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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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"We only ate in the formal dining room one night because of the wait staff." in 136 reviews.

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Carnival Liberty departs from:

San Juan, Puerto Rico Galveston, Texas

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Great Value for the Money

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: May 10, 2015

I had priced an all inclusive trip to San Juan, it was about $300-$400 more than this cruise, including airfare. SO for the money it was a good value plus I got to see 6 islands that includes PR. The food was awesome, very fancy dinners, plus all you can eat at almost all hours of the day. I feel the only down side to a cruise is the scheduled routine. You arrive at a place at 8am you get off but got to be back on by 5pm. Doesn't give you much time to get to know a place like Barbados or St. Lucia. However what you do get is an idea if a place if worth visiting for a longer vacation. I will be returning to St. Lucia for a longer stay maybe in an all inclusive. Also maybe St. Marteen. I was not impressed with the other stops that much.

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Wow, this seems as bad as flying!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: May 03, 2015

Since our last Carnival cruise in January of this year, definite evidence of this ship line trying to compete with the cutbacks we are all experiencing now when we fly.  We had to request ice in our stateroom rather than it being provided twice a day, the pillow chocolates have disappeared, reservations totally ignored our request for a dining time, and of the three options, relegated us to the one we would have picked third.  The balcony outside our cabin, 1101, was dirty when we got on board and experienced no improvement during the week.  Had we gone out barefooted, we would have gotten grit between our toes!

Partner and I, who are both Platinum with Carnival, took my two sisters on their first cruise, so they were not expecting anything.  The table we were assigned was in a corner of the dining room with a service area between the table and the main room so that all the shows were completely blocked.

Mail was mistakenly delivered to our stateroom - right room, wrong name.  I took it to guest services.  They quickly corrected the error and delivered the same item to us again.  They had a couple of other opportunities to be helpful, but alas....

BUT our stateroom steward, Jefferson, and his assistant, Ika, were two of the best we have ever had in 52 cruises on six different cruise lines.  Our dining staff, Brian and Omar and cannot remember lead's name, were phenomenal.

And, cruising is still one of the best bargains out there for overall ease in a vacation.  We are booked again in June/July, 14 days, and for a week, Jan. '16.

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don't worry, be happy!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: May 03, 2015

Always something to do.  All of the crew were friendly and kind.  The ship was beautiful, maintained well, and clean.  Excellent floor show.  Adult comedy show was profane and very offensive.  George Lopez should review his staff.  All in all , I had a real good time.

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Better Than Expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: May 03, 2015

Considering the low cost I was pleasantly surprised on my first Carnival cruise. The friendliness and service of the crew was very good. My biggest surprise was the food. It was above my expectations. Although not great, the dining options and quality was more the I expected from Carnival. The ship was extremely well kept and clean. The ports of call were all excellent. My family of 6 adults and 2 small children were pleased. My daughter was extremely pleased with the day care for the kids. One annoying issue was the multitude of photographers employed by the ship. There seemed to be hundreds of them. They were often delaying disembarking at the ports insisting you stop for a cheesy photo.

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Only one complaint

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: May 03, 2015

The only improvement I could suggest would be to improve the dessert selection.  Mostly cakes and not too very exceptional ones at that.  Rather mundane on quality and selections.  Otherwise it was a lovely cruise.  Bonnie was exceptional stateroom steward!!

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only liked two islands

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: Apr 26, 2015

st maartin  and st kitts ,carnival should skip st Lucia people not friendly, grab you on the street. we were taken for $40.00 told beach was beautiful  but is was a dump, told manager  he could care less, told manager in on dock area ,took are name and e- mail never responded, told carnival they took info never responded was told by Stuart to be careful in st Lucia he was right, take tours with ship only. Shows on board were very good, food on board ok, not great,,coffee is terrible 'sit down. Dinning room ok, food was good ,small portion double order everything , pizza two small slices, deli, where's the meat. Buffet breakfast good. crew great ,be careful in hot tub , wife came down with leg infection last day was in hot tub the day before,we went to mgh in Mass. when got home next day. was told she had cellulitis in lower extremities. this.was our first cruise ,don't know if I would cruise with same cruise line .do your homework before book. Oh Carnival why would you do painting and banging in lido pool area on sea day, and close off areas around pool when you need more room that day? It would  be nice if you could purchase spring water at a price the average person could afford and be able to fit it in your state room refrigerator so at lease you could take a pill with out gagging on ship water, come on carnival.

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Overall Nice Cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: Apr 26, 2015

Carnival has certainly changed a few things, some for the better and some not so great. Overall, this was a nice cruise in which I would recommend. My review goes as follows: Cons of the cruise: - the balcony on this ship was the worst I've ever been on. It was entirely too shallow to the point I couldn't stretch out. I'm around 6' 2" and have always been able to lay out on my balcony and stretch my legs, not on the Liberty. - the Internet packages are too expensive to have horrible reception. - availability of good food was EXTREMELY limited. For example, the Fish and Chips eatery was open 12:00 pm-2:30 pm...maybe 3:30 pm (either way, folks were of the ship most days at that time); Guy's burgers were open 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm; the buffet ended at 9:00 pm and after that deli sandwiches (til 11:00 pm) or pizza (24 hours). - The lines for breakfast were the worst I've experienced. - no turkey sausage for breakfast. - Only one Sea day. Pros of the cruise: - All of the ports were enjoyable (Barbados was only ok from our experience). - Our room attendant (Deneo) was great. Other staff were relatively friendly. - The quality of the food has improved. - Although the internet connection sucked, they were gracious enough to restore some of my lost minutes. - The ship was nice and clean. - Shows/entertainment were decent. Again, my wife and I had a great time and would definitely recommend this cruise.

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CRUISE WAS LOVELY

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: Apr 26, 2015

I TOLD ALL MY FRIENDS WHAT A WONDERFUL 7 DAY CRUISE. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO MY FRIENDS. THE SERVICE WAS IMPECABLE. THE STAFF IN THE DINING HALL WAS ENJOYABLE, THEIR PERFORMANCES WAS A NICE TOUCH OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR ME WHO IS 91 YEARS OLD. THEY TREATED ME VERY KIND. IN THE BUFFET AREA WAS SO RELAXING AND REFRESHING. I ENJOYED SPEAKING WITH THE STAFF. THEY ARE SUCH HARD WORKERS WHO WORKS WITH A SMILE. I CAN TELL THEY LOVE THEIR JOB. IT WAS NICE GOING BACK TO YOUR ROOM AND FINDING ANIMALS MADE OUT OF TOWELS. THEY REALLY WORKED TO MAKE OUR STAY PLEASANT. I HOPE I'LL HAVE THE STRENGHT TO CRUISE AGAIN.

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warm weather and 5 islands

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: Apr 26, 2015

the most stops I have ever been on in a 7 day cruise. food was good and the service very good.

still wish there was more live music, especially a calypso band would have set the Caribbean mood better.

all of the staff we encountered  was very helpful and friendly.

the entertainment not as enjoyable as in the past-  it appears as if the cruise lines are cutting back on the quality.

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My first cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Liberty | Sail Date: Apr 26, 2015

The cabin was nicer than i expected. Lots to do. Enjoyed on board activities and shore excursions. Food in dining room was terrific, buffet was so-so. Drinks were generously poured and tasty. Enjoyed facial and massage in Spa. Only complaint was wifi. What a rip off to have to buy packages, then I couldn't get logged off and it ate up my minutes - over 100 of them. Wifi should be free or it should at least work,

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The pictures are very expensive and if you want to drink bottled water take your own. The tours were awesome. Don't worry about tips on board - Carnival automatically charges them to your tab. I would do most of my shopping before Costa Maya.

Plan out your day somewhat. There is so much to do, you'll miss it if you don't, but be flexible to changes.

Guy's Burgers were awesome!!!

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