Carnival Freedom

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

About Carnival Freedom

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

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Anniversary Cruise

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Anniversary Cruise

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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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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: 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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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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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Not bad

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ports were OK.  The Belize leg of it not so.  We stayed aboard.  Enjoyed Cozumel and especially Mahogany Bay.  The shops in Mahogany Bay were great.  Did not have to walk far to enjoy the beach and the shops.  We toured The Pasion Island in Cozumel.  Excellent.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Carnival Freedom great ship for adults and families

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From the minute our group of 8 ladies stepped foot aboard the Carnival Freedom we were immediately having a good time. We still had our carry-on bags in hand when we stepped into the Lobby Atrium and there was great dance music playing. Three of our ladies set their bags down and started dancing. We were pleased that our stateroom was available to us even before our luggage arrived. We ate lunch as soon as we boarded the ship. All in all the favorite part of the cruise for me was the food. We had coffee delivered to our room each morning. We had breakfast on the Lido Deck and also in the Posh Restaurant. Three days we ate delicious and amazing hamburgers on the Lido Deck for lunch. Every night we ate at the Posh Restaurant with absolutely amazing service and food. On looking for improvement for the Carnival, we would ask that they consider employing better singers and dancers. I was disappointed in the evening entertainment at the main theater. I was also disappointed that our commode had an unpleasant order when the lid was raised to sit down. Also there was dust on our shelves in the bathroom and by our TV. Our steward met our needs. We did have to ask for clean glasses a couple to times. But we neglected to see that you could ask for service two times a day. We thought we had to choose AM or PM and did not realize that we could have both!  Yes I would definitely recommend Carnival and this ship, The Freedom, to others. For the price we paid, we certainly got our monies' worth!!!Happy

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Relaxing cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We enjoyed the fact that there were 4 comedians on this cruise. The entire staff aboard was pleasant and helpful. Waiters were excellent  and entertaining. Cabin staff excellent.

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4 out of 5

Fun

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

favorite part is the excursions. We saw eals, sharks, colorful fish. Least favorite was having to continually ask for glasses to be put in our state room every day. Mohogany bay was very stinky, the water was dirty, could even see my feet when I was up to my calfs in the water. i didn't get in any deeper. The boat for the Nurse Shark excursion is too small, uncomfortable, one of the 3 motors broke, not one dry place on the boat due to the small size of the boat and the speed the captain was moving. This boat is an accident waiting to happen. It goes 21  miles out so that is pretty scary.

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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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