Review of Carnival Freedom deck 10 (Panorama-Cabins-Waterworks)
Freedom Buffet Restaurant (level 2, Fish & Chips/seafood)
Aqua Park – Stressless Pool area (connected to the Twister Waterslide/entrance location on deck 14; with 1 Whirlpool, fountains, splash pools)
Carnival Seaside Theatre is an outdoor deck area with a huge LED screen (outdoor cinema) for movies, concerts, sports events, stage (for live performances and games).
Sun King Steakhouse (menu, 108 seats, open between 6-9:30 pm) is a premium steakhouse-seafood restaurant at surcharge (reservations recommended). Cover charge fee of $35 pp (adults/kids) includes 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 dessert and gratuity. Steakhouse’s menu has starters (escargots, grilled mushroom, tuna tartare, shrimp cocktail, crab cake, lobster bisque, onion soup), salads (Caesar, spinach/mushrooms, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomato), sides (Baked Potatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms, Creamed Spinach, Steamed Broccoli), entrees (prime-aged beef steaks – 14oz NY strip loin, 18oz rib and 18oz ribeye, 9oz filet mignon, lamb chops, chicken, Maine lobster, fish fillet from the market /itinerary based), desserts (cheesecake, caramelized apples, chocolate sampler, fresh fruits, selections of cheeses, sherbets and ice creams). The Steakhouse also serves beverages (bar prices apply) – fresh coffee/tea, dessert wines and after-dinner drinks. The food is wheeled on a cart to your table for examination. A cooking demonstration offers an hour-long presentation from a team of chefs. Dress code is “Elegant” (jeans permitted). At the steakhouse can also be made reservations (bookings) for the “Chef’s Table” (private dinner package).
Panorama Deck cruise cabins from 1001 to 1067, of which Inside (categories 4H, 4J) and Balcony (categories 8F, 8E).
During refurbishment 2019 was added Carnival WaterWorks (replacing the Stressless Pool area with a waterslide).
Carnival WaterWorks is the ship’s aqua park (open between 10 am – 5 pm) consisting of Splash Zone (fountains, water spray cannons, jets, splash pools), 2 mini racing slides for kids, Twister Waterslide (spiraling tube, 212 ft / 65 m long /entrance on deck 12), AquaTunnel waterslide (203 ft / 62 m long /entrance on deck 12) and PowerDrencher (75-gallon / 285-liter tipping bucket).
To ride the waterslides, passengers must be at least 107 cm / 42 inches tall (no weight restrictions). Minor passengers (kids under 13 yo) need a parents’ permit. Eyeglasses must be affixed with head straps. Not permitted are – not toilet trained kids (also in diapers/swim diapers), multiple riders, flotation devices, swimwear with exposed metal parts (zippers, buckles, rivets, ornamentation), jewelry/accessories, the use of Splash Park areas without adult supervision. The Waterslide entrance is located aft on Sports Deck 12.