Carnival Freedom Reviews

502 reviews




5 out of 5

Cruise of a Lifetime!!! by pophamcruise17

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Had a great time and the experience was amazing! The only way to travel! The best bang for your buck! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your time with family!

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5 out of 5

Our amazing cruise!!! by bella2mi2002

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We would cruise this ship again. Looking forward to experiencing the other Carnival ships as well! Thank you Carnival! And a big thank you to Malcolm, Woohoo!! Burn!! He obviously loves his job and the people.

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4 out of 5

Fun vacation by oscaranaya19

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Had a lot of fun and great memories for my family but did not expect to he charge too much for gratuity at the end of my trip on my final bill we had a party of four and they charge for my kids the same amount of an adult which i tought was ridicuolus $460 for tipps and i tipp everyday to my servers

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5 out of 5

very very accommodating by teddybear60060

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there is a playlist performer named timothy that is on the freedom boat.  he has very very good voice and dance moves.  he is very very personable and loves meeting new people. Alex  the entertainment director fixed a major issue i had with the carnival live performance.  he took time out of his very busy schedule and had a nice conversation with me and took care of issue.  he is an asset to carnival.   ELLEN HARDMAN.  the travel agent who i worked with at took care of every question, comment, concern that i had.  she goes so far out of her way to make her customers happy and satisfied with the cruises that we book me on.  this is my second cruise with carnival and she booked both of them for me and i will not go to another agent to help me with carnival cruises.  

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2 out of 5

Very disappointing by scasbeer75

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

The Freedom had many issues such as AC not working on several floors and hallways. Several of us had toilet issues. It seemed as if the ship was understaffed. In fact, many veteran cruisers we met told us this was the worst cruise they'd been on. As this was our first cruise, it put a very bad taste in my mouth. I don't believe I will EVER cruise again. 

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4 out of 5

Family fun! by spud1912

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Great family cruise! Steward service was subpar in our room but everything else was great. Liked the relaxed dining. Big ship with lots of people. If you do not like crowds, this is not the cruise for you.

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2 out of 5

Not what I expected at all by thickpinkmandy

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We booked this cruise for our honeymoon and there wasn't much romantic about it at all. Timing may have been an issue because there were a lot of kids in all of the pools and even in the adult area. We couldn't find a good time of the day to get in at all. My husband asked if there was anything special they had that we could do for our honeymoon, they didnt have a complimentary anything for us. We were over charged on several things that had to be removed from our bill but it was like we didn't have an issue removing them because they were not supposed to be there at all. We did not attend the captains dinner not even once because my husbands pants were considered jeans so we couldn't go. Most of the food on the buffet was cold so you couldn't enjoy that, children were running through the lines and tables where you eat. We couldn't even get flamless candles for our room to make it more romantic. There was a guy urinating on the hammock in the adult area because he was so drunk. There should be staff around to remove the people that drink to much because there were so many that could barley walk and bumped into you as they walked by. There was a group of guys that were on the 2nd floor and they kept up commotion every single night and they were drunk beyond limits most of the time. It just is not a cruise for newly weds, the night time movies were accommodating to some but not most. It was horrible and the only thing I enjoyed was going to the islands because it was a break away from the ship and what was going on on it. 

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5 out of 5

An Incredible Experience by ashleywensel

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Seriously, one of the best vacations I have ever taken! It took absolutely no effort on my part - the staff, crew and excursion companies took care of everything. The crew of the Freedom is extremely friendly and excited to be there. They love to stop and chat and will tell you anything you want to know about life on a boat! Special shoutout to Keishia at the Millennium Bar and Kerch at the Redfrog Pub - y'all seriously helped make our trip! I was also extremely impressed with the entertainment staff - Sabrina, Michelle and Malcolm. I have never seen a team that can orchestrate such large groups of people so well, all while keeping the experience fun! Only part we didn't like about the entire experience was the experience at the port. The staff there wasn't very helpful and never gave clear instructions. But once we got on the boat, everything was perfect!

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5 out of 5

Can't wait until our next one!!! by ginam0626

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This cruise exceeded our expectations as well as every employee we encountered. You can be sure that if you need anything any one of the employees will help you out or find someone who will all with a smile on their faces. The amazing thing is that if you encounter these wonderful people more than once not only will they remember you but address you by your name as well. With so many people on the ships this is very impressive. These ships have EVERYTHING! There is always something to do for everyone. Also the food is amazing whether your eating in the main dinning room or the cafeteria style dinning room which is more casual. My son, who is a very picky eater, loved it so much he actually ate 3 meals a day and always cleaned his plate. This was our first cruise and we can't wait to book our next one. Would definitely recommend carnival cruise lines to anyone looking to book a cruise. 

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5 out of 5

Fabulous! by mstudnicka61

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LoveThis was our family's first cruise....best vacation ever!! We really loved how the staff always made it a point to make us feel part of the Carnival Family. With fabulous food and entertainment as well!

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5 out of 5

Another Wonderful Cruise by divine1913

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I enjoyed everything about the cruise.  We have sailed on the Carnival Freedom before and it continues to get better and better.  The Cruise Director is awesome and the staff is courteous and professional.  We are looking forward to next year!!!

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5 out of 5

Love cruises by bobylil

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The best part is leaving from Galveston.

Every body in the cruise did a perfect job.

This was our 20 cruise. We always recommended. Happy

We went this time 15 in our group, for some of them was the first time experience been on a cruise and every body love it. Happy

 

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5 out of 5

What A Blast! by chjones65

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We had so much fun the Freedom!  We stayed is our favorite room, 9201 and if you ever have a chance to stay a the grand scenic view room, grab the chance.  The view from this room is amazing!   We love Guy's Burgers, The Blue Iguana and the Red Frog or having a wonderful dinner in the Steakhouse.  We also experienced the Chef's Table and the food was truly amazing.  Jamaica,  George Town and Cozumel are great ports to visit.

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5 out of 5

Loved it by wilsonbarillas

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This was our first cruise.  It was the most relaxing we have ever done, we loved every single thing about it. Our kids loved the camp ocean.  We are already looking into booking another cruise.

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5 out of 5

Best time ever by Lipscombs

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Everyone was friendly, the service was impeccable. The cast for the various shows was outstanding. The cherry on top was the cruise Director Malcolm.  Booked another cruise on the Freedom. Thanks for the best time ever.

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5 out of 5

Great bang for your buck. by edrake5

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The cruise was great. Food was good, which is what you should expect feeding 3000 people that often.  Entertainment was good, mostly just comedians and karaoke.  It was fun to shoot hoops and play miniature golf as well.  I liked the outdoor movies each night. Overall, you can't go wrong with this cruise. The ship is great and well kept, the destinations were awesome!

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5 out of 5

Great cruise by jperez2760

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Everything about the cruise was great, guess the only thing that could use some improvement would be the TV to get better reception. Enjoyed my cruise. 

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3 out of 5

Cruise experience aboard the Freedom by Cruiser49979087

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Cruise staff was nice, our room location 6371 was awful. We were above an area where music was played from 10:00am to 01:00am. The noise was awful which the Purser verified (very loud music and vibration) The purser recommended ear plugs which we supplied our self. We could still hear the noise and feel the vibration, unacceptable. The minimal compensation we received was not acceptable for the discomfort we received. We have sailed on many Carnival Cruises (this was our 31st cruise) and never experienced any thing like this before.

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5 out of 5

Fun birthday by tammieandwilliam

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Great trip, had great time with family and friends.  I was sea sick for the first two day fut everyone helped me through and it turned out to be a great trip

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