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Carnival Freedom

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The shows in the dining room were ridiculous and no effort put into them at all." in 75 reviews.

"I have been on 2 other carnival cruise 's and they were great but this was the worst." in 40 reviews.

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Carnival Freedom departs from:

Galveston, Texas

Carnival Freedom sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised with the assigned stateroom and the food service people including the Maitre'd were very accommodating.  The quality of the food was quite good.  And the gym was well equipped.    The only negative were the stateroom stewards.  They never introduced themselves and were never around when you needed them.  They didn't provide ice, or luggage tags, or the customs forms or the final bill.  The automatic tip policy has taken the incentive away for them and it shows. 

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Crew helpful eventually

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

It seems that some crew members on the ship have different takes on thinks so if at first you don't succeed Keep trying, Our room was on the second floor the very last cabin at the back. The walls were shaking all night and the bed vibrated all night, now some people pay for that experience, however when you can't turn it off it isn't so niece. I went to guest services several time even wanting to pay for an upgrade as my agent said they will once on the ship but he was misinformed NO UPGRADES ON SHIP. eventually after being in a washing machine for two days we invited the head of house keeping into the room and he couldn't believe it, He acted decisively to fix the problem so at 10PM on our 3rd wedding anniversary we moved to the front down a floor to the1st floor, much better just a few bangs and clunks through the night which ear plugs helped. There is a lot to say but better not said, this was my third cruise and probably my last, I have been back on land for tree days now and we're still rocking around.

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Casino smoking policy

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Dec 13, 2014

Very, very disappointed with Carnival allowing smoking in casino. You could smell the smoke on both the floor below and above the casino. Service in Posh dining room was sub par. Carnival entertainment has gown downhill since our last cruise. Other than that, food was good, housekeeping service was excellent and island stops were interesting. 

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Paganson1
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Great cruise on the Carnival Freedom

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Dec 13, 2014

I have been in this vessel before, and the quality of the service, food, entertainment and overall treatment of passengers gets better with each new cruise.  The itinerary is the reason why I selected this cruise since it goes to most of my favorite ports. The only thing that I was not happy about is the cruise director, Wee Jimmy.  Although he is funny as a comedian, his Irish accent is stronger when he is using the loudspeaker to announce information that is important to new cruisers, such as debarkation details and overall information.  In person, he is likeable and friendly but somehow that does not carryover to when he uses the loudspeaker - either his voice is too low and/or speaking rather fast.  Otherwise it was a great cruise.

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We had a great time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Dec 13, 2014

This was our second time on a Carnival Cruise. We had taken one last year at this time (the week before Christmas) on the same ship and enjoyed it so much we decided to try it again....it was , once again a very nice experience all the way around.

 

The staff is friendly and well run, the food was of high quality, the entertainment was very good and the ship is clean, everywhere. I will book another Carnival Cruise in the future.

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Cruise was Terrific but Excursions had problems !

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

Our two excursions had problems because we did not book them through Carnival. Our excursion at Grand Cayman Island started at 1 pm and we had to be back at the ship by 3:30 pm so we missed seeing the world famous turtles. Plus, I spent over $75 in taxi fees because there were no other Carnival passengers to share the taxi with. We docked at Cozumel at 10 am and by the time we were allowed to get off the ship, we almost missed our snorkeling excursion. The cruise itself was a wonderful experience and we dined in the Chic Restaurant 4 of the 6 nights - it was fantastic - great food & great service !!! It was a wonderful experience. The ship's entertainment was not as good as it was two years ago. 

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Totally a Great Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

I would take this cruise again in a heartbeat!  Great cruise staff, from room stewards to bar staff, to wait staff, and on and on.  A really great itinerary and Great Food,  the Steakhouse was Excellent, would recommend to all! 

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boatels
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compliments and complaint

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

we liked the price. comparable to other cruises we've been on. very friendly crew and helpful. fastest disembarkation we ever had. the food was excellent. Our only complaint we had ocean view the window could have been a lot cleaner, could not under stand announcements on the address systems.

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Beautiful ship, excellent crew

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Oct 26, 2014

Carnival never disappoints us. We enjoyed every aspect of this cruise. As always the wait staff from bar service to dining room staff were friendly and eager to please. Our room steward kept our room in excellant condition every day. The shows in the lounge were high energy and fun. The ship is kept clean overall with attention to small details. My friend and I enjoyed a spa "special" the first day out and it was wonderful and so relaxing. We traveled with two other couples who were first time cruisers and based on their experience with the Carnival Freedom, they will cruise again. This was our 8th cruise with Carnival.

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Good time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Oct 05, 2014

The cruise ship was nice but compared to others this was small.  Didn't like all the trivia onboard

The staff was excellent!  Didn't care for the layout of the ship. The adult pool was on one end of the ship and the serenity lounge was at the opposite end with the slide right next to it.  Food was not the greatest but I did hear the steak house was worth every penny..  

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IStayCruising
Second Mate

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

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.

tolonopops
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The Mongolian Wok was the best food for us. However, they were only opened for lunch.

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