The new 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, which made its U.S. debut in late November, docked along side the 110,000-ton Carnival Freedom and Carnival Glory in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., earlier this week. Collectively, the three ships carry 8,954 passengers on a double occupancy basis.
Port Everglades’ Director of Business Development Carlos Buqueras (right) presents Carnival Freedom Captain Orazio D’Aita with a plaque during a shipboard reception commemorating the inaugural call of the 2,974-passenger SuperLiner to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Carnival Freedom to Operate Year-Round Six- and Eight-Day Caribbean Cruises From Ft. Lauderdale Beginning Nov. 2008
Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,974-passenger Carnival Freedom, which was originally scheduled to operate six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on a seasonal basis, will now operate the program year-round, following the conclusion of its 2008 Mediterranean program in October.
For first hand tales from the Carnival Freedom’s first US voyage check out the Cruise Diva blog or “Lamp” on popular micro-blogging site Twitter. So far both guests have blogged about their trip to Miami and their first few hours on board. The ship sailed yesterday, and already tons of great cuisine enjoyed!
The newest member to the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet, the Carnival Freedom recently finished its transatlantic voyage from Europe and will be arriving in Miami this weekend. With a wide range of signature “Fun Ship” amenities including: 22 lounges and bars, a 13,300-square-foot spa, Internet café, four swimming pools (one with a 214-foot-long water slide) and dining exclusive selections created by world-renowned French master chef, Georges Blanc the Carnival Freedom will make cruising the Caribbean an entirely new experience. Learn more about the Carnival Freedom and its upcoming Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.