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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
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

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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
Zoey5150
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 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
4 reviews
4,203 forum posts
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
7 reviews
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
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
3,312 forum posts
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
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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Zen
Member Since 2003
1 review
1 helpful vote
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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liltxblue
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I have loved Carnival and Freedom is a beautiful ship. I will be sailing again on her in a few months. The rooms was always nice and ready when i was. I had gotten sick from to much to drink and the room steward even checked on me, since I ... Read more
dja85
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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

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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
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
patches62
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
1 forum post
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
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

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