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Carnival Freedom is a large ship, carrying 3754 passengers and 1180 crew, and sails from Galveston, Texas.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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"Overall I was very disappointed with the food in the dining room and on the buffet." in 114 reviews.

"I will book another Carnival Cruise in the future." in 62 reviews.

"...21knots( top speed) and were heading back towards grand cayman , my brother then called guest relations, and asked..." in 35 reviews.


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Key West , Bahamas

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Cruised on the Carnival Freedom , booked the guarantee balcony room and got an awesome room forward in the ship with balcony. Cruise.com had a $100 credit issued to our account when we boarded as advertised . We took the Jeep Tour in the Bahamas and would recommend that to anyone who wants to see more of the island .We stopped at Sloppy Joes in Key West and it was cool to see but I recommend the Sands Bar across the street for drink Specials.  

On board the  Ship check out the Alchemy Bar and try the Perfect Storm martini , you will not be disappointed. Had a great Cruise and would do again . 

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Fantastic Cruise

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The 7 days cruise started out to be a little rough, the first 3 days, on the boat because of a mechanical problem. It was fixed in Freeport and smooth sail from that point on. Key West, we did the Old Town Trolly which was a great excursion and low price. The driver was so funny and dropped us off blocks from Margaritaville. Was such a great time. Freeport we went on the Catamaran, it wasn't that great but when we got back, we shopped and had a good time.

Nassau we walked to the beach, 10 minute walk and it was great. Don't buy your drinks from Fat Tuesday, they are so expensive. The people working the beach provided drinks and a good price and lounge chairs. All around a great trip. Loved it!!! 

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MONKEYS HANG IN YOUR ROOM CARNIVAL FREEDOM Beautiful view

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Caribbean Cruise

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The cruise was fantastic. The rooms were nice, the food was good, the ship was very clean and well kept.  The staff was fantastic. Everyone had a smile and treated us very nicely.  All of the staffHappy did what they could to see to it that everyone had a good time. The shows were fun and Malcom the program director was so funny and did a great job.  It was well organized and I would recommend it.

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3 Countries in 7 days

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I picked the cruise for its itinerary. The weather was perfect and the balcony cabin was worth the $ for this route. The sit down meals were very good, but tge service in the dining room was off on a couple of nights. ?staff in training? The entertainment was very good with lots of variety. Carnival has built shopping areas right near the dock in Cozumel and Roatan, Honduras, so you can walk to the shops. We only did one excursion on Roatan to Gumbalimba Park and the experience was excellent with monkeys sitting on your shoulder.

Driving to Galveston seemed to be the norm, but we flew to Houston and took the Carnival shuttle to the port. Wheelchair assistance was available getting on and off the ship.

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Carnival has started cutting back on several things.

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You know how when you go to McDonalds and your Egg McMuffin looks smaller than it used to? Well Carnival appears to be following suit, they are cutting back or eliminating several things that they used to have. Here is a short list of my complaints.

---No more chocolates on your pillow at night.

---No more Carnival Legends show (where the passengers perform).

---No more Welcome Back Captain's party. (Only Diamond & Platinum now)

---The service in the dining room is slow, especially on Formal nights.

        (Also, I wish they would enforce the formal dining room dress code! It ticks me off when my group dresses in suits and tuxedos and formal dresses and we see people with jeans on formal night.)

---Most shows are amateurish and not near as good as they used to be.

In my opinion the only thing that Carnival has that most ships don't is the big movie screen on the top deck. If most other cruise lines had the big screen I probably wouldn't sail on Carnival much anymore. Carnival is the "trailer park" of the industry and you even notice that by looking around at the passengers with all the tattoos and body piercings and bad behavior. Cruising used to be a special kind of thing but it's really not on Carnival anymore. It's like comparing a business class flight to a trip on a greyhound bus. I give them 3 stars because a mediocre cruise beats being at home any day!  I have been on NCL, Royal Caribbean, and Holland America and I am going to start cruising with them again. This was my 6th Carnival Cruise and my 13th cruise overall.

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Great staff, too much smoking

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We loved the cruise for the most part. The cabins were always extra clean. The staff were the best. We wanted to take them all home with us because they were so awesome. But our family of four has allergies and we don't smoke or are even ever around people who smoke. So while on the cruise we all felt awful because of it. There are 2 areas were everyone is suppose to smoke. But the casino is pretty much in the middle of the ship and completely open to all surrounding areas. Including the middle lobby/staircase/elevators that go through the middle of all floors and is an open area. Will totally miss the crew, but glad to be able to breathe fresh air again.

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Carnival Freedom

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A very special thank you to Kristy for taking care of every detail ensuring that we had a wonderful cruise!  I highly recommend her services and expertise in planning your dream vacation and or cruise! 

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Excellent Cruise

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This was one spectacular cruise.  We enjoy the Carnival Freedom, one of the best ships in the fleet.  Our Cruise Director Malcolm kept the energy high and the fun coming!  We did our first Chef’s Table and it was beyond amazing!  As alway Varnival delivered the best fun!

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Mom got hurt

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I am sorry to say that my cruise was not what I anticipated. My mother fell disembarking the ship on Tuesday March 29 and that was the end of the cruise from there. She was in a wheelchair for the remainder of the cruise and I took care of her.

Also Montego Bay was a HUGE disappointment. I found out from our shopping expert that we got taken for a ride by our drivers as they did not take us to the designated shops that we were told they would.

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Western Caribbean Freedom Cruise

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It was extremely relaxing and stress-free. Carnival is organized effectively and efficiently. Everything was taken care of and the instructions and information given out prior to the cruise was useful and specific. Service was stellar as our rooms were cleaned twice a day and/or to our discretion. Food was decent and always available. 

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Enjoy everything the ship has to offer, you may just have to do it on different days. LOL... Keep a Daily Itienarary handy.

Get there early for the late show comedians They were hilarious prepare to wait in long lines (hot) to check in getting off is much easier

Take advantage of the omelette station; great stuff. Lido deck is great for all meals - provides flexibility and good food. Loved Guy's Burger Joint and the Bluelguana Cantina. Don't miss the Alchemy Bar - best on the ship! The EA Sports bar is a great place to meet like minded friends.

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