The Carnival Freedom is a very popular ship with first-time cruise passengers. The ship is the last in Carnival's Conquest line of ships. She offers cruises in Europe, as well as the Western Caribbean. The ship's decor theme is in keeping with the name of freedom. The overall passenger mix is mostly older and middle-aged passengers. Several have traveled to locations in Europe previously.
- 5 restaurants with great choices
- Several entertainment options and casino
- Spacious, colorful cabins
- 4 pools to choose from
- Lots of kids' activities
The Chic and Posh dining rooms are the ship's main restaurants for dinner that offer two different seatings. They're two-level, so most diners won't feel crowded. Some of the selections include multi-course tasting menus, Continental food, and fusion dishes. Menu selections for people with special dietary needs are available. The Sun King Supper Club offers a good upscale option with large porterhouse steaks served, as well as good seafood and wines.
The Freedom Restaurant is a 2-story buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and casual dinners. Buffet offerings have a variety of choices that include omelets, pizza, Asian stir fry, and deli sandwiches. Outdoor seating is available at the Freedom. Another casual option is the Fish & Chips Cafe. They serve British-style fish and chips, shellfish, fried oyster sandwiches, and French-style fish stew. Other options include sushi or tapas at the Meiji Sushi Bar, coffee and pastries at the Vienna Cafe, free 24-hour room service, and free ice cream and yogurt.
Entertainment and Nightlife
There are several nightly entertainment options. Victoriana Lounge is the ship's main show lounge, offering live stage shows. All passengers have access to the dance floor at the Sun King Supper Club. The 70's Dance Club is a disco-style nightclub. Scott's Piano Bar features a revolving piano. The Habana Bar is a hangout for cigar enthusiasts.
Several other options are available all day. The Seaside Theater on the Lido deck lets passengers watch movies out in the open. An Internet Cafe is on the ship, as well as wireless access. The Babylon Casino has table games and slots, with coin-free gambling. During the daytime, many of the lounges host trivia games.
Staterooms of all classes are spacious and colorful. Storage space is good. Features include satellite TV, fridges, mini-bars, stocked toiletry kits, and bath robes.
Several cabins have balconies, and there are also family cabins with connecting rooms. Suites have bathtubs in addition to showers and also have DVD players.
There are four pools to choose from, with two large pools, one shallow pool, and a kids' pool. There are large sunning areas at the pools. There are basketball and volleyball courts, a jogging track, a golf cage, and a mini-golf course.
The Steiner-run spa offers a fully-equipped fitness room with cardio machines and free weights. The spa's treatment rooms offer a variety of facial, massage, and beauty treatments.
A $10 daily gratuity is added to each passenger's account.
Taking the Kids
Activities are offered for ages 2-17. The youngest kids have access to the Camp Carnival playroom, and supervised activities are offered. Group babysitting is available at night, and kids can dine with Camp Carnival staff to give parents a break. teens have their own club, as well as access to special shore excursions.