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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Cruise was great

dputman2010 reviewed 2 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"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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Third Mate
3 out of 5

Cruising with Carnaval

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Staff was very friendly. Cruise director is very funny

and awesome at his job. The comedy entertainment

was great. I did not like how the cruise line pushes

alcohol. So many people on the ship obviously drunk

and should have been cut off. 

 

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4 out of 5

Cruise was great

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The cruise was fun and relaxing. Only one complaint. Carnival needs to 

control the smoking areas. We had smoke around our balcony every time I was 

out on the balcony. That is very offensive to me. Fifth floor was so overwhelming with smoke from cascino that found its way to the staircase and shopping area. 

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Purser
5 out of 5

Carnival cruise

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It was a wonderful trip.  the crew and staff were very friendly and for our first cruise experience - very enjoyable.  The food was really good and our room with a balcony was great.  I always want a balcony in any future cruises - I loved coffee in the morning and stepping out to look anytime i wanted.  

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1 out of 5

NO !! I would definitelly NOT recomend Carnival Cruiselines to anyone, not to friends or relatives, or anyone who asks me about it.

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We have cruised to different parts of the world on several other Cruise lines, and I can honestly tell you that YOUR Cruise ( which we were on from Sep-10th thru the 17th of Sep.2016, on the Carnival Freedom ) was NOT up to our expectations. One of the main disapoinments was when we got the final bill from our Sail and Sign account, we were charged an outrageous amount of gratuities, since out total expenditures were only less than $300.00 and were charged over $ 180.00 on gratuities, which amounts to over 65 % of our total bill., And, our Cruise agent ( Ms Linda Clifford ) never told us about, and if we had known that we would be charged such a rate on gratuities we would NEVER had booked this last cruise. We have never been charged such an outrageous amount of money for gratuities, and you can bet that we will NEVER again book another Cruise thru your Cruise line ( Carnival). We will go back to Royal Caribean, Holland or Celebrity, Unless we hear from you with an appology and a reduction of those charges, we WILL dispute the amount you charged us to American Express, making sure you do NOT get all that money from us. Also, the amount of "Onbard Credit" that Ms Clifford promised us was never deducted from our final bill. To say that the service , food and entertainment was " UP TO PAR " on this last cruise, would be an overstatement !!!  Waiting to hear from you. Sincerelly,  Rogelio Rangel and Linda Cline

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Purser
5 out of 5

An amazing experience

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The quarters were a bit cramped because we had 4 guests in a basic room.

The live musical entertainment was great when it was available. It was available on more than half of our days.

Bridgette the entertainment director was amazing, worked the crowd like Donald Trump. I think I have a lil crush!.

 

The dinning experience was second to none. Fillet Mignon available almost every day if you are into that stuff. Then again, I'm not a picky eater.

The wait staff is excellent. Many of the wait staff seem uncomfortable dancing and I don't think it enhances the dining experience.

 

The sting ray and turtle snorkel excursion was the best experience. Dayton and his crew were fantastic.

 

The comedians, Cowboy Bill and Kelly wanted us to give them a positive review...so here it is.

 

My major complaint is that the DIVE IN movie is a bit worn out. The movies selection was fantastic but the screen needs some repairs

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Time!!!

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We, had a wonderful time on our cruise. Our wait staff and room staff where top notch. They where there to answer all questions and made our time on the ship wonderful. I can't say enough about the staff, because of the service the staff provided I would 100% recommend cruising with Carnival. We have cruised with Royal and we enjoyed our time, but the staff of Carnival went above and beyond!!!

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Third Mate
5 out of 5

An everlasting memory

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This was our first cruise which we were both very nervous about. The entire trip from beginning to end was very organized. The staff was amazing and always made us feel comfortable and welcome. There just seemed to be something contagious in the air that made everyone in a great mood. The amount of food we were able to eat that week was unbelievable lol. Although we were full we just couldn't stop due to the extended amount of choices that all went beyond our expectations in flavor and variety. The only problem we had was choosing what activities to do because there was so many choices. It was like a dream come true. We can't wait to go on another one as soon as possible!!!

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3 out of 5

Wish it was better

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we had the " fast to fun" well we received out bags around 630 pm. We were charged for drinks we didn't order. Our bags were missed placed when we got off. However the shows were great. 

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Third Mate
5 out of 5

Fantastic Trip!

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Loved every bit of this trip.  This was the Premier cruise and I think it was one of the best. They had several drawings in the casino and lots of games. Cant wait to go back.

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4 out of 5

Our Review

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The Gentlemen that stand out as the most outstanding is Alex and his crew at our formal dinner in the Posh at 6 PM.  A long with the gentlemen that took care of our stateroom 1453 for the entire cruise.  They were great.  

Every where we looked the ships crew were always working hard.

 

Adult night life was a little disappointing.  Not a lot after 11 PM going on for couples.  We were hoping for more couples dancing.  A lot of deck party "step dancing"  catered more to the younger generation.  

 

The bubbles program was a hassle.  

 

Some of the bartenders during the day need to improve on customer service.  

 

Need more assistants working the Guest Services desk.

 

The casino area needs to be enclosed and better exhaust due to the cigarette smoke.  It was in the air on that deck where you have to pass thru to get to the other side.   

Other then the few issues listed it was a great experience.  

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IStayCruising
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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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