The Carnival Freedom only made her maiden voyage a short eight years ago in March of 2007. However, that didn’t stop Carnival Cruise Lines from bringing her in to do some updates. Most of the updates that have been made to the ship are relatively minor, but there are a few that discerning guests will notice. Mostly, the Carnival Freedom got a new coat of paint so that she can continue to be one of the best ships in Carnival’s line.
As far as the big changes go, kids are sure to notice that the Freedom has been Seussified. We’ll be showing you a few examples of this on the list. For the older set, there’s also a new sports bar on board that’s themed after EA Sports. The slate of shows that you can check out in the theater has gotten a makeover too, and now they feature some really amazing and high-quality production values.
If you’re already a fan of the Carnival Freedom, don’t worry! They haven’t upset the applecart with the updates. They’ve just modernized the ship a bit, and they’ve added some of the things that Carnival fans have come to expect from the line. Some might say that they’ve simply put the Cherry On Top (#19) on an already amazing ship.
1. Cool Boat
At maximum capacity, the incredibly fun Carnival Freedom is capable of carrying just under 3000 passengers and 1,150 crewmembers.
2. New for Kids
Dr. Seuss’ Bookville is a perfect place to take the kids when you’re going to go check out the Carnival Freedom’s refurbishments.
3. Grab a Burger
Fans of Guy Fieri will love checking out his Guy’s Burger Bar, which is now serving up delicious burgers on board the Carnival Freedom.
4. Classics Still There
If you’re worrying that the Carnival Freedom’s awesome waterslide disappeared during the refurbishment, then don’t. It’s still there.
5. Get in the Game
The Carnival Freedom added several new bars when it was refurbished, a sports bar themed after EA sports being one of them.
If sports bars aren’t your thing, then perhaps you’ll enjoy a rum-filled cocktail at the RedFrog Rum Bar.
7. Which Goes Along With…
Of course, too much rum can be… Well, too much! So maybe you’d prefer to grab some suds at the RedFrog Pub, which is no standard on most Carnival ships.
Traditional cruise fare can get a little boring, so why not enjoy some Mexican fare at the Blue Iguana Cantina?
9. Be in the Show
If you’ve ever wanted to be in a game show, you can fulfill your wish by participating in Hasbro: The Game Show.
10. Outside Viewing
Like other Carnival ships, the Carnival Freedom now boasts a stunning LED screen in the Seaside Theater.
11. Craft Cocktails
People are very discerning with respect to their cocktails these days! The Alchemy Bar serves up what they’re after.
12. Center Yourself
For adults who need a little time away from all the hustle and bustle, there’s the Serenity area.
For more cerebral entertainment, you can head to the Lido deck and play giant chess.
14. Atrium Facelift
Not that the atrium looked bag before, but the Millennium Atrium looks great now with a fresh coat of paint!
15. Glass Elevators
And, as with other Carnival ships, the glass elevators are there to ferry passengers to where they need to go.
16. Sports Area
As always, if you want to stay active aboard the Carnival Freedom, there are plenty of options to do so.
17. Fitness Center
With the refurbishment, the Fitness Center, which is a part of the spa, got some upgraded equipment!
18. Easier Time
Of course, you can always cross of “outdoor activities” on your checklist by playing a round of mini golf.
19. Sweet Tooth
Those with a taste for sweets will be happy to find that the ship is home to it’s own Cherry On Top.
20. More for Kids
If you’re looking to find something for the young ones today, why not take them to Camp Ocean, which is new to the ship.
21. Outdoor Play Area
The kids aren’t kept inside at Camp Ocean, because there’s a great outdoor play area for them!
22. Sam I Am
If you want to bring the world of Dr. Suess alive for your children, then be sure to take them to the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast.
23. Dr. Seuss Parade
There’s more opportunities to get up close with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters too, especially if you check out the Seuss-A-Palooza Parade!
24. A Show For Adults
Passengers for looking for adult-themed entertainment will love the comedians at The Punchliner.
25. A Show For Teens
Travelling with a few teens? They’ll love the chance to mingle with other teens and to play some video games at Club O2.
26. Go Back In Time
One of the new shows that’s featured aboard the Carnival Freedom is the 80s Pop to the Max show.
27. Go Further Back…
If the 80s remain a decade that you’d like to forget, then why not check out the Heart of Soul show instead?
28. The Same Ship Even Better
Of course, you’ll still find all of the other things you expect from the Carnival Freedom. So why not book passage to check out the new stuff and to enjoy all the old stuff?