Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections


CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 100 (May)
2009 Rating 100 (Nov)
2010 Rating 100 (May)
2010 Rating 90 (Oct)
2011 Rating 100 (Jul)
2012 Rating 100 (Feb)
2012 Rating 100 (Jul)
2012 Rating 98 (Dec)
2013 Rating 100 (April)
2014 Rating 94 (May)
2014 Rating 98 (Nov)
2019 Rating 93 (Feb)
2019 Rating 95 (Nov)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well. CDC Cruise Ship Outbreak Summary


Carnival Freedom sails to the Caribbean from Galveston Texas.

Beginning April 2021, Carnival Freedom with sail Alaska itineraries from Seattle, WA until September when she moves to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for 6- and 8-day Eastern and Southern Caribbean cruises.

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Deck Plan

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Sky Deck 14

Pool slide entrance, Serenity adults only sun deck (forward)

Sun Deck 12

Camp Ocean, Serenity adults only lounge (forward) Sunning area (aft)

Spa Deck 11

Jogging track, Sports deck, mini-golf (aft), Fitness Center, Spa Carnival, Steam room, Sauna, Fitness Center, Balcony Staterooms (forward)

Panorama Deck 10

Sliding Sky Dome, Ol' Fashioned BBQ (aft), Sun King Steakhouse, Seaside Theater, Twister Waterslide (mid), Passenger staterooms (forward)

Lido Deck 9

Endless Aft Pool & Bar, Pizza Pirate, Seafood Shack,  Freedom Lido Restaurant, Deli, Bonsai Sushi, Mongolian Wok (aft), Timeless pool, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Redfrog Rum Bar, Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina (mid), Passenger Staterooms (forward)

Verandah Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Empress Deck 7

Passenger staterooms

Upper Deck 6

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 5

International Aft Lounge, Swingtime Bar, Scott's Piano Bar, Alchemy Bar, 70's Dance Club (aft), The Centuries Promenade, Coffee Shop, The Warehouse, Red Frog Pub, Internet Cafe, Carnival Adventures Café, Centuries Bar, Babylon Casino (mid), Cherry on Top, Skybox Sports Bar, Fun Shops, Victoriana show lounge (forward)

Atlantic Deck 4

The Posh Restaurant, Habana Bar (aft), Club O2, Chic Restaurant (mid) Circle "C," Photo Gallery, Monticello Library, Victoriana show lounge (forward)

Lobby Deck 3

The Posh Restaurant, Decades Atrium (aft), The Chic Restaurant, Art Gallery (mid), Lobby, Guest Services, Internet Cafe, Shore Excursions, Victoriana show lounge (forward)

Main Deck 2

Passenger staterooms

Riviera Deck 1

Passenger staterooms

Deck 0

Medical Center
Location: Deck 0 - forward (below Riviera Deck 1)
Hours: On Call 24/7 | Sea Days (9:00am-12:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm) | Port Days (8:00am-10:00am, 4:00pm-6:00pm)
Equipped to treat minor non-emergency matters at a customary fee ($)
The ship is staffed with two physicians and four nurses.
Equipment: defibrillators, external pacemakers, pulse oxymeters, thrombolytic therapy, electrocardiograph machine and lab equipment.

Kids Areas

Camp Ocean

Carnival unveiled an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program in 2014.  The expanded program for children ages 2-11 highlights the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, will welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 are dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds are “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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Carnival Freedom

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Carnival Freedom underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar makeover in May, 2014, as part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative.

In addition to the new features listed below, Carnival Freedom offers the Seaside Theater,  the Twister Waterslide,  a 9-hole mini-golf course, the adult's only Serenity retreat and the Chef's Table.

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
Carnival Ships Smoking Areas (PDF)  



Ship Class: Freedom

Cost: $500 million

Launched: 2007

Refurbished: March 2019

GRT: 110,000

Length: 952 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 4,075 passenger capacity

Crew: 1,150


Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 185 Sq. ft.
Outside 185 Sq. ft.
Balcony 225 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 360 - 415 Sq. ft. w/veranda


Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper Pullman or sofa bed. Some interior rooms include two portholes or picture windows.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom. Deluxe staterooms are perfect for families with space to fit up to five cruisers, a full bathroom and separate wash area.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. The Premium Vista Balcony rooms wrap around the aft portion of the ship for maximum sea views.


All suites come with VIP check-in and extra features like walk-in closets and balcony views.

The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity. Ocean Suites include a large balcony and picturesque windows.

Self-Service Launderettes

Hours: hours are posted on the laundry room door
2 or 3 washers and 2 or 3 dryers ($) 
1 iron and ironing board
Vending machines dispense small boxes of detergent and water softener ($)
Riviera Deck 1 - midship / across from 1357 and 1359
Main Deck 2 - midship / across from 2365 and 2367
Upper Deck 6 - midship / across from 6385 and 6387
Empress Deck 7 - midship / across from 7337 and 7339
Verandah Deck 8 - midship / across from 8349 and 8351
Lido Deck 9 - midship / across from 9268 and 9270

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Posh and Chic Dining Room

Eat early, late, or whenever you like. Your time dining available. Menu includes a variety of enticing entrees, appealing appetizers and delectable desserts, with special options for vegetarians, kids, and anyone looking for options low in fat, sodium or cholesterol.

Freedom Restaurant

Eat whatever you like, whenever you like at the Freedom Restaurant on the Lido deck. Stroll around the buffet and explore many international cuisines and made-to-order options.

Viennese Cafe

Offering complimentary coffee and pastries throughout the day.

Guy’s Burger Joint

A free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh hand-cut fries in an atmosphere that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture

BlueIguana Cantina

A complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic, freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas that can be personalized with a variety of salsas and toppings.

Pizza Pirate

24-hour pizza by the slice, or have one delivered to you for a fee, anywhere on the ship using the HUB app.

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Seafood Shack ($)

New-England style Seafood venue serving lobster roll, clam chowder and more. Located on Lido deck aft.

Bonsai Sushi Express($)

Sushi restaurant offering a wide variety of Asian-inspired delicacies and serving soups, sakes, and desserts. Prices range from $1 for appetizer portions to $15 for a sushi ship for two.

Sun King Steakhouse ($)

Manhattan-chic steakhouse menu includes gourmet delicacies and mouth-watering favorites to your specifications. A $35 per person surcharge applies.

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

Notable Rooms

SkyBox Sports Bar

A sports and video game lovers’ paradise where guests can catch live sporting events, check out scores on the real-time 24/7 sports ticker, and play the latest EA SPORTS games on a 16-screen video wall

RedFrog Rum Bar

Poolside adaptation of the RedFrog Pub offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label draft brew, ThirstyFrog Red.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

A fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.

Alchemy Bar

A vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” that’s the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique experience with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails. Bar menu

RedFrog Pub

Guests can enjoy the Caribbean’s best rums and beers – including, of course, Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red – while soaking up the distinct British-West-Indies-meets-Key-West ambiance.


The Game Show where guests are part of the show through a series of larger-than-life productions and entertainment activities based on the company’s iconic and popular games.


Family reading venue – part of the recently launched Seuss at Sea program in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

Other Seuss at Sea activities include the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends, an interactive reading event called Seuss-a-palooza Story Time, and the Seuss-a-palooza Character Parade along the ship’s promenade.

Cherry on Top

Celebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun fanciful gifts and novelties, custom apparel and more.

The Warehouse

A family-friendly entertainment center where the young – and the young at heart – can play a wide variety of video and arcade games and win tickets that can be redeemed for fun prizes.

Victoria Main Show Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions. Sit forward for interactive activities like bingo, trivia and other games. And sit on the edge of your seat while experiencing action-packed, feature-length 3D movies!

International Lounge

Cabaret-style venue featuring live music, karaoke and comedy shows.

Babylon Casino

Full gaming casino located on Promenade deck midship with blackjack, slots, craps, and bingo.

Swingtime Bar

Chill out in this modern Jazz club.

70's Night Club

Dance the night away to today's latest hits in a 1970's themed disco.

Scott's Piano Bar

A venue for live music and sing-alongs located on Atlantic deck.

Outdoor Venues


An expansive aqua park towering over Verandah Deck. Designed with all-ages appeal, the sprawling, open-air facility includes a 300-foot-long spiral water slide – the longest at sea – along with twin 82-foot-long racing slides and various water spray apparatus.

City Sports Park

Play a 9-hole mini-golf course, run padded jogging track, or pass the time away with volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, or ping pong.

Lido Deck

The Endless pool and bar, and the Sky pool and Bar aft, the perfect place to soak in the sun. 

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night. Panorama deck.

Adults Only Serenity Retreat

The Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and breathtaking sea views.