Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship: Expert Reviews & Passport Information

Carnival Freedom Overview

Length Overall 948 Feet(289 meters)
Under Flag of Panama
Built By Fincantieri
Width (Beam) 125 feet(38 meters)
Tonnage 110320 Gross Ton
Year Built 2007
The cost to Build at Time $500,000,000
Owner and/or Operated by Carnival Corporation & PLC
Speed in Knots/mph 22 knots, 25 mph
Number of Passengers 2984 – 3581
Number of Crew 1150
Decks 13
Decks with Cabins 8
Last Refurbishment 2014

The name “Freedom” takes on a different meaning when it comes to this Carnival cruise ship. Carnival Freedom gives its guests the ability to travel through time by focusing on a time travel theme. The rooms depicting everything from ancient Babylon to the 19th-century Victorian era and even the 1970s disco period aboard this luxury cruise ship.

Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship

The ship contains an extraordinary 22 bars and lounges. Each themed for different eras. These include a 1950s sports bar, complete with vintage memorabilia, and a 1940s-style Habana Cigar Bar. Studio 70 Dance Club puts a focus on the heydays of Disco, with its black walls and disco balls. While a piano and jazz bar display a classic 1930s look.


One of the largest perks to the Freedom cruise ship is the family-friendly environment. Allowing you to book a cruise for the whole family with no worry. The ship contains four swimming pools, one of which is surrounded by a pair of ginormous hot tubs. For those looking to be a little more active in their fun-seeking, a three-deck-high water slide twists and turns for over 213 feet.

The Children’s World playroom encompasses a 4,200 square-foot entertainment complex equip with an arts-and-crafts station, video wall, computer lab, PlayStation games, and lots of toys for younger children. Tweens have their own entertainment area, as do teens. This area features a soda bar and dance floor, as well as a huge video game arcade with air-hockey tables.

Departure  Location

The ship departs from Galveston, Texas, and sails to the Carribean or the Panama Canal. Cruise lengths vary from 6-9 days to 10 plus days depending on the route chosen. Prices range from $400-$600 per person for shorter cruises, with longer cruises costing between $1400-$1600. The Carnival Freedom ties in everything you look for aboard a family cruise: luxury, affordability, and family-entertainment, so book your cruise now.