Carnival refits Carnival Freedom with new onboard experiences

Carnival refits Carnival Freedom with new onboard experiences
Relocated minature golf course on Deck 11 sits around the ship’s iconic branded funnel (Image: Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Cruises has refitted Carnival Freedom with new experiences in a three-week dry dock in Freeport, The Bahamas. The multimillion-dollar project has added a new waterpark, Bonsai Sushi Express and retail spaces to the cruise ship. 

The renovation was part of the line’s US$2 billion ship enhancement programme that has involved rolling out ‘Fun Ship 2.0’ innovations across the fleet. Among the new additions is the WaterWorks aquapark, which features a 203-foot-long AquaTunnel slide and Carnival’s signature Twister slide, as well as PowerDrencher tipping bucket and SplashZone area.

The nine-hole miniature golf course has been relocated to Deck 11 and the deli on Deck 9 has been rebranded and expanded to offer sandwiches, paninis and traditional sides. The retail area has been extended to create a mall-style shopping area with different outlets. The new Carnival Adventures shop provides guests with their holiday essentials – from snorkel gear and swim fins to sunscreen and waterproof backpacks. 

These additions feature alongside the ship’s many other offerings, including Guy’s Burger Joint created by Food Network star Guy Fieri, the poolside BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Punchliner Comedy Club, Seuss at Sea and Dr. Seuss Bookville, an all-ages reading venue. 

Following the dry dock, Carnival Freedom resumed her schedule of six- and seven-day Caribbean cruises from Galveston, Texas calling at Jamaica, Mexico, Belize and Grand Cayman.

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Wednesday, March 13, 2019