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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
tzn6vq
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
16 helpful votes
I have cruised Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Princess. Overall, the best bang for the buck is Carnival. The last cruise I took was on Royal's Oasis of the Seas. It was a beautiful ship....but the food was terrible, the crew was ... Read more
BaldLivesMatter
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Carnival's reputation made us avoid them for 35 years, but heard a positive report recently and gave in so we could drive vs. fly. FOOD: I have always said I'm not particular about my food; that I like almost everything. Give me a cold ... Read more
mallory1522
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my second cruise with carnival. The kids club was fantastic and we loved each individual that was within the kids club. Our cruise started off with what was suppose to be a stop in Key West, but due to winds we could not stop. ... Read more
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nolarojo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was a great deal for the cost. Embarkation was very smooth. We had a 1:30 boarding time. Last year we had the same time and had to wait a while before boarding. This time there was no line. Our cabin was ready when we boarded. Our ... Read more
Myshelle78
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This cruise had a water park with slides, climbing wall, putt putt, an ice cream shop, etc. we were disappointed to know there was no climbing wall and only one slide ( which was rarely open). There was a kid area but nothing like ... Read more
docpeter1953
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Had a wonderful cruise. All cruise staff from Mohamed who kept my room clean (and folded towels different daily), the bus men/women, guest relations staff, and Vladimir the buffet floor supervisor ( easy to tell all his employees loved ... Read more
SGervais
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Freedom review: We choose to fly down 2 nights early and stayed in League city. I got a rental car for the total of 12 days we'd need it and only cost $265 which I felt good because their was four of us and shuttles were already $20 per ... Read more
kaseman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I just took a flyer on this cruise as it was my first, and the price was good. I'm glad I did, and I've already booked two more cruises elsewhere. Freedom was very nice, clean, and easy to get around. Food was very good for the most ... Read more
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Sarita86
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my first cruise, and I went with my best friend, who was also a first time cruiser. We had such a good experience that we are both hooked on cruising after just one cruise. The embarkation experience was smooth, and we were ... Read more
Quilting LMT
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
24 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the price including the airfare from Chicago. It was a deal we couldn't pass up. We embarked easily, went to the ready balcony cabin, met our steward and began our lovely journey. It was just the husband ... Read more
laurlens123
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Before I get into my gripe about all of the things we did not like about our experience on the Carnival Freedom, let me start by saying that this review does not apply to the wonderful workers - room service, housekeeping, and dinner ... Read more
wgb7428
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
168 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Embarkation has become a disaster. Use to arrive in Galveston between 1230 and 1330 and go straight to the check in counter. Now it's still a long line at 1315. Cabin 6207. Accessible room lots of room to move around, but you lose ... Read more
deannareiss
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise and my first time on Carnival. I previously have cruised Royal Caribbean and Norwegian but always heard horror stories about Carnival so I avoided it. A friend convinced me to go on one, and it was definitely a ... Read more
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grape1
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Compared to reviews from the 2-3 weeks preceding our cruise, our weather was superb. It was chilly the day of boarding in Galveston and the first half of our first day at sea but after that temps were in the 80's until we disembarked again ... Read more
lobolady
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
120 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We cruise from Galveston every couple of years because it is easy. Carnival has a good price and we don't care what the itinerary is having been to the places enough times to often not do anything in port. The ship was a nice size, not too ... Read more
jkfrlf
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
We choose this cruise to celebrate birthday's! My son turned 16 on the 16th and my husband and sis-n-law both had birthdays on the 21st! We were very impressed with embarkation process, considering the fog delay. Went very smoothly. We ... Read more
langham
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our 14th cruise, most of them with Carnival. We went with the 7 day, Cozumel Roatan and Belize trip. What appealed to me was the 2 full days at sea on the way back. It usually takes me a few days to really relax, and the idea of ... Read more
Kevin236
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 6th cruise in the past 7 years and the quality has gone down every year. For example the main evening entertainment was mediocre at best. The comedy shows were okay. The evening meals were pretty nice, the dinner crew were ... Read more
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RCB817
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Most frustrating was the FOG delay at Galveston. We lost 1.5 sailing days and then were delayed 6 hours disembarking. In these 'modern' times I would have expected the ship and shore to synch up with radar ( perhaps buoys too) and come ... Read more
ayziasha
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because we it was the only time my family and I could coordinate our schedules. I was a little hesitant due to previous reviews I've read about the Freedom, but due to our schedule, it was our only option. Our cruise ... Read more
mstravelrx
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first time on a Carnival cruise and I had a wonderful time! Most importantly, my best friend, who was celebrating her birthday and her 1st cruise had a blast! I was very pleased with everything from accomodations to food and ... Read more
BrianDeis
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
How did this suck, let me count the ways. Airport transfer was 2 hours late, so we missed our check in time and waited and waited. The ship activates included a hairy chest contest, bingo, and other less than interesting things to do. ... Read more
BurtonA23
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overall, the 7-day cruise from Galveston onboard Carnival Freedom from January 7-14, 2017, was poor. Due to a strong cold front, the first day and a half of the cruise from Galveston to Cozumel was very cold (near zero to 10 degrees ... Read more
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