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This was our family's third cruise with Carnival - and they didn't disappoint! The service was wonderful & the cruise Director was amazing and always on top of things and so enjoyable. The dining room staff was great & so was our housekeeping steward. The entertainment shows in the evening were good but not great. The single acts in the different bars were really good. We unfortunately were one of 3 Carnival ships that had to stay out in the gulf & port back to New Orleans twice due to Hurricane Harvey. Our stay was extended by 3 days on the ship & the Carnival staff was just AMAZING!!!!! The Captain & the cruise director kept us informed of everything happening at port in Galveston & what the plans were to eventually get back to port. They continued to take are of us and always had our safety first. We did eventually disembark in New Orleans and Carnival provided free bus transportation to the airport but I think at least half of the cruisers ended up staying on the ship & eventually made it back to Galveston in a few days. Carnival went above & beyond to keep us safe, entertained and well fed. We will definitely take another cruise with Carnival in the future.

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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by AggieMay

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This was our family's third cruise with Carnival - and they didn't disappoint! The service was wonderful & the cruise Director was amazing and always on top of things and so enjoyable. The dining room staff was great & so was our housekeeping steward. The entertainment shows in the evening were good but not great. The single acts in the different bars were really good.

We unfortunately were one of 3 Carnival ships that had to stay out in the gulf & port back to New Orleans twice due to Hurricane Harvey. Our stay was extended by 3 days on the ship & the Carnival staff was just AMAZING!!!!! The Captain & the cruise director kept us informed of everything happening at port in Galveston & what the plans were to eventually get back to port. They continued to take are of us and always had our safety first. We did eventually disembark in New Orleans and Carnival provided free bus transportation to the airport but I think at least half of the cruisers ended up staying on the ship & eventually made it back to Galveston in a few days.

Carnival went above & beyond to keep us safe, entertained and well fed. We will definitely take another cruise with Carnival in the future.
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This was the first time we got a room with a balcony & LOVED IT!!!! Our 2 grown kids shared a room next door to us & we were able to open the partition on the balcony and share it. We will always get a balcony room now - rooms are a little larger as well with the balcony.
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