Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom current position

Carnival Freedom current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 27.11741 N / -79.48730 W) cruising at speed of 10.9 kn (20 kph/ 13 mph) en route to FREEPORT. The AIS position was reported 24 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Carnival Freedom

Year built2007  /  Age: 13
Flag state Panama
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassConquest
Building costUSD 500 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)289 m / 948 ft
Beam (width)38 m / 125 ft
Gross Tonnage110320 gt
Passengers2984 - 3581
Crew1150
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks13
Cabins1492
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2019-2021
Sister-shipsCarnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Valor
Christened byKathy Ireland
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Carnival Freedom Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $409
2021 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $419
2021 Mar 07 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $499
2021 Mar 13 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Galveston $859
2021 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $469
2021 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $449
2021 Apr 04 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $409
2021 Apr 10 17 days, one-way from Galveston to Seattle Galveston $849
2021 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $569
2021 May 04 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $559
2021 May 11 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $569
2021 May 18 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $569
2021 May 25 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $659
2021 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $749
2021 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $749
2021 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $759
2021 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $819
2021 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $809
2021 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $819
2021 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $829
2021 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $819
2021 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $819
2021 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $769
2021 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $699
2021 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $679
2021 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $659
2021 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $649
2021 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $649
2021 Sep 14 8 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $799
2021 Sep 22 17 days, one-way from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale Seattle $939
2021 Oct 09 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $559
2021 Oct 17 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $324
2021 Oct 23 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $569
2021 Oct 31 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $319
2021 Nov 14 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $319
2021 Nov 20 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $639
2021 Nov 28 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $309
2021 Dec 04 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2021 Dec 12 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $329
2021 Dec 18 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $859
2021 Dec 26 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $729
2022 Jan 01 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2022 Jan 09 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $329
2022 Jan 15 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $559
2022 Jan 23 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $329
2022 Jan 29 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $489
2022 Feb 06 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $349
2022 Feb 12 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $609
2022 Feb 20 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $399
2022 Feb 26 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $509
2022 Mar 06 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $479
2022 Mar 12 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2022 Mar 20 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $459
2022 Mar 26 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $569
2022 Apr 03 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $439
2022 Apr 09 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $609
2022 Apr 17 16 days, one-way from Miami to Seattle Miami $1039
2022 May 03 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $639
2022 May 10 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $649
2022 May 17 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $679
2022 May 24 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $749
2022 May 31 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $829
2022 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $839
2022 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $859
2022 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $859
2022 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $899
2022 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $929
2022 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $909
2022 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $909
2022 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $899
2022 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $839
2022 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $789
2022 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $759
2022 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $749
2022 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $719
2022 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $709
2022 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $709
2022 Sep 20 16 days, one-way from Seattle to Miami Seattle $1019
2022 Oct 06 2 days, round-trip The Bahamas Miami $129
2022 Oct 08 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $549
2022 Oct 16 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $329
2022 Oct 22 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $579
2022 Oct 30 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $329
2022 Nov 05 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $549
2022 Nov 13 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $329
2022 Nov 19 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $639
2022 Nov 27 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $329
2022 Dec 03 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $499
2022 Dec 11 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $329
2022 Dec 17 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $379
2022 Dec 23 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $889
2022 Dec 31 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $829
2023 Jan 08 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $339
2023 Jan 14 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $559
2023 Jan 22 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $339
2023 Jan 28 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $499
2023 Feb 05 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $359
2023 Feb 11 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $619
2023 Feb 19 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $409
2023 Feb 25 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $519
2023 Mar 05 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $459
2023 Mar 11 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $659
2023 Mar 19 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $469
2023 Mar 25 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $579
2023 Apr 02 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $499
2023 Apr 08 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $659

Carnival Freedom Review

Review of Carnival Freedom

Launched in 2007, Carnival Freedom is the last in a series of five Carnival Conquest-class cruise ships, together with Conquest, Glory, Valor, and Liberty.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Freedom cruise ship

The 110,320-ton, 2,974-passenger cruise ship Carnival Freedom was last refurbished in 2014 for a total of USD 70 million. Freedom's main architecture is a standard sandwich with most public rooms on Decks three through five; most fitness, spa and casual dining rooms on Deck 9 and above; and most cruisers cabins in among or below the public room decks. This main design has been a pattern for Carnival new-build construction since the introduction of Carnival Destiny in 1996.

There have been made few changes and enhancements in attributes and conveniences since the class was pushed in 2002, most especially, the addition of Seaside Theater (huge outdoor screen above swimming pool on Lido Deck). However, the Carnival ship Freedom suffers from the same cruisers-flow bugaboos as do the other vessels in this class. It is impossible to get from the Posh Dining Room (aft end of the liner) to the Victoriana Lounge (basic showroom) all the way forward without having to climb or descend 1 or 2 decks. And even then, one has to pass either go through the other dining room or the cigar bar.

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Freedom itinerary program is based on departures from Galveston TX with 7-day roundtrip cruises to Eastern and Western Caribbean. Feature port destinations include Nassau, Key West, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan.

Starting April 27, 2021, Carnival Freedom cruises in Alaska leaving on roundtrips from homeport Seattle WA. The 7-day "Glacier Route" itinerary visits SkagwayJuneauKetchikanVictoria (BC Canada)Tracy Arm Fjord (scenic cruising). The ship also offers one 8-day itinerary to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Victoria BC, Tracy Arm Fjord. Freedom's Seattle departures are on Tuesdays.

In 2021, in Alaska Carnival Freedom joins Carnival Miracle cruising on roundtrips from San Francisco (California) (10-11-day itineraries). After Alaska, Freedom will be relocated from Seattle to homeport Fort Lauderdale Florida with a 17-day Panama Canal repositioning itinerary (September 22, 2021) for 6- and 8-day Eastern and Southern Caribbean roundtrips.

Cabins

Carnival Freedom has a total number of 1487 cabins (of which 52 Suites, 504 Balcony rooms) in 31 grades. Carnival Freedom has no family cabins but offers several connecting rooms in a variety of categories. The ship offers 29 accessible cabins in all cabin categories. Most Carnival Conquest staterooms are 185-220-sq.foot insides (577), oceanview (340) and balcony (504, with verandas of 52-75 sq.feet). There are also a total of 52 suites, measuring between 275-500 sq.feet. The three types of suites are Captain's Suites, Grand Suites, and Ocean Suites. Suite passengers receive priority embarkation and debarkation, VIP check-in, and a deluxe bathroom.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Two formal restaurants onboard Carnival Freedom serve open seating breakfast and lunch. Dinner is served in an open seating option or two assigned seatings. The casual Lido buffet offers a number of food stations with a variety of choices, including a salad bar, deli, dessert station, daily regional cuisines. The ship also boasts an upscale supper club which assesses a cover charge and requires reservations. You'll also find outdoor poolside grills, specialty coffee bar, complimentary sushi bar, pizzeria and 24-hour room service that provides a limited selection of items.

Carnival Freedom cruise ship

Onboard dining has remained mainly free of charge onboard Carnival Freedom. Apart from the main dining room and the buffet, there are burritos and burgers with enough toppings to experience something different every day of your voyage. Even the buffet themed counters seem like tiny, specialized eateries. 

Follows the complete list of Carnival Freedom restaurants and food bars.

  • Chic Restaurant (744-seat forward Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings and “Your Time Dining”; offers “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfast for $5)
  • The Posh Restaurant (1122-seat aft Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings and open seating for Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Freedom Lido Buffet Restaurant (1396-seat, self-service buffet restaurant with various food stations; operates as a bistro in the evenings)
  • Sun King Steakhouse (108-seat, reservations only specialty restaurant for steaks and seafood, with dance floor and live music)
  • Carnival Deli (complimentary) offers hot/cold sandwiches, side dishes, paninis, and has a draft beer dispenser (for ThirstyFrog Red and Bud Light).
  • (refurb 2019) Bonsai Sushi Express (Deck 9 starboard) is a new outdoor food bar offering a variety of rolls, sushi, sashimi.
  • Meiji Sushi (sushi bar, complimentary)
  • Bluelguana Cantina (complimentary fast food Mexican bar - burritos, tacos)
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (complimentary fast food bar by Guy Fieri).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

In 2012 Conquest-class ships first received the newly branded Carnival bars and comedy club. Deck parties are a staple highlighted by new musical performances and poolside bars. Carnival Freedom boasts 22 bars and lounges, giant disco, as well as a piano bar, sports bar, wood-paneled lounge with leather chairs and smoking section. The three-level theater is the special venue for Vegas-style productions accompanied by live orchestras.

Carnival Freedom cruise ship

Freedom is the first Carnival ship with Camp Ocean, which replaced Camp Carnival as children's program. Carnival Freedom is also the first ship to feature Bookville, a play space and reading room that anchors Seuss at Sea onboard experience. She's also the first ship to boast 4 full PlayList Productions shows at 30 minutes each, rotating throughout the cruise. A number of other Carnival branded experiences enhance onboard life. EA Sports Bar offers action on every wall with video games, sports games, and sports memorabilia. "Hasbro, the Game Show" plays the board games everyone knows out on the stage together with members of the audience. Apart from the "commercial breaks" showcasing Hasbro advertisements, the action is infectious.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Freedom lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Victoriana Theatre (1400-seat, 3-level show lounge for grand shows and musical productions; also used for daily trivia game shows, movies, bingo sessions).
  • Freedom Atrium The Millennium Lobby (9-deck high open floor area with Millennium Lobby Bar for live performances)
  • Chic Card Room; Art Room Gallery; The Dynasty Conference Room
  • The Fun Shops (offer “Bon Voyage” items, duty-free liquor, jewelry, fashion boutiques, souvenirs, logo items), Carnival Adventures Shop (refurb 2019)
  • Cherry on Top (candy shop)
  • Club O2 (teens' club lounge for video games, movies, karaoke, and themed parties)
  • Players’ Bar (55-seat sports bar); Nouveau Bar (30-seat wine bar); Alchemy Bar; Scott’s Bar (100-seat piano bar); Swingtime Bar (88-seat jazz bar); Habana Bar (147-seat cigar bar with live music and a faux fireplace)
  • Babylon Casino (484-seat, served by Centuries Bar); Centuries Promenade Bar (23-seat)
  • Viennese Cafe (specialty coffee bar)
  • Video Games Arcade
  • 70’s Disco and Nightclub (211-seat)
  • International Lounge (425-seat, with dance floor; hosts Punchliner Comedy Club)
  • Blue Iguana Tequila Bar (Mexican beer, tequila, margaritas)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (Caribbean rums selection, ThirstyFrog Red draught beer, burgers, and fries)
  • Spa Carnival complex (with steam rooms, saunas, massage room, Spa Pool, Beauty Salon, and Gymnasium)
  • Sports Deck (multi-sports court, Tennis Tables, Shuffleboard)
  • 9-hole Mini-Golf Course, Jogging Track
  • Circle C (kids' club lounge, complimentary)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Timeless Pool area (with 2 Timeless Bars, 2 Grille Bars, and 2 Whirlpools).
  • Endless Pool area (with SkyDome glass roof; two Whirlpools are served by Endless Bar, Grille and Pizzeria)
  • (refurb 2019) WaterWorks aqua park (Deck 10) features a 62-m / 203-ft long AquaTunnel (waterslide), Carnival’s signature 65-m / 212-ft long Twister slide, a 75-gallon / 285-liter PowerDrencher (tipping bucket) and the kids-only SplashZone.
  • Carnival Seaside Theatre (poolside LED screen / outdoor cinema)
  • Serenity (adult-only sundeck with Serenity Bar, two Whirlpools, padded lounges)
  • Camp Ocean (kids' club lounge hosting complementary programs with supervised activities, an outdoor playground). Camp Carnival's wading/paddling pool for kids is no longer available.

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Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2014. Freedom is the first Carnival ship with reservations-only/specialty restaurant (Sun King Steakhouse) and the adults-only "Serenity" (resort deck area). Freedom is also Carnival's last Conquest-class liner, with sisterships Conquest, Glory, Liberty, Valor. The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on March 5, 2007 (Mediterranean itinerary from Rome-Civitavecchia).

Carnival Freedom refurbishment 2019 review

Ship's 2019 drydock refurbishment (February 14 - March 8, done at Grand Bahamas Shipyard in Freeport Bahamas) resulted in the following deckplan changes:

  • WaterWorks aqua park (Deck 10) replaced the Stressless Pool area (with waterslide). The new aquapark features a 62-m / 203-ft long AquaTunnel (waterslide), Carnival’s signature 65-m / 212-ft long Twister slide, a 75-gallon / 285-liter PowerDrencher (tipping bucket) and the kids-only SplashZone.
  • Bonsai Sushi Express (Deck 9 starboard) is a new outdoor food bar offering a variety of rolls, sushi, sashimi.
  • The Deli (Deck 9 portside / outdoor food bar) now offers an expanded menu with sandwiches, traditional side dishes, paninis.
  • Retail shopping areas (Promenade Deck 5) were expanded and redesigned (as mall-style space) with outlets selling watches, perfumes, jewelry, Carnival-branded merchandise (including at the new Carnival Adventures Shop / next to the Internet Cafe / midship-starboard).
  • The 9-hole Mini-Golf Course was relocated from Deck 12 to Deck 11.
 

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