Carnival Freedom

carnival-freedom-300The Carnival Freedom began sailing year-round from Galveston in February of 2015. The ship had an extensive make-over prior to arrival in Galveston, taking on Carnival Cruise Lines’ Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements. The renovations included the addition of new dining venues, several new bars, Harboro, The Game Show, new entertainment, a Camp Ocean program for kids, Dr. Seuss Bookville, and The Warehouse family-friendly entertainment center.

Some Carnival Freedom ship facts:
Inaugural cruise in: 2007
Maximum number of passengers: 2974
Number of pools: 4
Number of bars and lounges: 18

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Dining options on the Carnival Freedom are plentiful. Places to eat include the main dining room, the Lido restaurant with multiple food station options, a steakhouse, Pizza Pirate, a special brunch on sea days, the Carnival Deli, Breakfast Grill, Comfort Kitchen, and new additions the BlueIguana Cantina and Guy’s Burger Joint. Plus there’s always the option of having free room service delivered to your cabin.

Cruisers can choose from a cabin types that range from interior rooms to luxurious suites. For the budget-minded cruiser who still wants some daylight in their cabin, porthole rooms are a nice interior cabin option. There are also interior picture window cabins that look out on the observation deck. For cruisers who enjoy having a great view, the Scenic Ocean View staterooms, with floor to ceiling windows, are a good pick. Balcony staterooms that allow you to sit out on your own private outdoor space. Premium balcony staterooms have more interior space and a larger balcony. And if you really want room to spread out, suites are the way to go. Junior suites include a walk-in closet and whirlpool tub. Grand Suites and Ocean Suites are the largest and have big balconies.

There are enough onboard activities aboard the Carnival Freedom to keep cruisers of any age busy and entertained.  You can watch “Dive In” movies on the large outdoor screen above the pool, or take in an elaborate stage show in the ship’s theater.  The Punchliner Comedy Club is the place to go for a good laugh. For the adults, there’s a variety of bars and lounges,  a casino, and the adults-only serenity retreat. For the kids, there’s the Seuss at Sea program. the Circle C teens club, and Camp Ocean for the children age 2 – 11. And everyone will enjoy the twister waterslide, mini golf, trivia games, and hanging out by the pool.

The Carnival Freedom sails 4, 5, and 7-day Caribbean cruises from Galveston.