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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 82 reviews.

"I have been on many carnival cruise s and I have always love the guys playing the steel..." in 46 reviews.

"...the excursions for the ports key west, ocho rio, and grand cayman islands." in 29 reviews.



Carnival Freedom departs from:

Galveston, Texas

Carnival Freedom sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

1066 reviews from our community




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3 out of 5

Not as fun as previous cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

This was my second cruise with Carnival. On my first cruise on the Magic there was so much to do we regularly has to make hard decisions on which activities to do. On the Freedom, there were multiple periods were only paid events were happening. The entertainment was so bad. On the Magic the productions were elaborate but on the Freedom it was similar to a middle school production. The Freedom also lack outdoor events such as the ropes course and the boat seems smaller. The dinner staff was nice but lacked the friendlies and attention I received on the Magic. Overall will cruise with Carnival again but not on the Freedom

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2 out of 5

Just Okay

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

So we booked this cruise with very high expectations because our last carnival cruises were great. Let me start off with the room, it was dusty, towels had stains on them and the bed was hands down the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on. I also picked up ringworm...how gross! The staff was super friendly, our house keeper was super nice and always called us by our names. We are early birds, and can never sleep in. Breakfast started at 7-7:30 a.m. and during the hour-hour and a half we were up before that, there was nothing to do. We ate at the early dinner and again, after dinner there was nothing to do until much later, so we would go back to the room and end up falling asleep. Another small thing that really bothered me was when I ordered a margarita. The menu said that it was made with lime juice and they are made with sweet and sour, no only is this the cheap way out but it was also disgusting and the bartender in the EA Sports bar was super rude about it. If i ever take a Carnival cruise again I will be bringing my own cleaning supplies.

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4 out of 5

Variety for groups

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

I liked this cruise because it was 'affordable' for our group of six Bible study friends. We were each able to pick and choose how to enjoy our time and meet together everyday for dinner. My favorite spots were the spa, no-smoking areas for adults only, early comedy shows, karaoke shows, early piano bar sing-a-longs and musical chairs, horseback riding excursions, breakfast and dinner in the Posh dining area along with three afternoon tea times.

If I repeat the cruise again, I will pack less, enjoy my favorites listed above, and add taking the stairs more and get out of my cabin earlier everyday to view the beautiful sunrises from the top deck instead of my room. 

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4 out of 5

very good experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

Its been a few years since last being on Carnival. But after our latest trip we found that there is only subtle differences in quality and service from our experiences with Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, or Celebrity. The comedy club was the best and offset rather modest showroom productions. The layout, design, and adult area swim/hot tubs was very comfortable.

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2 out of 5

room was very hot

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

We told them on several occasions that the room was hot and they did nothing. Very displeased. I want something done. Since they did nothing. The cruise was great but I wished the did something about my room. I am very upset.

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opion

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

crew & ship great   only 2 untettered days 1 captive day ashore , the rest  at sea   also could use a news station like fox news  srhhhhhhhharthaqhreqeehrahah53W976nxteigtec876t8

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4 out of 5

Good cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

We enjoyed the talent on stage also the comedians were super on the cruise.  We enjoyed the dining much more than the buffet slection.  The staff were very mannered and friendly.  Not much shopping to be had on this ship compared to others we've been on. 

In all good trip..

 

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4 out of 5

Awesome Cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

The cruise was great! A lot to do on the boat and an awesome cruise director. Loved the Playlist Production shows and the Piano Bar! They were so awesome. Food could have been a little better and more varied. It was tiring having three port days, I wish we could have had more days at sea in between, but that's just geography :) I wish yoga was included in the price, and I feel like the waiters could have been a little more kind and fun. But overall it was a really great experience! We loved the mini golf, the 24 hour pizza, and the late night snacks!

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Cruise review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

Angry Compared to other cruises, we did not care for this one.  Carnival seems to have cut back on their staffing and service.  We noticed that even though the staff was friendly, they all seemed excessively busy and we never felt there was time for them to 'connect' with the cruisers.  There was a time that you would drink coffee out on the lido deck and the waiters would walk around making sure your cups were always full.  We never saw that and we even had to 'bus' our own tables on several occasions.  The bar service, especially in the casino,was poor, but again I believe it was due to understaffing.  In addition, the bar drinks are too expensive.  On a positive note, getting on and off the ship went smoothly, the entertainment was good, food was ok considering how many people they have to cook for.  We really enjoyed the Guy burgers and fries.  Out of the seven people traveling in our group, two became sick on the cruise and two became sick after returning home.  I realize this is not uncommon since there are ao many people crammed together in one place, but it's just something I wanted to mention.  

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2 out of 5

poor

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Apr 25, 2015

poor survice.........................................................................................................................................................................................

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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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