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We had our first cruise on the Carnival Freedom ship in Jan. 2015. My brother was married on the ship in port at Fort Lauderdale, FL. We had 22 people come on the cruise. Carnival took such great care with the wedding party and planning the ceremony from beginning to end. They did an amazing job. The photographer, Atreo took so many beautiful pictures for us. I felt that they really made my brother and his wife feel very special on their big day! The cruise itself was amazing too! The staff that work on the ship were so friendly and welcoming. They take the time to talk with you and really add to the whole experience. We got to know our dining room server, Agus and looked forward to talking with him every night. He always made us smile. The ship is beautiful, our cabin was roomy and comfortable and we enjoyed the activities on board. I highly recommend cruising with Carnival. We had an excellent first experience with them. Their customer service is second to none. Can't wait to cruise with them again!

Excellent Cruise!

Carnival Freedom Cruise Review by Sisu75

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We had our first cruise on the Carnival Freedom ship in Jan. 2015. My brother was married on the ship in port at Fort Lauderdale, FL. We had 22 people come on the cruise. Carnival took such great care with the wedding party and planning the ceremony from beginning to end. They did an amazing job. The photographer, Atreo took so many beautiful pictures for us. I felt that they really made my brother and his wife feel very special on their big day!
The cruise itself was amazing too! The staff that work on the ship were so friendly and welcoming. They take the time to talk with you and really add to the whole experience. We got to know our dining room server, Agus and looked forward to talking with him every night. He always made us smile.
The ship is beautiful, our cabin was roomy and comfortable and we enjoyed the activities on board.
I highly recommend cruising with Carnival. We had an excellent first experience with them. Their customer service is second to none.
Can't wait to cruise with them again!
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6B 2442
We found our cabin to be very roomy and comfortable. I loved having a window to look out of. It was a little noisy when the engines were slowing down, we could hear the change sounds they made. Other than that, it was a very nice stateroom.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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