The Carnival Freedom had one of the best troupes of singers and dancers I have seen in a resort setting. And double wow for the set designers, costume designers and musicians. I saw three of their productions and wished for encores. One production was about The Big Easy, another was a salute to the Beatles, and the third was Jump Jive and Wail. But wait...that was only three nights out of eight!
On some of the other nights there were knock-offs of once popular TV shows. One was Newlywed Game featuring...passengers. Another was a talent show featuring...passengers. Good nights to stay in the stateroom and watch the last half of "the Iron Lady".
We were tempted by the casinos. I did run into Bingo and Trivia Challenges that were surprisingly fun. There were lounge acts that we appreciate, except for the bar setting. Several times we just sat in the Lido between meals nursing cups of coffee and tea as we read and watched the ocean.
There was plenty of room at the swimming pools, one had a giant screen TV. There were some nice lounge areas for an ocean view for those who don't have their own veranda. I even found an arcade room.
I roamed more that my husband, who was enchanted with the stateroom TV station that showed where we were on a map. If you can't find something to do on board, its your own fault.