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Fun ship, we had a blast and a detailed comparison to Royal.
"This was my wife and I's 3rd cruise and the first on Carnival. We heard a lot of bad things about Carnival compared to Royal Caribbean and people told us the service, food entertainment etc would be a huge letdown...."Read More
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Declined to Abyss

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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snorklr45

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I chose this sailing for smaller ship size and ports. The service for the past few cruises has declined due to massive cutbacks in personnel. This effects the customer and turnover rates. This last sailing, I actually got a steward who verbally insulted me, made up the room only twice in one week, never brought the one item we asked for (ice), left our clothes at the laundry (we sent out 2 bags) ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Interior

6 Helpful Votes


First Cruise on Carnival - Great Itinerary, So-So Ship

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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Soonermark

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We normally cruise Royal. We've been wanting to see the Bahamas and like departing from Galveston because we can drive there easily, so we thought we would try Carnival. We traveled with four other families for a total of 15 people. Carnival does some things better. We liked the food, the kids club, and the entertainment were all impressive compared to Royal. The ship layout is horrible though. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Scenic Ocean View

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Great Overall Experience

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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ceedoubleyou

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

I'll preface this by saying that it had been almost 10 years since my last cruise, and at that time i was only a 18 year old teen who's sole ambition was to drink myself to death at the ports. So needless to say this one was like my first cruise all over again I went on the Carnival Freedom with a big group of about 20 people of different age groups. Everyone had a great time and was able to ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Interior

3 Helpful Votes


Freedom Galveston/ Florida Keys/ Bahamas cruise. Clean and many recommendations

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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CodyCruise

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Summary. We are a party of 10 cruising – 6 adults, 4 teenage girls. Overall positive experience, found the ship and staterooms to be clean, friendly staff overall. Enjoyed the restaurants over buffet. The crew works very hard and deserve the gratuities. Many pros/ cons and key recommendations to help plan your trip! First the positives: 1) Download and use the carnival app. It’s ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Cruise

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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Kberniard

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We choose this cruise because it was stoping at the Bahamas and Keywest. First lets start by saying that this is one of Carnival older ships. The decor is outdated and the colors are dark. However, the ship was clean, the staff was friendly, and there was plenty to do. Out of all of the cruises Ive taken this one has had the best food so far I really enjoyed Guy's Burgers, deli, BBQ, and ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Spring break - Carnival Freedom

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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SDJen

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Sailed on the Freedom out of Galveston. First time in 10 years sailing on Carnival. Have sailed once with RC and 6 times with Disney. Embarkation was easy (we did have FTTF). We flew in the night before and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express on points. Took a Lyft to port which was easy. We sat for maybe 30 minutes before boarding. No line for security and our bags were at our door when we ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children

29 Helpful Votes


Carnival Freedom better than I anticipated

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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tiger6919

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was an experimental cruise for us. We have taken 10 cruises and normally book a Jr Suite, or a balcony. This time we decided to go with an outside cabin with an eye toward saving some money. Right up front, I must admit I really really enjoyed this cruise. First of all, the boarding in Galveston was fantastic!! We normally have priority boarding because we usually book a Jr Suite, but ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Ocean View

5 Helpful Votes


Cruising in Winter? Eh, maybe not.

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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jhendry01

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We took this cruise as part of a specialty group, which had to get permission for onboard activities, thus we were limited to this particular itinerary. Both my partner and I have traveled on Carnival for some time... I turned Gold on this trip, and she turned Platinum. We had a balcony room on the 8th deck, and it was certainly a nice room, with a great view. The ship is still in great ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


A good party and family cruise

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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Shelleu

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

They managed to get over 2800 guests along with their almost 1200 employees onboard and mobilized, and it set us up well for a smoothly run resort on the water. The three destinations to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica were short, and involved a lot of process and security checks getting on and off the ship, and reminded us that the point of the cruise was less about seeing and experiencing ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

3 Helpful Votes


Enjoyed this cruise immensely

Review for Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

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cruise lovah

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

My hubs and I typically cruise with RCI but, because we have exhausted all of the Royal Caribbean itineraries out of Galveston, we chose this cruise to the Bahamas on Carnival. We had only cruised with Carnival once before on a quick 4-night trip so we did not know exactly what to expect. We had heard that the Freedom was scheduled for dry dock shortly after our return so we expected a ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Tallinn

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite

12 Helpful Votes


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