Carnival Freedom Wraps Major Renovation

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. 


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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

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