This makes our 4th Carnival cruise (Miracle, Victory, Dream, and Freedom). Since our last 2 cruises were on were on R.C.'s Allure and Oasis ships (loved these ships) it was challenging not to compare the Freedom to our RC experiences.
Lido Deck: buffet food is buffet food ... if you choose to eat buffet don't complain. They had a wide variety of choices every day (hot dogs/hamburgers, Mongolian Wok, Deli etc). They also have an omelet station every morning as well.
Pizza (Lido Deck by the adult pool): I enjoyed the pizza a lot especially when it was hot.
We did any time dining in the Chic restaurant. I have no complaints in regard to quality and quantity of the food. As always the restaurant staff were very professional and went out of their way to provide quality service.
Posh Restaurant: we did breakfast and bunch here 3 times and enjoyed each meal.
Sun King Steak House: was worth the money in our opinion. I had the filet (rare to medium rare) and the quality rivaled what I was served at Eddie Merlot's in Louisville KY.
Casino: we did spend time in the Casino. Carnival should really find a way to create a better non-smoking area for those of us who enjoy playing table games but who do not smoke. Carnival does have non smoking tables, but the slots around those tables are smoking. Also, smokers can be quite rude. Some want to stand behind you watching the table action with a lit cigarette. While Carnival posted a sign stating that smoking was prohibited if you weren't playing slots or seated at a smoking table, very few people read the signs.
Also, the bar in the Casino has small no smoking signs around the bar, but nobody paid any attention to them. Unfortunately one could smell the Casino the minute you hit the stairs on the 6th floor.
Adult Pool: I was amazed, that only 1 person in 8 days brought a child into the pool. Once the no-one under 18 sign was pointed out to her, she apologized and got out of the pool.
Overall we had a great cruise. Since we are not ones to use the lounges and disco areas I cannot comment on those. Also, we weren't interested in the shows so again no comment on those.