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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What people said about this ship:

"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 51 reviews.

"the cruise director would mention live and on the tv that the would love..." in 68 reviews.


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this cruise was the worst cruise I have been on. I have been on several cruises and they all have activities and shows all day. This particular time we went was apparently a big dance competition so the palace was closed the majority of the time for private event. Kids were everywhere unsupervised and running up and down the halls all thru the night. We only went to the dining room once bc our service there was very poor and our waiter seemed as we were a burden on him. The food was Ok they usually have more of a selection on the buffet but it seemed to be the same ole stuff most of the time. I do not feel we got our money's worth on this particular cruise. We had planned to watch shows thru te day at or stop in Progresso and on our days at sea but there were only private events taking place. Several shows that were suppose to take place were canceled as well. The only activities that seemed to be going on during the day were trivia in the lobby. (I can play trivia at home). I had to ask for our state room to be vacuumed bc there was still stuff on the floor from I am guessing the previous cruisers and our sheets were not changed even once during the week. (I know this bc we accidentally got a bit of chocolate on the sheet and my sister fell asleep with makeup on one night, we had these stains the duration of our stay.)So over all I was very disappointed. 

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Cozumel rocks!

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Went on my very 1st cruise...

had a wonderful experience, the staff was super nice - Jerry!!! loved all my pet towels!!!!

Cozumel was absolutely beautiful, Progreso was the downside to the cruise.

Carnival Cruise personnel, please consider removing Progreso as part of the Western Caribbean package.

being in Progreso was a total waste of time and money!

 

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Great Trip (except)

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The cruise and Carnival staff were great, personable, and made our trip as pleasant as could possibly be . I would recommend that you get rid of the excursion in Progreso with the cavern diving . The bus ride was too long, almost two hours each way , and six out of seven of us that went came home with a serious digestive bacterial infection, from the bird and bat feces in the water that we snorkeled in. Every one else in our group that didn't go , didn't get sick.. ill stay on the boat or do the beach next time. I would not recommend the cavern snorkeling trip in Progreso

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Wonderful time!!!

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This cruise exceeded our expectations!!! This was our first cruise and we had a great time!!  We were so excited to share our experience with our friends and family!  The cruise was relaxing, fun and we can't wait to go on our next one!!!

All staffs provided excellent service and were very helpful!!

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A big disappointment mixed with a couple of fun things

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This was our first cruise and it will be our last.  Unfortunately this was for our anniversary as well.  There were more lows than highs.  More frustrations than good times.  It was one bad thing after another. 

 

Between my my wife slipping and getting hurt, to the flooding on our deck, it just seemed nothing went right. Top it off with the people in the surrounding rooms being loud, banging on our door in the middle of the night on numerous occasions, and constantly hearing the N word every night at yyall hours, let's just say it wasn't the most ideal way to spend our anniversary. 

 

I I called carnival and told them of our experience.  They offered us a free Bon voyage gift on our next cruise.  Sorry, a stuffed animal or tshirt isn't going to get us to spend $1700 again. 

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Great cruise

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I love the food and shows on ship. Comedy show was funny wish it was longer. I bought lots of gifts on ship because of prices being low. Wish the prices for couple spa treatments were discounted more. I would recommend this cruise to others. 

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Cruise Review

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All in all the cruise was as we expected having been on Carnival before. We took our daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandsons on the cruise. We chose Carnival because of the activities available for children, the fairly close proximity to the port in Galveston, and the fact that we had taken 2 other Carnival cruises in the past. It was a 5-night cruise and the kids had fun. My wife and I had dinner one night in the Diamonds Steakhouse. Florin was our server and he was amazing. Dennis was our cabin steward and he took great care of use. We had the grandsons stay with us on 2 nights and he set up the sofa bed for them on those nights to give their mom and dad some free time away from the boys. Ayu in the dining room was super attentive with us. She even remembered our names despite us doing the Dine at Your Time where we didn't have an assigned table. We asked for her the 2nd time we ate in the dining room because her service was so outstanding.

 

We also took advantage of the Cheers package. We never had 15 drinks on any of the days and had only 1 or 2 drinks on several of the days, but we think the Cheers package was well worth it. It would be nice if Carnival included some bottles of wine in the Cheers package. They could be restrictive and only allow a couple of wines in each category to be available via Cheers. We found that their wine list wasn't huge, but it had some decent wines on it. We decided to just order a glass of wine from the list on occasion so that they cam under the Cheers program. When we wanted a bottle of wine, the prices were as good if not better than land-based restaurants.

 

We rarely got in the pools on this trip because they were overflowing with people. That was the case in the adult-only pool in the stern as well as the pool amidships. We were just leery of what might be in the pools (bacteria, etc) with all those bodies in a compact area.

 

The food was good and the offerings were plentiful. Guy Fieri's burgers were good and if you didn't want to go there at noon, the lines weren't bad at all. We really liked the Wok offerings - plenty of veggies, cheeses, meats, and noodles to choose from. The Blue Iguana Tex Mex grill also had plenty of offerings for burritos and tacos.

 

The casino was rough on me the first night of the cruise, but the last night of the cruise the Blackjack god was with me and I came out well ahead.

We would recommend Carnival to those who are first-time cruisers. We highly recommend getting a suite if they can afford it.

 

The size of the Grand Suite is very nice along with plenty of storage and closet space, not to mention the large balcony. Don't get an inside cabin. Pay the extra for an outside cabin at least. People in suites have priority for boarding and disembarkation. If you don't get a suite, you can still get Faster to the Fun which gives the same priority for boarding and disembarkation.

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cruising to cozumel

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loved every part of it. My favorite things were the outdoor movies and the food. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. I can't wait to go again

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First Cruise

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I had a wonderful time on my cruise! The staff on the ship was fabulous! Enjoying room service for breakfast every morning was such a treat! I will definately go on another cruise as soon as I can figure out when. 

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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.

If you want a quiet place to relax and unwind, check out the Serenity adult lounging area. The activities around the main pool are fun to watch for a while but can be a bit much.

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