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May 2014

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"This ia a great ship with spacious dining rooms, Facilities for games, swiming." in 65 reviews.
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Southern Caribbean Carnival Cruise

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


Our cruise to the Southern Caribbean was enjoyable.  The weather was great, the ports were beautiful, and the ship was nice.  We especially enjoyed Curacao with its beautiful, colorful, quaint buildings.  We would have liked to have had more time in port for exploring.  My one big concern with the ship Freedom was the strong nicotine smell in the hallways and stairs near the casino area.  It's a shame passengers had to give up clean air to cater to the smokers who frequented the casino.  I think Carnival should take a very strong look at their policy regarding smoking in various areas of the ship.  Food was good and plentiful.

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Excellent cruise

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


Really enjoyed the cruise. The food was great,the service was great and enjoyed the ports of call. Not to crazy about the Dominican Republic. Would have rather spent 2 days in Aruba.Thanks for a fun cruise!

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Good value

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


We have been on a dozen or so cruises in the past, half of them with carnival. Although we enjoyed this cruise, we noticed some problems with consistencies of service levels. While our cabin Steward, Marco, gave us the attention we have come to expect on cruises, we had issues with the consistency of the food and service in the dining area.My wife returned the pasta entrees 2 night in a row, the lasagna was soupy and the pasta was undercooked the next night. We had a private table for dining betweeen 3 very large groups and practically disappeared to the wait staff. Disappointing. Loved the greasy Guys'  Burgers and toppings on the Lido deck and the bar staff was very friendly escpecially Latoya in the Red Frog bar.Overall a good experience but we are considering cruising with a different cruiseline for our next cruise to get a current comparison.

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celebration cruise

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


this cruise was amazing! we were celebrating 2 high school graduations...2 college graduations and a 25th wedding anniversary!!! the itinerary was fantastic all the ports of call were new for us and beautiful. Only wish is the ports of call had more time. Always feel like we were rushing to get off the ship and enjoy the island and when you were relaxing off  the ship it was time to get back on! We did learn that the southern carribbean in July is very rough and choppy, some in our party felt sea sick others did not get bothered at all. Guys burgers is amazing! if you are thinking of doing this cruise i would tell everyone to go ATVing in Curacao. We booked our excursion privately thru Prins ATV and car rental... it was the most wonderful excursion we have ever done...you will not be disappointed. Would defineately recommend this cruiseBig Smile

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Carnival Freedom

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


My daughter and myself sailed on the Carnival Freedom July13-21 for an 8 day Southern Caribbean Cruise.  I purchased the "Faster to Fun" package, so we could board early and our bags would be delivered quickly.  The boarding process went smoothly without any issues.  The faster to fun advertises that your room is available right away, but that wasn't the case, though I just walked right to our room and put our things down.  They had signs up saying that the rooms weren't available.  I had already booked our excursions at every Port prior to sailing.  I compared prices for the excursions prior to buying, both from Carnival and outside vendors.  I am pleased to say that Carnival has finally woken up and their prices were right in line with the outside vendors.  We Power Snorkeled in Grand Turk, great excursion.  Indian Caves in Dominican Republic, another great excusion, I didn't even mind the stop downtown to do some shopping.  Mini-Jeeps in Curacao, the actual Jeep tour was great!  The beach portion was a waste of time, I didn't want to get all wet and salty and then get dirty on the Jeeps.  The drinks at the beach were just as expensive as they were on the boat!  We did the submarine in Aruba, that was another great excursion!  This was the first time I experienced the art auctions onboard and really enjoyed them!  I won  2 prints at the raffles and bought 2 prints.  We like the Anytime Dining, as we can go whenever we want.  We also like to share a table with others to meet new people.  My daughter participated in the 02 teen group and had fun with that.  The Guy's Burgers are fantastic!!!!  I found it strange that the pizza place would not make pizza to order, you have to select from the pizzas on the menu.  I wanted pepperoni and mushroom and couldn't get it even though I could get a mushroom or pepperoni pizza?????  We had one great waiter in the Chic dining room, the others were just average and didn't even bother to introduce themselves before taking our order.  Food is good in the dining room with a good selection.  For those that have never cruised before, you can order anything you want, even ordering several appetizers and entrees.  The deserts........ this is where I feel Carnival is REALLY lacking.  Their deserts are frankly, boring.  They really need to step up to the plate and get some pastry chefs on board as that was a huge let down!  Room service is very limited.  I had the bottomless bubbles plan, which is unlimited soda, and they wouldn't bring me soda with room service.  Frankly, the breakfast buffet is pretty poor with the same things over and over, every day.  By the time you get to your table your food is cold.  I like the fact that even on these larger ships, you don't feel over crowded while on board.  They have the disembarking at Port down good, so there wasn't any problem getting off or on the boat.  Rooms were nice and service there very good.  All employees are friendly and helpful.  I rented the small video camera that they have for $60 for the week.  It comes with a 16g card you keep.  I always bring my laptop, so it worked well for me downloading the videos every day and recharging the unit.  The drawback with it that you can't "view" what you are filming, it is just a point and shoot camera.  But, it is waterproof down to 30ft, they provide you with a floating wrist strap and a headstrap system for hands-free operations. Disembarkation is a slow tedious procedure, no where near the efficiency of all the other disembarkations at the other ports.  It could use some improvements.  

 

When comparing Carnival to other cruiselines I have been on, none of them could compare with what they provide for the price.  If you are looking for a highend experience, this isn't it.  But if you want a fun, reasonably priced vacation, this is it.

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southern Caribbean was beautiful! Wonderful islands!

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


We loved this cruise and did some fantastic excursions!  Seas were a little rough down south but not too bad!   Had a great cabin Stewart that pleasantly greeted me every day!  Edy was our waiter at dinner and he was fabulous!!!  and Allen made sure we had great drinks by the pool!!  My only suggestions for carnival would be better food selections for dinner, and have it again.  Sometimes you would get something and like it but couldn't get it again.  Loved the ship!  Activities sometimes seemed thrown together.  Jennifer was great and fun, but Ashley was a grump and sometimes short with people.  I am single and they only had one singles activity but had gay and lesbian activities nightly.  Great cruise and would love to go again!!!!

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A Great Trip!

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


I really enjoyed my cruise!  The entertainment, service, and food were great! The ship was clean and every facet of the cruise was well organized, and communication to the passengers was timely.  I would definitely take another Carnival cruise.

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Nice cruise,nice cruise says it all, nothing extraordinary

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


Room steward " Jomar" was outstanding. Food was well prepared and served at the proper temperature, but service was very slow. We had two nights that took a full two hours to complete dinner service in the main dinning room "Chic".  Entertainment was poor overall. Aft balcony was very nice, other than the inconsiderate neighbors slamming the door every time they opened it.   Stops we're nice other than Grand Turk. 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


Dining room staff and room steward were fine.  Biggest complaints were dining room menu and very average quality of food, small portion sizes.  Also lack of entertainment only a few shows after dinner.  Port of call in La Romana should be changed almost nothing to do there except for flea market--long ride to Santo Domingo.

  Room temperature was warmer than we liked, housekeeping checked and said it was ok.

  Charging for soft drinks is irritating, nothing but coke products. 

  VIP checkin was great--took about 10 minutes.  All in all ok.l

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Bad sit down dinner

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2014


Since we were Vegetarian and did not have a much choice Indian dishes. We went daily sit down dinner. We were not happy with manu. We requested waiter but chef would not make any indian food we requested. Only one choice we had to eat everyday. Even American vegetarian dish was not good

all. In our table there were 5 indian families, they had same problems. Most of the time we could not

eat American and/or Indian vegetarian dishes was not good at all. We end up eating buffet dinner.

I heard so manytimes that you request chef to make indian bread or different varities. This cruise did not have. This was bad dinner we ever eat.

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About Carnival Freedom

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Inside Cabins
304
Oceanview Cabins
521
Balcony Cabins
52
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
3
Pools

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Service and Staff: 74%
Cabin / Stateroom: 72%
Destinations & Excursions: 66%

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Cabins of Carnival Freedom

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 20" interactive TV min-safe telephone and hair-dryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
1007, 1008, 9285, 9286, 9291, 9292, 8342, 8345, 9204, 7332, 7335, 6286, 6311, 6354, 6381

Available On Decks:
PANORAMA, LIDO, RIVIERA, UPPER, VERANDAH, EMPRESS, MAIN

Reviews:

15 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6207, 6208

Available On Decks:
SPA, PANORAMA, LIDO, VERANDAH, UPPER, EMPRESS

Reviews:

17 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Balcony Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Staterooms 2446 and 2449 have obstructed views.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2465

Available On Decks:
RIVIERA, MAIN

Reviews:

8 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private extended balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS, UPPER, VERANDAH

Grand Suite on Carnival Freedom Size:
345 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private furnished balcony and sitting area with sofa. A private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub double sink and bidet. Additional amenities include a vanity area with sink and table dressing room walk-in closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 26" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Grand Suite

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower two porthole windows bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
MAIN, RIVIERA

Junior Suite on Carnival Freedom Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony a sitting area with sofa a private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional amenities include walk-in closet vanity table and chair bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 26" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
LIDO

Ocean Suite on Carnival Freedom Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony a sitting area with sofa a private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional amenities include walk-in closet vanity table and chair bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 26" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7228

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Ocean Suite

Premium Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 to 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH

Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 to 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: cabin numbers 1207 1208 1211 1212 2211 2212 2216 and 2217 all have 2 porthole windows. All other category 1A cabins are interior staterooms.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER, MAIN, RIVIERA

Deck Plans for Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom

 

SKY

The Sky Deck features a pool slide.


2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View
SKY

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Freedom Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Posh & Chic Restaurants on Carnival Freedom Savor a variety of fine continental cuisine in these elegant two-tiered main restaurants.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required. Reservations are request during booking. Not all request are guaranteed, but most likely to be fulfilled.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Sun King Steakhouse on Carnival Freedom This exclusive, reservation-only steakhouse features mouthwatering prime beef cooked to perfection, as well as a fantastic selection of seafood entrees, gourmet appetizers, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts

Seating Times: Open for dinner 6-9:30 PM. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for your dining experience.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $35 USD per dining guest, including gratuities. The fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

Freedom Restaurant Buffet on Carnival Freedom Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and spectacular views of this indoor-outdoor buffet featuring plenty to choose from. There's also a deli, Asian food section, fish & chips stand, and a grill serving hamburgers and fries. Night-owls will also appreciate the late-night themed buffets.

Seating Times: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Freedom Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Meiji Sushi Bar on Carnival Freedom Watch the sushi chef prepare fresh Nigiri salmon, California rolls, Nigira Toro, and other delicious Japanese delicacies. Then grab some chopsticks and sample these colorful creations.

Seating Times: Open nightly prior to dinner: 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Freedom Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Stop by for a warm delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

This poolside grill serves delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries made to order.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Viennese Cafe on Carnival Freedom Enjoy a cup of cappucino or freshly brewed coffee as well as tempting variety of pastries, cookies and cakes at this intimate Viennese Cafe.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: A nominal fee for all items sold at the café.
No reservation required.

Room Service on Carnival Freedom Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

70's Dance Club on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: You'll love the music, moves and mood at the 70's Dance Club. Shake it real good as you party with some great people and groove to some of your favorite hits.

Art Gallery on Carnival Freedom Deck: LOBBY
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork.

Babylon Casino on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Gaming
Description: Play cards like a pro at the Babylon Casino. Poker's not your game? There's craps, blackjack, roulette, slots and more. It's your turn...show 'em what you got in store.

Camp Carnival on Carnival Freedom Deck: SUN
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Centuries Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description:

Circle C on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club O2 on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun - Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock' hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Formalities on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Habana Cigar Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Health
Description: What better way to end the night (or to start the night) than a glass of port and a nice stogey?

International Aft Lounge on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the aft lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh 'til dawn.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Library on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Mini Golf on Carnival Freedom Deck: SUN
Type: Sports
Description: Foooooore! Have a swinging good time at the Sun deck's new 9-hole mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is great. Just remember your follow through and no bogeys allowed.

Nouveau Wine Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: The perfect place to begin and end your night, Bar Nouveau, has a vintage for even the most discriminating connoisseur.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Players Sports Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Kick back, grab a drink and root for your team -- whoever that may be -- in the Players sports bar.

Pool on Carnival Freedom Deck: LIDO
Type: Pool
Description: Take a swim or just relax poolside - whatever floats your boat.

Scott's Piano Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Your requests are your host's commands as you hear song after sing-along-song at the piano bar.

SeasideTheater on Carnival Freedom Deck: PANORAMA
Type: Entertainment
Description: Watch movies, concerts, news, sporting events, and even watch others shake their groove thing on the Carnival Seaside Theatre. It's a 12'x22' jumbo-sized LED screen with a crystal-clear picture and a 70,000-watt, easy-to-hear sound system.

Serenity on Carnival Freedom Deck: SUN
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

Spa Carnival on Carnival Freedom Deck: SPA
Type: Health
Description: Relax, it's all in the technique. Feel the stress sail away as you pamper yourself with soothing treatments and massages for your body and soul at the Carnival Fantasy Spa Carnival...Ahhhhh.

Sports Deck on Carnival Freedom Deck: SUN
Type: Health
Description: It's all in fun on the Sun deck. Have a swinging good time at the 9-hole mini-golf course, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, play Ping Pong, volleyball, Shuffle Board, or shoot some hoops.

Sports Deck on Carnival Freedom Deck: SPA
Type: Health
Description: It's all in fun on the Sun deck. Have a swinging good time at the 9-hole mini-golf course, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, play Ping Pong, volleyball, Shuffle Board, or shoot some hoops.

Swingtime Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description:

The Fun Shops on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium on Carnival Freedom Deck: LOBBY
Type: Other
Description:

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Other
Description:

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description:

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium on Carnival Freedom Deck: PANORAMA
Type: Other
Description:

Victoriana Main Lounge on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Entertainment
Description: Seen any great performances lately? Well you will in the Victoriana Lounge. It features a revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system. Come, see, and rave all about it.

Victoriana Main Lounge on Carnival Freedom Deck: LOBBY
Type: Entertainment
Description: Seen any great performances lately? Well you will in the Victoriana Lounge. It features a revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system. Come, see, and rave all about it.

Video Arcade on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

Viennese Cafe on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Snack
Description: Grab your favorite caffienated concoction at the Viennese Café coffee bar. It's located on the Promenade deck and the specialties include tasty coffees and sweets.

116 Tips for Carnival Freedom

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

Try to avoid cabins towards the front of the ship on deck 8. It's directly under lido deck. You hear the chairs being moved at all hours. Try to get to the restaurant around 5:45 if you choose anytime dining. The line gets long pretty fast. Get to the comedy shows early. Seating is limited.

Dont buy the booze package. Pay per drink is usually a better buy

the fun about the cruise ship is finding your way around by the time you learn the ship it's time to leave best thing I found was to look at the map of the ship and follow it.

Lobster Tail is served on this ship.....that's the one thing I did love about this ship.

Go to the Steakhouse!!! You'll be glad you did.

Go to Lido for Guy's Burgers and fries, they are great!!

Lido deck food was sometimes better than the dining rooms!

Avoid going thru the promenade area on the way to dinner....to congested, also the smoke from the casino is awful. Eat at guys burgers, they were great and the fries were delicious. we always sat on the 10th deck so we could see the pool and the screen and we got more breeze there also!

We liked breakfast in the dining room. Nice pools and hot tubs. Putt putt was fun! Love to watch movies on the deck but weren't good ones showing.

REALLY ENJOYED THE NEW RED FROG BAR!

Try not using the elevators the whole cruise, that way you feel better about all the food that you are eating!

Open seating in the dining room for breakfast, can't beat it!! You can also use the television in your room to book excursions; no long lines.

There is a nice walking track on top of the ship, my husband and I walked several mornings then enjoyed a cup of coffee on the deck and watched the sun come up...beautiful!!

Unless you're swimming with dolphins or zip lining...negotiate with the local taxi drivers to take you on island tours. You'll usually get a better deal on shore.

start on the left side no waiting.... ...

Bring a cover-up - the AC in the common areas works very well.

Breakfast at the buffet was good. We had room service a couple of times and it arrived early but without silverware and other things. The 5th floor really gets you to all sets of elevators. It is always a bit confusing at the beginning of any cruise but that is part of the adventure.

The lido deck is kinda smoker central so if you don't smoke go up the back elevators to get to the buffet and you don't have to walk through the wall of smoke.

Carnival should offer a smokers/and a non-smokers side so that when we pay extra for a suite/balcony- we can enjoy it!!! we had chain smokers for neighbors- not so good. The Ocean suite is great though - 3 people perfect!!! and a big bathroom/compared to regular rooms.

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