Sorry I have not responded to your comments. Just got back from the Bahamas and am now finally settling down. We left last Saturday and just got back late last night. Our cruise left port out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. From there we jumped on the Carnival Freedom then island hoped through the Eastern Bahamas.
We stopped at Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, and Nassau, Bahamas. My personal favorite was Tortola just because it seemed less commercialized and more relaxed. The beaches were also crystal clear and the white sands were unforgettable. My least favorite was Nassau just because it was too commercialized. Our tour sucked! We didn’t stop at any beaches.
The cruise itself was very good! This was our second cruise within a 2 year year period so the comparison was easy. Our first cruise was with Princess Golden through the Mexican Riviera. Freedom had slightly better service and the food quality was about the same. However, I did like the 24 hour buffet on the Golden.
The entertainment was also about the same. What we did notice, was that Freedom offered more actvities for kids and there was more of a mixed crowd, i.e. mixed ages and nationalities. The Freedom was definitely geared more for families.
Overall we had a great time and have sunburns to prove it LOL! Thanks for visiting the site while I was gone. I’ll comment back as soon as I can. It’s great to be back!