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laurlens123
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Before I get into my gripe about all of the things we did not like about our experience on the Carnival Freedom, let me start by saying that this review does not apply to the wonderful workers - room service, housekeeping, and dinner ... Read more
wgb7428
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
131 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Embarkation has become a disaster. Use to arrive in Galveston between 1230 and 1330 and go straight to the check in counter. Now it's still a long line at 1315. Cabin 6207. Accessible room lots of room to move around, but you lose ... Read more
deannareiss
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise and my first time on Carnival. I previously have cruised Royal Caribbean and Norwegian but always heard horror stories about Carnival so I avoided it. A friend convinced me to go on one, and it was definitely a ... Read more
grape1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Compared to reviews from the 2-3 weeks preceding our cruise, our weather was superb. It was chilly the day of boarding in Galveston and the first half of our first day at sea but after that temps were in the 80's until we disembarked again ... Read more
lobolady
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
106 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruise from Galveston every couple of years because it is easy. Carnival has a good price and we don't care what the itinerary is having been to the places enough times to often not do anything in port. The ship was a nice size, not too ... Read more
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jkfrlf
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
We choose this cruise to celebrate birthday's! My son turned 16 on the 16th and my husband and sis-n-law both had birthdays on the 21st! We were very impressed with embarkation process, considering the fog delay. Went very smoothly. We ... Read more
langham
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our 14th cruise, most of them with Carnival. We went with the 7 day, Cozumel Roatan and Belize trip. What appealed to me was the 2 full days at sea on the way back. It usually takes me a few days to really relax, and the idea of ... Read more
Kevin236
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 6th cruise in the past 7 years and the quality has gone down every year. For example the main evening entertainment was mediocre at best. The comedy shows were okay. The evening meals were pretty nice, the dinner crew were ... Read more
RCB817
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Most frustrating was the FOG delay at Galveston. We lost 1.5 sailing days and then were delayed 6 hours disembarking. In these 'modern' times I would have expected the ship and shore to synch up with radar ( perhaps buoys too) and come ... Read more
ayziasha
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because we it was the only time my family and I could coordinate our schedules. I was a little hesitant due to previous reviews I've read about the Freedom, but due to our schedule, it was our only option. Our cruise ... Read more
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mstravelrx
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first time on a Carnival cruise and I had a wonderful time! Most importantly, my best friend, who was celebrating her birthday and her 1st cruise had a blast! I was very pleased with everything from accomodations to food and ... Read more
BrianDeis
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
How did this suck, let me count the ways. Airport transfer was 2 hours late, so we missed our check in time and waited and waited. The ship activates included a hairy chest contest, bingo, and other less than interesting things to do. ... Read more
BurtonA23
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overall, the 7-day cruise from Galveston onboard Carnival Freedom from January 7-14, 2017, was poor. Due to a strong cold front, the first day and a half of the cruise from Galveston to Cozumel was very cold (near zero to 10 degrees ... Read more
NC1-Cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our cruise was arranged by a family member. 23 members of our family attended, each with different cruising experience and a variety of budgets. Galveston is a very difficult port to get to from the East Coast. One has to fly into ... Read more
CrznRockster
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for two reasons: New Year's Eve and leaving from Galveston which is a day's drive for us. We have been on only one other Carnival cruise on the Breeze. The Freedom has had the 2.0 update so it is similar to the ... Read more
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Rachel66
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We've been on 6+ other Carnival cruises, this by far very disappointing. Our room was great as was Laxmi our cabin steward. We had early dining at 6pm in the Chic restaurant. Table 641 is a terrible placement, right as you come in on deck ... Read more
HazeGreyAndUnderway
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise and 4th on Carnival Cruise Lines. Embarkation is well run by the Galveston port authorities. Even with a 3.5 hour delay in arrival of the Freedom due to fog the embarkation process went smooth and we got underway ... Read more
rjdoc74
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My family and I travel a lot- Europe, Asia, Central America, lots of all inclusive travel, etc. This year, we've decided to take a cruise over Christmas with some close family and friends hoping to relax, celebrate and visit new places. ... Read more
bookmomoftwins
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Because our family is spread throughout the US, this year, we decided to take a cruise together for Christmas. Our group consisted of my dad, in his late 60s, my sister and her husband (late 30s), and me, my husband, and our twin 13 year ... Read more
CallieFrog
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
This cruise out of Galveston was delayed slightly due to fog. Luckily, we were staying with relatives in Houston who were dropping us off. I just checked cruisin.me and the Galveston webcams until I saw that the ship was docked, then we ... Read more
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cahicks37
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was a ladies trip and my first time taking a cruise. I had a great time. We had a balcony room and I spent most of my mornings and late evening sitting there. It was very peaceful, especially whenever I wanted to find a quiet place to ... Read more
IloveMax2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
(To preface, we are very budget-conscious). We chose this cruise because it was cheaper to sail during this time of year and stayed in an interior stateroom because it was also cheaper and we figured that we wouldn't spend a lot of time in ... Read more
arelyb
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
My best friends and I went on a cruise to Yucatán, Mexico and Cozumel. It was the best experience of our lives. The staff made it such a wonderful experience that we will never forget. The ship was beautiful and always kept up to ... Read more
Marshal250
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Turned 50 on Carnival Freedom. The crew was great and extremely helpful. We did have an issue with the Spa after spending several hundred dollars on a couples massage and having our nails and toes done (Yes she talked me into trying it) we ... Read more
shirlbiz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Well, I had no idea if I would get seasick and got my answer on this very rough water cruise! Other than that unfortunate weather luck of the draw, this was a fun 4-night adventure. We really rocked and rolled heading out of Galveston on ... Read more
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