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Deming brown
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We went on a cruise to the western Carribian with stops in Cozumel, Belize, and Isla Roatan on the Carnival Freedom. Boarding was so easy this time we were on the ship in less than half an hour from the time we arrived at the cruise ... Read more
DebJ14
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
4,537 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we had two very nice cruises on the Freedom in the past, and because we wanted to take the Bahamas itinerary for a change. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had priority boarding, but arrived as they ... Read more
AntiguaBlue
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
We typically sail out of Galveston for convenience. We had not been to Key West or the Bahamas so this sailing worked perfect. Embarkation was smooth ... disembarkation needs some improvement. The ship was beautiful. Dining staff ... Read more
Tt513
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Carnival Freedom offers some of the best food and service I have experienced in cruising. The Lido deck is near perfect with breakfast burritos, burgers, drinks and entertainment. The Taste Bar on deck 5 was a wonderful surprise on sea ... Read more
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ssbeagle
Member Since 2001
8 reviews
5,242 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it was so close to home and we didn't have to fly to get to it and to give a different cruise line a try. I wasn't disappointed but I wasn't very impressed either. Boarding the ship wasn't too bad but when on ... Read more
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JxB100
Member Since 2007
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We live in Texas and like the convenience of driving down to Galveston and not having to fly. Wanted to hit Key West this time, so this cruise fit the bill. This is about my 9th cruise, so I think my expectations are reasonable. ... Read more
oklibrarian
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I wanted to see new sights and repeat the happy experience I had with my first cruise. Since I cruised on the same ship and stayed on the same deck, I felt familiar with locations and even reconnected with some ... Read more
HoneyCombe
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
HIGHLIGHTS First, I would like to preface my remarks by giving high marks to Francisco and Gregory (our waiters in the Posh Restaurant), as well as our steward, Ida. The Posh Restaurant was the highlight of our cruise. My husband and ... Read more
KiwiWombles
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We chose Carnival from previous experience, price and amenities offered. Our group consisted of 3 adults and 1 Eleven yr old, booked in 2 Balcony rooms on deck 7. (1 port side and 1 starboard). having only cruised the South Pacific ... Read more
wannabetraveler
Member Since 2009
1 review
35 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I wanted to take a cruise in Feb., but had surgery and had to postpone until March. I know, spring break, but that was at least leaving snow behind before Spring set in. I booked my cruise in November thru a third party, my ... Read more
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teacherelaxin
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
BACKGROUND: I selected this cruise because it was offered during spring break and wanted to bring three friends with me. I'm a teacher and needed a fun little getaway. This was a complimentary cruise that I won through Carnival through a ... Read more
keitasakon
Member Since 2006
1 review
I believe that this is our 6 or 7th cruise and third with Carnival. Our last cruise was on the magnificent Celebrity Solstice to Alaska, so the Freedom had big shoes to fill. We are family of 5 with 3 kids ages 14, 10 and 6 and we ... Read more
bhaney62
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Traveling with a mobility handicap is hard at best, but I am so well taken care of, and so at home on Carnival that I will never cruise any other lines. Last week, 3/18 - 3/25 we were on the Carnival Freedom, and to say that we enjoyed ... Read more
LJHSViking
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary--three places we wanted to snorkel: Cozumel, Belize and Roatan. We flew to Houston the evening prior, shuttled to Galveston in the morning, checked in. It took from 10:30 to 12:30 to get aboard. The ... Read more
tzn6vq
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
16 helpful votes
I have cruised Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Princess. Overall, the best bang for the buck is Carnival. The last cruise I took was on Royal's Oasis of the Seas. It was a beautiful ship....but the food was terrible, the crew was ... Read more
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BaldLivesMatter
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Carnival's reputation made us avoid them for 35 years, but heard a positive report recently and gave in so we could drive vs. fly. FOOD: I have always said I'm not particular about my food; that I like almost everything. Give me a cold ... Read more
mallory1522
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my second cruise with carnival. The kids club was fantastic and we loved each individual that was within the kids club. Our cruise started off with what was suppose to be a stop in Key West, but due to winds we could not stop. ... Read more
nolarojo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was a great deal for the cost. Embarkation was very smooth. We had a 1:30 boarding time. Last year we had the same time and had to wait a while before boarding. This time there was no line. Our cabin was ready when we boarded. Our ... Read more
Myshelle78
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This cruise had a water park with slides, climbing wall, putt putt, an ice cream shop, etc. we were disappointed to know there was no climbing wall and only one slide ( which was rarely open). There was a kid area but nothing like ... Read more
docpeter1953
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
Had a wonderful cruise. All cruise staff from Mohamed who kept my room clean (and folded towels different daily), the bus men/women, guest relations staff, and Vladimir the buffet floor supervisor ( easy to tell all his employees loved ... Read more
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SGervais
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Freedom review: We choose to fly down 2 nights early and stayed in League city. I got a rental car for the total of 12 days we'd need it and only cost $265 which I felt good because their was four of us and shuttles were already $20 per ... Read more
kaseman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I just took a flyer on this cruise as it was my first, and the price was good. I'm glad I did, and I've already booked two more cruises elsewhere. Freedom was very nice, clean, and easy to get around. Food was very good for the most ... Read more
Sarita86
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my first cruise, and I went with my best friend, who was also a first time cruiser. We had such a good experience that we are both hooked on cruising after just one cruise. The embarkation experience was smooth, and we were ... Read more
Quilting LMT
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the price including the airfare from Chicago. It was a deal we couldn't pass up. We embarked easily, went to the ready balcony cabin, met our steward and began our lovely journey. It was just the husband ... Read more
laurlens123
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
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