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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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seacruiser717
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 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
MrSnarkyPants
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
439 forum posts
6 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
5 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
4 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

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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
Debsintx
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
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
2 reviews
42 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
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
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

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JohnAllums
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
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
jramirez
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
3 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
3 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
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

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mujerlinda
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
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
Hstrick
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
I always wanted to go on a cruise but was worried about my fear of heights and being claustrophobic. The Ship was so large that I had no issues. Looking down from the deck was amazing. Being my first cruise I was just amazed. The ... Read more
paris_la_ny
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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

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FriendofDorthy45
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
BucketList
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
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

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