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  • Carnival Freedom - Piano Bar
    Carnival Freedom - Piano Bar
    Carnival Freedom - Camp Carnival
    Carnival Freedom - Camp Carnival
    Carnival Freedom - Mini-Golf
    Carnival Freedom - Mini-Golf
    Carnival Freedom - Main Dining Room
    Carnival Freedom - Main Dining Room

Carnival Ship Reviews

 
Ranked #1 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.6)


  • Fourth ship in Carnival's Spirit class
  • Get wet with four pools and a twisty waterslide
  • Nick & Nora's Steakhouse exudes romance
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,124
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Ranked #2 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.5)


  • First Carnival ship to offer flexible dining
  • Mid-sized ship with contemporary amenities
  • Most cabins have views; many have balconies
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,124
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Ranked #3 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.4)


  • First ship in Conquest-class series
  • Great for kids, featuring family cabins and a teen disco
  • Major refurb in October 2012 added dining, bar options
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,974
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Ranked #4 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.4)


  • Great choice for first-time cruisers
  • Selection of daytime fun and games, live music at night
  • Teens have their own dance club and lounge
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,974
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Ranked #5 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.4)


  • Huge refurb in 2011 added bars, eateries, comedy
  • Build your own burgers at Guy Fieri's burger joint
  • Pool deck boasts two bars and a burrito station
  • Launched: 2005; Passengers: 2,974
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Ranked #6 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.4)


  • Roomy cabins, even in the lowest categories
  • "Freedom"-themed decor features Lady Liberty
  • Sails to the Caribbean from Florida
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 2,974
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Ranked #7 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.3)


  • One of Carnival's Fantasy-class ships
  • Great short getaway option for families, couples, pals
  • Hangouts for kids, tweens and teens
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,052
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Ranked #8 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.3)


  • Casual eats: deli, pizza, sushi
  • Entertainment from karaoke to production shows
  • Generously sized standard accommodations
  • Launched: 2000; Passengers: 2,758
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Ranked #9 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.3)


  • Ideal for first-timers
  • Casual dining options include pizza, deli, sushi
  • Aquapark and slides for kids; adults-only sun deck
  • Launched: 1996; Passengers: 2,052
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Ranked #10 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.3)


  • Typical Carnival big-ship fun with tons of activities
  • Great nightlife options with lots of live music
  • Funship 2.0 upgrades added in 2013
  • Launched: 1999; Passengers: 2,758
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Ranked #11 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.3)


  • Part of Carnival's Conquest series
  • Range of cabins, including designs for families
  • Great nightlife options with 22 bars and lounges
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 2,974
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Ranked #12 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.3)


  • 11 bars and lounges, 4 pools and 5 hot tubs
  • Outdoor and indoor play areas for kids
  • Mid-sized, Spirit-class ship with modern amenities
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,124
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Ranked #13 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.2)


  • 80 percent of spacious cabins have ocean views
  • Camp Carnival has play areas and clubs for kids 2-17
  • 12 bars and lounges for adult fun
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 2,124
Itineraries:
Ranked #14 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.2)


  • Sails year-round from Jacksonville
  • Camp Carnival kids' program one of best in cruising
  • 12,000-square-foot spa features latest treatments
  • Launched: 1994; Passengers: 2,052
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Ranked #15 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.2)


  • Great for multi-generational groups
  • Sails short "sampler" cruises
  • Expansive kids' programming and facilities
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,052
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Ranked #16 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.2)


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Ranked #17 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.2)


  • 20-year-old ship with a multi-million dollar facelift
  • Only ship to sail roundtrip from Charleston
  • Camp Carnival and water park are great for kids
  • Launched: 1990; Passengers: 2,056
Itineraries:
Ranked #18 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.2)


  • One of Carnival's classic Fantasy-class ships
  • Aqua park and adults-only sun deck for outdoor fun
  • Value-priced Caribbean itineraries
  • Launched: 1991; Passengers: 2,052
Itineraries:
Ranked #19 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.2)


  • Adults-only Serenity area covers large area
  • Carnival's first at-sea pub with private label beer
  • Fitness and adventure options at SportsSquare
  • Launched: May 2011; Passengers: 3,690
Itineraries:
Ranked #20 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.2)


  • Great value for money, first-time cruise choice
  • Sails short Caribbean cruises from Miami year-round
  • Adults' Serenity deck has best lounge chairs around
  • Launched: 1995; Passengers: 2,052
Itineraries:
Ranked #21 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.1)


  • Offers year-round Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral
  • Awesome aqua park boasts 300-foot-long water slide
  • Relax kid-free on the Serenity adults-only deck
  • Launched: 1993; Passengers: 2,052
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Ranked #22 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.1)


  • Loads of casual eats: Indian, Italian, burgers, burritos
  • Aqua park with waterslides, water features
  • High-energy ship good for families, extroverts
  • Launched: June 2012; Passengers: 3,690
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Ranked #23 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.1)


Ranked #24 of 25 Carnival Ships
(4.1)


  • Sails out of NYC to the Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas
  • An original -- only ship in its class
  • Relax in Carnival's first spa cabins
  • Launched: 2008; Passengers: 3,006
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Ranked #25 of 25 Carnival Ships
(3.8)


  • $155 million extreme makeover
  • New bars, restaurants, top-deck features
  • Triple-deck adults-only Serenity area
  • Launched: 1996/2013; Passengers: 3,006
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Member Reviews
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I will preface this by saying we have been on 3 Royal Caribbean cruises prior to this Carnival cruise so we are not new to this. Our kids decided they wanted to try the ...

by tdspaulding

I just returned home from a great vacation to Port Canaveral and the Bahamas (Nassau and Freeport). My husband and I have traveled many times on Norwegian Cruise Lines, ...

by avwall

This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival and I must say that it was by far the worst. The staff was horrible and you could tell they just didn't want to be there. The ...

by mark83
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