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14 Night Panama Canal Carnival Journeys (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom

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Shreev

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:04 am

There is a FB page that is great. Carnival Freedom Panama 🇵🇦 October 27,2018

Shreev

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:01 am

There is a lot going on. Here is link on Carnival https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3936/~/carnival-journeys-cruises.

DanDaMan1

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:48 am

Last cruise was Halloween cruise. #timeforsomer&r. Last 14 day cruise was a 5 day cruise with hurricane hitting our southern coast. At the end of our 5 days, Galveston got flooded out. Nothing like sailing the gulf and Mississippi river for 9 days. Maybe we get lucky and get a 23 day cruise.

CNBMLB

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:47 pm

Alright, we sail in t-minus 47 days. I need the most simple packing list. For one adult female and one toddler male. I want to carry as little as possible (less chance of overweight baggage fees!). I dont want to have to worry about bringing a ton of junk. I tend to always over pack. I've looked at pinterest but I need real ideas that work. Who can help?

TM2004

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:08 am

So excited! Counting down the days!

Dano70

Sep 05, 2018 - 2:32 pm

Can you take battery operated candles on a cruise

rmacump5

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:49 am

How do they do they do the entertainment in the theater for this trip(14 days)?? Is there something every night?

rookla

Aug 26, 2018 - 6:21 pm

@wzermeno - My husband and I have taken over 50+ cruises (over all lines), and as we get older, the longer the better. It is such a tedious chore to pack, get on board and unpack and then repack at the end of the cruise. We are just shy of being Diamond, and there are so many perks as a Platinum member, but it's still tedious getting off and on. We've taken many back to back trips and the key to a back to back is to not get off the ship when we get back to Galveston. The crew will walk the back to back's through Custom's later in the morning and will immediately take you right back on board. We took this same Panama Canal Cruise last year and enjoyed it so much that I immediately came home and rebooked it for this year. This will be our fifth Panama Canal Cruise and it never gets old. They will bring someone on board that narrates over the loud speaker and relays the evolution of the Panama Canal. Here's hoping that you guys have a terrific time.

DJeffers

Aug 26, 2018 - 4:15 pm

That's the plan. We're Platinum so we can get laundry done free. A very nice perk.

mzermeno

Aug 26, 2018 - 3:48 pm

My first time as well. I understand you can do laundry onboard. That's my plan. Pack for 7 day and rewear.

DJeffers

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:06 am

My husband and I just celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary. This cruise is his gift to me. I've always wanted to do Panama Canal. We have done several cruises, 7 and 8 days. This will be the first 14 day we've done. I always overpack so this will be a real challenge.

wzermeno

Aug 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm

I'm actually dreading the two weeks I don't think I can handle 3. But it's not like my wife gave me a choice.

rookla

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:03 pm

62 more days!! I can't wait. We are taking this Panama Canal Cruise and then the following Caribbean cruise. Three weeks of oblivion!

pablin22

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:43 pm

Hello everybody from Spain!!!! See you soon!

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:34 pm

Am doing one in cozumel that i booked with ship mate app not with cruise line on nov 8

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:28 pm

Anybody signed up for buggy tour and snorkling in cozumel?

DJeffers

Aug 03, 2018 - 12:35 pm

Thank you

papabear

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:40 am

Yes it does. “Carnival Freedom Panama Canal October 27th 2018” is the name.

DJeffers

Aug 02, 2018 - 10:31 pm

Checking in. Does this cruise have a Facebook page?

DJeffers

Aug 02, 2018 - 10:27 pm

On our last several cruises the refrigerators have been empty. I think Carnival finally listened to passengers telling them they wanted them empty to store their own favorites. And we always have our steward bring ice also.

wiessguy

Jul 23, 2018 - 12:56 pm

If you want something to stick to the door, command strips will be your best option. There is a Facebook page “Carnival Cruisers...Decorate your Doors!” that will give you some great decorating ideas as well as some rules you should follow. Most magnets will not hold things on the doors. Magnets will stick to the inside walls of your cabin and are great for hanging your daily Fun Times and any other papers you may want for quick reference.

wiessguy

Jul 23, 2018 - 12:44 pm

I have never thought about leaving the door open. We may try that! The fridges are very small and unless they have recently changed things, Carnival has them filled with drinks that they will charge you for if you take them. We always clear out their drinks and ask our steward to take them so we can put our own drinks in. The fridge will keep things cool, but not cold. You can also have your steward keep your ice bucket full. We take our own RTIC cups and fill them with ice and our “cool” drinks.

rookla

Jul 15, 2018 - 7:02 pm

@Shreev: We took this cruise last year and absolutely loved it, and immediately came home and booked it again. We have previously cruised on 4 Panama Canal transit cruises and have never docked in Panama. Every time in the past they have brought someone on the ship to discuss the canal's history. It's an absolutely fabulous spectacle to behold.

DanDaMan1

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:32 am

Just 105 days til I get some deserved R&R. Celebrating 42 years marriage and 47 year relationship with my high school sweetheart, best friend and love of my life.

Shreev

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:25 pm

On other ships they have a competition in the theater on Halloween night.

rmacump5

Jul 10, 2018 - 3:32 pm

I don’t know about a competition but there is 14 in group and we are all bringing our costumes!!

Shreev

Jul 10, 2018 - 1:22 pm

Did you Port in Panama?

Shreev

Jul 10, 2018 - 1:21 pm

On other ships they have a costume competition? Some get pretty elaborate

papabear

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:06 am

Yes magnets will stick to the walls and doors

papabear

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:05 am

Yes they have the mini fridge. Sometimes they will work better if you leave the wooden door ajar to the cabinet that they are in.

CNBMLB

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:37 pm

Does anyone know if there are fridges in the cabins? On deck 8.

jimmyz74

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:28 am

Can’t wait to go back to Panama

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rmacump5

May 27, 2018 - 12:30 am

Thanks, we have a group of 16 going on the cruise and the wives are insisting on us wearing costumes on Halloween, so hopefully some others will also. I am very excited about the cruise and believe we will have a great time.

rookla

May 26, 2018 - 10:22 pm

@jbbinder Recommendations for a 14 days cruise is pretty well the same as a 7 days cruise. The Freedom has laundry facilities so as long as you aren't averse to doing laundry you really don't even need to bring too many clothes. You can bring canned soda's, just don't bring anything in a plastic bottles, i.e. water. Carnival sells a package for a really reasonable price for water that is delivered to your room. We took this cruise last year too and had a tremendous time.

rookla

May 26, 2018 - 10:17 pm

@rmacump5 We took this cruise last year and had such a terrific time that we immediately came and booked it for 2018. There were some costume wearing guests, but not too many.

CNBMLB

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:03 pm

Does anyone know if the freedom cabin doors are magnetic?

rmacump5

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:46 pm

We will be on the 10/27/18 Cruise. We are bringing our costumes.

CNBMLB

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:31 pm

Hello fellow cruisers, any one know if anything happens on Halloween on carnival cruises? Like can you dress up, pass out candy ect? Our first time on during a holiday time. 4th cruise for me and 2nd for my will be 3 year old.

Cruisequeen64

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:05 pm

Under 400 days 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

jbbinder

May 27, 2017 - 9:41 pm

We will be doing this cruise next year, and will be the longest cruise we've taken. Any tips for a 14 day itinerary?

coasterking

May 27, 2017 - 8:41 pm

Been on this before on Triumph. Good one to go out of Galveston

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