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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First Cruise

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

First Cruise

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The cruise was wonderful, but embarkation and dembarkation was terrible.  At embarkation all water bottles and Gatorade were confiscated without prior notice.  At dembarkation  someone took one of our pieces of luggage by mistake.  Thankfully the person returned it, but the Carnival staff at dembarkation had me waiting for over two hours to give me my piece of luggage.  The Carnival lost luggage person in charge would tell me it would be here in just a little bit.  My husband and I were tired and hungry especially since it was after our lunch hour.  It was not until 3:50 pm that we received our one piece of luggage.  When I asked for a compensation for waiting, the Carnival Manager said all he could do was help me with my bag.  I was upset because I was unable to eat and my blood sugar was low.  I explanied to Bobby, the Cruise Manager, and he was not empathetically instead he questioned me why I had not told them about my blood sugar.  I did not question because Vicky, lost bagge manager, told me several times that I would receive my luggage in a few minutes.  This incident happened in the Galveston port.  

The people in the cruise ship were great especially the international workers, but the people in the port were not very helpful and rude.  I don’t think I want to take another cruise with Carnival line because of the way we were treated on Galveston port.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great All!

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Great People,  Great Food,  Great facilities! All my family really enjoyed, Loved service quality, meals, rooms, etc in other hand we had the opportunity to use Gym and Run on board, great experiences.....!!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

very nice vacation

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visiting places we've never been beforeHappy

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Freedom Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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

Had a Great time. Everyone was friendly, rooms were good.  Had a good time on all the islands. We had 2 days at sea coming back I thought they needed a little more things to do.  The shows at night were good.  Overall we did have a GREAT Time!!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great Family fun.

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We had thoroughly enjoyed our weeks break on carnival cruise. Overall its a great experience for all ages and it includes my 18 month old daughter. 

 

The Food, Staff, Entertainment meets our expectation. Shore excursions were great and enjoyable with great price.

 

However understand that $147 were charge for vacation protection plan from follow up call after cruise. However it was never discussed during the booking and never required by us. Apart from this everything is good with the booking process.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fun Times in the Caribbean!

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The cruise was very relaxing and full of fun at all the ports we visited.  Our dining room experience was superb!  Roy and Shaun took great care to see that we were well fed for the entire cruise.  Our cabin steward, Pim, kept us in clean towels and unique towel animals all week long!  Everyone was so friendly.  We had a great week and would recommend the cruise to everyone!!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Carnival Freedom

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Great experience and destinations, probably would not take Carnival cruise lines again. We didn't have the best service and the ship felt overcrowded and like the Spirit of budget airlines. Absolutely recommend all three of the destinations and the entertainment staff was great!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great vacation on the Freedon

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The port of Galveston was easy we were dropped off right in front.  We didn't have to wait to long after check in to board.  Once on board we ate lunch and went to our cabin.  Luggage appeared soon after.  Great crew, nice room.  We had an ocean view that pleasant.  There was a weird smell in the hallway but nothing that we couldn't handle.  The port of Ocho Rios Jamaica wasn't anything great.  Vendors were really trying to pressure you into buying stuff and that was annoying.  Cayman was beautiful, great shopping and real layed back.  Would like to visit again.  Swimming with the sting rays and kayaking was great fun.  Cozumel Mexico was fun.  We didn't plan an excursion but when we got off the ship we rented a scooter for the day and rode around the island exploring.  Ate lunch right on the beach.  It was fabulous!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Awesome experience, Great Vacation

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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: Purser
3 out of 5

Not sure if we will come back.

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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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PROMENADE

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

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

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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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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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