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Carnival Freedom raises the curtain on four new shows

Carnival Cruise Lines
New productions combine live artists with towering LED screens and special effects
Carnival Freedom is staging four new production shows that blend live performances with towering LED screens and special effects. All are presented in the ship's 1,400-seat Victoriana Show Lounge, which was renovated to accommodate Playlist Productions’ sophisticated technology.

'80s Pop to the Max' channels music video hits from the 1980s, from the pop-rock of Duran Duran and Cindy Lauper to the soul of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.

'Heart of Soul' captures romantic moments with R&B and soul hits from singers like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Al Green. In a twist, six passenger couples are chosen for a night of romance with VIP seats, champagne and flowers.

'Getaway Island' recreates popular beach movies of the 1960s featuring three-dimensional special effects 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 guitar soloist.

'88 Keys: The Rock 'n’ Roll Piano Show' highlighted by sing-along hits from Billy Joel, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and others, as well as an appearance by Carnival Freedom’s own piano bar pianist.

The revues were created by Carnival Cruise Lines' in-house entertainment team which has been expanded with three new members hired to conceive, develop and roll out the productions.

The company also partnered entertainment industry talents including Emmett Murphy, who has developed popular stage performances in Las Vegas including 'Sin City' at Planet Hollywood and 'The Beatles LOVE' at the Mirage Hotel and Casino; Jennifer Savelli, whose experiences span Broadway and Hollywood to Vegas and MTV, and Marcos Santana, whose Broadway credits include serving as choreographer for 'Rock of Ages' and dance captain for 'Guys and Dolls.'

The shows complement new dining, bar and entertainment experiences that are part of Carnival's Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative.

The features are available on Carnival Freedom’s five- to eight-day Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale. Carnival Freedom will operate from Fort Lauderdale through February then reposition to Galveston for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises.