I’m sharing all the scoop on What to Eat on the Carnival Freedom in this blog post today.
You know I am a self proclaimed foodie so for me, every trip I take is about food. And I wanted to get my moneys worth of food on this trip. And I really felt I did that. So let’s begin our tour of what to eat on the Carnival Freedom. You can also get my overall impressions of the cruise here.
Guy’s Burger Joint
I love me a juicy burger and this one hit the spot. It is the first place we tried when we got on the ship and we were waiting for our room to be ready. They have the burgers ready to feed a large crowd and you can add toppings to your liking then go and add more at the topping bar close by. The fries were just greasy enough that I may have eaten here a couple of times on the cruise.
Swirls Soft Serve & Froyo
Who’s going to stop you from eating all the soft serve or frozen yogurt that you want to? Huh? Nobody! Go for it. It’s vacation. I will say I liked the soft serve the best. And this was a daily treat for me and I have no regrets.
Sea Day Brunch
You don’t have to call me twice to come for brunch. The best thing about the Carnival Cruise lines is that if you don’t like something, or are just super hungry, you can order whatever you want. If you even mention that you might like to try something, it’s there for you. There are some specialty items here but my favorite was just the traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon and hash browns. Well, I did like filet mignon with my eggs too. I was not a fan of the 12 hour French toast – way overdone but I felt you needed too see how huge that sucker was. You can also have breakfast on the Lido deck at the buffet, order omelettes from The Deli, or sit down and eat in the Chic dining room.
This is a pre-set time for you to eat at one of two dining areas – Posh and Chic Main Dining Rooms. Your table number is on your card given to you at sign-in so you are all let in at the same time and take your seat. You may be seated with complete strangers but that is the fun of cruising. There is also Anytime Dining where you can dine anytime between certain hours. You can go to the maitre’d and ask to change venues/times and if they can, they will accommodate you. We did that so we could eat with our friends some nights.
I enjoyed the majority of the food here and loved that you could order more than one appetizer. Yum.
Pizza is available on the Lido deck where you can wait in line for pizza or you can order it through the Carnival Hub app for $5 per pizza delivered to your door. We tried all 5 pizzas and liked them all. They hit the spot when you needed a little something after being busy all day long.
My sister and I both love seafood so we knew we wanted to try this place out. It is an additional charge but I enjoyed it.
Lido Marketplace – BBQ
The BBQ is only available certain times and I wished I had gotten more of it. We tried a little bit one day upon a return from port. My sister thought it was too salty but I didn’t have that opinion. I enjoyed it immensely.
Blue Iguana Cantina
We only had the breakfast here and I regret that now because the breakfast was delicious so I can only imagine what their lunch tacos were like. We had breakfast burritos and split their version of Huevos Rancheros.
Sun King Steakhouse
This is a place where you pay extra to dine but let me tell you, it was worth it. We all ate here on our last night and it was amazing. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the presentation was on point. Definitely a must do.
We did take advantage of Room Service one night when the seas were rough. It was just what we needed and there was a good selection of sandwiches from which to choose.
Overall I was very pleased with our dining options on The Carnival Freedom Cruise. There are more places to try on the ship but this is all we were able to get through on this cruise. That gives me more to try on my next cruise!