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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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"Overall I was very disappointed with the food in the dining room and on the buffet." in 101 reviews.

"I will book another Carnival Cruise in the future." in 58 reviews.

"...21knots( top speed) and were heading back towards grand cayman , my brother then called guest relations, and asked..." in 33 reviews.

Carnival Freedom departs from:

Galveston, Texas

Carnival Freedom sails to:

Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Western

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first cruise

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Had a good time with family and friends and it was my very first cruise and the food and entertainment was excellent  and only wish i could have taken a tour of the wheel house and see d big engine room but all and all had a blast and it will be a next time 

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Relax and eat

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For the price the cruise was okay. I did not like the layout of the ship. Difficult on main decks to get from point A to point B..... Confusing.  Food and service was good in the main dining room in the evenings. Buffet on Deck 9 was mediocre at best. The entertainment was good. Cruise Director was very entertaining and knowledgeable. 

Seemed like one big party ship with folks carrying around drinks and beer, being rude and making lots of noise. Doubt I will travel on Carnival again. Guess I am getting old. Need a little more refinement in my shipmates and better food outside the nice dining room.  Wanted to make a comparison with another cruise line compared to my last cruise on Royal Caribbean. Will go back to Royal Caribbean in the future.

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Great Experience

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Hi, Carnival Crew - 

 

Thank yo so much for your excellent customer service.  Enjoyed the entire experience, shows, activities, nightly dock movies, etc.

 

Thanks to Malcome and the entire entertainment crew!  Housekeeping and dining staff were wonderful and friendly too.

 

Jenn Happy

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Beautiful ship and incredible staff.

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The ONLY reason I couldn't give 5 stars is because of the my experience on the Serenity Deck. This deck is beautiful and has chairs, beautiful sitting areas, hot tubs, cute little hideaways at the very end of the deck, etc.... The only problem is that I was unable to relax because of the loud music on Lido Deck.  It is even fairly loud, even up on Serenity.  I was so excited to read about the Serenity Deck on the ship's website because it seemed like a quiet place to escape to.  Many other people I came across on Serenity had the same problem. I had earphones with spa music playing and could still hear the loud music on Lido!!!  Can something not be done to decrease the volume a little of the music on Lido Deck? 

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This lady was amazing!!  So helpful!!!!! Our cute friends Progreso

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Do it again

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This was our first cruise we been on, and we had a good time. The cruise director Malcolm Woo Hoo made it an fun time when he done his shows. He knows how to have fun and make you laugh and have an good time. I hope our next cruise he is the director, because I'm going to check to see if he is.

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Excellent vacation

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An excellent 5 day vacation with lots to do onboard. The food was outstanding and easily available all hours of the day. Embarking was easy and the ports were easy also. The staff were outstanding also, very accommodating to all your needs and wants. The ship was a little hard to get around on. Could only go horizontially  on the 5th floor ( without changing elevators). IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SHIP THOUGH. We would highly recommend this cruise

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Fun trip with female friends

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Fun trip with large group of female friends! Lynette Borrel was a great travel agent who handled all the details of our cruise and answered so many questions for me....even last minute questions & was always a delight to deal with!

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Great Cruise

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Overall the cruise was great....Our Cabin Steward Patrick was wonderful......Only problem we had was our shower overflowed really bad and with 4 people in a room that was kind of a huge mess!

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A pleasant, short cruise

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This was our second time on this cruise itinerary but our first time on Carnival Freedom. Cozumel is fun, but Progreso is a big blah. The Freedom is bigger than the Teiumph, but all three of us liked the Triumph a bit better. The dining room is much nicer and we preferred the decor on the Triumph. All in all, a nice cruise, but nothing spectacular. 

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Buyer Beware

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Our accommodations we're poor. The bed was extremely uncomfortable. My Wife and I are both in good shape and woke up daily with back pain. The food on the ship in most cases was bland and tasteless. The evening entertainment was poor and uninviting. If you're not a smoker this is not the ship for you. Deck five has many of the bars and casino on the boat. Smoke filled a good portion of this deck. Bottom line, the cruise is inexpensive for a reason. 

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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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