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Carnival Cruise Line

Information about Carnival Freedom
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Carnival Freedom started sailing in 2007. Former names: none. The Carnival Freedom is registered in Panama City, Panama. The Carnival Freedom has 1492 cabins.

You can expect between 2984 to 3581 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Carnival Freedom has a space ratio of 30.7. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 36.9.

The Carnival Freedom has 1150 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2002- Carnival Conquest
2003- Carnival Glory
2004- Carnival Valor
2005- Carnival Liberty
2007- Carnival Freedom


There are 28 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

13 Decks

There are 13 on this ship. The highest deck number is 14. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 8.

39% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The abbreviation Carnival uses for this ship is FD. Maiden voyage was on March 5th, 2007.

This ship is mid-sized, but very well designed. This was the first ship to offer Camp Ocean, which is the onboard kids club and it replaced Camp Carnival. Within the Seuss At Sea offerings, there is a reading room and and play space, parades, and plenty of activities that allows kids to be interactive and have everyone involved. Other activities for all ages include mini-golf, bingo, cooking demonstrations, and a video arcade.

This ship is very similar to Carnival Breeze, except the spa area is not as large on this ship.

Unique offerings include the SkyBox Sports Bar, Serenity adults-only Retreat, and Waterworks Water Slides. There are 2 main dining rooms on board, as well as many other casual options available.

CARNIVAL FREEDOM is the fifth Conquest class ships for Carnival, and will be joining the Conquest, Valor, Glory, and Liberty in the Carnival fleet. At 110,000 GRT and carrying 2,974 passengers, the Carnival Freedom is too large to pass through the Panama Canal.

During drydock 2/16/19-3/03/19 new shops were added to deck 5 including Carnival Adventures that sells swim shorts, sunscreen, snorkels and other gear. On starboard side of Lido Buffet Bonsai Sushi Express was added. The deli in the Lido Marketplace was rebranded with new food selections. The Less Stress Pool and hot tub on deck 10 were removed and Waterworks was added with a 203 foot long Aqua Tunnel slide and 212 foot long Twister slide and splash zone. The Spa Whirlpool was removed and replaced by a aerobic room. The mini golf course was moved from deck 11 to deck 12. The internet café was moved to the port side of deck 5.

Renovations completed during dry dock: 10/04/23-10/22/23:
- Routine hotel maintenance
- Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting and tiling, etc. in lounges and public areas
- New red, white and blue hull design and paint scheme
- Installed a new funnel
- Deck 3: Converted portion of Atrium into Dreams Studio
- Deck 5: Expanded the casino
- Deck 5: Heroes Tribute Bar & Lounge (replaced SkyBox Sports Bar)
- Deck 5: JavaBlue Cafe (replced the Coffee Shop)
- Deck 11: Installed a dedicated Pickleball Court

Carnival Freedom Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2007
Years Old 17
Tons 110,000
Speed 22.5 knots
Length 952 feet
Beam 125 feet
Total Cabins 1,492
Crew 1,150
Expected Passengers 2,984 to 3,581
Expected Space Ratio 31
Total decks 13
Decks with cabins 8

Carnival Freedom Features


  • 1 Retractable Roof Pools
  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 6 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • All staterooms and suite accommodations are entirely smoke-free, including balconies
  • Cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, in the nightclub and in certain areas within the casino and casino bar
  • Cigar and pipe smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas.
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  • Carnvial Vista will allow smoking in the casino and casino bar and also on deck 11 port side aft.

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