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aggiefox95
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have cruised 9 times with Carnival and NCL on many ships. Freedom is one of my favorite ships for amenities offered, layout, and the Cruise Director and his team. From Guys Burgers and Blue Iguana Cantina to Red Frog Pub, from Camp ... Read more
kjkh3
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was our first cruise and I wasn't sure what to expect. The cabin was fine, and the staff very friendly. The food was not very good with little selection for kids. Not many activities for kids of any age. We mostly sat at the pool. My ... Read more
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mamabearjp
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We had an amazing time! I didn't know what to expect. We were first time cruisers. We had mixed reviews from our friends about cruises. But this was Fantastic! We used EZ Cruise Parking in Galveston. You get a 20$ discount if you walk to ... Read more
Jim Henry
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
69 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our family reunion was based out of Galveston to Key West and The Bahamas. We had balcony rooms and loved it. Food was excellent in MDR. Lido buffet and BBQ venue were good choices. Breakfast at the buffet got a bit boring so we opted for ... Read more
bluenoser9
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We had never taken a cruise before, and had excellent vacation experiences the past few years, so expectations were set pretty high. There were a total of five of us, 2 parents, 2 kids (10 & 8) and a grandmother. We stayed in cabins ... Read more
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Sigp6
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Trying a different ship but not again. 7 floor. Refrigerator did not work at all. They gave me a can off ice to cool 7 bottles of water and 8 16oz can beer that I had to purchase from them. You could only cool two at a time. What a joke. ... Read more
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Papa1452
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We used my wife's retirement bonus to take our children and grand children on a family cruise, before we are unable to travel in our later years. The embarkation went good for a change. The ship was not nearly as nice as I had been lead ... Read more
NB3
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Ship: In our experience Carnival does a great job keeping their ships clean and well maintained. I am sure maintaining a ship for 3,000+ passengers is no small task but the crew does this every week with incredible efficiency. The ... Read more
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kmccorm
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Nothing particularly good or bad to say about this cruise. If you are a craps player I would choose another ship that has more than one table because this cruise had so many players you could not get on the table. But they have 2 roulette ... Read more
farechiga
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I am going to quick and to the point with this review! We had fun! lot's of fun! Easy check in and on board in 20 minutes from curb. Eating burgers and buffet within 30 minutes and in our cabins by 1:30 pm. All luggage delivered by 3 pm. ... Read more
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Deming brown
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We went on a cruise to the western Carribian with stops in Cozumel, Belize, and Isla Roatan on the Carnival Freedom. Boarding was so easy this time we were on the ship in less than half an hour from the time we arrived at the cruise ... Read more
txpoker30
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise so take that into account of my experiences. The boarding process was rather painless. We stood in line for around 30 minutes, but their was air conditioning and not a big deal. Once we were on board our room was ... Read more
DebJ14
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
4,632 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we had two very nice cruises on the Freedom in the past, and because we wanted to take the Bahamas itinerary for a change. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had priority boarding, but arrived as they ... Read more
AntiguaBlue
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
We typically sail out of Galveston for convenience. We had not been to Key West or the Bahamas so this sailing worked perfect. Embarkation was smooth ... disembarkation needs some improvement. The ship was beautiful. Dining staff ... Read more
Tt513
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Carnival Freedom offers some of the best food and service I have experienced in cruising. The Lido deck is near perfect with breakfast burritos, burgers, drinks and entertainment. The Taste Bar on deck 5 was a wonderful surprise on sea ... Read more
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ssbeagle
Member Since 2001
8 reviews
5,294 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because it was so close to home and we didn't have to fly to get to it and to give a different cruise line a try. I wasn't disappointed but I wasn't very impressed either. Boarding the ship wasn't too bad but when on ... Read more
JxB100
Member Since 2007
1 review
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We live in Texas and like the convenience of driving down to Galveston and not having to fly. Wanted to hit Key West this time, so this cruise fit the bill. This is about my 9th cruise, so I think my expectations are reasonable. ... Read more
oklibrarian
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I wanted to see new sights and repeat the happy experience I had with my first cruise. Since I cruised on the same ship and stayed on the same deck, I felt familiar with locations and even reconnected with some ... Read more
HoneyCombe
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
HIGHLIGHTS First, I would like to preface my remarks by giving high marks to Francisco and Gregory (our waiters in the Posh Restaurant), as well as our steward, Ida. The Posh Restaurant was the highlight of our cruise. My husband and ... Read more
KiwiWombles
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We chose Carnival from previous experience, price and amenities offered. Our group consisted of 3 adults and 1 Eleven yr old, booked in 2 Balcony rooms on deck 7. (1 port side and 1 starboard). having only cruised the South Pacific ... Read more
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wannabetraveler
Member Since 2009
1 review
35 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I wanted to take a cruise in Feb., but had surgery and had to postpone until March. I know, spring break, but that was at least leaving snow behind before Spring set in. I booked my cruise in November thru a third party, my ... Read more
teacherelaxin
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: I selected this cruise because it was offered during spring break and wanted to bring three friends with me. I'm a teacher and needed a fun little getaway. This was a complimentary cruise that I won through Carnival through a ... Read more
keitasakon
Member Since 2006
1 review
2 helpful votes
I believe that this is our 6 or 7th cruise and third with Carnival. Our last cruise was on the magnificent Celebrity Solstice to Alaska, so the Freedom had big shoes to fill. We are family of 5 with 3 kids ages 14, 10 and 6 and we ... Read more
bhaney62
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Traveling with a mobility handicap is hard at best, but I am so well taken care of, and so at home on Carnival that I will never cruise any other lines. Last week, 3/18 - 3/25 we were on the Carnival Freedom, and to say that we enjoyed ... Read more
LJHSViking
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary--three places we wanted to snorkel: Cozumel, Belize and Roatan. We flew to Houston the evening prior, shuttled to Galveston in the morning, checked in. It took from 10:30 to 12:30 to get aboard. The ... Read more
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