Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom is a Conquest-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line, and the final Conquest-class vessel to enter service. Built by Fincantieri at its Marghera shipyard in Venice, Italy, she was floated out on April 28, 2006, delivered to Carnival on February 28, 2007, and formally named in Venice by American model, actress, author and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland on March 4, 2007.[1][3][4][5]

Carnival Freedom
Name: Carnival Freedom
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
Port of registry: Panama City,  Panama
Yard number: 6129
Launched: April 28, 2006
Sponsored by: Kathy Ireland
Christened: March 4, 2007
Acquired: February 28, 2007
Maiden voyage: March 5, 2007
Status: In service
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Conquest-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 110,000 GT
Length: 952 ft (290.2 m)
Beam: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Decks: 13 (14 is the top 13 was skipped)
Installed power: Six diesel-electric generators (Wärtsilä 12V46C)
Propulsion: Two shafts
  • 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) (service)
  • 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph) (maximum)[1]
Capacity: 2,980 passengers [2]
Crew: 1,150

Areas of operation

Carnival Freedom initially sailed from her home port in Civitavecchia near Rome on Mediterranean cruises until Fall of 2007 when she sailed the Caribbean Sea from the Port of Miami. In the Summer of 2008 she returned to Europe and sailed in the Mediterranean again. In the Fall of 2008 she again sailed the Caribbean but from Fort Lauderdale out of Port Everglades until February 2015 when she changed her home port to Galveston, Texas.


Carnival Freedom entered a three-week routine drydock in Freeport, Bahamas on March 30, 2014 for refurbishment and completed another dry dock in March 2019.[6]



  1. Smith 2010, p. 38.
  2. "". Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  3. Spencer Brown, Carolyn (February 28, 2007). "Carnival Takes Delivery of Freedom". Cruise Critic. The Independent Traveler, Inc. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  4. Jainchill, Johanna (March 5, 2007). "Kathy Ireland christens Carnival Freedom". Travel Weekly. Northstar Travel Media. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  5. "Carnival Freedom (9333149)". LR Class Direct. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  6. "Third Carnival Cruise Ship of 2019 Completes Dry Dock". Cruise Hive. March 10, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.


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