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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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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
3,966 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
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

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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
3,151 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
Zen
Member Since 2003
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my fourth carnival cruise and the others have been spectacular. This one had some major disappointments. The entertainment was horrible. I don't know who the target audience was but it was really bad. The singers and dancers ... Read more
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dja85
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The only negative I can really say about this cruise was the position of the casino onboard the ship. It was located on deck 5, the Promenade deck, and the cigarette smoke fumes coming from it could be quite overwhelming at times for ... Read more
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boogity
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
traveled with my brothers for a early 50th birthday celebration. My last cruise was on the Oasis of the Seas, so of course it's hard to compare the two. We all live in TX, so traveling out of Galveston is easy. Arrived at port at 12:30 ... Read more
USMCRET
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We took out two Grandkids (10 ad 12) on the 2nd cruise without their parents. Since they homeschool we were able to take them mid-September. The Camp Ocean staff were wonderful and both of them had a very good time. First cruise (after ... Read more
BLTMA
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed this September on the Freedom and ended up over all pleased - (three years ago we were on the Magic and were VERY pleased). The check in for both was great - Galveston is small town feel and the "seasoned-citizens" who ... Read more
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kandeejoy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
The cruise was wonderful.....From the moment we got on the Ship till getting off we had excellent service. The first Hour on the Ship met Marija Pravdic and she explained the Lido deck and to our surprise she was there in The Chic for ... Read more

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patches62
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have used Carnival twice in the past. This time the food was not as good. Hot food was served cold on the service line; especially at breakfast. IT TOOK 2 SOLID HOURS TO GET ON BOARD. No one seemed to care how HOT it was at the ... Read more
dlw002
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This is our 8th crusise with carnival, and it seems with each and every cruise the quality of service goes down just a smidge, this time it starts with the welcom back party is only for platinum and diamond members, and the gold members ... Read more
guitarabuser@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
And it has nothing to do with the festive atmosphere. Just like a real carnival, this cruise vacation was filled with hawkers and carnys trying to separate you from your money. The moment I stepped on the lido deck to a pushy waiter ... Read more
Hunky Drewster
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Carnival is a nice, budget-friendly cruise. The ship is in good shape, and there are a lot of onboard entertainment options. The Alchemy Bar serves the best drinks, and the comedians, for the most part, are quite funny. Wee Jimmy, the ... Read more
natashax3
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I guess I expected a whole lot more. I did enjoy the staff in the dining room, the guys we had were amazing and they were our servers every night. Their names were Sunpop, and Roderick... LOVED them. As for the rest of the dinning, the ... Read more

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Deborah Mac
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Where to start? With the ease of use of their website for planning? Or their super helpful customer service when calling for questions? Or maybe how well organized they are? I cannot say enough good about our recent experience! Our ... Read more
tiredmom40
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was our first cruise. We have 2 sons - 19 & 16. They enjoyed it as well. There was some initial frustration that we couldn't figure out how to get from one place to another on the same floor. Because of the restaurants, you ... Read more
Ilovecritters
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We were really excited to go on this cruise with some friends we had met on the last cruise ( The Triumph). Our friend and my husband love their cigars. Every day there was a wedding or a private function that closed the cigar bar for ... Read more
pearlandcruiser15
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There were 18 of us on this cruise. Many of us celebrating different milestones in our lives. We had a birthday (mine), retirement, wedding anniversary, graduation, etc. We all live in the Houston area so getting to the terminal was not ... Read more
Lina Isaac
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our whole family truly enjoyed the cruise experience. Starting with the faster to the fun pass (that really paid off), to the ship amenities, and awesome shore excursions. Everyone agreed that Freedom ship was much nicer compared to ... Read more

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