Cruise Ship Profiles

Ship specifications, photos, itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, notable rooms, activities, children's areas, deck plan, enhancements, incidents, accidents and more.

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CDC Ratings

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2009 Rating 100 (May)
2009 Rating 100 (Nov)
2010 Rating 100 (May)
2010 Rating 90 (Oct)
2011 Rating 100 (Jul)
2012 Rating 100 (Feb)
2012 Rating 100 (Jul)
2012 Rating 98 (Dec)
2013 Rating 100 (April)
2014 Rating 94 (May)
2014 Rating 98 (Nov)

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Carnival Freedom News

Carnival Freedom to Homeport from Galveston in 2015

posted April 22, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines will add a third year-round ship in Galveston when Carnival Freedom launches a seven-day cruise schedule in February 2015, marking the first time that a cruise line has deployed three year-round ships in Texas. Read more...

New Ocean-Themed Children's Program for Carnival Cruise Lines

posted April 20, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. Read more...

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Carnival Offers Shore Excursion Guarantee

posted January 15, 2014

Carnival is guaranteeing the lowest prices on over 1,100 shore excursions. In the event passengers find a shore excursion from another tour operator booked before or during their cruise can fill out a claim form for a 110 percent shipboard credit. Read more...

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Itinerary

Leaves from Fort Lauderdale, FL with, 5-, 6-, 7- & 8-day eastern and western Caribbean itineraries.

5-day Eastern Caribbean: Nassau, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos ; Day at Sea;

6-day Western Caribbean: Key West, Florida; Day at Sea; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Day at Sea

7-day Western Caribbean: Day at Sea; Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Honduras; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Day at Sea

8-day Eastern Caribbean: Various Itineraries include ports of call at:  St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; Antigua, Antigua; Tortola, British V.I.; Day at Sea; Nassau, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Maarten and OR  St. Thomas, La Romana, Dominican Republic; Curacao and Aruba

See www.carnival.com for specific itineraries.

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Deck Plan

Sky Deck

Pool slide entrance, Serenity adults only sun deck

Sun Deck

Camp Carnival, Serenity adults only lounge, 9-hole mini golf

Spa Deck

Jogging track, Sports deck, Gym, Spa Carnival, Steam room, Sauna, Fitness Center, Balcony Staterooms

Panorama Deck

Sliding Sky Dome, Sun King Restaurant, Carnival Seaside Theater, Stressless Pool, Twister Waterslide, Passenger staterooms

Lido Deck

Endless Aft Pool & Bar, The Sun Pool, Freedom Lido Restaurant, Mongolian Wok, Timeless Main Pool & Bar, Passenger Staterooms

Verandah Deck

Passenger staterooms

Empress Deck

Passenger staterooms

Upper Deck

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck

International Aft Lounge, Swingtime Jazz Club, Scott's Piano Bar, Bar Nouveau Wine Bar, 70's Dance Club, The Centuries Promenade, Viennese Café, Centuries Bar, Babylon Casino, Cherry on Top, The Player's Sports Bar, the Fun Shops Club O2, Video Arcade, Taste Bar, Victoriana Main Show Lounge

Atlantic Deck

The Posh Restaurant, Habana Bar, Millennium Atrium, Web Internet Cafe, Chic Restaurant, Circle "C," Photo Gallery, Monticello Library, Victoriana Main Show Lounge

Lobby Deck

The Posh Restaurant, Chic Restaurant, Chic Card Room, Millennium Lobby & Bar, Victoriana Main Show Lounge

Main Deck

Passenger staterooms

Riviera Deck

Passenger staterooms

Kids Programs

Camp Ocean (kids 2-11)

 

Camp Ocean Age Groups:

Penguins - 2-5 yrs.

Stingrays - 6-8 yrs.

Sharks - 9-11 yrs.

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

Bookville

Family reading venue – part of the recently launched Seuss at Sea program in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

Other Seuss at Sea activities include the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends, an interactive reading event called Seuss-a-palooza Story Time, and the Seuss-a-palooza Character Parade along the ship’s promenade.

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Carnival Freedom

carnival freedom

Carnival Freedom underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar makeover in May, 2014, as part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative.

In addition to the new features listed below, Carnival Freedom offers the Seaside Theater,  the Twister Waterslide,  a 9-hole mini-golf course, the adult's only Serenity retreat and the Chef's Table.

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
Carnival Ships Smoking Areas (PDF)  

 

Specifications

Ship Class: Freedom

Launched: 2007

Refurbished: May 2014

GRT: 110,000

Length: 952 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 22 Knots

Passengers: 2970

Accommodations

Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 185 Sq. ft.
Outside 185 Sq. ft.
Balcony 225 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 360 - 415 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper Pullman or sofa bed. Some interior rooms include two portholes or picture windows.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom. Deluxe staterooms are perfect for families with space to fit up to five cruisers, a full bathroom and separate wash area.

Balcony

Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. The Premium Vista Balcony rooms wrap around the aft portion of the ship for maximum sea views.

Suites

All suites come with VIP check-in and extra features like walk-in closets and balcony views.

The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity. Ocean Suites include a large balcony and picturesque windows.

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Guy’s Burger Joint

A free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh hand-cut fries in an atmosphere that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture

BlueIguana Cantina

A complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic, freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas that can be personalized with a variety of salsas and toppings

Posh and Chic Dining Room

Eat early, late, or whenever you like. Your time dining available. Menu includes a variety of enticing entrees, appealing appetizers and delectable desserts, with special options for vegetarians, kids, and anyone looking for options low in fat, sodium or cholesterol.

Freedom Restaurant

Eat whatever you like, whenever you like at the Freedom Restaurant on the Lido deck. Stroll around the buffet and explore many international cuisines and made-to-order options.

Viennese Cafe

Offering complimentary coffee and pastries throughout the day.

Mongolian Wok

Create your own version of Asian cuisine with the chefs preparing your dish in Mongolian Woks right in front of you.

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Sun King Steakhouse ($)

Manhattan-chic steakhouse menu includes gourmet delicacies and mouth-watering favorites to your specifications. A $35 per person surcharge applies.

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

Notable Rooms

EA SPORTS Bar

A sports and video game lovers’ paradise where guests can catch live sporting events, check out scores on the real-time 24/7 sports ticker, and play the latest EA SPORTS games on a 16-screen video wall

BlueIguana Tequila

Bar, a fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.

Alchemy Bar

A vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” that’s the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique experience with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails. Bar menu

RedFrog Pub

Guests can enjoy the Caribbean’s best rums and beers – including, of course, Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red – while soaking up the distinct British-West-Indies-meets-Key-West ambiance.

RedFrog Rum Bar

Poolside adaptation of the RedFrog Pub offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label draft brew, ThirstyFrog Red.

Hasbro

The Game Show where guests are part of the show through a series of larger-than-life productions and entertainment activities based on the company’s iconic and popular games.

Playlist Productions

Combines live performances and spectacular staging and special effects to create enthralling music revues produced by the top directors and choreographers in the industry.

Cherry on Top

Celebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun fanciful gifts and novelties, custom apparel and more.

The Warehouse

A family-friendly entertainment center where the young – and the young at heart – can play a wide variety of video and arcade games and win tickets that can be redeemed for fun prizes.

Victoria Main Show Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions. Sit forward for interactive activities like bingo, trivia and other games. And sit on the edge of your seat while experiencing action-packed, feature-length 3D movies!

International Lounge

Cabaret-style venue featuring live music, karaoke and comedy shows.

Babylon Casino

Full gaming casino located on Promenade deck midship with blackjack, slots, craps, and bingo.

Swingtime Lounge

Chill out in this modern Jazz club.

70's Dance Club

Dance the night away to today's latest hits in a 1970's themed disco.

Scott's Piano Bar

A venue for live music and sing-alongs located on Atlantic deck.

Bar Nouveau

Savor wines from around the world before or after an evening show at Bar Nouveau Wine Bar.

Seaside Theater

Watch movies, concerts and sporting events.

Outdoor Venues

WaterWorks

An expansive aqua park towering over Verandah Deck. Designed with all-ages appeal, the sprawling, open-air facility includes a 300-foot-long spiral water slide – the longest at sea – along with twin 82-foot-long racing slides and various water spray apparatus.

City Sports Park

Play a 9-hole mini-golf course, run padded jogging track, or pass the time away with volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, or ping pong.

Lido Deck

The Endless pool and bar, and the Sky pool and Bar aft, the perfect place to soak in the sun. 

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night. Panorama deck.

Adults Only Serenity Retreat

The Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and breathtaking sea views.