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Carnival Freedom is a major step on a trajectory that is quickly hurtling Carnival Cruise Lines into the atmosphere for family-friendly, multigenerational cruising. The line has always offered value, but ...
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1,033 Carnival Freedom Cruise Reviews

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wecruisetogethersince2012
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose Carnival because we had sailed with them before. We were on the Carnival Freedom. We drove to Galveston and parked at the terminal. Be sure to prepay on line, you can save $5.00. We were on board by 1pm. Our ocean view room was ... Read more
lordbaron
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We haven't been on Carnival in over 10 years, we used to cruise a lot before we had kids so we waited until they were old enough to enjoy themselves. Our oldest is 11 and the youngest is 6 and this was his first cruise. I will start off ... Read more
Sea La Vie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise and it was so wonderful. I was sad to see it end and hated leaving the ship for the last time. We had a balcony room on deck 7 in the aft. The room was pretty roomy and the balcony was perfect. Embarkation was a ... Read more
earlb311
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The dining room food and service were excellent. Putja and Marija were great servers. The buffet was very average. Guys Burgers was very good. Entertainment was very average. The excellence of the main dining room and casino earned ... Read more
youdav
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The itinerary for this cruise was Key West/Freeport/Nassau out of Galveston on the Carnival Freedom. This was my fifth cruise with Carnival but the first on this boat and with this itinerary. My GF cruises a lot more than I do (she ... Read more

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KarJer
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I are veteran cruisers - 10 plus over the last 20 years on other cruise lines with other adults, but never in the summer when school was out, so the heat and children were new to us. Our expectations were not real high but ... Read more
gotti1038
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Freedom Ship We sailed with a party of 39 people, this is my 7th cruise on Carnival, my third out of Galveston. This was by far the best cruise I have ever been on. That is including the Royal Caribbean cruises I have sailed. The ... Read more
angoracruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because the dates matched when we could travel. This cruise exceeded my expectations in most areas. Food: The food was exceptional. We did the Chef's Table experience, and it was truly memorable. We enjoyed meeting ... Read more
dream2life
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second time taking this cruise and we rate them both as excellent. The first was on my 50th birthday. This one was for my husband's son's wedding. The first cruise was on the Carnival Magic and this was the Carnival ... Read more
LLAJH@TEXASBB.COM
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise as we were waiting for our children (11,15) to get old enough to remember it and enjoy the port excursions. Our overall experience for first timers was great, but I do have a few negatives to report. First the ... Read more

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Mpayne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We just got back from our fist cruise ever a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise on the Carnival Freedom out of Galveston. We had a blast! Best service from all crew and staff. We had an interior room which was roomy and had everything we ... Read more
frednbec
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The cruise was pretty good, overall. The ship was clean and the crew was top-notch, as usual. Any ship that has 2 Red Frog Rum bars on it aces in my book. The Blue Iguana made a pretty tasty burrito and Fish and Chips was not bad. ... Read more
soonerfan496
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
This was one of the best vacations my wife and I have ever been on. This was our first cruise...and won't be our last. There were just a couple of hiccups, but, overall it was amazing!! Carnival may be one of the cheaper lines, but the ... Read more
sprog
Member Since 2008
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I have done the Western Caribbean cruise many times, so decided to do an Eastern Caribbean one. She wanted to see Key West too so we booked out of Galveston. We live in New Orleans, so it was only a 6 hour drive. This was our ... Read more
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kaycee59
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My mom and I went on this cruise with my daughter and her husband. My daughter is in her mid-20's and in a wheelchair. So first, I want to write about her experiences. She found it difficult to navigate around the ship in the ... Read more

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Livesteamer
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
73 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Carnival Freedom simply exceeded our expectations for a first ever family cruise that included our oldest daughter (a rookie cruiser), our second daughter and our son-in-law and our 2 grand-kids (5 and 10-also rookie cruisers). My wife ... Read more
dvond
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
620 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We decided to try a cruise out of Texas as we always go out of the east coast to try something different. Overall we had a very good cruise, here are some highlights; Embarkation took 15 minutes, very easy We had a inside cabin, ... Read more
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garardo
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
722 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am in my early 60’s and have cruised so many times I have lost count. My niece is in her mid-20s and this is her second cruise. I am a 50 year veteran of the hospitality industry, an Italian trained chef and a certified sommelier. ... Read more
kelay37
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was a REALLY fantastic cruise for us. We've sailed before on the Magic and this was my 4th cruise (first as an adult and without kids along) and my girlfriend's second. The last time we sailed, we had an interior room, along with 2 ... Read more
Karenh31
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We were on the Spa Deck.. (11th floor balcony ) After cruising on the Dream two years ago... the Freedom seemed to be lacking in areas. It is a smaller ship, so I am sure that has something to do with it. We had anytime dining in ... Read more

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richinaspen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Another memorable trip with Carnival. This places us in the "gold" category with thirty-plus days on the water over a period of 25 years , and Carnival still can deliver a terrific experience. The embarkation effort was a bit ... Read more
adamsacres
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our second cruise. Our first cruise was on the Carnival Magic. I enjoyed this cruise much much more because it was smaller. No elevator wait times, whereas the Magic was ALWAYS crowded at the elevators. I'm talking elbow to ... Read more
rasjhutch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Live in Texas. Took the cruise from Galveston as it is nearest where I live. They lost our luggage, they changed our room without apology. Would not even hunt down our luggage. Guest Services personnel were grumpy, grouchy and rude to ... Read more
tex1gma
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We went with several of our cousins who recommended this ship to us. It was our 1st time cruising and I must say it was a fabulous trip. Everyone from the steward to the dining room crew was exceptional, very friendly and helpful always. ... Read more
Bomax2
Member Since 2012
1 review
85 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We have been on 11 cruises, this was our 9th on Carnival. We are a family of 4, myself, my husband, both 60, grown son and daughter-in-law 28 and 25. We chose this cruise for the price and convenience. We drove to Galveston on Friday and ... Read more

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