Thanksgiving Freedom Cruise 2017...Lots of Pics

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The girls had a blast going down the water slide. There was not much of a line at all so they kept going up while we enjoyed the pool.




Swimming fun the water was a good temperature


Family photo

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Here is how close the pool is to the water slide just right at the end of it


Here is a video of the girls going down the waterslide



I had to take a trip down the water slide as well



Playing around in the pool


After all the trips down the water slide we decided to hit up the hot tub for a bit
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Time to go get some lunch after all that swimming...we decided to split up the oldest and DW were off to the pizza place and we were off to check out buffet and mongolian and meet up at the BBQ place



The little one ended up with some noodles and chicken from the magnolian place in which it was very spicy and nobody seemed to like it. She also wanted an apple and some meat and cheese

DW got some arugala pizza

Of course the oldest enjoyed her cheese pizza
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DW got some bbq but I believe the little one ended up stealing the mac n cheese

I had a guys burger and some shrimp tacos

After all the food it was time for the little one to rest so we headed back to the room
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Loving your review!!! Great pics and so thorough. We'll be on Freedom March 24th....with my parents: "The Meiers" ��
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Originally posted by CruisinCutsie
Loving your review!!! Great pics and so thorough. We'll be on Freedom March 24th....with my parents: "The Meiers" ��
Thanks....that is crazy same last name and spelling don't see that too often
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DW decided to stay back with the little one to rest. I took the oldest to Yahtzee. We showed up right as they were starting due to our trip to Lido deck for root beer floats. Good tip bring a few cans of root beer and then use the ice cream machine. So we got down there and they were about to start. We sat down just to watch when a group asked if the oldest wanted to join as they needed another player. She was super excited because she wanted to roll the dice. They ended up letting her roll every time.

Her team ended up getting winning the yahtzee challenge. It also turned out we ended up making a friend on the cruise that we still talk to after the cruise. It was a very nice woman traveling with her daughter and we ended up seeing them and talking throughout the cruise.

Here is a view looking up in the atrium while I was watching the yahtzee competition
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After Yahtzee it was back to the room to get ready as we had the Cruise Critic meet and mingle before dinner tonight. We were super excited as this was our first one and we knew we had almost 50 people signed up for it. It was held in the piano bar.

They provided some cookies, pastries, juice and water. We got there and there was maybe a total of 15 people and of those 4 of them weren't even cruise critic people they just crashed the party. It was fun visiting with different people as we got to visit more with some that were on cruise critic and we had met at the meet and mingle we did at the begining and would bump into throughout the cruise. Also got to talk with a couple who have done Hawaii and Aalaskian cruises which are both on our bucket list. A member of Carnival stuff typically shows up to these parties and then the person came it was Malcolm....wow how lucky were we the cruise director showed up.

Malcolm talked to everyone about how things were going, talked a little about some of the different ships he had been on and some of the people in the room were on previous cruises with him at other ships. It was a nice little get together a little dissapointing more people didn't show up but we had fun and now it was off to dinner.
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Tonight's dinner menu:



DW started with some Navy Bean soup

We had a few orders of the spring rolls at the table which everyone enjoyed

I also got the flatbread which was very good with shrimp on it
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We had our go to cheese plate with the bread

So the rare find on the menu was incorrect I was looking forward to trying some oysters rockefellar but instead it was brasied rabbit.

This picture kinda gives you overall opinion of the rabbit we were not very impressed

The girls enjoyed the baked ziti...which it was very good I stole a few bites

I had the veal parmesan however I thought it was a little overcooked but otherwise very tasty

I also had the lamb shank which was just ok
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DW went with the steak

Here is the dessert menu:

Before our dessert came we heard the famous words "Showtime" here was looking down to the lower level

It was time for the dancing as this turned out to be one of the girls favorite part of the trip



Video of the dancing
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Tonight's dessert in my opinion is by far the best. The strawberry almond financier is my favorite

I also enjoyed the coconut lime cake but I scrape the coconut off the top first

Guess what the little one had for dessert.........

you thought it was going to be melting cake but she chose to have orange sherbert instead. The oldest tried to order mint chocolate chip ice cream and not sure if they even have that but she ended up getting chocolate ice cream brought to her which she was fine with

Then DW was so happy as tonight was her rhubarb pie...they have very good rhubarb pie on the ship and not many people order it so she got two

Here was a picture of mine with the sauce poured over it
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After dinner we headed to the main lounge for Hasbro Game Night...this was the one night we did sit in the lower level so the girls would have a chance to make it on stage

The kids competition was connect 4 by throwing balls inside the big game. Neither of our girls got picked to go on stage but they did have a great time watching.

Next up was the adults with Simon in which they had to line up a certain color sequence. It was rather comical and the side we were on beat the other side pretty bad.

After the show we headed back to the room. We had our towel animal waiting for us


It was my turn to stay in with the girls as DW went to the love and marriage show. She said the show was not as good as she as seen before but overall it was still funny. The funniest part of it was there was some deaf cruisers and they had an interpreter with them. Malcolm thought it was funny some of the words they had to sign and would continue to say them over and over again. That's it for the night....tomorrow is Nassau and our last port of call.
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Great review so far !! All these food photos are making me hungry ! We have sailed on the freedom 2x , and it’s by far one of my favorite ships . Never knew lasagna was offered at the pizza pirate for late night .


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Originally posted by kmmtravel10
Great review so far !! All these food photos are making me hungry ! We have sailed on the freedom 2x , and it’s by far one of my favorite ships . Never knew lasagna was offered at the pizza pirate for late night .


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Thanks...agree the Freedom is a great ship. You will have to try the lasagna next time you cruise
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Originally posted by cruisewithwife
Thanks...agree the Freedom is a great ship. You will have to try the lasagna next time you cruise


Is this something is that normally offered on all ships ?


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Originally posted by ladiibug
Loving this review. We will be on the Freedom, with the same itinerary in June.
It is a fun itinerary... thanks
Originally posted by kmmtravel10
Is this something is that normally offered on all ships ?


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Originally posted by kmmtravel10
Is this something is that normally offered on all ships ?


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I believe it's on all ships from 11:30-1 I believe is the hours also serve meatball sub and chicken parmesan
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