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seguin
Member Since 2005
1 review
147 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 18th cruise, twice on Freedom. Things have gone downhill for sure. The level of entertainment was pretty bad. We saw a juggler in the main theater that dropped various items three different times. Jokes were corny and I ... Read more
GoneSalin
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Reservation/help desk was very helpful and really cheerfully answered ‘any further questions’. Two seniors sailed on the smaller friendly Carnival Freedom. This review is not for their bigger ship sailing the same day. ... Read more
Stumbler001
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
We love Galveston. This was our 32nd cruise, 16th Carnival cruise, (Platinum) ,..and my first review. Carnival has never disappointed us. Sure at times some CCL employee may not have been at the top of their game...but it has been ... Read more
Midgiedawn2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I went on the cruise with a group. My group was good but Carnival was lacking. Even with the large group I came with (approx. 180 people) we kept getting bumped from our reserved space for things like stupid art actions. I can garuntee ... Read more
MikeD222
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 5th cruise with Carnival, sailing from Galveston TX. We used the "faster to the fun" feature this cruise and it sure was a big advantage. We had expedited embarkation (we were in the first 100 or so people to go ... Read more
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1sg
Member Since 2016
1 review
Getting on board and getting off the ship went very well. In fact, leaving the ship was about as smooth as it gets. We did not buy any liquor or tobacco products so customs was really easy. The Freedom was clean and well laid out. The ... Read more
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MountainWestWoman
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Stayed at Comfort Suites on 89th street the night before. We drove so we chose a hotel at the ocean across from a beautiful pier. Hotel looked nice but the rooms weren't clean. Price was really good. Husband dropped me and the kids (ages ... Read more
chewie139
Member Since 2009
1 review
139 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Wonderful ship, service was great, staff was even better, even the guests all seemed friendly. Took 8 yr old grandson on his first cruise. He was talking about next year on the way home. He went to the kids camp daily. I thought the ... Read more
Carnival Crazy Bill
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We very much enjoyed our cruise overall. There were slight problems at first but out housekeeper quickly corrected everything and was very attentive to our needs throughout the journey. Yanti is a great housekeeper and very considerate of ... Read more
KevinNJoan
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
For reference, cruises referenced for comparison have been Norwegian (Breakaway) and Royal Caribbean (Grandeur of the Seas). We do not smoke/drink/gamble (aka boring), so casino and alcohol related feedback. ********** CABIN ... Read more
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ChuckPA
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
4 forum posts
Chose this cruise due to family involvement, some of whom live in Texas. We're from PA, We have sailed on 8 different Carnival ships and in every class except Splendor, Sunshine and Vista. The ship is average and the cruise OK but ... Read more
Setexan
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was my third cruise with Carnival and 1st on the Freedom. The other two were on the Magic, which is much larger. All cruises were roughly around the same in price and we always get a balcony room. The good: The good points about ... Read more
umanacheryl
Member Since 2016
1 review
I have sailed on Carnival 7 times and this was the first time on the Freedom. The embarkation and debarkation process is pretty smooth on all these cruises. The ship is nice with the exception of a few areas that need some refurbishing. ... Read more
misterjohnny
Member Since 2002
1 review
81 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Cruise was great. Last cruise was on Celebrity so it will be compared to that but have sailed Carnival Conquest out of Galveston twice before. Embarkation was easy, but we were one of the last on the ship since we flew in that day. ... Read more
MortKahn
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Short Version of Review Like a herd of African animals of your choice, if you enjoy following 2,500 of your best new friends, with no deviations, no customer service and no method of dealing with trip challenges or exceptions, you will ... Read more
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nurselady24
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from our 7 day cruise to Montego Bay Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. This was our second cruise with carnival our first on the freedom. We arrived in Galveston Friday, which was the night before we ... Read more
Banditswife
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3,095 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We booked this cruise as a last minute get away. We flew Southwest on embarkation day with no problems, purchased the Carnival transfer & were on the ship within a few minutes of arriving at the port of Galveston. Staggered check in ... Read more
xriva
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
630 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I are fairly seasoned cruisers (we’re both Platinum on Norwegian) and this was our thirteenth cruise. Still, as it was our first non-Norwegian cruise, it felt at times like we were starting over. This was a cruise of ... Read more
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Glenn Caughron
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The buffet line was not up to par. It was plain and just not good. The dining room experience was better not as good as other cruises. We have cruised with Carnival 13 times and this was the worst experience yet. I am a cigar smoker ... Read more
lindhen
Member Since 2009
1 review
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
The Carnival Freedom is beautiful and well maintained. I felt the entertainment was lacking, it is the first time I never went to a night show in the theater because nothing sounded really interesting. The comedy club was very good. The ... Read more
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Hopjones
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a family gathering of 12 people and one baby. The food was great. and Denton in the dinning room along with his partners greeted us each night and remembered our names. The excursions was great too. It was the first cruise for ... Read more
llnole
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise for its dates and destinations. We wanted to see Jamaica and Grand Cayman, since we had not been there before. We got a great deal on a suite - which was awesome!! The room was huge - so was the bathroom (with a ... Read more
jaikishan
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We had already been twice on the Carnival cruises namely Cozumel only and Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica.There are only a limited destinations from Galveston. We decided to on Carnival Freedom going to Cozumel, Belize City and Mahogany ... Read more
ashsawhney
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Cruise included Shore Excursions to Mayan ruins Chichen Itza, Mexico, Xuantunich, Belize and Rotan, Honduras. Ship docks at Cozumel at 8 am. Trip to Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza is over 2 hours by bus from Playa del Carmen and it takes over ... Read more
IceManTX
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Overall: We had a very enjoyable time but were a bit disappointed in the days at sea and certain aspects of the cruise in general compared to past cruises. I don't wish to be negative as our experience was mostly on the positive side and ... Read more
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