Carnival Freedom to Receive Iconic Funnel, Other Enhancements in Refurbishment

More enhancements are expected fleet-wide as Carnival Cruise Line posts first profit since 2020

Miami, 6 October 2023 — It’s become a symbol of Carnival Cruise Lines “Fun Ships” and soon the Carnival Freedom will be outfitted with a new funnel, designed to match the iconic winged funnel design of the fleet, during a 16-day dry dock refurbishment project that began today at the Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz, Spain.

The new funnel, which many Carnival Cruise Line fans refer to as a “Whale Tail,” is one of several improvements planned for the ship, which will also include new decking, the now-signature Carnival red, white and blue hull design, and a Heroes Tribute Bar will be added which will serve as a salute to veterans and active-duty service members. More details about the enhancements will be shared once the work is completed.

This is the first time that the Navantia Shipyard has designed and manufactured a Carnival funnel.