Carnival Freedom underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation which added various exciting experiences, such as an expansive WaterWorks aqua park, a new miniature golf course, expanded retail spaces, enhanced dining options including a re-branded Deli and Bonsai Sushi Express, and more.
Part of the line’s US$2 billion ship enhancement program that added popular Fun Ship 2.0 innovations across Carnival's fleet, the new and updated venues were added during a 3-week dry dock which took place in Freeport, The Bahamas. Carnival Freedom's new and enhanced experiences include:
- WaterWorks aqua park with a 203-foot-long AquaTunnel slide and line’s signature 212-foot-long Twister slide as well as a 75-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket and kids' SplashZone area.
- Bonsai Express featuring a mouth-watering variety of rolls, sushi, sashimi, and more.
- Expanded Retail Spaces in a mall-style shopping area with outlets offering watches, fragrances, fine jewelry, and more along with Carnival’s own branded spaces such as the new Carnival Adventures shop.
- A nine-hole Mini-Golf Course relocated to Deck 11.
- Re-Branded Deli on Deck 9 offering piled-high sandwiches, traditional sides, and paninis.
These complement the array of popular experiences on onboard Freedom, such as Guy’s Burger Joint created by Food Network star Guy Fieri, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, and favorites like Punchliner Comedy Club, a classic American steakhouse, the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub, and cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar.
Family-friendly options include Seuss at Sea that includes the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in The Hat and Friends as well as the all-ages reading venue named Dr. Seuss Bookville, along with supervised programming for kids aged 2-17.
After the drydock, Carnival's Freedom liner resumed its year-round schedule of 6-7-day Caribbean voyages from homeport Galveston TX.