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ChuckPA
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise due to family involvement, some of whom live in Texas. We're from PA, We have sailed on 8 different Carnival ships and in every class except Splendor, Sunshine and Vista. The ship is average and the cruise OK but ... Read more
Setexan
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was my third cruise with Carnival and 1st on the Freedom. The other two were on the Magic, which is much larger. All cruises were roughly around the same in price and we always get a balcony room. The good: The good points about ... Read more
umanacheryl
Member Since 2016
1 review
I have sailed on Carnival 7 times and this was the first time on the Freedom. The embarkation and debarkation process is pretty smooth on all these cruises. The ship is nice with the exception of a few areas that need some refurbishing. ... Read more
misterjohnny
Member Since 2002
1 review
83 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Cruise was great. Last cruise was on Celebrity so it will be compared to that but have sailed Carnival Conquest out of Galveston twice before. Embarkation was easy, but we were one of the last on the ship since we flew in that day. ... Read more
MortKahn
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Short Version of Review Like a herd of African animals of your choice, if you enjoy following 2,500 of your best new friends, with no deviations, no customer service and no method of dealing with trip challenges or exceptions, you will ... Read more
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nurselady24
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from our 7 day cruise to Montego Bay Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. This was our second cruise with carnival our first on the freedom. We arrived in Galveston Friday, which was the night before we ... Read more
Banditswife
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3,310 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We booked this cruise as a last minute get away. We flew Southwest on embarkation day with no problems, purchased the Carnival transfer & were on the ship within a few minutes of arriving at the port of Galveston. Staggered check in ... Read more
xriva
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
724 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My wife and I are fairly seasoned cruisers (we’re both Platinum on Norwegian) and this was our thirteenth cruise. Still, as it was our first non-Norwegian cruise, it felt at times like we were starting over. This was a cruise of ... Read more
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Glenn Caughron
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The buffet line was not up to par. It was plain and just not good. The dining room experience was better not as good as other cruises. We have cruised with Carnival 13 times and this was the worst experience yet. I am a cigar smoker ... Read more
lindhen
Member Since 2009
1 review
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
The Carnival Freedom is beautiful and well maintained. I felt the entertainment was lacking, it is the first time I never went to a night show in the theater because nothing sounded really interesting. The comedy club was very good. The ... Read more
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Hopjones
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a family gathering of 12 people and one baby. The food was great. and Denton in the dinning room along with his partners greeted us each night and remembered our names. The excursions was great too. It was the first cruise for ... Read more
llnole
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise for its dates and destinations. We wanted to see Jamaica and Grand Cayman, since we had not been there before. We got a great deal on a suite - which was awesome!! The room was huge - so was the bathroom (with a ... Read more
jaikishan
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We had already been twice on the Carnival cruises namely Cozumel only and Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica.There are only a limited destinations from Galveston. We decided to on Carnival Freedom going to Cozumel, Belize City and Mahogany ... Read more
ashsawhney
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Cruise included Shore Excursions to Mayan ruins Chichen Itza, Mexico, Xuantunich, Belize and Rotan, Honduras. Ship docks at Cozumel at 8 am. Trip to Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza is over 2 hours by bus from Playa del Carmen and it takes over ... Read more
IceManTX
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Overall: We had a very enjoyable time but were a bit disappointed in the days at sea and certain aspects of the cruise in general compared to past cruises. I don't wish to be negative as our experience was mostly on the positive side and ... Read more
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Setexan
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
Sailed September 2016
I have went on several cruises with Carnival on other larger ships lake the Magic. This was the first and last time on the Freedom. The ship is noticeably small in several areas such as main area pool and lounging, no upper covered decks ... Read more
travelnotes
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This was our first cruise and we wanted something simple. We were supposed to go to the Bahamas but hurricane Hermione changed our original route. We were supposed to go to the Bahamas but went to Jamaica and Cozamel instead. Which ended ... Read more
dcw85@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
It was an excellent cruise. Entertainment was great. Don't miss 80's show and Beach Party show. Hasbro show was fine, too...a little kids-ish. Food everywhere on the ship was quite good (in dining room, food quality is good but portions ... Read more
revdavepett
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First, the good - both the food and the hospitality were the best we have had on any cruise on which we have ever been. That being said, there were more things broken/out of service/unavailable on this cruise than any on which we have ... Read more
mc02
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
The "Freedom" was an amazing ship. This was my 4th cruise and we have the best time so far. We stayed in room 2473 which is a back corner room with two windows. The extra floor space in the room was awesome. There was some ... Read more
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wecruisetogethersince2012
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose Carnival because we had sailed with them before. We were on the Carnival Freedom. We drove to Galveston and parked at the terminal. Be sure to prepay on line, you can save $5.00. We were on board by 1pm. Our ocean view room was ... Read more
lordbaron
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
We haven't been on Carnival in over 10 years, we used to cruise a lot before we had kids so we waited until they were old enough to enjoy themselves. Our oldest is 11 and the youngest is 6 and this was his first cruise. I will start off ... Read more
Sea La Vie
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and it was so wonderful. I was sad to see it end and hated leaving the ship for the last time. We had a balcony room on deck 7 in the aft. The room was pretty roomy and the balcony was perfect. Embarkation was a ... Read more
earlb311
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The dining room food and service were excellent. Putja and Marija were great servers. The buffet was very average. Guys Burgers was very good. Entertainment was very average. The excellence of the main dining room and casino earned ... Read more
youdav
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The itinerary for this cruise was Key West/Freeport/Nassau out of Galveston on the Carnival Freedom. This was my fifth cruise with Carnival but the first on this boat and with this itinerary. My GF cruises a lot more than I do (she ... Read more
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