Carnival Freedom Ready to Sail

Carnival Cruise Lines on Wednesday took delivery of its 22nd and newest vessel, the 110,000-ton Carnival Freedom. Carnival took over the ship in a traditional handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Following a March 4 naming ceremony, the ship will sail on its inaugural voyage, a nine-day Mediterranean cruise departing from Venice. Carnival Freedom will subsequently launch a program of 12-day Grand Mediterranean and Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises March 14, which will operate roundtrip from Rome. Bob Dickinson, Carnival's president and CEO, cited Europe as one of the "fastest-growing regions for cruising." Carnival Freedom features many technological amenities such as a poolside 270-square-foot LED movie screen and bow-to-stern wireless Internet. Following Carnival Freedom's European summer tour, the ship will redeploy to Miami for seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning November 17. Reservations are being accepted on all Carnival Freedom's European and Caribbean itineraries. Visit [www.bookccl.com].

Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

SeaDream Yacht Club has unveiled an "Ultimate Booking Protection" policy for cruises through June 30, 2020. Here's what you need to know.

UnCruise Adventures became the first cruise line back in Alaska waters this summer. The small ship line's first voyage was Saturday.

Thirty-six crew members on Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen have tested positive for COVID-19. One Paul Gauguin Cruises' guest has tested positive, too.