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Carnival Liberty is a large ship, carrying 3756 passengers and 1180 crew, and sails from Galveston, Texas.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    

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"The dining room breakfasts were VERY GOOD.....they had two brunch..." in 158 reviews.

"...on our first cruise together, i had been on another carnival cruise in the past." in 50 reviews.

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Enjoyed the Liberty

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This was my 7th Carnival Cruise and my first on the Liberty, my second of this same itinerary...we sailed the same one on the Freedom in January 2016 with our kids.  

 

I liked the boat.  It was very similar to the Freedom.  It's got all the good stuff, which to me means it has the Blue Iguana and Guys.  Which is important.  That food is yummy.  The service was on and off.  The lido people were the friendliest I've ever encountered, but the dining room staff were the least attentive I've ever had.  Room steward did a great job on our room, but wasn't the friendliest guy around.  

 

The food was about the same as every other Carnival ship (the best being on the Valor).  We enjoyed the food at the steakhouse (Diamonds) and at Guys and the Blue Iguana.  The pizza place and the deli are good, too.  The dining room is hit or miss.  Room service is ok.  But the service was so slow.  And a couple of times the people who answered the phone were actually rude.  A bummer about the 5 day cruise is no lobster on the first elegant night for the Captain's dinner.  

 

The ship is clean.  The staff work hard all the time to keep it clean, which is hard because half the time there are drunks making a mess everywhere.  The smoke in the casino can be awful at times.  I wish they could figure a way to alleviate that.  At least on the Magic there are doors to a deck that open and that seems to help with the smoke some but it was pretty bad sometimes.  I wonder if some of the rooms that are above smell it.  

 

Progresso boasts the worlds longest pier.  You ride a bus from getting off the boat.  Once off the bus, you can walk a block to a beach.  In my opinion the beach is awesome.  You can rent chairs ($15 for two chair and an umbrella which also came with chips and salsa).  Of course people are walking up and down the beach trying to sell their wares.  But the wonderful thing about these guys is that they aren't pushy.  If you say no thank you, they move on.  They sell great massages on the beach...and I'm sure they aren't licensed therapists, mind you, but it still feels great.  And they are super cheap.  We paid $15/hr plus tip (so we tipped almost that much).   Of course there are also tons of excursions to choose from here.  I've always wanted to see the cenotes, but then I think I want to spend as much time as I can in the sun so I never do it.

 

Cozumel is great.  We usually go to Mr. Sanchos because of Ha Haak Paddleboarding.  Gina and Rene run it and it is wonderful.  Mr. Sanchos is all-inclusive food and alcohol and I think kayaks or something.  The SUPs are additional but I really enjoy them and they are so worth it.  

 

All in all a good cruise and the Liberty is nice.  We were in a regular balcony on deck 6.  This was our first time on deck 6.  It was okay.  I came to love the Cove balcony on the Magic.  I really thought I would love the Spa balcony, but it's awesome being closer to the water.  We actually saw dolphins somewhere on the way to Mexico this time.  We always see them leaving Galveston.  The cabin did seem like it was ready for some maintenance.  The loo needed some repair and the bedding was shabby.  

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Great trip

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HappyHad a great experience with my family on this trip. Had a couple of minor issues but the stewards got right on it and resolved it. Great time both on and off board of ship. Great shows, good food and excellent entertainment. Glad my family was able to enjoy the trip with me. Thanks for a great experience!

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Overall Great Cruise

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Cruise terminal 2 in Galveston is in the process of being remodeled so we had to wait in a tent that had been connected to the terminal. This would not have been so bad except that the wait was over a hour and a half. We had a group of 15 people in 4 different cabins go on this trip. At embarkation, my parents were considered priority because mom was in a wheel chair, which I am glad for, but the rest of the group was seperated from them. My parents were not sure what to do so we were not fond of this. Once onboard, our rooms were great as usual. This was the first time I have ever had an ajoining room and I loved it with all the kids. It made it much easier for them to go back and forth between the rooms. The muster drill was out on the deck by the lifeboats. We were very crowded and it was hard to see and hear. On the past several cruises the muster drill was held in the dinning rooms which I think is much better.The layout of the ship was a bit difficult to navigate. Camp carnival was right by serenity deck. The room steward in two of our rooms was great, but the one we had in the other two rooms was not great. She kept the room clean but we never saw her. She never aknowledged us by name as we have became accusomed to on carnival cruises and the one time we did see her, she was cleaning our room and acted like we were bothering her because we needed to get something out of our room really quick. We attended the Dr. Seuss breakfast and it was amzing. The kids and adults all had a blast. The staff did a great job making sure it was fun. Debarkation was long and difficult escpecially with mom in a wheelchair. We had to fight to even get her on an elevator and people kept pushing past us as we were in line trying to debark.

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Love the Ocean ----- From the Shore

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This was my first cruise and although I love the ocean, I discovered that I love the ocean, I do so from the shore and find being ON the ocean in a boat with thousands of others is not my thing. I don't do photos.

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Had a good time

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I enjoyed the trip but it was a little stressful first day due to weather but not the cruises fault...  I had fun and it was fun to try something new.

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First time cruise was excellent

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Truly impressed with the wait staff and the delicious food provided. Since this was our first cruise, I was afraid of motion sickness. There were high winds the first two days, but the motion of the ship was very slight. We truly enjoyed ourselves.

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Our First Cruise

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Took a short trip for our 1st cruise.  What a great trip!  The ship was fantastic, friendly crew, great food and entertainment.  The port excursion to the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan was a treat, especially the lunch at a local Mexican Brewhaus.  

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awesome trip

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Everything was awesome!! The only negative thing about the trip would be the fact that we needed more time in Cozumel! Loved the whole experience!! Boat activities were great, food waw excelente. Really enjoyed getting dressed up for the "formal dinner".  Everyone on board was having a blast.

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POOR BAR SERVICE

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Overall the cruise was nice and all the Crew was VERY VERY friendly and helpful. Very long wait times at all the bars be prepared to WAIT.  Carnival does a VERY poor job in staffing all the bars and they are losing money because of this! Our bar bill was under $400 for the week...WAIT....THANKS CARNIVAL YOU DID US A FAVOR.  Stay with the poor bar service, saves everyone money!

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Was fun, buy would like some changes

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The beds and pillows were very good. On another cruise liner, the pillows and bed were bad. So that is a big plus for you.

On the other hand. The other cruise liner had better food and a wonderful pasty chief. Yours not so good. I would love for 2-3 in the main dinging room, with no

fish or seafood at all. Some of us and I know many people who won't cruise for that reason. Many people and me too. Get sick to just seeing fish and seafood or smelling it. Makes us throw up and is awfugl. BeenBingin around fish and seafood is my worseightmare. Dress up night was ruined because of it.

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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.

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We do take sodas and water on board, $4+ for a can of Coke is a bit much, but typical of all lines. The support staff in the spa were great. Often so cold on board that a light jacket felt really good. Nothing unpleasant per se.

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