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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 Although the decor is a little outdated, it did not bother me at all and the ship was well maintained inside but could use some exterior updates like some of her sister ships.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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4.1

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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4.2

Fun Time by All by RUCruising

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

Could have been a little better...the seas where rough and they had to change 2 of our ports. The hole reason for this cruise was to spend our wedding anniversary on a beach in Jamaica...that did not happen.

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Wonderful, AWESOME, ready to go back!!! by rebeccapeters10

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

I loved and enjoyed everything about the cruise only bad thing about it is I had to leave... I can’t remember how to spell the name to the one that worked on my cabin1258, I even brought his card home with me but I have lost it... But anyways he is the sweetest young man I have meet in a long time.. tell him thank you for me again.. I truly miss him... thank you to everyone, you all are wonderful....

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Excellent crew... disappointing food. by LLcdPH

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

It was a great week to get away and we overall enjoyed the cruise. Disappointed we weren't able to get to Belize but they made a short stop in Costa Maya Mexico on the return trip to help make up for that lost stop. Overall, I don't think we'll be sailing Carnival again due to the poor evening meal choices and food in general. If you plan on sailing Carnival, thoroughly research the ship before making your reservations.

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2.9

Not up to par by bwkurten

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

Not the greatest cruise...hot cabin, food wasn't great, muster drill was so late and everyone missed the sail a way, entertainment couldn't sing, crafts were crazy hard, deli prepared their sandwiches in advanced and the bread was stale every time! Tour was a scam. Steward was great, wait staff was great, Caroline Picard, Punchliner Comedy Club, was incredible!

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4.6

Awesome Time!!! by Bakinlala

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

It was awesome! We were unable to dock in Belieze, due to a storm and rough waters, but we rerouted to Costa Maya, Mexico. It was gorgeous there as well.

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4.8

Had a great time by Aussiegirl2

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

Overall it was a great time. This was cruise #7 for us and we had fun and enjoyed the cruise. We like the Freedom (it was our 4th time sailing on the Freedom) and the staff and overall experience was great.

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4.4

Great ship. Super staff! Good food! Tight slots! Ugh! by jagger1201

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

Loved the ports of call. The ship is easy to get around on and super clean. Great staff.

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4.9

Third Carnival cruise by clhagood

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

The cruise was terrific. Our only complaint was the Latin music that was VERY loud until 11 or 12 at night that kept us and our friends up. (Our friends were next door in room 6373.)

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4.9

Wonderful relaxing cruise!!! by lrinke

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

Fun, amazing, relaxing and best time ever!!! Had a great time with great friends!!!

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4.9

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise! by lkw49

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

TJ was a great cruise director. Our wait staff was wonderful and everyone was very friendly. I can’t wait to go back!

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4.9

Vacation Cruise aboard Carnival Freedom by Mark294

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

Ports were awesome. In my opinion Costa Maya was smaller and didn’t offer to much.

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