Mexico and Central America: Panama Canal Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line

Zoom your map way out and Panama looks like a small sliver of land, so a trip through its famous canal is a quickie, right? But not so fast — traversing the canal actually takes at least 20 hours! Cruise the Panama Canal and enjoy a zoomed-in real-life look at perhaps last century's greatest engineering achievement… along with its surrounding lush, verdant lands. This testament to human audacity joins the Pacific and Caribbean in the most direct way possible, and is worth making a leisurely part of your vacation. Even better, Panama Canal cruises call at Central American ports along the canal like Limón and Cartagena… plus at Caribbean island hotspots along the way. You'll get to explore the local beaches and culture while heading to or from one of the greatest man-made marvels in the world. Cruises through the Panama Canal promise one legendary trip.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of CallMiamiDeparture 6:00p.m.

Overview

The City of Miami known as the “Magic City” is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, the City has grown tremendously, transforming it into one of the world’s renowned centres where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life. The City of Miami, known for its diverse culture and ethnicities is the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 362,470. By the year 2010 the population in the City is projected to rise to 390,191. Miami which is known as the Gateway to Latin America attracts a tremendous amount of foreign born people, resulting in a large Latin American population that includes Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Argentineans, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, Dominicans, Haitians and Mexicans. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the City has a 60 percent Hispanic population, a 22.3 percent African-American population and an 11.9 percent White/other population.

Day 2 Cruising
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Day 4Port of CallSanta MartaArrival 8:00a.m.Departure 5:00p.m.

Overview

Santa Marta, city in northern Colombia, capital of Magdalena Department, on a deep bay of the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Manzanares River, at the northwestern foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Located in an area in which bananas, cotton, tobacco, and livestock are grown, Santa Marta exports bananas, hides, and coffee. Industries include fishing, fish canning, brewing, the manufacture of brick and tile, and tourism at the area's seaside resorts. The city is a terminus of the Atlántico Railroad. Among the oldest permanent European settlements in Latin America and a major port on the Spanish Main since colonial days, Santa Marta is the site of a cathedral (which once housed the tomb of the South American revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar), Fort San Fernando, and the ruins of the Santo Domingo Monastery. Bolívar died at the nearby San Pedro Alejandrino estate, now a museum. Founded in 1525, the city suffered numerous raids, notably by the English navigator Sir Francis Drake in 1586 and 1596 and by pirates in the 17th century. Population (1997 estimate) 343,038.

Day 5Port of CallCartagena/ColombiaArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 3:00p.m.

Overview

Cartagena, conveniently located on Colombia's Caribbean coast, is a unique city filled with sun, sea and history. Comprised of a series of islands connected by bridges, Cartagena is divided by 17th Century walls into a historic "old city" and a cosmopolitan "modern city". Tour magnificent fortresses including "The Castle", one of the largest examples of military architecture in Latin America. Relax on Cartagena's beaches or travel by speed boat to the nearby Rosario Islands for snorkelling, sunbathing and swimming in private Caribbean hideaways. Browse through shops and boutiques for emeralds, gold, and Pre-Colombian treasures. Enjoy the ambiance of Cartagena's captivating history inside rebuilt ships and forts where diners feast on fresh seafood. Recognized by the United Nations as a city of major cultural significance, Cartagena has a charm all its own.

Day 6Panama Canal

Overview

The Panama Canal is an artificial 48-mile waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. The Canal uses a system of locks -compartments with entrance and exit gates. The locks function as water lifts: they raise ships from sea level (the Pacific or the Atlantic) to the level of Gatun Lake (26 metres above sea level); ships then sail the channel through the Continental Divide. Each set of locks bears the name of the townsite where it was built: Gatun (on the Atlantic side), and Pedro Miguel and Miraflores (on the Pacific side). The lock chambers -steps-- are 33.53 metres wide by 304.8 metres long. The maximum dimensions of ships that can transit the Canal are: 32.3 metres in beam; draft -their depth reach- 12 metres in Tropical Fresh Water; and 294.1 metres long (depending on the type of ship). The water used to raise and lower vessels in each set of locks comes from Gatun Lake by gravity; it comes into the locks through a system of main culverts that extend under the lock chambers from the sidewalls and the centre wall. The narrowest portion of the Canal is Culebra Cut, which extends from the north end of Pedro Miguel Locks to the south edge of Gatun Lake at Gamboa. This segment, approximately 13.7 kilometres long, is carved through the rock and shale of the Continental Divide. Ships from all parts of the world transit daily through the Panama Canal. Some 13 to 14 thousand vessels use the Canal every year. In fact, commercial transportation activities through the Canal represent approximately 5% of the world trade. The Canal has a work force of approximately 9 thousand employees and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing transit service to vessels of all nations without discrimination.

Day 7 Cruising
Day 8Port of CallPuntarenas/Costa RicaArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 4:00p.m.

Overview

The Central Pacific's largest city, Puntarenas sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya. For years, it was the country's principal port, and although a newer port in nearby Caldera now handles cargo and Puntarenas the cruise ships, a large fishing fleet still anchors in the estuary behind town. Being the country's most important fishing port, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood, be it camarones al ajillo (shrimp scampi), pescado entero (a whole fried fish), or ceviche de corvina (bits of fresh fish marinate in lime juice with onions, peppers and spices).

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Day 12Port of CallCabo San LucasArrival 9:00a.m.Departure 5:00p.m.

Overview

Cabo San Lucas, where the sea, sun and desert join to cast an air of mystery and romance over all who visit. Cabo was once a tranquil fishing village and, in times long ago, a hangout for pirates. Although no longer the fishing village of old, and not many of the old pirates are seen around town any more, the magic of Cabo remains. Cabo is still small and charming by any standards, with a population of under 30,000. We do have 4 stop lights now. And with the number of activities available to the visitor, you could easily imagine you are in a giant amusement park. Cabo has come of age. Located at the southernmost tip of the magnificent Baja peninsula, Cabo has been blessed with what many describe as the perfect climate. Average year-round temperature is 78 degrees, it is a little cooler in the winter and a bit warmer in the summer. For years Cabo was the remote playground reserved solely for private yacht owners. They flocked here to be near "Marlin Alley", as the waters around Cabo have often been described. The name is well deserved, as Cabo San Lucas is the undisputed billfish capital of the world. But Cabo is far from remote these days, and the attraction of this magical spot is no longer limited to marlin fishing. Cabo can be, many different things to people. Cabo San Lucas has become known as a perfect vacation spot for the entire family. Cabo can be as quiet, romantic and relaxing as any secret hideaway. It can also be as lively as anyone can possibly imagine. If your wish is to enjoy a quiet candlelight dinner, "muy romantico", beside the shimmering sea for just the two of you, we have some of the most romantic dining spots on the face of the earth. If golf, water sports, boating, fishing, ATV's, horseback riding and numerous other activities are what you seek, they're all here, waiting for you. If "party till you drop" is the mood of the evening, Cabo has got it for you, big time!

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Day 17Port of CallSeattleArrival 8:00a.m.

Overview

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

Onboard the Carnival Freedom

Costco Member Reviews

3.9 of 5 stars3.9/5 (14 Reviews)

Ship Rating

3.0/5

Carnival Freedom offers some of the fleet’s latest and greatest features. Explore food options galore, including Posh and Chic dining rooms, Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina. When it’s time for a beverage, choices include Scott’s Piano Bar, the 70’s Dance Club, the Alchemy Bar (cocktail-magic central!), EA SPORTS Bar and the RedFrog Pub. At the one-and-(adult)-only Serenity Retreat, total relaxation is not only encouraged, but pretty much required. Kids not only will find new friends at one of three youth spaces — like the all-new Camp Ocean — but they also can splash around with them in one of many pools, speed down the Twister Waterslide or challenge them to a round of mini-golf. And don’t miss Hasbro, The Game Show, where kids of all ages (even grandma!) compete in larger-than-life Hasbro games.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Pool

  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Theatre/Show Lounge
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Fitness Centre
  • Educational Programs
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Water Slide
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Internet Centre
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Centre or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Dr. Seuss Bookville

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Game Arcade
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Babysitting
  • Conference Centre
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Centre
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Main Dining Room: Carnival's Main Dining Room brings you a full three-course menu in an experience that’s satisfying, but never stuffy. Drop in nightly and enjoy a rotating menu of delectable favourites like steak, roasted duck, scallops, prime rib, and, of course, sinfully delicious desserts.

Steakhouse

Specialty Dining

Bonsai Sushi Express: Sometimes you sit and take things slow, and sometimes you gotta roll — there's just so much to do on a Carnival cruise! Cruisers with places to be, fun to get done, meet the new Bonsai Sushi™ Express. Your made to order sushi source at sea features a mouthwatering selection of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more — made to order and packed up to take with you. And don't forget that there's more to Bonsai Sushi Express than just the quickness… getting your roll on the run is an easy way to enjoy it anywhere on the ship. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Coffee Bar: Treat yourself to a well-deserved break with a specialty coffee drink or freshly-brewed tea with some delicious homemade pastries. Or, for an even sweeter option, stop by for a milkshake, slice of cake or cookie. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast: Sit down to a truly fantastical feast at the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends™. Bright colours and patterns decorate your table, which features fun and unique menus. Feast! Feast! Feast! Lose yourself exploring a delicious menu where you'll find "Green Eggs and Ham," brightly coloured fruit, gravity-defying pancake stacks, funky french toast, "Moose Juice" 'n' "Goose Juice"… and much more. (Classic breakfast offerings are available as well.) Breakfast is also the perfect time to meet and greet the stars of Dr. Seuss — characters will be around for special photo opportunities and fun interactions, making this a meal to remember. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Seafood Shack: A good seafood dish is quite the catch. However you like yours served — whether it’s on a roll, in a salad or atop a platter — Seafood Shack’s the place to cast your net. Imagine a New England-style seaside spot where you can take it all in, enjoying a great meal complete with a side of ocean view. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Steakhouse: The menu features premium cuts of beef cooked to your specifications, as well as a fantastic selection of seafood, entrées, gourmet appetizers and an extensive wine list. Like any destination restaurant, reservations for Steakhouse are highly recommended. Your meal includes an appetizer, salad, entrée, side and dessert. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Steakhouse Selections: Whoever said you can’t always get what you want certainly never said it on a Carnival cruise. Odds are that something steakhouse style sounds good — filet mignon, New York Strip, lobster, or surf and turf. Now you can get these signature steakhouse dishes anytime you’re enjoying dinner in the main dining room. This option is available for an additional cost.

The Chef’s Table: Treat your taste buds to unique culinary event hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. Your VIP experience begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a galley tour. The evening’s highlight is a full-service dinner of amazing appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular menus. Seating is limited, so reserve early at the ship’s Guest Services desk. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Guy's Burger Joint

Casual Dining

24-Hour Room Service: There’s a menu of salads, sandwiches and sweet stuff — completely free — during the day, plus hot food options available for a small fee. Late-night menu options (after 10 p.m.) are also available for a small fee.

BlueIguana Cantina: The BlueIguana Cantina features freshly made tacos and burritos. Throw homemade tortillas and salsa into the mix, and you have a casual dining experience that will have you coming back for more.

Guy’s Burger Joint: Carnival has teamed up with celebrity chef Guy Fieri to bring all the authentic appeal of a roadside burger shack to Guy's Burger Joint, the cool poolside spot for hot burgers and hand-cut fries. Try a fresh-off-the-grill burger Guy's way, or take it off-road to the toppings bar and truly make it your own.

Lido Marketplace: Featuring an amazing variety of casual dining spots, each just a few flip-flopped steps from the last, Lido Marketplace always has a special something ready to satisfy your latest craving spectacularly. Here Carnival does it with dozens of what-to-eat options... great choices like BBQ, a deli counter, salad bar, an Asian station and a pasta bar... plus one spot where the chef serves up a different surprise daily! At Lido Marketplace, there's tons of indoor and outdoor seating made for gathering around, so you can enjoy your personal faves in your favourite company for lunch or dinner, or even breakfast! Lido's also where you can find soft serve, frozen yogurt and fresh pizza 24-hours a day.

Mongolian Wok: Create your own dish at the Mongolian Wok. First, select your noodles and veggies. Then tell the chef which sauce and meat you want in the wok. Will it be mussels and Szechuan? Beef and Thai barbecue? Chicken and black bean? Come back to Mongolian Wok and try all the combos your heart desires!

Pizza Pirate: Ahoy, matey! Pizza Pirate offers mouth-watering Margherita, Funghi, Prosciutto, Pepperoni or Quattro Formaggi pizza served with a delicious Caesar salad.

RedFrog Pub: Get into an island state of mind before you even set foot on one. RedFrog Pub is Carnival's laid-back, no-worries, oh-so-lively, Key West-inspired pub. Sample Caribbean fare, dominate at the foosball table, enjoy live music and try the signature private-label brew, ThirstyFrog Red. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Seaday Brunch: At Seaday Brunch, you can sleep in and still enjoy breakfast favourites, while early risers get a head start on lunch. You’ll enjoy huevos rancheros, special French toast, loaded mac-n-cheese and more ways to cook eggs than you may have thought possible.

Swirls: Swirls ice cream entices with sweet frozen treats around the clock! Choose from chocolate, vanilla or strawberry. Open on Lido deck 24/7, frozen yogurt and soft-serve ice cream is a great way to beat the heat all day, or the perfect nightcap after a long evening of fun.

The Carnival Deli: Craving a little taste from the old neighbourhood? Enjoy old-time favourites like a hot pastrami on rye, a grilled Reuben or roasted turkey breast on a country roll. Sandwiches and wraps are always hand-carved, and served fresh with coleslaw or relish and a kosher dill pickle.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

An Interior stateroom is a comfortable retreat, featuring a full private bathroom. Some rooms also feature pull-down beds – ideal for families.

Interior Upper/Lower (Category: 1A)

Category: 1A
Twin bed and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior (Category: 4A)

Category: 4A
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior (Category: 4B)

Category: 4B
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior (Category: 4C)

Category: 4C
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior (Category: 4D)

Category: 4D
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior (Category: 4E)

Category: 4E
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior (Category: 4F)

Category: 4F
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior (Category: 4G)

Category: 4G
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Porthole (Category: PT)

Category: PT
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Two porthole windows.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior (Category: 4H)

Category: 4H
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Interior with Picture Window (obstructed views) (Category: 4J)

Category: 4J
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Picture window facing public observation deck.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Guarantee - Inside (Category: IS)

Category: IS
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

These rooms with a view let you sail along to beautiful destinations while gazing at the sort of vistas you simply won't find anywhere on land.

Ocean View (Category: 6A)

Category: 6A
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Picture window.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Ocean View (Category: 6B)

Category: 6B
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Picture window.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Ocean View (Category: 6C)

Category: 6C
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Picture window.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Scenic Ocean View (Category: 6J)

Category: 6J
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Scenic Grand Ocean View (Category: 6K)

Category: 6K
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: OV)

Category: OV
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Relax and admire the passing scenery from your stateroom’s private balcony.

Balcony (Category: 8A)

Category: 8A
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Two closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

Fully Accessible Cabin – Single Side Approach: This stateroom is designed for use by guests with highly limited or no mobility, who require the regular use of a wheelchair, scooter, or other similar assistive devices. This room provides an accessible route and clear floor space on the left side of the bed only. Accessible features include entry doorway into the room measuring approximately 32", bathroom entry measuring approximately 33.5", full turnaround space of approximately 60" x 60" in the room and bathroom, accessible routes throughout the room, plus an accessible bathroom with roll-in shower equipped with grab bars and fold-down shower seat.

  • Modified for guests with wheelchairs
  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Balcony (Category: 8B)

Category: 8B
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Balcony (Category: 8C)

Category: 8C
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Balcony (Category: 8D)

Category: 8D
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Balcony (Category: 8E)

Category: 8E
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Balcony (Category: 8F)

Category: 8F
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

Ambulatory Accessible Stateroom: This stateroom is designed for use by guests with mobility limitations, who do not require the regular use of a wheelchair, scooter, or other similar assistive devices. For example, it is ideal for guests who only use an assistive device (like a cane or walker) for traversing longer distances, and who may benefit from certain accessible features like grab bars, to assist with balance.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Aft-View Extended Balcony (Category: 8M)

Category: 8M
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Private aft-facing extended balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Aft-View Extended Balcony (Category: 8N)

Category: 8N
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Private aft-facing extended balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Premium Balcony (Category: 9B)

Category: 9B
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Two closets. Private large balcony with patio chairs and table.

Fully Accessible Cabin: This stateroom is designed for use by guests with highly limited or no mobility, who require the regular use of a wheelchair, scooter, or other similar assistive devices. Accessible features include entry doorways into the room and bathroom measuring approximately 34", full turnaround space of approximately 60" x 60" in the room and bathroom, accessible routes throughout the room, plus an accessible bathroom with roll-in shower equipped with grab bars and fold-down shower seat.

  • Modified for guests with wheelchairs
  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Premium Vista Balcony (Category: 9C)

Category: 9C
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Three closets. Private wrap-around balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control
  • Bathrobes upon request

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: BL)

Category: BL
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

A spacious room, that includes priority check-in during embarkation.

Junior Suite (Category: JS)

Category: JS
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa, armchair, and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower and double sinks. Walk-in dressing area with vanity table, seat, and ample closet space. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.

Fully Accessible Cabin: This stateroom is designed for use by guests with highly limited or no mobility, who require the regular use of a wheelchair, scooter, or other similar assistive devices. Accessible features include entry doorways into the room and bathroom measuring approximately 34", full turnaround space of approximately 60" x 60" in the room and bathroom, accessible routes throughout the room, plus an accessible bathroom with roll-in shower equipped with grab bars and fold-down shower seat.

  • Modified for guests with wheelchairs
  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Priority dinner reservations for select specialty restaurants
  • Priority main dining room time assignment (Early, Late, or Your Time Dining)
  • Priority debarkation at all ports
  • Two large bottles of water
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • Bathrobes
  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control

Ocean Suite (Category: OS)

Category: OS
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa, armchair, and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower and double sinks. Walk-in dressing area with vanity table, seat, and ample closet space. Private large balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Priority dinner reservations for select specialty restaurants
  • Priority main dining room time assignment (Early, Late, or Your Time Dining)
  • Priority debarkation at all ports
  • Two large bottles of water
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • Bathrobes
  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control

Grand Suite (Category: GS)

Category: GS
Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa, armchairs and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub/bidet/ double sinks. Walk-in dressing area with vanity table (and small sink), seat and ample closet space. Private large balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Priority dinner reservations for select specialty restaurants
  • Priority main dining room time assignment (Early, Late, or Your Time Dining)
  • Priority debarkation at all ports
  • Two large bottles of water
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • Bathrobes
  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control

Captain's Suite (Category: CS)

Category: CS
Separate Bedroom: Two twin beds (convert to king). Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub. Walk-in closet.

Living Room: Double sofa bed and one lower pullman. Sofa, armchairs and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. Large balcony with patio chairs and table.

  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Priority dinner reservations for select specialty restaurants
  • Priority main dining room time assignment (Early, Late, or Your Time Dining)
  • Priority debarkation at all ports
  • Two large bottles of water
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • Bathrobes
  • Dedicated room steward
  • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
  • In-room safe for valuables
  • Plenty of closet and drawer space
  • Television
  • Stateroom climate control

Guarantee - Suite (Category: ST)

Category: ST
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sky Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Twin Bed and Single Sofa BedTwin Bed and Single Sofa Bed
2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Single Sofa Bed2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Single Sofa Bed
2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 1 Upper2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 1 Upper
2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 2 Uppers2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 2 Uppers
2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Single Sofa Bed and Upper2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Single Sofa Bed and Upper
2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Double Sofa Bed2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Double Sofa Bed
Stateroom with 2 Porthole WindowsStateroom with 2 Porthole Windows
Connecting staterooms (ideal for families and groups of friends)Connecting staterooms (ideal for families and groups of friends)
Twin beds do not convert to a King BedTwin beds do not convert to a King Bed
Staterooms with obstructed views: 2446, 2449Staterooms with obstructed views: 2446, 2449
2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Double Sofa Bed and 1 Lower Pullman2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Double Sofa Bed and 1 Lower Pullman

Ship Facts

Carnival Freedom ship image
  • Ship Name: Carnival Freedom
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Year Refurbished: 2014
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2007
  • Ship Class: Conquest Class
  • Maximum Capacity: 3,754
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 13
  • Number of Crew: 1,180
  • Officers' Nationality: Italian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 340
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 521
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 575
  • Tonnage (GRT): 110,000
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,980
  • Country of Registry: Panama
  • Total Staterooms: 1,490
  • Suites with Balcony: 44
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Available Dates & Prices

04/17/2022

04/17/2022

Terms & Conditions

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Ship's Registry: Panama

    Package ID: CCLFREMEX20220417