, Tahiti, Hawaii.

thanks!
ek
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2007, 11:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 986
Default
They do have a very good Itin for Europe but one would have to know what kind of ships you have been on before and what appealed to more.... in order to judge if Carnival might be for you.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-05-2007, 06:24 PM
PC GUY's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 354
Default
The Carnival Freedom will be the last of the Conquest Class ships (currently the biggest in the fleet)and will be the newest ship in the fleet when it arrives - you will be on a brand new ship during its inaugeral season.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 09:11 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by moeve:
They do have a very good Itin for Europe but one would have to know what kind of ships you have been on before and what appealed to more.... in order to judge if Carnival might be for you.
We were on the Celebrity Galaxy for our Panama Canal cruise. The service was great and the food was consistently 5-star quality. How would you compare that with the Carnival? I just heard that Carnival's food and service are not quite 'up there.'
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 11:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Posts: 911
Default
For what it is worth, a couple that sailed the Galaxy last year to PC went with us on Carnival Triumph over Thanksgiving. Their comparison was Celebrity's service was more "pampering" and the clientel a bit more sedated. Although Carnival's staff accomodated every desire when asked, Celebrity staff "read their minds" at the right times. They felt Carnival's food was equal to or better and Carnival's shows were much better. The only thing Galaxy had that they missed having was a "formal" dancing band. The only time that type music and dancing was on Carnival was at the repeat guest party, and that wasn't for very long. If I were to book a Meditteranean cruise, it would be on Carnival Freedom or RCL Voyager of Seas, or similar ship in the class.
__________________
NEXT: CCL Elation 10-15-11

03-11 CCL Triumph
10-10 CCL Triumph
01-10 CCL Triumph
10-08 CCL Fantasy
03-08 CCL Fantasy
10-07 CCL Holiday
03-07 CCL Holiday
11-06 CCL Triumph
03-06 Caribbean Princess
01-04 CCL Victory
09-03 CCL Destiny
05-03 CCL Imagination
11-02 CCL Imagination
01-02 RCCL Rhapsody of Seas
02-01 RCCL Sovereign of Seas
02-00 RCCL Empress of Seas
01-99 RCCL Sovereign of Seas
01-98 RCCL Majesty of Seas
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 206
Default
Dear Ekinna,

Food is so very personal. I have cruised CCL, NCL, Pricesss and RCL all in the last 3 years. Buffet food is basically the same on all these ships (I might add e\we sailed on the largest ship of each line). Found found food in the specialty restaurants (RCL and CCL) to be high quality, tasty, e.g. no artichokes at all on NCL while abundance on Carnival, none on RCL. AGain specialty restaurants high end with a cover had the most adventurous tastier food). Dining room food on all four lines basically the same. Room service on each line appalling - takes forever. If you want tea, pls order it before you get to your room as you will wait 1 hour. Late night food other than in specialty restaurants hard to find on NCL easy and accessible on RCL on promenade pizza deserts galore and even on CArnival pizzeria open all hours up on top deck. Again matter of choice, you cruise for the whole experience not just the food at least we do.
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 206
Default
Ekinna, also itinerary on the CArnival Freedom for Med is wonderful. Or at least it sounds wonderful as we are hoping to do the 12 day Greek and Med in July or August even though it will be hotter than hades.
 
Closed Thread

Tags
canal, carniva, carnival, cruise, cruises, elation, freedom, mediteranean, mediterranean, mediterrenean, meditteranean, panama, personal, review, reviews

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mediterranean cruises John Boy Europe Port Chat 4 06-14-2009 01:39 PM
western mediterranean-CCL Freedom 7/21 shonny1 Europe Port Chat 2 07-16-2008 07:14 AM
Carnival Freedom Shuttles at Mediterranean Ports melly Europe Port Chat 0 08-24-2007 01:17 PM
Carnival Freedom-Apr 19 and May 1 cruises Lee_Kessler Carnival Cruise Line 5 04-11-2007 07:08 AM
Mediterranean Cruises - Onboard Currency Seafaring Ted Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 8 05-18-2006 04:52 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:42 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2