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Overview

Thanks to a major refurbishment in March 2019, Carnival Freedom features a Bonsai Sushi Express, a rebranded deli, a new WaterWorks waterpark (with a 203-foot-long slide), an aerobics room within the gym and a new mini-golf course. The 2,980-passenger vessel also features all of the “Fun Ship 2.0” amenities, including Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina, thanks to an earlier revamp. 

While parents relax at the Serenity adults-only retreat, children ages 2 to 17 can enjoy age-appropriate youth clubs. Other family-friendly activities include the interactive Hasbro, The Game Show and the Seuss at Sea program. Recent guests note that shows at the Punchliner Comedy Club can be a bit raunchy, so they may not be appropriate for children.  

Food options are also versatile, including two main dining rooms, a steakhouse, and the Lido Deck which offers everything from pizza to the popular Mongolian Wok.

As far as cabins go, cruisers can choose from Interior, Ocean View, Balcony or Suite category rooms, all of which offer flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. Recent passengers note that thanks to the 3-to-1 passenger-to-crew ratio, service is above par. 

In 2019-20, Carnival Freedom sails from Galveston to destinations in the Caribbean and along the Panama Canal. 

 
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Thanks to a major refurbishment in March 2019, Carnival Freedom features a Bonsai Sushi Express, a rebranded deli, a new WaterWorks waterpark (with a 203-foot-long slide), an aerobics room within the gym and a new mini-golf course. The 2,980-passenger vessel also features all of the “Fun Ship 2.0” amenities, including Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina, thanks to an earlier revamp. 

While parents relax at the Serenity adults-only retreat, children ages 2 to 17 can enjoy age-appropriate youth clubs. Other family-friendly activities include the interactive Hasbro, The Game Show and the Seuss at Sea program. Recent guests note that shows at the Punchliner Comedy Club can be a bit raunchy, so they may not be appropriate for children.  

Food options are also versatile, including two main dining rooms, a steakhouse, and the Lido Deck which offers everything from pizza to the popular Mongolian Wok.

As far as cabins go, cruisers can choose from Interior, Ocean View, Balcony or Suite category rooms, all of which offer flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. Recent passengers note that thanks to the 3-to-1 passenger-to-crew ratio, service is above par. 

In 2019-20, Carnival Freedom sails from Galveston to destinations in the Caribbean and along the Panama Canal. 

 
Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2006

Pros & Cons

  • Revamped in March 2019

  • Comedy club can be raunchy

4.00

Scorecard

  • 4.0Expert Rating »
  • 4.0Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Freedom ranks #3 out of 26 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Carnival Freedom offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Carnival Freedom contains 13 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Freedom deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 2578 guests have reviewed Carnival Freedom, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(2578 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples41.9%
Families w/older children18.9%
Singles/Friends10.4%
Groups10%
Families w/young children8.6%
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Ship Photos

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