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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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997 Carnival Freedom Cruise Reviews

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Chrispit33
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Overall the cruise was great. All of our excursions were a blast (zip line in Roatan, snorkeling in Belize, and 12m Yacht in Cozumel). On boarding was a breeze and disembarking was alright (wish they were clearer on US passport lines ... Read more
Casester1015
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Our third cruise, first with Carnival. It was also the first time we took our daughter, a 3 year old. I booked parking online before the cruise with Park n Cruise. They have indoor parking directly across from the main entrance of the ... Read more
cookiedinky
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My first time sailing from Galveston, I've sailed only from Florida previously. The Texas/Oklahoma crowd was friendly, fun, and laid back. The ship catered to the audience with plenty of country music throughout the week. We flew in to ... Read more
songbyrd59
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was my first cruise and I found it very enjoyable. My small, inside cabin, was roomy enough and very clean! Our steward was very attentive and brought extra towels, etc. when needed. We dined in the Chic Dining Room each night, ... Read more
mmbbc
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We drove to Galveston on Friday and set sail on Saturday. I highly recommend Faster to the Fun. (It sells out fast, but they open it back up for a few hours periodically and sell a few more passes for the months before you sail. You ... Read more
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dmdiver
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
2,126 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We live in Texas, so we drove down to Galveston the morning of departure. We stopped at Sam's Restaurant in Fairfield on I45 for breakfast, then on to the port. There were traffic issues in Houston, so we didn't get into Galveston until ... Read more
LoveFamliyVacations
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sitting in Houston airport waiting for flight back to PA and figured I'd pass the time writing a review since Cruise Critic was very helpful for my planning. We've cruised about 12 times previously (1 prior time with Carnival) and ... Read more
Gfilkins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the first cruise we have done and will not be the last. From the moment we started checkin to the moment we debarked we were treated like we were royality. Everyone from checkin staff, the wait staff (Adam) to the cabin steward ... Read more
sentrydriver
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
32 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our seventh cruise and our third consecutive cruise on Carnival. We previously sailed on Carnival a number of years ago. This was also our third voyage out of the Port of Galveston which we chose for convenience of travel. My ... Read more
sanapier1954
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our seventh cruise, but first on Carnival. We have also sailed on BOTS, Pearl, Mercury, Norway (in 1996 before the boiler explosion), and FOTS. My wife and I rate this cruise #2 out of seven, only because #1 is the Panama Canal on ... Read more

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holly99142003@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was a good value for the money, but than again my friend won this cruise..so i guess that statement doesn't say a lot. The staff was really nice and made you feel welcomed, even though Carnival Cruise doesn't seem like the ... Read more
ldelgaro
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second time on the Freedom and fifth cruise on Carnival in the last 10 years. This was my first experience with Carnival's new Fun Ship 2.0 remodel and I have to say that there is plenty of things Carnival has done right! Guys ... Read more
SH&GH
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Cabins were right above the area that Carnival was doing maintenance during the whole cruise so trying to get shut eye was a disaster. In addition our showers overflowed and it took them six days to get it fixed. We had torn towels and ... Read more
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IslandGrl411
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: This was my fifth carnival cruise and 1st cruise out of Galveston. I think the feel and vibe of the Texas Cruise was a lot different. I felt that Florida cruises are a little more of a party atmosphere. I also felt IMO ... Read more
195130b
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
This was our fourth carnival cruise. The ship was nice and clean. Service from all carnival employees was excellent. Our cabin was above the piano bar and we could hear muted music till late at night but this was not a deal breaker. The ... Read more

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195130b
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Fourth carnival cruise over the last eight years. Our balcony cabin was partly above the piano bar on deck 6 and there was a little late night noise that bothered my wife a little. Our steward Made was top notch as were all of the other ... Read more
Leca77
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
I'll start off by saying it was not a disaster! Just boring compared to my other Carnival cruises. There were some excellent staff members but for the first time, I actually meet a few of the rudest. I stayed on Deck 1 mid ship and the ... Read more
kevin63
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
We set sail out of Galveston for Key West, Freeport Bahamas and Nassau Bahamas. We had great weather the entire trip and the entire staff with Carnival Freedom was awesome. The only issue that we had which wasn't big is that we never ... Read more
sumismom
Member Since 2006
1 review
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Cruised with my husband and two daughters, ages 2 and 5. The ship was delayed inbound due to fog, so our embarkation and sail away were delayed. The port was a bit chaotic, managing both departing and arriving guests. Long lines were ... Read more
mechlingfamily
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was our very first cruise. In fact we never really had ever had a desire to go on a cruise. But since our anniversary falls around Spring Break, we chose this option vs. our usual AI in Mexico based on price. We were happily ... Read more

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Bgoubeaux4
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
At first when we boarded the ship the layout seemed to be a little different than other Carnival ships I have been on so it was a little difficult learning the layout of the ship. We had an ocean view room (1273) and it was actually larger ... Read more
IPlayWithString
Member Since 2013
1 review
931 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Although I liked the ship and the crew, I found that there was not enough to keep me busy in terms of trivia, karaoke, etc on sea days. What activities there were happened for the most part very late at night when I was ready for bed. Jen ... Read more
gpower15
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was good. I've never had a bad cruise but this one was not as much fun as I've had in the past. We had some trouble getting on the ship but that was weather related and not Carnival's fault at all. We purchased faster to ... Read more
cruisecwtx
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As the Freedom was new to Texas, I couldn't wait to sail on her. Having just sailed for the 6th time on the Triumph, I was interested to see the similarities and differences between the two ships. The designers of the Freedom seem to have ... Read more
mikethecruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed the cruise very much. We had excellent weather for our entire trip. The crew we came in contact with was very nice. Most greeted us with a smile and had something nice to say. The ship was fabulous. I'd say sparkling is a good ... Read more

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