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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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Lbuechter
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was looking forward to being on the Carnival Freedom because this was my 5th cruise but first on Freedom that just came to Galveston. I was disappointed on the condition of this ship. Old looking, terrible decor, smaller areas from ... Read more
txcharley
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
77 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because the Freedom is new(ish) to Galveston and we had not previously sailed on her. With that being said, I doubt we will sail her again. The experience was "interesting" to say the least! We are ... Read more
wmhagan02
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's 3rd cruise and the first on Carnival. We heard a lot of bad things about Carnival compared to Royal Caribbean and people told us the service, food entertainment etc would be a huge letdown. We wanted to go to the ... Read more
grizwald_vacationer
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is our 15th cruise, and the 8th one with Carnival. We have always had a wonderful cruise experience in the past. However, this was not the case with this cruise. We were severely disappointed in our cabin, the customer service, the ... Read more
BubbJiggs
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We wanted a nice getaway with just me and the wife. Without the kids we did not feel that we wanted spend a lot of time on excursions. So we just walked around each port. Key West we did Hemingway house and walked around. Freeport you ... Read more

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Dblscrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We had been on a couple Carnival cruises before but have been enjoying Royal Carribean as of late. Now I remember why we weren't cruising with Carnival. We were asked to join some friends on this cruise out of Galveston & I must say ... Read more
Harleydaily
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had great cruise,two neebies that had never sailed before,It took a lot of convenvencing to get my husband to try cruising and he is ready to go again now . One of our favorites - we both Highly recommend the Sunking Steak House. Food ... Read more
justforlaughs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We arrived in Galveston from three ports to enjoy our first family vacation ,this party of eight. This was our first time out of Galveston , usually we leave out of anywhere in Florida and IT WAS A MESS!!! Not accounting for the cold ... Read more
travelingsv
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This is only our 2nd cruise. Admittedly we are hotel snobs and choose the nicest 4 and 5 star hotels when traveling, the Carnival Freedom does not fit this bill at all. The cabin is down right depressing and very dated for a ship that is ... Read more
almitra
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
1,715 forum post
29 helpful votes
Here we go, everybody--I am a longtime Carnival cruiser (gold level at the moment), but have also cruised NCL and RCCL, so I like variety (but still have a preference for Carnival). Gonna break this up so it isn't so laborious or you can ... Read more

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whoop1995
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Let me start by saying that this was my second cruise. The bar was set high by Disney on my first cruise. If you like Walmart and Golden Corral buffets, you will like Carnival. Pro- 1. Price 2. 80's show was entertaining ... Read more
P-JCRUISERS
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Had a very relaxing cruise. The ease and draw for us is the Galveston location. Beautiful seas, mostly sunny days. Freedom was OK we did not have any really big complaints but not the best ship, it did the job for us in terms of easy to ... Read more
demac
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise; and the second and probably last on Carnival. It's not that there was anything particularly *bad* about this cruise experience, it's just that my wife and I have found we consistently like other lines we have been ... Read more
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Misfitg
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We live in Dallas, so we drove down Friday and stayed at the Super 8 in La Marque for the night. Old but clean. Saturday morning we drove to an off site enclosed parking lot that shuttles to the pier. Sorry, I can't remember the name even ... Read more
mav7771
Member Since 2005
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise on Feb20 thru the 27th was our 14th cruise with carnival cruise lines. It was the 1st time on board the Freedom out of Galveston Texas and with no doubt this was the worst cruise of the previous 13. Let's begin with the new ... Read more

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cruiselovin'girl
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
58 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I was with extended family (there were 10 of us- my parents, sisters, some husbands and my nephew and his wife). We flew into Houston on Friday and spent the night at the airport Marriott. Took the Carnival transfer to and from the ship. ... Read more
SeaTeaAndMe
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I have been on 40+ cruises and I absolutely loved this cruise because of the new Carnival "HUB" phone app which costs only a one time $5.00 fee for the entire 7 day cruise per phone. There were 10 of us going as a group with our ... Read more
Cruiserbarbie
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
96 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Great weather, loved the American menu in the MDR, Serenity area for adults was wonderful and even with sunny weather enough room for everyone. Variety of dining options and food was substantial and delicious. I took advantage of Tea ... Read more
aehsdg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This is good cruise for someone going on a cruise for the first time. You have no expectations. We have gone on two Princess cruises and thought we would try Carnival for a change. You get what you pay for....no more than that. The ... Read more
seacruiser717
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I have been on 39 nine cruises and 13 have been with Carnival (I say this only to clarify that I have been on past cruises to judge against this cruise). In the past when someone would put down the Carnival Line, I was quick to defend ... Read more

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MrSnarkyPants
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
422 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I've been on three Carnival cruises since 2008: Conquest, Magic, and Freedom. I think it's time I move on from Carnival. Keeping in mind that this is a short cruise with only one port of call, I still found this cruise to be lacking the ... Read more
trish4801
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed for our first cruise on board the Carnival Freedom on January 25, 2015. We started out with a balcony but got a call from the upsell department that offered us an OS for 300 more. That is only 150/pp I jumped on it this gave us ... Read more
YellowOrange
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Myself and 5 other ladies went on a cruise from January 21st to 25th on the Breeze. Our rooms were nice and the bed was fantastic. Best sleep I've had in a long time, must have been the gentle rock of the ship. The food was good, really ... Read more
soundgoddess702
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
This was my first time to cruise with Carnival. I had previously cruised on Royal Caribbean. My experience on carnival was less than expected. The food at the buffet was far below par, eggs tasted like instant eggs, everything was ... Read more
pearlandcruiser15
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is my 11 Cruise on Carnival and have also cruised Princess and Royal Caribbean. This cruise was a bounce back offer from the casino from our Oct 2015 cruise. This is my 3rd cruise on Freedom. Day 1 -- - Galveston -- embarkation ... Read more

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