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The girls had a blast going down the water slide. There was not much of a line at all so they kept going up while we enjoyed the pool.

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Swimming fun the water was a good temperature

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Family photo

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Here is how close the pool is to the water slide just right at the end of it

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Here is a video of the girls going down the waterslide

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I had to take a trip down the water slide as well

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Playing around in the pool

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After all the trips down the water slide we decided to hit up the hot tub for a bit

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Time to go get some lunch after all that swimming...we decided to split up the oldest and DW were off to the pizza place and we were off to check out buffet and mongolian and meet up at the BBQ place

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The little one ended up with some noodles and chicken from the magnolian place in which it was very spicy and nobody seemed to like it. She also wanted an apple and some meat and cheese

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DW got some arugala pizza

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Of course the oldest enjoyed her cheese pizza

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DW got some bbq but I believe the little one ended up stealing the mac n cheese

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I had a guys burger and some shrimp tacos

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After all the food it was time for the little one to rest so we headed back to the room

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Loving your review!!! Great pics and so thorough. We'll be on Freedom March 24th....with my parents: "The Meiers" ��

 

Thanks....that is crazy same last name and spelling don't see that too often

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DW decided to stay back with the little one to rest. I took the oldest to Yahtzee. We showed up right as they were starting due to our trip to Lido deck for root beer floats. Good tip bring a few cans of root beer and then use the ice cream machine. So we got down there and they were about to start. We sat down just to watch when a group asked if the oldest wanted to join as they needed another player. She was super excited because she wanted to roll the dice. They ended up letting her roll every time.

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Her team ended up getting winning the yahtzee challenge. It also turned out we ended up making a friend on the cruise that we still talk to after the cruise. It was a very nice woman traveling with her daughter and we ended up seeing them and talking throughout the cruise.

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Here is a view looking up in the atrium while I was watching the yahtzee competition

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After Yahtzee it was back to the room to get ready as we had the Cruise Critic meet and mingle before dinner tonight. We were super excited as this was our first one and we knew we had almost 50 people signed up for it. It was held in the piano bar.

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They provided some cookies, pastries, juice and water. We got there and there was maybe a total of 15 people and of those 4 of them weren't even cruise critic people they just crashed the party. It was fun visiting with different people as we got to visit more with some that were on cruise critic and we had met at the meet and mingle we did at the begining and would bump into throughout the cruise. Also got to talk with a couple who have done Hawaii and Aalaskian cruises which are both on our bucket list. A member of Carnival stuff typically shows up to these parties and then the person came it was Malcolm....wow how lucky were we the cruise director showed up.

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Malcolm talked to everyone about how things were going, talked a little about some of the different ships he had been on and some of the people in the room were on previous cruises with him at other ships. It was a nice little get together a little dissapointing more people didn't show up but we had fun and now it was off to dinner.

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Tonight's dinner menu:

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DW started with some Navy Bean soup

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We had a few orders of the spring rolls at the table which everyone enjoyed

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I also got the flatbread which was very good with shrimp on it

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We had our go to cheese plate with the bread

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So the rare find on the menu was incorrect I was looking forward to trying some oysters rockefellar but instead it was brasied rabbit.

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This picture kinda gives you overall opinion of the rabbit we were not very impressed

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The girls enjoyed the baked ziti...which it was very good I stole a few bites

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I had the veal parmesan however I thought it was a little overcooked but otherwise very tasty

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I also had the lamb shank which was just ok

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DW went with the steak

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Here is the dessert menu:

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Before our dessert came we heard the famous words "Showtime" here was looking down to the lower level

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It was time for the dancing as this turned out to be one of the girls favorite part of the trip

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Video of the dancing

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Tonight's dessert in my opinion is by far the best. The strawberry almond financier is my favorite

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I also enjoyed the coconut lime cake but I scrape the coconut off the top first

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Guess what the little one had for dessert.........

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you thought it was going to be melting cake but she chose to have orange sherbert instead. The oldest tried to order mint chocolate chip ice cream and not sure if they even have that but she ended up getting chocolate ice cream brought to her which she was fine with

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Then DW was so happy as tonight was her rhubarb pie...they have very good rhubarb pie on the ship and not many people order it so she got two

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Here was a picture of mine with the sauce poured over it

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After dinner we headed to the main lounge for Hasbro Game Night...this was the one night we did sit in the lower level so the girls would have a chance to make it on stage

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The kids competition was connect 4 by throwing balls inside the big game. Neither of our girls got picked to go on stage but they did have a great time watching.

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Next up was the adults with Simon in which they had to line up a certain color sequence. It was rather comical and the side we were on beat the other side pretty bad.

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After the show we headed back to the room. We had our towel animal waiting for us

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It was my turn to stay in with the girls as DW went to the love and marriage show. She said the show was not as good as she as seen before but overall it was still funny. The funniest part of it was there was some deaf cruisers and they had an interpreter with them. Malcolm thought it was funny some of the words they had to sign and would continue to say them over and over again. That's it for the night....tomorrow is Nassau and our last port of call.

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Great review so far !! All these food photos are making me hungry ! We have sailed on the freedom 2x , and it’s by far one of my favorite ships . Never knew lasagna was offered at the pizza pirate for late night .

 

 

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Great review so far !! All these food photos are making me hungry ! We have sailed on the freedom 2x , and it’s by far one of my favorite ships . Never knew lasagna was offered at the pizza pirate for late night .

 

 

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Thanks...agree the Freedom is a great ship. You will have to try the lasagna next time you cruise

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Thanks...agree the Freedom is a great ship. You will have to try the lasagna next time you cruise

 

 

 

Is this something is that normally offered on all ships ?

 

 

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Loving this review. We will be on the Freedom, with the same itinerary in June.

It is a fun itinerary... thanks

Is this something is that normally offered on all ships ?

 

 

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Is this something is that normally offered on all ships ?

 

 

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I believe it's on all ships from 11:30-1 I believe is the hours also serve meatball sub and chicken parmesan

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Great review, I will be on the freedom in six days and I can’t wait!!

 

 

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Thanks....that is crazy same last name and spelling don't see that too often

 

 

 

Ha! We will be disembarking the Freedom on March 24. My mother is also a Meier! Also loving your review

 

 

 

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Great review, I will be on the freedom in six days and I can’t wait!!

 

 

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Awesome and I think Malcolm is back for that one from his vacation

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Ha! We will be disembarking the Freedom on March 24. My mother is also a Meier! Also loving your review

 

 

 

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Thanks...that is cool maybe we are all related haha

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We got up around 7:30 and were in beautiful Nassau. We got all our swimsuits on and beach bag ready. We were headed to Tiki Bikini Hut on Junkanoo beach today. First up was a trip to lido for some breakfast

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There was 5 ships in port today so there was going to be a lot of people

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The Royal Carribean ship had this like ball thing they took you up in to see the views. We saw it go up and down quite a few times while enjoying breakfast

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I had a delcious breakfast of some biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, sausage and of course some meat and cheese I love that stuff on the buffet

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Here was the little one's spread...she was pumped to eat some cereal...she could live on that stuff gets it from her mommy

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The oldest got herself some variety including some cereal as well

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She was definately satisfied

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DW went all fancy on us and got herself an omelette, english muffin with peanut butter and eggs benedict

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We got off the ship and were off to the beach. Just to give you an idea walking with the kids it took us about 40 minutes to go from Lido, down and off the ship and walk to the beach and arrive at Tiki Bikini Hut

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I had done research and looked on various places about deals and packages they offered here. When we arrived they were very friendly and one of the workers said he could hook us up with a VIP package and what did we all want. I said we were looking for chairs, umrella and some drinks. He replied I have just the package for you two chairs, an umbrella, 6 drinks and 6 shots and a meal for like $150. When I told hiim no to food he was like ok we can do $100 in which I told him I wanted the 2 chairs, umbrella, and 6 drinks for $40 that was on the social media site. He was like oh we just stopped that package but since you knew about it I can do it for $50 so we settled on that and they got us chairs right next to the water

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For a free beach I think this place is beautiful

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This is from our chairs you could still see the ship

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Both girls were very excited to play in the sand

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A nice fancy boat driving by as we relax

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Here is their drink menu if you order ala carte..we were able to get any 6 drinks off of here that we would like. We had a guy who would come check on us the whole time and the girls got free soft drinks and lemonade

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DW and the little one out testing the water....it was an initial chill but the water was very nice

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They loved playing in the sand

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DW and I enjoyed just relaxing in the chairs while the kids played

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Time to get in and check out the water...little decided to go swimming with daddy

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The oldest decided to join in on the swimming as well

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This is a view of the beach from the water

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Mommy decided to go in with the little one for a while

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I sat back and relaxed for a little while

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Surprise surprise the oldest one had to go join in

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So of course that meant I should go back in and we all enjoyed a little water time together

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The girls all headed up to the beach and I decided to do some snorkeling. I enjoy this a lot and we have purchased the full face snorkel masks. We did not buy expensive ones we ordered off of Amazon and Walmart for like $30 a piece and I think they are wonderful. I swam out and took a little while but found some fish

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Below is a few videos while snorkeling you can see the fish better in those

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In this video you can see my mask towards the end of the video

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Thank you for all the pics! We cruise in May and it helps to see it all in advance.

Your welcome...hoping to finish up the last part of it by weekend

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After the snorkeling we decided to start heading back to the ship. Below is two videos of the walk back to the ship from Junkanoo Beach. The split is a stop at Senor Frogs for a photo shoot.

 

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Here is some pics of the girls stopping to take pics with the frogs

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2nd part of the walk which is from Senor Frogs to the security part to get back to the ship pier

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Photos in front of the Nassau sign

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Walking back to the boat on the pier. This pier is a decent little walk especially when it is hot outside

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Glimpse of Atlantis

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Picture by the sign with all the stickers on it

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Posing in front of the ship

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Heading up the gangway

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Time to go get some food...some tacos and watermelon

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A burger from Guy's

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And a plate with a little of this and that from the buffet...the chicken strips are very good

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Along with a few different plates of dessert to share and try

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As usual the desserts looked much better than they tasted

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It was back to the cabin for little relaxation and then it was time to get ready so we could watch sail away before dinner.

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We went up to the casino area and the girls danced to music while we took turns losing money in the casino before dinner

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