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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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Debsintx
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
After cruising on the Triumph many times, I have come to expect a certain level of service from a Carnival Cruise. This was my 1st time on the Freedom and I was expecting some changes, but was not happy with the ones I experienced. The ... Read more
txhawk36
Member Since 2008
1 review
39 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I think this is my first review of a cruise on this forum. I have cruised 3 times previously, and this cruise was the 2nd group cruise we took. We book through an agent as we can keep the booking open longer than Carnival allows, and had ... Read more
Cruise Lover 83
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Carnival Freedom is a Conquest class ship that is large enough to have a nice amenity set and good sailing characteristics, but not so large as to overwhelm you. Embarkation: Galveston has great parking for the cruise terminal. Getting ... Read more
barrett_314
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My wife and I did a 7-day cruise on Carnival Freedom 1/9/16, leaving out of Galveston, TX. We are in our 30s. It was our third overall cruise and our first with Carnival. The stateroom was in excellent shape; no issues with ... Read more
JohnAllums
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Food is better on Carnival ships than RC or Norwegian. (I recommend all the restaurants!) The variety of foods is m-u-c-h better! Staff is friendlier on Carnival. I was so impressed, I tipped our cabin steward an extra $20, our dinner ... Read more

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jramirez
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Here is my review of the Carnival Cruise on the Freedom this year for Christmas time. Brief History of my travel experience: I have been on 4 cruises separated out in 10 years, with 3 being on Carnival. So I am an occasional cruiser. ... Read more
hellofriends90
Member Since 2015
1 review
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We did the 7 night itinerary Cozumel-Roatan-Belize. This cruise was during Christmas, so we celebrated the holiday on board during the final sea day. There were several unique items during the Christmas cruise that aren't on board ... Read more
michaelandjalisa
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my wife and my first cruise. We went with her parents, 88 y/o grandmother, aunt & uncle, and another aunt & uncle with their 4 kids. Overall we had a good time on the ship. Here are my thoughts, in no particular order ... Read more
anguyen128
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I've previous been on the Carnival Triumph (same route: Cozumel->Caymans->Jamaica) in 2012 and this was pretty much the same experience. The shows, the public rooms, shops/deals are all pretty much identical, so if you've on the ... Read more
mujerlinda
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was my first cruise so I had no idea what to expect. We purchased the Faster to the Fun pass ahead of time and I am so glad we did. We bypassed so many lines and got to our stateroom quickly. Getting off the boat was made ... Read more

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paris_la_ny
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have been on a number of cruises as I live in Houston one hour north of Galveston. We choose and ocasional cruise for a change of pace and to do something different. We have been to the same destinations a number of times. As the ... Read more
Amy0203
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We cruised the Freedom over Thanksgiving week. As always, Carnival did a great job! Our cabin was ready when we stepped on the boat at 11 am. We immediately met our room stewart Wayan. He was great all week long. Attentive when we needed ... Read more
carnivalcruisers98
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on Carnival Freedom over Thanksgiving week to Belize, Honduras (Mohagany Bay), and Cozumel. This is our 3rd Carnival cruise, but 1st week long. The best addition to this cruise was Guy's Burgers! Cruise food is always good and ... Read more
FriendofDorthy45
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I decided to take my mother on a cruise before she was unable to take another vacation. My mother is a stroke & heart patient. She is 65 and I knew if I didn't take her on a vacation soon I would not be able to do so as her health is ... Read more
Beverly L F
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned yesterday from a 5 day cruise with a friend. We are both older, single women and I must say that we never got bored. Enjoyed the trivia, we Rocked the Promenade, played putt putt, had fun in the casino, enjoyed the shows etc ... Read more

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BucketList
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I figured you get what you pay for, and I was right. This was my first Carnival cruise and I didn't expect it to be equivalent to the other cruise lines but the differences were pretty dramatic. Not to be picky, but what's up with the ... Read more
Martha580
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my first time on the Carnival Freedom. I found myself going in circles literally...the floor plan was not the greatest. I wanted to go to the serenity deck and couldn't because I was unable to climb all the stairs. For the ... Read more
Joyannb
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our second cruise on the Freedom. Our first out of Galveston. I truly believe the whole cruise from Galveston was a little more layed back then the cruise from Fort Lauderdale. Though this was a good cruise they seemed to just put ... Read more
Zoey5150
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We have never cruised before and thought it would be a great way to unplug an relax. I did a lot of research an found this to be the best option for us, not to big of a ship not to long in case we didn't like it an out of a port close to ... Read more
DebJ14
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
3,950 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Priority embarkation in Galveston was a breeze. We zipped through security and up the escalator to the VIP check in lounge. We were greeted by our favorite check in person Miche, quickly given our cards and headed straight to the ship. ... Read more

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MostlyLegal
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having previously sailed on the Carnival Triumph out of New Orleans, my expectations of any Carnival cruise were quite low. I did not select the cruise on the Freedom. Rather, I attended a professional conference held onboard that was ... Read more
PlatinumBob
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was the first time that the Freedom was doing a 5 night cruise. They normally run 7 days but the Triumph was off on a long Journey's cruise so Freedom was filling in. Travelling was myself, DW, grown step-son, mother and her ... Read more
dapper123
Member Since 2010
1 review
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Dining room half empty for a reason, service good food mediocre at best, sent 3 of 6 back, prime rib dry, veg cold, escargo tasted like cooked in chicken broth, steak very good, desserts excellent, guys very good, fish good, deli ... Read more
PAPERBKWRITER
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
3,127 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my 118th night (16th cruise on Carnival). Expectations were met in every way except one. The casino needs to have better ventilation. I got sick and I suspect it was the heavy cigarette smoke in the casino that did me in. Other ... Read more
travelbound44
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise with Carnival. We have cruised with several others but have found the "Conquest" style ships of Carnival best to fit our likes. Had an ordinary ocean view cabin that was very spacious and well equipped. ... Read more

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