ABOARD THE CARNIVAL FREEDOM – Are you a fan of rocking piano music made famous by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis? Maybe your tastes run more to 1980s pop from Cindy Lauper and Michael Jackson.
Or could be the smooth soul songs of Otis Redding that soothe you. Then there’s the feel-good beach music for island time with Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys and more.
Four brand new production shows featuring cutting-edge technology and live performances amid towering LED screens are now part of the Carnival Freedom’s extensive multi-million dollar makeover. The major renovations took place while the ship was dry docked in April and May 2014.
The new revues are presented in Carnival Freedom’s 1,400-seat Victoriana Show Lounge. In addition to the four spectacular Playlist Productions revues, Carnival Freedom’s theatre productions also include Hasbro, the Game Show. Fact paced and hilarious, the live game only offers larger-than-life adaptations of Hasbro’s iconic games.
Audience members volunteer to participate in the game shows, the only live game show of its type in the cruise industry.
A quick glimpse of the new shows includes:
Heart of Soul – Groove to popular R&B and soul hits from legendary singers such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Al Green. Six lucky couples will have a dream date for the show with VIP seats, champagne and flowers.
80s Pop to the Max – Remember the era of Day-Glo, Spandex, big hair and “when video killed the radio star?” Relive yesteryear with the hottest music video hits from the 1980s, including Duran Duran, Cindy Lauper, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and more.
Getaway Island – It’s always 5 o’clock on this special island with its hi-tech recreation of 1960s beach movies. Cruise away to the music of Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, the Beach Boys and others. As a nod toCarnival Freedom’s new RedFrog Pub, the show also features a cocktail glass-spinning bartender and talented guitar soloist.
88 Keys: The Rock n’ Roll Piano Show – Tickling the ivories will make your toes tap in this show with hits from Billy Joel, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and others, plus Carnival Freedom’s own piano bar pianist.