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SeaTeaAndMe
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I have been on 40+ cruises and I absolutely loved this cruise because of the new Carnival "HUB" phone app which costs only a one time $5.00 fee for the entire 7 day cruise per phone. There were 10 of us going as a group with our ... Read more
hsva
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
A group of friends went on this cruise and we had a very good time. Always found great food to eat with many choices. Enjoyed the ship, the room, the entertainment and the shore excursions. We never felt overcrowded on the ship and we ... Read more
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Cruiserbarbie
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
100 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Great weather, loved the American menu in the MDR, Serenity area for adults was wonderful and even with sunny weather enough room for everyone. Variety of dining options and food was substantial and delicious. I took advantage of Tea ... Read more
aehsdg
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This is good cruise for someone going on a cruise for the first time. You have no expectations. We have gone on two Princess cruises and thought we would try Carnival for a change. You get what you pay for....no more than that. The ... Read more
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
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MrSnarkyPants
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
461 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
5 forum posts
6 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
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
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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
48 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
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
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jramirez
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 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
27 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
ShawnaRae88
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My husband and I went on this cruise for our honeymoon. It was my first cruise ever and it was great to get away from everything no social media or communication with anyone. The ship was nice and large our room was clean every day and the ... 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
2 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
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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