Carnival Freedom



Year built: 2007

Speed: 21 kn

Passengers: 2,974

Crew: 1,150

110k tons

14 decks


The Carnival Freedom currently sails 6 to 8 night Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises from Galveston, Texas.


On November 14, 2007, a small fire broke out on crew deck 2 in the linen room, but was quickly extinguished, and without injuries.

On February 6, 2010, two intoxicated Carnival Shore Excursions staff members caused a fire in their cabin. The fire didn’t spread to other rooms, and was quickly extinguished by a duty personnel using wet towel. Both members were removed from their cabin and relieved of all duties. Both members were discharged from service.

On June 25, 2011, en-route to homeport Port Everglades, the ship suffered total power loss due to emergency generator failure. Investigation showed the incident was caused by fuel pollution. Teh problem was fixed after the crew cleaned the filters, started the purifiers, and added chemical agents to fuel tanks.

On August 21, 2011, upon entering home port Fort Lauderdale, crew was conducting various CFR tests when the ship suddenly lost propulsion due to propulsion motors’ breakers tripped. The system was reset and tested again. Testing showed a bad thyristor was causing an erratic current in the bridge. Upon departure, engineering staff loaded new software into all PECs, 4 pulse energy converters.

In April of 2009, a 30-year-old male crew sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female passenger. The man worked on the ship as a bartender. During dinner time, the girl was alone in her family’s cabin, when he entered the room, took her to a crew-only room, and raped her. The girl told her mother about the incident 1 year later. On June 2, 2010 the man was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor. In May he was indicted in federal court in Orlando, Floridq, and in September sentenced to 3 years in jail after pleading guilty.

On January 11, 2010, while the ship was en-rote to Key West from home port from Port Everglades, a male passenger was found dead. The medical staff performed CPR but, resuscitation was unsuccessful. The man’s family reported later a preexisting medical condition, a history of heart problems.

On June 21, 2011, a male passenger committed suicide, using leather belt in his cabin. The man was found by his family, after the cabin’s door was opened by a member of security staff.

On May 10, 2012, a female passenger died in her cabin. She was found by her husband. Medical staff attempted CPR, but were unsuccessfull. The woman suffered from a preexisting medical condition.

On August 29, 2012, a male passenger died at the ship’s infirmary. When he visited the on board hospital, he was suffering from severe abdominal pains, also from vomiting and nausea. His condition worsened and he stopped breathing. They performed CPR, but it was unsuccessful.

On December 4, 2012, a male passenger died in his cabin. His wife disembarked the same day, while the body remained on the ship until cruise completion.

On February 8, 2011, a male passenger became unconsciousness at the ship’s casino while playing on a slot machine. He was treated by emergency medical staff, then disembarked in Key West, and transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center.

On March 13, 2011, a female passenger took some Aspirin to alleviate cramping and later vomited blood. She had to be medevaced via USCG Helicopter to Key West and transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center.

On September 21, 2012, a female passenger suffered an injury to her right knee and patella. She fell after slipping on tile floor upon entering one of the public restrooms. The broken knee was immobilized and she continued the cruise.

Carnival ShipsPJ Morrissey