Carnival Freedom Roll Call - Caribbean - Western on

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom

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Nov 29, 2017 - 2:08 pm

BDRebel

Cheers! beverage package price is going up for the cruise. If you are thinking of purchasing, do it soon while the price is still 50/day - I think the price increase goes into effect on Jan 1, and will be an additional $5/day if purchased on board.
Only 44 more days!!!

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:39 am

klbrooks

FTTF is now available! Get it fast before it's sold out again!

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:45 pm

BDRebel

FTTF, not fitful👹. Dam spellcheck

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:44 pm

BDRebel

Fitful is Faster To The Fun. $70 per cabin gets you in the priority lines for checking in, boarding, customer service, and the cabin is ready upon boarding. Limited number are sold — they may be sold out now. If you are interested in purchase, check the excursions for Galveston. If they are sold out, sometimes people cancel or the open more up. Just keep an eye on the page.

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:36 pm

blacjul2

What is that?

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:35 pm

blacjul2

I was looking into the app and curious also!

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:33 pm

Clintjen

Lol. I appreciate the input

Oct 31, 2017 - 1:54 pm

BDRebel

With 3000 people on board, I’m sure there will be. My wife says that we cannot help with your search though😜

Oct 25, 2017 - 3:02 am

Clintjen

Are there any LS couples on this cruise?

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:17 pm

BDRebel

My wife and I will probably just be doing a self-guided walking tour of the shopping areas outside the gates.

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:29 pm

Allzright

Anyone else doing Nachi Cocum in Cozumel?

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:30 pm

BDRebel

If it is anything like the app on Princess, there is no indication that you have received a new message. You have to open it up and look at it to find out.
Personally, I found it to be not worth it unless you tend to pay a lot of attention to your phone. I'd rather pay attention to the rest of the ship :)

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:02 am

ronnie3786

If you want to use the Chat feature, that costs a one-time fee of $5 per user. It essentially gives you on-board text messaging with your group. I highly recommend it!

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:12 pm

may06e75

Has anyone done the Carnival Hub app. It said fees apply to chat with friends. Any idea how much??

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:28 pm

BDRebel

Welcome to the cruise ptv28 and yolitalley! It's great to have you on board!

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:30 pm

yolitalley

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 13th!! Happy sailing !!

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:53 pm

ptv28

Just sent a request to join!

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:26 pm

BDRebel

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 13th!
Unfortunately, I do not do that social network site.

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:58 pm

may06e75

We are on the Jan 13 th. Second time on Freedom and 7th on Carnival.

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:55 pm

may06e75

So will we

Jun 24, 2017 - 11:18 pm

cwills

We will be there with a group also

Jun 24, 2017 - 10:13 pm

hmmorales

We will be on that cruise!!!

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:35 pm

trsameados

if anyone is interested we have a group on the very popular social network, looks us up, carnival freedom, January 13, 2018

May 15, 2017 - 10:36 am

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Apr 24, 2017 - 1:57 pm

BDRebel

In case anybody is interested, FTTF is now for sale - $70/cabin.
Just got mine!

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:52 pm

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Apr 22, 2017 - 1:45 pm

may06e75

Looking for good things to do in Belize

Apr 22, 2017 - 1:23 pm

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Apr 10, 2017 - 10:51 am

sew2bhappy

Hello everyone! Hoping for smooth sailing all the way!!

Apr 09, 2017 - 1:59 pm

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Apr 06, 2017 - 5:26 pm

BDRebel

Welcome to those of you that jumped on board the past few days. The roll call is getting filled!

Apr 05, 2017 - 9:08 pm

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Mar 29, 2017 - 12:47 pm

sew2bhappy

👋 welcome aboard!

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:17 am

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Mar 25, 2017 - 8:54 am

BDRebel

Sew2bhappy - I can understand the need for lists when living out of a mobile RV (as opposed to the ones people park and never move again). I've been researching boats and RVs and everybody preaches the need for lists! If it works for you in this case, by all means use it. And it is a great suggestion, just doesn't work for me -- I need lists telling me where I put the lists that describe the location of the other lists! :)

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:10 pm

sew2bhappy

Welcome aboard!

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:53 pm

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Mar 23, 2017 - 3:52 pm

BDRebel

We're on Deck 11 -- I like being on the top of the ship :)

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:15 pm

sew2bhappy

All my lists are on my smart phone. We live in an 5th wheel RV (seeing more of the USA than I ever thought 😎) so lists are my life. When you pack your house up and move it down the road 300 miles in a day you need those lists to be sure everything is put away. Got to a park one night and discovered my kitchen knives scattered all over the floor. Forgot to take them off their magnetic holder!
Just as a side not and not sure how it happened but I am on this roll call twice. Sew2bhappy and Allzright! Yeah I was the first. Booked this cruise many many months ago and have spent many hours since then doing research on any and everything I can find related to cruising.

Mar 21, 2017 - 2:08 pm

sew2bhappy

We will be in deck 7. Where will you be?

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:24 am

BDRebel

Just a reminder - if you booked Early Saver -- check the rates regularly.
I got an email from my TA that they reduced the fare by $60 and added $50 OBC. (Don't know if its a TA thing or a Carnival thing, but the advice is still valid -- the rates have a good chance of coming down, and may change on a daily basis).

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:06 am

BDRebel

And the same to you. I was in 83 - 89.
Got out, got a degree on the Army's dime, and got a good career, from which I retire in 768 days (not that I'm counting :) )

Sew2bhappy - I've tried the lists before, but have found that I either lose the list, or end up packing much more than I need. Anymore, I just start with clothing, figure what I need for the number of days, then add electronics and their support devices.
All documents are in a gallon size ziplock (boarding passes, passports, hotel and parking reservations, etc) which go in a carry-on. It seems that I do usually end up forgetting something (hat, sunglasses, etc) but nothing that can't be bought in port or on board.
And I still overpack :)

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:34 am

iam88bryan

I am prior USN. Served from '88 to '92. And thank you for your service BDRebel.

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:29 pm

BDRebel

Also, unless you are flying into Houston, it is not a sin to overpack. Just as long as you can fit it into your cabin :)
If you are flying, make sure you save a few pounds for souvenirs. All you really need are clothes (half of what you are thinking), documents, camera and bath kit.
BTW, Bryan, USN or USCG? (or Other)?
Prior Army here.

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:28 am

sew2bhappy

I have lists! Divided into categories like "carry on" and "check". And sub categories like clothes, electronics, IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS (passport, boarding docs, cash, etc).

Mar 18, 2017 - 7:15 am

BDRebel

At a minimum, your passport (always a good idea, but if not at least a gov. issued ID and birth certificate) and your boarding pass. Everything else can be washed or bought :)
Figure enough clothes for 7 days (one pair jeans, one nice pair of slacks for dining, a couple of pairs of shorts, bathing suit (optional), a couple of nice shirts, 7 or so daytime shirts / t-shirts, a pair of comfortable walking shoes and a pair of nicer shoes for dining. If you bring any electronics, don't forget the chargers. Also, since there is only one usable plug on board, you might look into a power strip (non surge protected only), enough cash for what you want to do (souvenirs, port calls, etc) and a credit card for on-board purchases.

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:57 am

iam88bryan

Thank you BDRebel. I'm still trying to figure out what to pack. This will be my first civilian cruise. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:31 am

BDRebel

Welcome Bryan, Bryan's mom (sew2bhappy :) ), SiouxCity, TexanPat, and DanielleCorbett. Only 301 days left -- have you started packing yet?

Mar 15, 2017 - 4:51 am

iam88bryan

Hi mom

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:36 pm

sew2bhappy

Hi Bryan!

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:58 pm

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Feb 11, 2017 - 4:43 am

BDRebel

Welcome Eddie, CMRios, MX0606 and XR -- only 335 days to go!

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:29 pm

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Feb 06, 2017 - 11:00 pm

BDRebel

Welcome Toddyocum -- Less than a year left!

Feb 02, 2017 - 7:56 am

BDRebel

Hiya jlsteed - welcome to the roll call. It was getting lonely in here.

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:04 am

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BDRebel

Any other Cruiseline.com members out there?

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