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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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Karenh31
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 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
richinaspen
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
5 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
6 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
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

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Bomax2
Member Since 2012
1 review
91 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
policekat
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my husband and I 2nd cruise but wanted to take my son and his girlfriend. Needless to say they LOVED it and we loved the time we got to spend with them! The staff was wonderful! I can't say enough good things about this cruise! I ... Read more
Lbuechter
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
NeedToVacation
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
31 forum posts
My Mom and I booked this cruise last-minute because of the itinerary and the price that came up. Plus, I needed one more cruise on Carnival to bump me up to Platinum Level (VIFP)!! So, this was my first time with "Priority" ... Read more
txcharley
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
78 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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

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wmhagan02
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
13 forum posts
9 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
5 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
Dblscrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 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
6 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

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justforlaughs
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
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
4 reviews
1,884 forum post
35 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
whoop1995
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
10 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
10 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

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demac
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
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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sybusby63
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Anniversary cruise. We had a great time all around. Food, entertainment, ports of call, and staff. Surprised by gift cards left from our room steward, free bottle of wine and % off at the spa (pedicure Time). This cruise was a laid back ... Read more
Misfitg
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
13 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
18 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
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

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