Hello, I cruised on Freedom last June. I have been on several other RCCL ships, in different classes. I love the big ships, the bigger the better. She has been my favorite ship so far. There were by far, much more variety of activities to do. The ship is beautiful, very classy I thought. Is it better than Carnival? That is a subjective question. I met people who said RCCL "sucked", and they were going to stick with Carnival. I guess it depends to, on what kind of cruiser you are. I like alot of action and activities on the ships. Either way it beats work!
I don't think you would be disappointed with Freedom, if you sailed on her. Just my thoughts.