‘Carnival Freedom’ has completed her drydock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport (Bahamas) and the has returned to service after an upgrade.
She is the third Carnival Cruise Line ship to have been upgraded thus far this year.
‘Carnival Freedom’ returned to service on 9th March after completing a refurbishment project, which lasted just over two weeks.
The majority of Carnival ships are upgraded at the yard, due to its close proximity to vessel itineraries, the company explained.
‘Carnival Freedom’ entered drydock on 13th February and during her time in dock a new waterworks was installed, which brings the ship inline with the other already upgraded ships in the fleet.
A new Deli and Bonsai Express were also added to provide further dining choices. This is in addition to the regular new carpeting, tiling, stateroom updates, hull paint, and maintenance. The upgrade was completed on 8th March.
The ‘Conquest’-class vessel was previously refurbished in 2014.
Carnival Freedom returned to service in Galveston, Texas. The ship departed on a seven-night western Caribbean cruise, which included calls at Cozumel, Belize City, and Roatan before returning to Galveston.
This year started with the oldest ship in the fleet ‘Carnival Fantasy’. The ‘Spirit’-class ship ‘Carnival Pride’ then underwent a routine refurbishment from 3rd to 16th February.
One of Carnival’s largest ever ship upgrades involves the ‘Carnival Triumph’, which is currently undergoing a major transformation into ‘Carnival Sunrise’ in Cadiz, Spain. The ship will operate on new cruises out of Norfolk, Virginia on 29th April, 2019.