Carnival Freedom

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    
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About Carnival Freedom

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

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Awesome experience, Great Vacation

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Awesome experience, Great Vacation

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Thanks for booking our vacation and giving us the best rate. The whole experience was wonderful and painless. Will definitely book with Emily's Travel Deals again.  I also recommend once off the ship,  look for your excursions with the locals, you will find better price deals for the same or even better experience.  This way you will get to know the people and island better.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Great Cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was my first time on a cruise and I had a great time.  Everyone was very welcoming and friendly.  The food was great. We didnt go to many of the shows but the comedy club was great.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

Awesome family vacation

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Everything was great.....the kids would have liked the water to have been warmer in the swimming pools however everything else on the the cruise was amazing!!! From the food,to the staff,to the rooms and the fellow

passengers, everything was wonderful!   We had an amazing family vacation that waa stress free and  much needed.  Thank you Carnival!!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Not sure if we will come back.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Being an older ship it is priced just as high as other better bigger ships.  Shop was very crowded. The manager of the food service (he wear suspenders) was very rude, abrasive litteraly snagged a plate out of my hand  he took plates that we were still eating off of and just took it away. 

We were suposed to get a 50.00 on board credit but never recieved it. 

Bought a painting at acution and when we went to pay for it we were treated like we wasnt good enough to deal with. We left and went 3 more times only to find it closed. We won a free painting also and never recived. So We ended up with no paintings. The price of tip is outrageous didnt use him 2 times, changed towls and made bed 15 min work and we had to pay 91.00 each. 

 Service was great. Other then that all staff was nice

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Great Crew, Average Food

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our excursions to the Stingray Sandbar and Turtle Farm in the Caymans, as well as the ATV jungle ride in Cozumel were great. As usual, Carnival crews are among the best, and Malcolm, our cruise director, was hilarious. Comedians were terrific in Punchliner. Other entertainment was so-so. Dinner was always something to look forward to, but breakfast was unimaginative with dry eggs and hard biscuits. Lunch was average. Unfortunately, fog caused a very late departure and we missed our stop in Falmouth. Costa Maya is pretty boring unless you just want to drink or shop at the same shops you see everywhere else.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Room, Veranda, Gambling

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

king bed in the room was very tight to manever around; should have slept in twin beds instead, was tough getting out of bed and going out to the veranda. The veranda was dirty, couldn't see but the sky when sitting down.  The railings blocked the view and the sunshield glass was dirty and blocked the view on the aft. The smoke in the gambling room was horrible, could not gamble.  When we finally got a machine to sit down and play a smoker would sit next to us and blow their smoke in our faces.  Had to leave which was their idea of us giving up our spot so they could take over. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Anniversary Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Yes i would recommend to others. We had a inside cabin on deck 1at the front of ship. It was clean and spacious. We seen some fun shows and met some wonderful people.

Cant wait to do it again

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Amazing experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was my husband and my first cruise. The staff was so awesome.  Our room steward Antonio was so kind. He remembered our names after the first day. Jorge in the Cich dining room was a very good waiter. Very kind, took care of all our needs. We requested his section. We cant think of anything bad. We're already thinking of where to go next. This time we're taking our handicap son then in 2 years all the family. 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Carnival

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

the staff was very friendly.  The dining room was very cold.  We wished there would have been more entertainment in the large theater.  Not enough quality things to do .   We didn't use the casino because of the cigarette smoke smell.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Awesome time

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Some how try to keep the food hotter on the Buffets

There is always a fun activity going on.  The intertainment in the theater was really good and fun.

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Avg. Size: 188 sq. ft.
Avg. Cost: $84 per night

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Carnival Freedom.

PROMENADE

The Promenade Deck features lounges, the theatre, the Fun Shops of Carnival, and the casino.

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ATLANTIC

The Atlantic Deck features the Victoriana Theatre, library, the gallery, dining rooms and lounges.

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LIDO

The Lido Deck features staterooms in categories JS, 8E, 8D, 4J, 4H, and 4G, as well as restaurants and two swimming pools.

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LOBBY

The Lobby Deck features dining rooms and the Victoria theater.

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IStayCruising
Contributor Level: 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.

lynnkeller123
Contributor Level: Purser

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

happycruisin
Contributor Level: Purser

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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Price

L

Size

Mar 2007

Built

3 yrs ago

Refurbished

3754

Total Passengers

3.18

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1490

Total Cabins

34

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