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Carnival Freedom Cruise Reviews

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Nov 2009

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30th Anniversary Trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Mar 30, 2014


My husband and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary....What an awesome time we had!! We had never been to any of the ports we sailed to...Key West was very quaint and historic...Grand Cayman Beaches were breathtaking and the dolphin encounter and Dunn's River Falls climb in Jamaica were unbelieveable!! We also enjoyed the ship time too! So much to do and taste!! The only thing we would do different next time is to book earlier to get our choice of dinner seating. It all worked out and we were VERY satisfied with our whole experience!!

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Enjoyed the cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Mar 30, 2014


Took my 8 year old daughter on this with me as a mother-daughter vacation. She loved the pool. Only bad things I can point out are: 1. Location on room made it hard to sleep because staff were out side banging dishes and would sit and talk loud while we were trying to sleep ( even hung the sleeping sign on door). 2. The unlimited bubbles program was good but the bar tenders took their time and would serve people who err getting mixed drinks so had to wait in line a long time. 

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Great time with great friends!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Mar 08, 2014


Had a great time with great friends. Ports of call were nice except of Dominican Republic. My only complaint was the buffet on the lido deck. We eat there all meals as we prefer the relaxed atmosphere up there. No one was around to clear the table after we ate so we cleared our own table every time, breakfast, lunch and dinner. On previous cruises, this was number 31 for us, the staff was always very attentive at the buffet. 

Our cabin steward was wonderful, entertainment was good, wish they would do comedy every night.

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Carnival maybe Not our Choice for a Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Mar 02, 2014


We really enjoyed our cruise, but Carnival is probably not our choice for future cruises.  There are so many good lines and we found the other two we had been on, NCL and Celebrity, to be much more the atmosphere we would want.

 

Carnival did do some things very well, and we would like to see other lines follow their suit.  Their boarding the ship at the beginning of the cruise was so well done.  We were on the ship in about 15 minutes from the time we got to the port terminal.  This was amazing and pleasant.  They suggested we get lunch when getting on the ship.  They put us at ease.

 

Carnival also had a wonderful disembarking procedure.  I was impressed.  Anyone who wanted to just carry everything off could do so, and were invited to disembark first thing.  Hundreds of people were able to just leave and not wait around for their zones to be called.  This procedure is one thing that bugged us on NCL and Celebrity.  We had to wait around for hours to be called.  In fact in our Celebrity cruise, upon being ready to disembark at San Diego, we had to wait for hours for the first people to even be called.  It turns out they had two ships to empty at the same time.  Hour after hour went by  before our zone was called.  We nearly missed our plane, which was scheduled for early afternoon.

 

As it turns out, we didn't use this fast "disembarking" process from Carnival, because we decided to take in an excursion to the everglades.  So we left early for that.  The excursion was well done and we would do that again.  We had booked our excursions through Avator and wondered up to the time we went on them what was going on.  Next time we will go through the ship line to be better taken care of.

 

So, for Carnival, I have listed 3 big pluses.  Because of these I give them high marks.  They do not get our best marks because we simply prefer a different atmosphere.  We realize that Carnival cannot be all things to all people, and we do believe they did what they do best in a very effective way.  The ship is permeated with loud and mostly raucous music.  This is obviously music to suit a younger jet-set.  We don't mind the party atmosphere, but so many of these young adults carried it to their cabin, as well.  Some of them would be so loud in the hall or room with their offensive language and inconsiderate behaviors.  This happened more than once.  We also appreciated other ship lines for having the choice for some quiet and peaceful places to rest or read or visit if you wanted.  That was hard on Carnival.

 

The ship also was very limited in its library and card-playing rooms---something we appreciated on other ship lines.  The ship was also set up so you couldn't go from one end to the other on many of the floors.  One of the main choices led you right through a cigar bar/area.  People with respiratory problems definitelhy don't need all that second-hand smoke.  With eating/restaurants basically on one end and the theatre on the other, people like to be able to get from one to the other without going up or down on other floors to do so.  The cleanliness of the ship in our opinions, did not receive as much attention as we would like to have seen.  Hand sanitizer was not always readily available.  Public restrooms did not appear to be as sanitized as we saw in our other cruise experiences.

 

Overall, we really enjoyed our trip.  We appreciated the helpful and polite assistance when we needed it.  We particularly liked the scheduled dining experience each night.  They did things to make that fun and enjoyable.  Once again Carnival can't be everything to everyone.  Perhaps if things were the way we desire, the majority would not go for it.  Carnival also has a lower price than many lines and that is a strong persuader.  We, however, would rather pay a little more for a more disirable atomosphere.

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Carnival Freedom - Fantastic Vacation!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Mar 02, 2014


We had a lovely time on the Carnival Freedom.  We have taken about 5 other cruises with various cruise lines and didn't expect Carnival to meet our standards.  Much to our surprise, it was very nice, however, needed some improvements.  On the positive side, the rooms were much bigger than the other 2 cruise lines we patroned.  It was a clean ship and everyone was extremely friendly.  The staff was fabulous and treated everyone like their friends.  The comedy shows in the evening were terrific, but there needed to be tickets sold in advance so that everyone gets a seat and it is not over crowded, as we experienced.  The comedians were top notch, but we the room was way too crowded to fully enjoy the show.  Your bar staff was exceptional, especially Irina and Rowena at the  bar close to the comedy show theatre4 (don't remember the name of the bar).  the food was okay, but not quite as good as the other 2 cruise lines that we have experienced. The pools AND loungers were all taken exceptionally early in the morning, as people rushed out of bed and ran down to throw their towels on recliners, and then went back to bed for another 3 hours or more.  The towels were left there for hours and many people couldn't relax in the sun because of the selfish bastards that left their towels.  There is supposed to be a rule enforced that if you are NOT on the lounger for 45 mins., your towel and any other belongings will be taken away.  This was never enforced.  What a shame!  Also, there were way too many kids on this boat for my taste.  My vacation is supposed to be quiet without kids or lots of screaming.  This was awful.  There should be a boat with ONLY adults allowed.  No one under the age of 18.  All in all, we had a somewhat pleasant stay, but the best part was all the wonderful stops were had:  Key West, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. Those were fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  We will consider going on Carnival again, however, a different ship around a time when kids are back in school. UGH!

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Always enjoy Carnival Cruises

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2014


We had an awsome time as usual. There were a few things we did not enjoy. We felt the some crew members were not as informed as they should have been. We were missing a piece of luggage. We went to guest services, which in turn sent us to a small room by the main dining room. Once at the dining room the hostess ask if she could help. We told her we were looking for the luggage and she tried to send us back to guest services. We took it upon ourselves to look for the small room and found the luggage there. Not ours, but several lost bags. We found our luggage about 30 rooms down the hall from ours. 

    The food was not up to par on this ship. We always enjoyed the food, but not this time. Nothing really wowed us. Not even the desserts. 

I was disappointed that they offered no sweets after the dinner buffet line. Even when they opened the line from 11:30 to 1:00 there was no cookies or desserts. On the last day, I decided to save some from lunch to have with a cup of tea at night. When we came back to the room after bed turn down, they were gone. Our cabin person removed them. I could have order room service, but that's not the point. I found this odd not to have anything out later then dinner. ( Not that I really needed anymore to eat) 

We would highly recommend the steak house. It was worth the extra money. We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and wanted to do something special. This was definitly the right move. Kudos to the chef and severs.

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Great Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Feb 16, 2014


The length of time was great.  I almost didn't want it to be over.  Would definitely do it again.  Only complaint is the Ocho Rios stop was not a pleasant visit.  Armed security chasing locals away from the port area?  This was a first for me in any port.  The locals are extremely pushy and seemed to be only interested in taking your money.  The Key West and Grand Cayman stops were a great time.  The locals are friendly and there are many things to do and see.  Grand Cayman is a beautiful island worthy of a tour.  Most enjoyable trip overall.

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It was a relaxing trip!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Feb 16, 2014


We had a good time on the ship. Our waiting staff  and house keeper were fantastic!! I have had better food in other ships. The customer service was not very good. 

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GOOD AND BAD

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2014


BAD EMBARKATION RUDE TREATED BADLY FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS CRUISED WITH CARNIVAL OVER 20 TIMES. BAD SERVICE ON LIDO DECK HAS HUSBAND IS HDCP. ASKED SOMEONE TO GET US SOME COFFEE SAID HE WAS BUSY

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GREAT!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Freedom | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2014


HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.  THE STAFF ARE AMAZING.  ALWAYS AVAILABLE AND HELPFUL.  MY 3rd CRUISE WITH CARNIVAL AND SURLY NOT MY LAST.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR A MEMORABLE TIME.

 

EVELYN BARBOSA

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About Carnival Freedom

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Interior Cabins
304
Oceanview Cabins
521
Balcony Cabins
52
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
3
Pools

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Ship Staff Quality: 74%
Stateroom Quality: 72%
Destinations & Excursions: 65%

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Cabins of Carnival Freedom

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 20" interactive TV min-safe telephone and hair-dryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower obstructed picture window bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6286, 6311, 6354, 6381, 7332, 7335, 8342, 8345, 9204, 1007, 1008, 9285, 9286, 9291, 9292, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 6205, 6206, 7205, 7206, 9202, 9203

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS, UPPER, MAIN, VERANDAH, LIDO, PANORAMA, RIVIERA

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6207, 6208

Available On Decks:
SPA, PANORAMA, UPPER, EMPRESS, VERANDAH, LIDO

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a picture window private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Staterooms 2446 and 2449 have obstructed views.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2465

Available On Decks:
MAIN, RIVIERA

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private extended balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS, UPPER, VERANDAH

Grand Suite on Carnival Freedom Size:
345 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed a private furnished balcony and sitting area with sofa. A private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub double sink and bidet. Additional amenities include a vanity area with sink and table dressing room walk-in closet bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 26" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS

Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 to 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private bathroom with shower two porthole windows bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
MAIN, RIVIERA

Junior Suite on Carnival Freedom Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony a sitting area with sofa a private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional amenities include walk-in closet vanity table and chair bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 26" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
LIDO

Ocean Suite on Carnival Freedom Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private furnished balcony a sitting area with sofa a private bathroom includes a shower whirlpool tub and double sink. Additional amenities include walk-in closet vanity table and chair bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels refrigerator mini-bar a 26" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7228

Available On Decks:
EMPRESS

Premium Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 to 75 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king-size bed a private balcony private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Freedom Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a private bathroom with shower bathrobes toiletry amenity basket beach towels mini-bar a 20" interactive TV mini-safe telephone and hair-dryer.

Please Note: cabin numbers 1207 1208 1211 1212 2211 2212 2216 and 2217 all have 2 porthole windows. All other category 1A cabins are interior staterooms.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
VERANDAH, EMPRESS, UPPER, MAIN, RIVIERA

Deck Plans for Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom

 

SKY

The Sky Deck features a pool slide.

SKY
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Freedom Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Posh & Chic Restaurants on Carnival Freedom Savor a variety of fine continental cuisine in these elegant two-tiered main restaurants.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required. Reservations are request during booking. Not all request are guaranteed, but most likely to be fulfilled.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Sun King Steakhouse on Carnival Freedom This exclusive, reservation-only steakhouse features mouthwatering prime beef cooked to perfection, as well as a fantastic selection of seafood entrees, gourmet appetizers, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts

Seating Times: Open for dinner 6-9:30 PM. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for your dining experience.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $35 USD per dining guest, including gratuities. The fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

Freedom Restaurant Buffet on Carnival Freedom Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and spectacular views of this indoor-outdoor buffet featuring plenty to choose from. There's also a deli, Asian food section, fish & chips stand, and a grill serving hamburgers and fries. Night-owls will also appreciate the late-night themed buffets.

Seating Times: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Freedom Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Meiji Sushi Bar on Carnival Freedom Watch the sushi chef prepare fresh Nigiri salmon, California rolls, Nigira Toro, and other delicious Japanese delicacies. Then grab some chopsticks and sample these colorful creations.

Seating Times: Open nightly prior to dinner: 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Freedom Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Stop by for a warm delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

This poolside grill serves delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries made to order.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Viennese Cafe on Carnival Freedom Enjoy a cup of cappucino or freshly brewed coffee as well as tempting variety of pastries, cookies and cakes at this intimate Viennese Cafe.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: A nominal fee for all items sold at the café.
No reservation required.

Room Service on Carnival Freedom Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

70's Dance Club on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: You'll love the music, moves and mood at the 70's Dance Club. Shake it real good as you party with some great people and groove to some of your favorite hits.

Art Gallery on Carnival Freedom Deck: LOBBY
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork.

Babylon Casino on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Gaming
Description: Play cards like a pro at the Babylon Casino. Poker's not your game? There's craps, blackjack, roulette, slots and more. It's your turn...show 'em what you got in store.

Camp Carnival on Carnival Freedom Deck: SUN
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Centuries Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description:

Circle C on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club O2 on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun - Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock' hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Formalities on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Habana Cigar Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Health
Description: What better way to end the night (or to start the night) than a glass of port and a nice stogey?

International Aft Lounge on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the aft lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh 'til dawn.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Library on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Mini Golf on Carnival Freedom Deck: SUN
Type: Sports
Description: Foooooore! Have a swinging good time at the Sun deck's new 9-hole mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is great. Just remember your follow through and no bogeys allowed.

Nouveau Wine Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: The perfect place to begin and end your night, Bar Nouveau, has a vintage for even the most discriminating connoisseur.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Players Sports Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Kick back, grab a drink and root for your team -- whoever that may be -- in the Players sports bar.

Pool on Carnival Freedom Deck: LIDO
Type: Pool
Description: Take a swim or just relax poolside - whatever floats your boat.

Scott's Piano Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description: Your requests are your host's commands as you hear song after sing-along-song at the piano bar.

SeasideTheater on Carnival Freedom Deck: PANORAMA
Type: Entertainment
Description: Watch movies, concerts, news, sporting events, and even watch others shake their groove thing on the Carnival Seaside Theatre. It's a 12'x22' jumbo-sized LED screen with a crystal-clear picture and a 70,000-watt, easy-to-hear sound system.

Serenity on Carnival Freedom Deck: SUN
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

Spa Carnival on Carnival Freedom Deck: SPA
Type: Health
Description: Relax, it's all in the technique. Feel the stress sail away as you pamper yourself with soothing treatments and massages for your body and soul at the Carnival Fantasy Spa Carnival...Ahhhhh.

Sports Deck on Carnival Freedom Deck: SPA
Type: Health
Description: It's all in fun on the Sun deck. Have a swinging good time at the 9-hole mini-golf course, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, play Ping Pong, volleyball, Shuffle Board, or shoot some hoops.

Sports Deck on Carnival Freedom Deck: SUN
Type: Health
Description: It's all in fun on the Sun deck. Have a swinging good time at the 9-hole mini-golf course, take a quick jog around the padded jogging track, play Ping Pong, volleyball, Shuffle Board, or shoot some hoops.

Swingtime Bar on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Bar
Description:

The Fun Shops on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium on Carnival Freedom Deck: LOBBY
Type: Other
Description:

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium on Carnival Freedom Deck: PANORAMA
Type: Other
Description:

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Other
Description:

The Millennium Lobby & Atrium on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Other
Description:

Victoriana Main Lounge on Carnival Freedom Deck: ATLANTIC
Type: Entertainment
Description: Seen any great performances lately? Well you will in the Victoriana Lounge. It features a revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system. Come, see, and rave all about it.

Victoriana Main Lounge on Carnival Freedom Deck: LOBBY
Type: Entertainment
Description: Seen any great performances lately? Well you will in the Victoriana Lounge. It features a revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system. Come, see, and rave all about it.

Video Arcade on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

Viennese Cafe on Carnival Freedom Deck: PROMENADE
Type: Snack
Description: Grab your favorite caffienated concoction at the Viennese Café coffee bar. It's located on the Promenade deck and the specialties include tasty coffees and sweets.

Tips for Carnival Freedom

Enjoy everything the ship has to offer, you may just have to do it on different days. LOL... Keep a Daily Itienarary handy.

Try to avoid cabins towards the front of the ship on deck 8. It's directly under lido deck. You hear the chairs being moved at all hours. Try to get to the restaurant around 5:45 if you choose anytime dining. The line gets long pretty fast. Get to the comedy shows early. Seating is limited.

Dont buy the booze package. Pay per drink is usually a better buy

the fun about the cruise ship is finding your way around by the time you learn the ship it's time to leave best thing I found was to look at the map of the ship and follow it.

Lobster Tail is served on this ship.....that's the one thing I did love about this ship.

There is a nice walking track on top of the ship, my husband and I walked several mornings then enjoyed a cup of coffee on the deck and watched the sun come up...beautiful!!

Unless you're swimming with dolphins or zip lining...negotiate with the local taxi drivers to take you on island tours. You'll usually get a better deal on shore.

start on the left side no waiting.... ...

Bring a cover-up - the AC in the common areas works very well.

Breakfast at the buffet was good. We had room service a couple of times and it arrived early but without silverware and other things. The 5th floor really gets you to all sets of elevators. It is always a bit confusing at the beginning of any cruise but that is part of the adventure.

The lido deck is kinda smoker central so if you don't smoke go up the back elevators to get to the buffet and you don't have to walk through the wall of smoke.

Carnival should offer a smokers/and a non-smokers side so that when we pay extra for a suite/balcony- we can enjoy it!!! we had chain smokers for neighbors- not so good. The Ocean suite is great though - 3 people perfect!!! and a big bathroom/compared to regular rooms.

Try to get a balcony room on the back of the ship. We had 8457 and it was a great view and one deck up was the adults only Lido pool and bar as well as close to the buffet. When going to dinner, make sure you walk all the way forward to get the elevator because the galley blocks entrance.

Never go to the lido deck for breakfast, VERY LONG lines. We either ordered room service or went to the Posh restaurant for a more sit down breakfast very YUMMY too. Buffets seemed to close to watch out for the times...

THE FOOD WAS GOOD ON THE WHOLE SHIP

Get aroom with a bacony It made the trip for us.

If you want a great balcony cabin get 6391 ~ close to everything and you always had a great view of the docking area to people watch. OH ~ if you are a punctuality nut you might want to consider a different ship. We were set to leave ports at 4 PM and lucky to get underway by 5 PM

We would do the Carnival Freedom again.

Go out of your comfort zone and try something on the menu you have never tried before! I tried the alligator fritters!

go to the dining room for breakfast and dinner. Better food and no lines. our waiters and servers at dinner, were the same every night and very entertaining.

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