Carnival Cruise Freedom ship layout
Launched in 2007, the Carnival Freedom represents the line’s continued evolution. Weighing in at 110, 000 tons, the ship has space for 2, 974 passengers and 1, 150 crew members, yet the sleek design and spacious public areas keep the ship from feeling crowded. Look for quiet nooks among the busy bars and clubs.
The Carnival Freedom is the fifth and final ship in Carnival’s Conquest class, which debuted with the Carnival Conquest in 2002. Coming so soon after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, all of the ships in this class have patriotic names. As the last ship in the class, the Freedom fixed some layout problems and stands as the pinnacle of its class.
The sweeping Millennium Atrium is located on Deck 3. At eight decks in height, the Atrium serves as the central nexus of the Carnival Freedom. The two lowest decks and Decks 6 through 8 contain the bulk of the cabins. Most interior public spaces are on Decks 3 through 5. Exterior spaces and sports activities are found on Decks 9 through 14, along with a few staterooms and suites.
The Carnival Freedom offers two main dining rooms: the Posh and the Chic. Both are on the Atlantic deck, Deck 4, and serve identical menus. You will be assigned to a dining room based on your cabin location. You may choose early or late traditional seating or Your Time Dining, in which you may arrive at the dining room anytime during dinner hours. Relatively unusual on a cruise ship, the Freedom offers more than 30 tables for two. The two-story Freedom buffet restaurant offers a traditional buffet line alongside carving stations and a variety of quick-service windows. Look for Asian, grill, deli and pizza windows, as well as a Mongolian wok and a fish and chips cafe. For a romantic alternative, the Sun King Supper Club offers upgraded cuisine along with a dance floor and live band. The music volume is low enough to permit conversation, and many diners enjoy a dance between courses. A small per-person fee is charged for dining, although non-diners are welcome to sit at the bar and enjoy the music.
Cabin alternatives on the Carnival Freedom range from 195-square-foot inside cabins with no windows to the roomy 430-square-foot penthouse suite, which offers a walk-in closet and spacious balcony. Sixty percent of outside cabins provide balconies, which vary in size from 35 to 75 square feet. An alternative for families with small children are the family staterooms, on Deck 11, which offer floor-to-ceiling windows instead of balconies.
Entertainment and Activities
Carnival is known for its high-energy lineup of activities, and the Carnival Freedom is no exception. From Broadway-quality theatrical shows to dance lessons and karaoke contests, Carnival keeps the party going from early morning until late night. Live music is especially plentiful on the Freedom with jazz bands, a piano bar, a classical trio and even a swing band holding court in different spaces. The disco and the sprawling casino are generally packed at night, while sports fans and cigar aficionados can be found in their respective bars. Camp Carnival is the line’s fleet-wide kids’ club, offering an endless variety of age-appropriate activities.
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How many passengers doses the Carnival Freedom cruise ship carry.
Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship passenger capacity is 2,974 passengers. The crew-to-passenger ratio is 1 to 2.6. Wow.