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Old February 20th, 2009, 02:15 PM
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Hello, please tell me about this ship Carnival Freedom. We are mainly concerned about the decor. Is it as dark and unattractive as some say? How is the lobby area? The rest of the ship's decor? The entertainment, food? Thanks for any info you can give me, we are considering sailing in the fall.
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I am going in 51 days on the Freedom so don't know yet. But decor aside you will have a great time.

My kids were on the Freedom over Christmas and they had the best time.
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I was on the Freedom back in Dec. I liked how it was decorated, and the colors, however it was decorated for Christmas. I would go on this ship at any moments notice.....
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What you will really see in the décor of the Freedom is that its not as bright and overdone as many of the other Carnival ships. I really liked the more elegant look. Key is “More Elegant” look, it’s still a Carnival ship so in relation to true elegance, the décor is still over the top and a lot of color comes into play. Just not as much as the other ships. The lobby area is decorated with lighting fixtures that change colors over time. It was darkened slightly to enhance the effects of the lights but would not be considered to be a dimly lit area.

The cabins look just like the cabins on the other Carnival cruises I’ve taken. Service was as good or better than other ships. The food was better. The Lido restaurant has 2 levels as on most of the larger ships, but there is a Fish and Chips station on the second level that is really good. It serves more than just Fish and Chips so check it out.

It was decorated for Christmas during our cruise but that was just some garland and bulbs on the railings around the lobby and a Christmas tree.

Many people complain that the Carnival ships are too garish, then they tone one down and people start writing that it’s dark. You can still get garish in the 70’s lounge, but otherwise it’s still a very pleasant atmosphere and to me worked better than some of the flashier decors. Then again, I was on a cruise and there was not much that could make me unhappy.
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Default Thanks so much for all your comments.

Thanks for all your input. That puts me at ease now. I've been on the Miracle, Liberty and Glory. Loved all three!!! My favorite was the Miracle and Glory so far. I didn't care for the Liberty's decor, but I loved the Motown and calypso music all over the ship. I always search others thoughts/ideas about ships since we want to try a different one. Thanks again.
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Good afternoon

We are sailing the Freedom this coming Saturday for the 8 day eastern Caribbean itinerary. Does anyone know if any of the ports are tendered? We will be going to San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortolla and Nassau. Thanks for any input.
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San Juan and St. Thomas have piers. I don't know about the others.
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We are sailing the Freedom this coming Saturday for the 8 day eastern Caribbean itinerary. Does anyone know if any of the ports are tendered? We will be going to San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortolla and Nassau. Thanks for any input.
Nassau has *or did have a few years ago* a pier, as does Antigua. Not sure about Tortola.
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