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Carnival Freedom
by Lynnie
Eastern Caribbean
January 19, 2008

This was our first cruise and we were very excited. It was a huge disappointment. The weather for the first 2 days was terrible (nobody's fault). We got seasick. This never entered our minds as we are avid boaters and people told us that we would never feel the ship rocking. HA! There were many sick people.

The food was ok. We knew that we would have to pay $70.00 each upfront for tips and gratuities, but it seems unfair as we never ate in the dining room. We strictly ate at the buffet.

When the weather finally got nice, you could not move for people on the decks. It was crazy.

We loved Grand Cayman, but it was a short day. We had been to Cozumel and knew that we didn't like it there.

We paid over $200.00 for the John Heald excursion in Jamaica. That was the biggest rip-off of the whole trip. The food was terrible, there was nowhere to sit on the small beach. Half the day was wasted waiting to swim with the dolphins. I think people should have been reimbursed because they promised something totally different.

I doubt very much we would ever go on another cruise, but at least now we know what it's like.

All inclusive is the only way to go.