Dream vs Freedom

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14 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
We have been on Dream twice so I am very familiar with this one. Thinking about changing it up and trying something new. Feedback on Freedom if you got it. Thanks
Tampa Bay
924 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Wow, this is a tough one. We've done Dream twice and Freedom 6 times (pre and post 2.0 upgrades). The Dream seems a little more crowded. I like deck 5 on Dream that you can walk around the entire ship but hate the view from balcony and having to see that deck which sticks out. We really loved the Freedom after the 2.0 upgrades so I have to give the edge to Freedom. Have a great cruise.
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Carnival Carnivale 3/1993
Carnival Liberty (2) 6/2007, 8,2015
Carnival Freedom (6) 11/2009, 10/2011, 8/2012, 2/2013, 2/2014, 10/2014
Carnival Legend 7/2010
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Sunny Georgia
1,488 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Been on both and they are both awesome ships that have their own advantages. I love the outdoor bbq on Dream and our favorite live band. But Freedom does have Guys, Blue Iguana and Red Frog Pub that are all our favorite places Don't think anyone would be disappointed in either one!
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Oct 2009 ~ Carnival Freedom
Oct 2010 ~ Carnival Dream
May 2011 ~ Carnival Elation
Oct 2011 ~ Disney Dream
June 2012 ~ Carnival Fascination
Sept 2012 ~ Carnival Dream
May 2013 ~ Carnival Fantasy
Sept 2013 ~ Carnival Dream
May 2014 ~ Carnival Glory
Sept 2014 ~ Carnival Freedom
May 2015 ~ Carnival Breeze
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South of Atlanta
224 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
We loved both ships and had a great time good crews and great boat
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Past Cruises
Holiday – August 2005
Fantasy - February 2006
Holiday – September 2006
Sensation – March 2007
Celebration September 2007
Carnival Fascination - August 31, 2009
Carnival INSPIRATION - May 3, 2010
Carnival Dream - Feb 25, 2012
Carnival Elation January 7, 2013
Carnival Ecstasy August 17, 2013
Carnival Paradise April 28, 2014
Carnival Freedom Sept 22,2014
Carnival Conquest Sept 26, 2015
Carnival Triumph April 25,2016
Carnival Legend August 30,2016.