Carnival Freedom Cruise
Carnival Freedom is just that – freedom to enjoy your cruise holiday any way you want to. There’s plenty of fun and games happening onboard as well as lots of intimate spaces where you can get away from it all.
Passengers will find smart bars and lounges offering entertainment to suit all tastes as well as a delicious range of formal and casual dining options. Whatever you like to do, you can do it on Carnival Freedom.
Carnival Freedom Cruise is principally intended to sail the Mediterranean, the 110,000t Panama-registered Freedom is 952ft (290m) long and 116ft (35.5m) wide. It has a 1,150-strong crew, 1,487 cabins and can carry 2,974 passengers at a cruising speed of 21k. Just over 60% of the staterooms offer a sea view and of these, around 60% have balconies.
The Carnival Freedom shares the same basic architecture as all of the lines' new-build constructions since the Destiny entered service in 1996. Based around a conventional sandwich design, decks 3 to 5 house most of the public rooms, surrounded by passenger accommodation up to deck 9. Spa, fitness and casual dining areas are also to be found above these decks.
There are four restaurants onboard. Chic and Posh Dining Rooms are situated mid-ship and aft, respectively, while the two-story Freedom Restaurant, located on the lido deck (deck 9), offers buffet breakfasts and lunches as well as casual dining.
The Sun King Supper Club – named after the eponymous Louis XIV – provides the Freedom's fourth dining venue. In addition to the usual lunchtime buffet choices, it offers a deli and Japanese, Chinese and Thai food, along with a grill and a 24-hour pizzeria.
Keep-fit enthusiasts are amply catered for with onboard spa and gym facilities including steam rooms, saunas, beauty salon treatments, aerobics rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and the option of specialised classes and personal training.
The 'Grand Mediterranean' cruise includes stops at Naples, Dubrovnik, Venice, Messina, Barcelona, Cannes and Livorno, while Naples, Marmaris, Izmir, Istanbul, Athens, Katakolon and Livorno feature on the 'Mediterranean and Greek Isles' itinerary.
Specification of the Carnival Freedom Cruise:
- Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
- Designer: Joe Farcus
- Ship-Builder: Fincantieri
- Type: Luxury cruise ship
- Class: Conquest
- Length: 952 ft (290m)
- Width: 116ft (35.5m)
- Gross Tonnage: 110,239
- Crew: 1,150
- Cabins: 1,487
- Passengers (normal): 2,974
- Passengers (maximum): 3,700
- Decks: 13
- Speed: 21k
- Registry: Panama
- Order year: 2004
- Completion: 2007
- Maiden Voyage: 5 March, 2007