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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 2220 guests have reviewed Carnival Freedom, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(2220 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples41.9%
Families w/older children19.1%
Singles/Friends11.1%
Groups9%
Families w/young children8.5%

Most Recent Reviews

A great getaway

Dec 10th, 2018

The Dr Suess breakfast is worth going! The food was great and plentiful! My 7 yr old didn't really care for camp ocean, but loved the arcade, a bit expensive though. The ports we visited were amazing! Wouldn't pick Carnival again though. The ships layout was weird, too much smoke, it was excessive. The pool is small and the 1 waterslide hurts your back going down. Very Rocky, never been sea sick until this trip. The free room service options menu is not good. The ship needs maintenance, there were glass windows that were cracked pretty bad in the buffet room. I think the ship must be older, the Freedom. Our cabin had no tub and the separation door on the balcony kept coming loose and opening. It also rattled all night long. We were on deck 6, over the casino, very loud at night.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Fabulous!

Dec 9th, 2018

My son and his family took me on my first cruise. I was apprehensive, never having experienced. He has me spoiled as we had the "Captains Suite". We had the BEST service with our room staff and dinner waiters. Very clean ship and food was excellent.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Dec 7th, 2018

Dec 1-8, 2018 Great ports! The ship, Carnival Freedom, seems to be an older ship. You can only get something to drink, like juice coffee or water, on deck 9 in the buffet area. The buffet lines went fast and the food was good. Not much to choose from on the free room service menu. We were on deck 6, which means the casino was right under us on deck 5. We could hear the band playing at night and on our last night was very loud. We would only stay on 7 next time. The buffet is on deck 9, so you wouldn't want to be under that either. The crew was very nice and kind. This was our third time cruising and they came in 3rd place for us. Our 7 yr old didn't really care much for the ocean camp, he went a couple of times and didn't stay long. The beds were very comfy and the room was clean except for the floor from the previous guest. The pool is small and the waterslide hurt my son's back from the edges of each section. There are alot of bars on this ship and the casino was extremely smokey. You have to go through the casino to get to certain areas of the ship and it was awful. My rating is not high for this ship, unfortunately.

Birthday/Anniversary Cruise

Dec 7th, 2018

It was a great experience,for it to be my first time on a cruise. Even though we didn’t get to go the the last port because of a storm so the boat couldn’t dock. We had to go to the other side.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Woo Hoo

Dec 4th, 2018

Malcolm Woo-Hoo Burns is a phenomenal cruise director...follow him, not a ship or destination!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Amazing first time

Dec 3rd, 2018

It was my first time , my daughter insisted I go after the death of my husband of 46 year, other than the bad fall out on the pool deck I did enjoy it .

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Dec 3rd, 2018

We had a group of 14 traveling! Emma our CD was a sunburst of energy and very fun! We enjoyed this ship so much. Summy in the chic dining area was the best! He was so much fun! I’ll always ask for him when I go on this ship.

Wonderful experience beginning to end.

Dec 3rd, 2018

Enjoyed all the ships amenities. They were fantastic. The only complaints I would have were most of the coffee urns didn't keep coffee hot, lukewarm at best. Also, free beverages were only available on deck 9, Lido deck. Would be nice and more accommodating if they could also be on other decks. Deck 5 casino area too much smoke to breathe in and very unpleasant to sit and relax listening to musicians play in same area. Also too much emphasis on viewing and purchasing diamonds in ships store.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Wonderful cruise on the Freedom

Dec 3rd, 2018

Very nice ship to sail on. Food was really good. Workers kept the ship immaculate and clean! Lots of entertainment. Loved the movies on the deck

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Great trip! Great crew!

Dec 2nd, 2018

We had a great time the entire cruise. We didn't leave the ship in Jamaica, but the time spent relaxing onboard the ship was wonderful!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

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