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  1. Just wondering if you can ever get a walk up reservation for this restaurant? Or wait to book on the ship? I am just not sure if we will want to go or not. May depend on the dining room menu on a specific night. TIA
  2. Cruiserbarbie

    Carnival Freedom Library

    Is the library open 24/7 or are there set hours? Thanks.
  3. camijo

    Carnival Freedom

    Just booked the Carnival Freedom for room 9200, category 6K. I can't believe I actually snagged that room, got very lucky yesterday. I'm so excited to have this room. Scenic Grand OV. Now I wait until July 2020. 😁
  4. Hey all, I am looking for a recent Carnival Freedom Fun-times. We are sailing out of Galveston on April 27th. Going to Montego Bay Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Thanks so much!!!
  5. Can you tell me the dive in movies for Feb 2, 2019? Thank you!
  6. After a truly amazing NYE cruise on the Freedom, we just booked our next NYE cruise on the Glory. My only gripe about the Freedom was that the "Premium" wifi we paid for was absolutely useless. I spent the money on Premium because we were leaving our three pets with a new dogsitter in our home, one of which just developed an ear infection HOURS before we left, so I needed to be reachable. But no matter what part of the ship we were in, my wifi barely ever worked. And we also paid for the devices to have the Chat feature on Carnival Hub app, and it was almost NEVER working. Very frustrating when you're a big family trying to stay in touch with your kids. My question is - does anyone know if the Wifi on the Glory is any better? Or should we just not expect to have any real wifi on a cruise? I thought paying $120 for the Premium service, plus another $30 in Hub app chat fees, would keep me from being frustrated by a lack of access, but it was the opposite. Thoughts?
  7. According to Carnival's "GoCCL" website (https://help.goccl.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1471) the Carnival Freedom will be in dry dock 2/16/19-3/03/19. Any speculations or information on what they might be doing (other than routine maintenance)? I'm wondering if they are going to add a Water Works similar to the Carnival Glory. What else could be going on?
  8. Going on the Carnival Freedom in 11 days for our first Carnival Journey Cruise (19th Carnival Cruise). We are doing a partial transit through the Panama Canal. I was wondering what time we will start going through the canal and how long it takes before we exit back out? If anyone has done this cruise, would be interested in your answer and thoughts on the experience.
  9. gfh77665

    Triumph to Freedom

    We have sailed 4X on the Triumph in the last 5 years. Wanting to try a 7 day cruise, we booked on the Freedom this time. Can anyone compare the two? Thanks.
  10. highflyingrealtor

    Carnival Freedom - Steamroom?

    Only been on once and I don't recall. Is there a steam room? Off the locker rooms by workout area I would assume? All free? Thanks...
  11. Harleytexascruiser


    I just noticed FTTFwas available for Freedoms December 8 cruise. The current date and time, October 29 at 9:00 pm
  12. highflyingrealtor

    Carnival Freedom this morning 11/10

    Looks like the Freedom needs assistance this morning getting back to port. Damage starboard side aft? Engine trouble? Looked to be under tug all the way in. Anyone know?
  13. Anyone who has been on it lately know if there is one in the Red Frog? Thank you!
  14. Good afternoon, Just got off the Freedom yesterday. Food was great. Better I thought than on the Valor in April. BBQ place had good Mac n Cheese. Coffee on lido sucked (as usual). Buffett and dinner were consistently good. I enjoyed the new port day MDR breakfast. Avocado toast was tasty. Will attach MDR menus.. here it goes.
  15. princess76021

    Freedom muster

    can anyone tell me if the freedom muster is still outdoors?? thank you
  16. I always like to give back and educate others on my experiences when I travel. This cruise was number 2 of 3 for the year of 2018. We cruised the Carnival Breeze on August 5 and this cruise was on the Freedom, leaving Galveston on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and returning October 6, 2018. I would cruise every quarter if I could but have to settle for 2 or 3 times a year. We do other travel, went to Orlando for Spring Break, Vegas in June and had cruises for August, October and November. This cruise was just my husband and I. We cruised for my birthday which was October 2. We planned to leave home at about 9am on Saturday morning and packed everything up the night before. We did not intend to check any bags so we had one bag each, I had a backpack for my laptop because I am taking classes and we had our rolling cooler. Our bags were packed to the rim, we had no room for anything else but we made it. My husband uses a large rolling bag, I use a smaller one and pack my fan, wine and soda in my rolling cooler. We also take a few snacks for the cabin. We really could get by on a lot less and I am getting better at packing. We are both platinum so we also get 3 bags of laundry each, we really should use that to our advantage and pack lighter but haven't mastered it yet. We have a 14 year old son and 27 year old daughter (married and living out of state, so we had to drop him off to my mom’s. My mom was going to stay at our house with him for the week but they didnt plan to come back until Sunday to our house. My sister lives near the port so we planned to pick her up so she could drop us off. We left home at 850am and headed to my moms. It was storming really bad once we hit the freeway and it took us a little longer to get there. From my mom’
  17. Spring Break 2019 it will be myself and my 7 year old son both previous cruisers. Husband will be home working. Help me choose between the Miracle and Freedom. Both are close in price and have the same itinerary (Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay) except the Miracle will have an additional stop in Grand Cayman. Flying in from Indianapolis. Thanks!
  18. Looking at an Xmas cruise out of Galveston. Prices are fairly similar if you factor in I can get tips thrown in on the Vista. They are similarly sized ships, Vista much newer. Any thoughts on these 2 ships? (and any tips for first time Carnival cruisers...we have done DCL, RCCL, Princess & Celebrity and find them more alike than different. We like to have lots of activities on the ship, but are pretty easy going travelers)
  19. picomullet

    Freedom vs Vista

    Which would you chose Freedom or Vista? Been on Freedom before, not Vista.. Itinerary doesn't matter.. So undecided!! Thanks!!
  20. coin or sign and sail? Thanks
  21. We are in the process of planning my son's graduation cruise. We will have our 12 year old daughter, 18 year old son, and his friend. Since this cruise is all about the kids, which ship will have more to do? We took the Freedom 2 months ago with no kids and we loved it but I'm worried it won't have as much to do. Anyone been on both? Pros and cons? TIA!
  22. Arriving at the terminal today we found that all computers were down and all passengers were checked in "manually". They looked us up in the hard copies of the manifests and highlighted our names. They worked their magic and we sailed right on time. Thanks to the workers in Galveston and the Carnival Freedom crew!
  23. Carnival Freedom June 9, 2018 7 Day Cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel Our family had a blast on the Freedom. I traveled with my husband and 22 year old daughter. This was her gift for her senior year of college. We all enjoyed this gift! Embarkation Day We love, love, love Galveston – particularly HotelGalvez. We have stayed here for all sixcruises and just fall in love with it over and over. We drove down two nights early to just enjoythis amazing hotel. On Saturday morningwe were up early and looking at the cruise cams to make sure our Freedom shiphad docked. It was also a crystal clearday (we were fogged in for 2 days in Galveston back in December 2017)! We went down to Miller’s on the Seawall (ourmost favorite restaurant in Galveston) for an unbelievable breakfast and thenwere packed and had our luggage downstairs by 10:15 a.m. for our 10:30 shuttleride (free shuttle and free cruise parking if you stay at Hotel Galvez!). The valet folks loaded us up in the shuttleand we left right on time. We arrived atthe port at 10:35 to see thousands of people still coming off of theircruises. There were two ships in port –we were in Terminal One. After thedriver unloaded our luggage we walked down to luggage drop-off – tipped aporter $10.00 and he took our luggage away. We made sure he knew we were FTTF – and watched him put it in the FTTFarea. We splurged for a suite this yearso we received suite perks as well as FTTF perks. We received priority boarding with our suite,however, they do not get early luggage delivery so we purchased FTTF. There’s something very comforting about ourluggage arriving and getting unpacked. Then I can start to relax and enjoy my vacation! We were checked in and directed to thePriority Seating area for Diamond, Plats and Suite guests in about 10 minutes. They had cookies, lemonade, water andcomfortable seating. At 11:30 on the dotthey came and asked us to line up Plat, Diamond and then Suite passengers. We were led through the mass of peoplewaiting to board. We went straight toour room to find our room keys in the mailbox by our door - 7270. This is our first time to get the keys atour door – it was strange but very smooth. It definitely kept passengers out of the hallways that did not haveearly room entry as they had no way to access their rooms. We dropped our bags and headed to Guys forour traditional first burger. Then wewent to the lido buffet for dessert – followed by our first ice cream cone ofthe trip. Then we began exploring. We had been on the Triumph last summer – the Freedomis very similar to the Triumph – our favorite size ships! Around 12:15 we went back to our room to findone of our pieces of luggage had arrived by our door. We unpacked it and hung out on our balcony towatch for dolphins in the bay. They didnot disappoint – we saw three pods (probably the same one over and over). By 1:30 all of our luggage had arrived. We unpacked and then headed out for moreexploring. The Freedom is a lovely ship but she is showing her age. The ship was clean - always, always someone cleaning and polishing - but she is getting old. Then it wastime for the muster drill. We alwaysdread the muster drill in June. Unlikethe Breeze (Christmas 2016) we had to go outside and stand in the heat by thelife boats. As always – we waited forthe late people to arrive. By 4:00 wewere finished. We headed back up to ourbalcony for sail away. By 4:20 we weremoving to start our amazing seven-day cruise. At 5:00 we started to get ready for dinner – we had Anytime Dining whichbegins at 5:45 (we love to get dinner out of the way so that we can enjoy allof the evening activities without bumping into dinner). If you get in line around 5:30 you are firstin the door and get to request your favorite table (ours is by the window ofcourse). So we headed down to the Chicdining room on level 3 – we get to listen to the entertainment in the atriumwhile we wait – always a nice treat! Wemet Alesia – one of the hostesses on the first night. She was amazing. ALWAYS made us feel welcome!! We were seated at table 112 (right by thewindow – perfect view every night!) and had Robert and his team – Egede andLito. They were fantastic. The first night we requested a cheese plateto be served with bread at the beginning of our meal. From then on our bread basket and cheeseplate arrived within moments of sitting at Table 112 with Robert! So much fun! Dinner took about an hour (quite a bit faster in Anytime Dining - I believe the last time we were in early seating it took about 90 minutes each evening) – delicious (we like the American Table - love having the water carafe right there on the table as we always seem over-thirsty on our cruises). Following dinner we changed and grabbed ourseats on the Lido for Pitch Perfect Three for Dive In Movies. We brought our own popcorn seasoning (theirpopcorn is a bit dry). Following themovie we were pretty exhausted so we called it a night and headed to our roomfor the night! AMAZING first day –everything went very smooth! Day 2 – At Sea – coming soon!!!
  24. was that they had a fantastic time, which is great news for me to hear. Our most recent cruise was only so-so; but today's report is that Anytime Dining dinner averaged 45 mins at dinner with an outstanding wait team; far better to us than a two-hour "experience" which causes us to miss the show!), p.m. turn-down service only was received (twice daily was not offered and these cruisers didn't know to ask), the photo opportunities yielded wonderful memories they purchased, and the steak house had an amazing cheesecake dessert. Raves also about the broccoli-cheddar soup in the MDR. I know I'll get more detail in the coming few days....for now, this was very good news to me. Let the booking of our next Carnival cruise proceed...:D:D