Balcony (8D): Carnival Freedom Cabin Reviews

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All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and color television showing first-run films.

Balcony (8D)
Decks: Deck 8 | Deck 9
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Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 8336
Jun 2013
Stateroom 8336. Port side, just aft of mid ship. Just say NO! This cabin is right under the lido deck eating area, and there is a constant shifting of chairs and tables from morning to night! In the middle of the night, while not quite so bothersome, they are moved about as the crew cleans. And to add what past reviewers have said, there are always crew people cleaning - passageways, stairways, railings, tables, chairs, floors - everywhere on the ship! Our balcony was cleaned from the outside both while we were in St Thomas AND Tortola! Stateroom tip: Before you commit to your stateroom, check the deck plans CAREFULLY. Look at what's above and below you; how far you are from the elevators, knowing that if you have to enter your dining room from the forward end, that your cabin and nearest elevator aren't at the aft end, where you'll have to go around or up and over and down to get to the hostess desk! Lido deck staterooms are good I've read a number of reviews where folks have said they have very little noise from the Lido deck itself, but they're near the forward elevators (which take you right down to all the decks).
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Cabin 8320
Oct 2016
Great area for a room. Right below the exit and Lido deck by 1 floor so we just walked up the stairs to the lido and main pool. Balcony was much smaller than our other cruises.
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Cabin 8320
Oct 2016
Great cabin and area just below Lido deck and main pool Small balconies this time.
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Cabin 9266
Oct 2016
We booked a balcony room on the lido deck and we loved it. Our room steward was Liezl and she was wonderful. It always amazes me how they remember your name and treat you like family. The only issue we had with the room was the air, we called guest services a couple times and they told us they would send someone up to look at it. We were refused a fan due to lack of a medical reason. When the person came to check the temperature it was 72, but we hadn't been in the room for a couple hours. But after the second day it seemed to be cooling better. It was nothing unbearable but we are a bit spoiled at home keeping our thermostat low. There was a ton of closet space and plenty of storage. The room did have a refrigerator and it cooled great.
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Cabin 8405
Sep 2016
Fun cruise to Caribbean!! By: ashsawhney
Excellent cabin with Balcony and close to Lido Deck (9) where there is lot of activities and buffets.
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Cabin 8258
Jul 2016
Cabin was good. We had 6 balcony cabins in a row and was able to open the balconies by putting a request through guest services.
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Cabin 6372
Jan 2016
Not So Great By: Debsintx
Clean and comfortable...
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Cabin 8420
Jan 2016
loud noises all night from the deck above as staff moved chairs - the noise reverberated thru the steel floors disturbing our rest each night, several times each night.
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Cabin 8396
Dec 2015
The cabin was OK. If it wasn't for the balcony we would of been very disappointed with the room.
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Cabin 1019
Nov 2015
Not a Happy Camper By: dapper123
service good but now looking after 20 plus rooms
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Cabin 6399
Oct 2015
Great for Grandkids By: USMCRET
As expected comfortable and wonderful stewards who kept the room clean.
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Cabin 8348
Apr 2015
Cabin: Balcony 8348. The cabin was clean and roomy. Although the mattress was not very comfortable the pillow were great. I could hear some noise from the Lido Deck. The noise didn't disturbed me too much, but I'm not a light sleeper.
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Cabin 8266
Mar 2015
Cabin was well designed and comfortable. Note that one of the four drawers is used to house the blow dryer and there is very little room for personal items.
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Cabin 8327
Mar 2015
Location was good, quick access to most frequently used areas of the ship. Love Balcony rooms. Room was on the smaller side, but was comfortable.
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Cabin 9241
Feb 2015
We always like to get a balcony room. This room was fine, as was the balcony. The only problem I've ever had was when we had booked a balcony on the 11th floor. The balcony was NOT private. People from the top deck could look down and see you. We had people commenting on what we were drinking. NEVER AGAIN on the 11th!
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Cabin 8339
Jan 2015
Our Balcony Door wouldn't stay shut just would rattle and blow air thru it Unless it was locked.The pool was directly above us, so in the morning way early you could here all the chairs getting laid out by the staff. It was loud and annoying. The Showers were Cold 9 times out of 10. In our bathroom you could really feel the vibrations very bad. The balcony seemed smaller the other ships I have been on.
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Cabin 8312
Jan 2015
Nearly excellent By: bandit2015
Extremely nice. Balcony space was enough. Clean and quiet and easily accessible to all parts of the ship. I would go for that again
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Cabin 8389
Jan 2015
Rooms were what I expected for a cruise ship in terms of size. We loved the location as the Lido buffett and pool were on the 9th floor and were about a 15 second walk up a flight of stairs. Being mid ship, we didn't feel too much rocking but I heard it was a little rough when we went between Cuba and Haiti. Get a balcony. There is nothing like waking up and leaning over the water, especially when you dock. We were on the right side so caught the sunsets on the way there and sunrises on the way back.
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Jan 2015
Whistling balcony door all night resulting in no sleep, door wouldn't seal shut
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Cabin 9272
Dec 2014
Decent cruise - some ups, some downs but GREAT bar staff!
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Cabin 6324
Nov 2014
Best cruise EVER By: dambyrds
This room has a balcony and is very roomy. The balcony was peaceful and our neighbors were very quiet and rarely came outside while we were outside.
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Cabin 7380
Sep 2013
Freedom-Again and ready for #3 By: SunFun&HappyPlaces
Quiet location, close to elevators and dining, smooth riding!
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Cabin 6378
Aug 2013
My daughters were in cabin 6378. Inside stateroom on Upper deck. They were very unhappy with the noise level. They were over a night club and could here every song, bass, etc. -- all the noise from the nightclub affected their sleeping. They complained to the Purser's Desk.
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Cabin 7216
Jun 2013
Our cabin was a spacious 285 square feet, A king bed (or two twins), a couch, three closets, four drawers and lots of other space for storage makes for a roomy, comfortable place to stay. The central air is adjustable in the cabin but don't expect the room to get overly cool when in port in hot destinations. Also beware of your windows facing the sun - your windows will get hot and this heat will radiate into the room. Some nights you have no choice but to sleep with no covers on.Cabins are not sound proof. You will hear your neighbours and the hallway. Best advise we read years ago was bring a fan (or two) and a long extension cord so that you have ambient white noise to sleep to. You'll thank this even more if your partner snores or if you have the room next to the Johnson's and their three children. Our balcony was well used but sadly we had smokers on either side of us. When one of them was out, we had to go back in. Makes you wonder why Carnival wouldn't put all the smokers on the same side, or even better, at the back of the ship.
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Cabin 9246
Jun 2013
Freedom to freeze By: HenanSan
This is a good cabin on the Lido deck. The area is quiet and not much traffic at all. You are near everything and there are cabins above and below you so you don't have to worry about galley, or kitchen noise. Plenty of closet space.
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Cabin 9280
Dec 2012
Our cabin, 9280, was PERFECT!! Plenty of closet space, shelves in the bathroom, hair dryer in the drawer, lots of drawer space, lighting was wonderful- very bright. Roomy. But as with all staterooms, it's still very hard to get two people in the doorway area. One of you has to move if the other wants by - that seems to be standard in all staterooms lol. Very quiet even though we were on the Lido deck. So close to everything which made it really nice when you needed something for your room.
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Cabin 8312
Sep 2012
Too much vibration, too loud, able to hear people talking in the hallway and slamming doors, constantly hearing noise from lide deck above
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Mar 2012
Our Balcony stateroom on the Carnival Freedom was large enough for 4 people. There is plenty of space for storage. We like the aft part of the ship on deck 7. If you go on deck 8 you have the buffet above you and you hear the scraping of the chairs at times
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Cabin 9265
Mar 2012
HAPPY CRUISERS! By: DebbieActon
9265 - nice cabin. Across from the stairs and elevators never heard a noise all week.
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Cabin 8293
Oct 2011
Plenty of storage for people who like to cruise "comfortably". Had a "lip" on the floor outside door in hallway so when crewmembers went over it with a cart of dishes, you knew it. Standard Carnival decor. Seemed smaller than one we had on Fantasy, but sq footage about the same. Small but nice balcony.
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Jul 2011
Love Carnival! By: notinthehook
Great balcony and great location. Near Millenium elevators. Cabins above and below.
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Cabin 9253
Jun 2011
Cabin number 9253 - balcony on the small side. Bathroom was adequate, but the shower area was a little small with just a shower curtain not a glass door. Plenty of closet space to hang clothes and plenty of shelf and drawer space as well. Suitcases fit great under the bed once unpacked. The room had a large couch area and coffee table in addition to the bed area. The hallway was quiet. Deck 9 is a very convenient deck to be on. Close to everything!
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Cabin 6386
Apr 2011
The Freedom Adventure By: WeAreNewToCruising
plenty of space for a family of 3.
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Cabin 8380
Apr 2011
Very clean and nicely situated. It was occasionally noisy due to being below the Lido deck, but not too bad.
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Cabin 7349
Dec 2010
Carnival Freedom, Empress Deck, 7349The last cabin on the starboard side with an extra long balcony. I loved this cabin because the bed faces the window and door, so as you lay in bed you get to look out at the water. It was fantastic! It was very quiet. You give up a couch for the larger balcony, but we didn't miss it.
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Dec 2010
Carnival Freedom, Empress Deck, 7349 The last cabin on the starboard side with an extra long balcony. I loved this cabin because the bed faces the window and door, so as you lay in bed you get to look out at the water. It was fantastic! It was very quiet. You give up a couch for the larger balcony, but we didn't miss it.
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Cabin 8371
Jul 2010
Panama Canal Adventure By: allgames
Your standard carnival balcony is bigger than most. Our room was just below the lido deck inside dining. You may hear a cart every now and then go over during the day or in the morning. Plenty of room and storage for a four suitcase trip. The bathroom is standard, bigger than Royal Caribbean. I like the fact that the floor above extends out over the balcony. If it rains, you will not get wet on your balcony. Nice privacy with the dividers. No one is looking down on your balcony either.
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Cabin 8259
Jun 2010
Freedom cruising By: ltaylor
Great location ... close to elevators and stairs.
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Cabin 9222
Mar 2010
Winter Blues Cruise By: Nanatravel
Cabin: Balcony Cat. 8D #9222. Although our cabin was fine (love the size of Carnival cabins) our balcony was narrow. I am 5'6" with long legs, which almost touched the glass when seated in a regular upright deck chair. We had a noise of water flushing or swishing during the night between 2 to 3 a.m. which woke us up most nights. At first I thought we had rough seas, but it continued during the week primarily at these very late hours. The only thing I could attribute it too was the huge Jacuzzi in the Spa up on deck 11 above us. Maybe it was set for automated cleaning each evening as the Spa/Gym was closed at that time. You could hear everyone talking in the hallways. This is the first ship that I can say that I noticed this exterior noise.
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Cabin 9249
Jan 2010
Adult Kids can be fun By: ledodeck01
Great cabin easily accessible to Lido deck but with none of the traffic to and from the pools or buffet ( no elevators or public rooms forward of these cabins". Good access to front of ship- really private area to observe arrivals and departures- no one knows its there)
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Cabin 8341
Nov 2009
Our cabin 8341 was in the middle of the ships inside on the 8th deck.This was our first cruise on carnival and with this size room I will never go back to the tiny rooms on royal Caribbean.Our room was nice size and the storage was very adequate.When we got to our cabin we found it stocked with razors shampoo,we even had the robes to ware and a little fridge.
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Cabin 9258
Jun 2008
Nicely sized room, plenty of closet space, small balcony, small bathroom.
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