Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation project that has added a number of new features, including a new WaterWorks aqua park, enhanced dining options such as a re-branded Deli and Bonsai Sushi Express, expanded retail spaces, a new miniature golf course and more.
The three-week drydock, which took place in Freeport, the Bahamas, was part of the cruise line’s $2 billion ship enhancement program that has added Fun Ship 2.0 features across the Carnival fleet. The project added a WaterWorks aqua park, which has a 203-foot-long AquaTunnel slide, the cruise line’s signature 212-foot-long Twister slide, a 75-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket and a Splash Zone area for kids, as well as Bonsai Express, a casual offshoot of the popular Bonsai Sushi restaurant that serves sushi, sashimi, rolls and more. Also new are expanded retail spaces, including an all-new Carnival Adventures shop that offers Carnival-branded gear.
The ship’s nine-hole miniature golf course has also been relocated to Deck 11, and on Deck 9, the Deli has been expanded and rebranded.
In addition to the new and updated features, the ship also offers food and beverage venues such as Guy’s Burger Joint, the poolside BlueIguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, a classic American steakhouse, Punchliner Comedy Club, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, and the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub. Also onboard is the family-friendly Seuss at Sea program.
Following the dry dock, the ship has resumed its year-round schedule of six- and seven-day Caribbean cruises out of Galveston, calling at destinations in Jamaica, Mexico, Belize and Grand Cayman.