There are so many entertainment options available on the Carnival Freedom!
The ship has recently undergone a $70 million dollar facelift including dining, entertainment and guest experience areas. One of Carnival Cruise Lines focuses is making sure that their entertainment is the best at sea. They have developed the Carnival Live program that brings amazing artists on board for live concerts. Check out our experience seeing Martina McBride perform on the Carnival Ecstasy!
As part of the Carnival Freedoms facelift Carnival has unveiled 4 great new Playlist Production shows! These shows include:
80s Pop to the Max – This high-energy show channels the era of Day-Glo, Spandex, and big hair with spirited performances of the hottest music video hits from the 1980s. From the pop-rock of Duran Duran and Cindy Lauper to the smooth soul of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson and beyond, 80s Pop to the Max takes audiences back to days when “video killed the radio star.”
Heart of Soul – This mesmerizing show tugs on the heart strings, capturing special romantic moments with recognizable R&B and soul hits from a host of legendary singers, from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Al Green. In a unique twist, six lucky couples are chosen for a special night of romance with VIP seats, champagne and flowers.
Getaway Island – A high-tech re-creation of popular beach movies of the 1960s featuring stunning 3D special effects, Getaway Island invites guests to set their watches to “island time” as they experience the ultimate tropical island bash with music from Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, the Beach Boys and others. Getaway Island also features its own version of Carnival Freedom’s new RedFrog Pub with a cocktail glass-spinning bartender and talented guitar soloist keeping audiences entertained. It’s always 5 o’ clock on Getaway Island!
88 Keys: The Rock n’ Roll Piano Show – Goodness, gracious great balls of fire! Highlighted by sing-along hits from Billy Joel, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and others – as well as an appearance from Carnival Freedom’s own piano bar pianist — 88 Keys: The Rock n’ Roll Piano Show spotlights these talented artists who have taken the term “tickling the ivories” to a whole new level.
Each of these shows is performed in the 1400 seat Victoriana theater at the front of the Carnival Freedom. This multi-level theater offers each guest a fantastic view of these live productions. The theater is also used during the week for other productions, the shopping show and more.
Hasbro, The Game Show, the cruise industry’s only live game show that features larger-than-life adaptations of the brand’s iconic games is also held in the Victoriana Theater. Your family can join in and be part of the show.
One of our favorite moments in the Victoriana Theater is the Seuss at Sea program. After participating in the Seuss-A-Palooza parade through the ship you can enjoy story time with the Cat in the Hat! This is a fantastic family moment for all ages. Kids are invited to sit on stage and watch and listen to the Cat in the Hat.
Carnival Freedom’s transformation also included Guy’s Burger Joint, developed in tandem with Food Network personality Guy Fieri, the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, the EA SPORTS Bar where patrons can catch the latest action and play popular video games; BlueIguana Cantina serving authentic Mexican specialties, and the RedFrog Pub, an island-inspired watering hole offering a distinctive Key West meets British West Indies vibe.