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Carnival Freedom Returns to Port Canaveral

Carnival Freedom is back at her year-round homeport in Port Canaveral looking very different than when she left.

Carnival Freedom returned to Port Canaveral with a new whale-tail funnel and the fleet’s new red-white-and-blue hull livery after her recent dry dock in Cadiz, Spain. The ship spent 16 days in dry dock being refurbished inside and out before sailing a 14-night transatlantic cruise from Barcelona, Spain. She called on Valencia and Malaga in Spain, Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, and Kings Wharf in Bermuda before arriving in Port Canaveral Monday, November 6, 2023. 

Carnival Freedom embarked the same day from Port Canaveral on a five-day sailing to the Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos. The itinerary included ports of call to Bimini and Grand Turks along with two full days at sea. 

Carnival Freedom will offer her regular itineraries of 4- and 5-night voyages to the Eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas through early 2026. Sailings will include Bimini, Grand Turk, Nassau, Puerto Plata, Amber Cove, Nassau, Princess Cays and Half Moon Cay. In July 2024, the ship will also begin making regular calls to Carnival’s new private destination in the Bahamas, Celebration Key.

In addition to Carnival Freedom’s iconic whale-tail funnel being replaced and the new colors on her hull, the ship was refreshed, refurbished and renovated. Her public spaces were refreshed, worn decks were replaced, the casino was expanded and staterooms were renovated. Just in time for Veteran’s Day, she received the Heroes Tribute Bar & Lounge on Deck 5, midship, on the port side, and guests can have professional portraits taken by the ship’s photographers in the new Dreams Studio. 

Carnival Freedom returned to Port Canaveral on a busy 5-ship day. Joining her in port were Carnival Liberty, Royal Caribbean’s Allure and Mariner of the Seas, and Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish.