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Great boat experience, disappointed all cruise ports canceled us by lpicchi26417886

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom

I was happy with the ship but very disappointed that all of our original ports were canceled. Also they kept blaming it on to many employees with covid. This was not our fault as patrons

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Wonderful return to cruising by travelingcyn

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

We had a great time despite the warnings from the Covid outbreak the week before our cruise. Only a handful of passengers seemed to want to defy the mask requirements but most realized it’s just a part of how we can get back to normal. Staff was great, cruise director Stephan was wonderful, and we really enjoyed the experience of celebrating New Year on the Lido deck!

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4.3

First winter cruise by jiminnevada

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

First cruise during winter. Was pleasantly surprised with pleasant weather and ocean temperatures.

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Cruise was wonderful as always! Been on 21-22 cruises, so at Platinum Status, but that really meant absolutely nothing. Nothing different than a first time cruiser. Very disappointing. by jay65636479

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

Another very nice trip! There are some rude people trying to save deck chairs but not even use them either for hours at a time or all day. Watched a woman save chairs right along the pool but go up to the top and lay out when people were looking for chairs to use. They walked by and saw the woman left a towel on them, so kept walking. Happens way too often!

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Great experience Met awesome people Able to relax. by idabyrdhill

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Freedom

No unvaccinated persons should be allowed onto ship Coronavirus infections caused missing ports of call

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Winter vacation by chall0109

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

The only problem we had was they lost the liquor we bought at the rum factory we visited. They replaced it with some from the ship but it was not the same as what we bought. They should not impound the liquor

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Best cruise ever by velar8

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Freedom

From the very first day cruise was full of energy, excitement, and friendly guests. Lots of good conversations, food, and entertainment. Met a ton of new friends.

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Had a wonderful time by kraz1102

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

This was our first cruise since cruising resumed. I had no hesitation about going and am very happy we did. The ship was clean and cleaned throughout the sailing. The staff never missed a beat in giving their best service. Have another cruise booked in November 2022, but if i get a chance to go before then, I will.

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It was nice that the ships were at 50% capacity. For all the changes that were made due to COVID, it really was still a good time. by

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

We are Cruising this ship next year, looking forward to it. It is a nice ship and a great crew.

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Best Honeymoon by jjlarocca13

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

We were celebrating our honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a better experience! All the ports were beautiful. We're taking another trip in July! On a bigger ship!

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4.1

Perfect Midsize Ship Experience by CleverCruises

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Freedom

Very long and crowded embarkation that was not particularly pleasant but excellent service once we boarded. The crew made me feel special at every venue I frequented and my cabin steward was extremely attentive as well and even brought a towel animal and filled my ice bucket every night. The pool and slides were excellent options on such a small midsize ship too and the amenities were plentiful for a ship of this size as well. Although the decor is a little outdated, it did not bother me at all and the ship was well maintained inside but could use some exterior updates like some of her sister ships. The food was excellent overall as well in the MDR as well as the buffet. Unfortunately, they changed the Guys Burgers a little and they are not as good as they used to be in my opinion, which is unfortunate, but Blue Iguana remains decent and the Deli was good enough to make up for the shortcomings of Guys Burgers a little. The upcharge bonsai sushi was also tasty but not worth the upcharge in my humble opinion. The steakhouse was OK but the sides were not as good as I remember although the bread wa much better and while the chocolate sphere was good, the cheescake was very disappointing. Id just order the upcharge steak in the mdr if I was in the mood again. I also tried it twice but would not bother with it if I had any future cruises on this ship, especially with all the good or decent food elsewhere. My stateroom was very comfortable and spacious, especially in comparison to royal caribbean, but some of the rooms need more USB port updates and charging uodates, etc. Activities were plentiful for a smaller midsize ship at half capacity and I was very impressed with them trying to keep us busy and not miss a beat even at half capacity. The club even operated despite covid restrictions and every single bartender was friendly and got to know your preferences as well, especially at the Alchemy Bar. The upcharge coffee shop was also worthwhile and very efficient too. Pictures by Pixels were not as good as usual though so I did not purchase any. The comedians were above average and very entertaining with the exception of one comedian that always showed up completely wasted. Punchliner was basically the main attraction or show every night even though I enjoyed the singing and dancing shows I attended every time. The piano bar is outstanding as well and Stevie D will have you singing along all night long and lose yourself in his talent. The third floor lobby and deck view was a great way to unwind in the afternoon if not listening to the beautiful Caribbean music in the red frog or on the lido deck. In other words, the entertainment met or exceeded my expectations on every level despite one comedian. The casino was well laid out and everything was what I would expect or better, especially for an older ship.

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4.8

Nice ship by corkeynjenny

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

We have been on 7 cruises this was very nice and we felt safe after the Covid shut down! Ship was clean and staff was nice and friendly!

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4.1

Freedom 10/17/21 by kathi64

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Carnival Freedom

We made our own fun. Smoking areas suck. Will have to think long about going again after my next cruise I already booked.

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It was great being back out on a cruise ship again. by chrisjocpa2014

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom

I feel like I left a lot of negative comments but we really had a great time, and would do it again.

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Fun Cruise with Family by JenCon16

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Carnival Freedom

As always, Carnival did a great job of making us feel welcome. We were disappointed in the lack of kid friendly activities with the Kids Club being closed and them being unable to get off the ship (other than the private island). The food, drinks, and staff were all fabulous no matter where you go.

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4.1

Nice and relaxing by BrenN13

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Freedom

There was ups and downs. It started a bit rough with us being the first guest back on board the staff was exited but they had a bit of a ways to go to figure out how to run everything so it went smoothly. Once it all came together it was a nice cruise

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5.0

Great cruise, so happy to be back cruising again! by 5bradburns

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

I really enjoyed the ports of call, We have been to 2 of the ports on previous cruises but really enjoyed them this time! Overall a great cruise and I would cruise with Carnival again in the future.

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Glad to be back Cruisin'! by cnewman1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

This was the first cruise this ship and crew had been on since the pandemic hit. The crew was as excited as we were to start cruising again. The welcome on board was heartwarming. The first night at dinner had a few glitches with the service, but they were all fixed by the next dinner. The Alchemy Bar was an exceptional experience. I asked for a unique drink to be made, and they made it. It became my favorite drink. Because the cruise was only half filled, there was no waiting at any time. It was a very smooth and wonderful experience - a great way to begin cruising again!

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4.6

Carnival Freedom March 1-8 by jody68

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom

Our itinerary changed due to the coronavirus scare so we missed Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Went to Key West and Belize instead. But Carnival made it up to us with free drinks one evening AND a $200 per cabin on board credit.

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3.9

Disappointed! by senamax1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Freedom / Destination: Caribbean - Western

My one and only goal was to swim in clear blue oceans, was very disappointed we didn't get to go to Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Cozumel saved my Vacation, I got to swim in crystal blue waters🏖

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