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Liberty of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 3634 passengers and 1360 crew, and sails from Galveston, Texas.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The same can be said in the formal dining room, and the service was decent." in 138 reviews.

"The entertainment was excellent, particularly the ice show ; amazing." in 58 reviews.

"Our wait staff was incredible." in 40 reviews.

Liberty of the Seas departs from:

Galveston, Texas

Liberty of the Seas sails to:

Caribbean - Western

1179 reviews from our community



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Wasn't our best RCCL trip

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As loyal RCCL cruisers, we are used to a high level of quality on our ships.  It is the ONLY cruise line we use. This trip was sorely lacking.  The Liberty was going into dry dock for renovations. It was low on supplies (like wine varieties, certain foods and other items) and the closer we got to the end the less service we got as staff was starting to pack things away. This also meant that many of the glasses and bowls were not available for use. (On departure morning, there were not enough cereal bowls.  We were given small side dish bowls and had to make several trips.)  Lesson learned... no trips on the last cruise before a ship goes into dry dock for renovation.

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Great entertainment and customer service on

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Everything was very good.  Customer Service in the Dining room, room attendant and bars was excellent..  Jamaica was a dangerous port and we chose not to get off.   A couple with an 8 year old son went on a beach excursion and a man offered the husband marijuana--who said no.  This person then quickly went to the 8 year old and offered to sell him some drugs.   Another couple was robbed. This ship has only one more trip before a 4 week upgrade.

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New Years Eve Cruise

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Royal Caribbean is a quality cruise line that is well organized and has friendly, helpful employees.  The check in and check out process is quick and without incident.  The food in the Eat when you want program (Portofino restaurant) was consistently very good with super wait staff.  The performances were much better than anticipated so the shows should not be missed.  The New Years Eve party was an event!  They showed all of the key football games on the big screen by the outdoor pool so a fun a lively atmosphere.

The downside to this cruise is the excursions.  We did the jeep tour in Cozumel through Royal Caribbean which had a weak snorkeling component and a rather rushed drive around the island.

Grand Cayman is the nicest stop in my opinion but the process of a tender to land used up a good portion of the stop.  It took quite a while to get off and long lines to tender back to the ship.  We did the trip to see Stingray City which is definitely worth the trip and the snorkeling was the best of the stops.  But the net free  time on the island was rushed.

We did a personalized tour in Jamaica through Know Jamaica Tours.  Marva Shaw at Know Jamaica Tours is the owner and took great pride and personal care of the visit.  We were met by a friendly and knowledgeable member of her team easily and our driver for the day, Glenroy Johnson, was terrific-friendly, knowledgeable and eager to please.  The only issue with Jamaica at that time of year is it was so crowded and there are not a whole lot of options of what to do.  I suggest skipping the tour of the Rosehall Great House at a cost of $20 pp.  The beaches are not terrific there.  But again, I can't imagine a more professional and competent and friendly group to work with than Know Jamaica Tours.  And ask for Glenroy!

The weather is a bit tricky at that time of year also.  The last full day on board was inside all day due to bad weather and one day on departure was iffy, but once away from Galveston by a day it was gorgeous.

If you like cruises, you will like this cruise.  The convenience of driving to the port and leaving from TX is a huge plus if you can do it.  Easy parking in Galveston with a smooth and quick shuttle to the ship.

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Relaxing Vacation!

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This is my 2nd cruise and I have booked with Royal Caribbean for both of them.  The staff aboard the Liberty of the Seas were beyond professional, kind, and helpful.  There were so many activities to do despite some rough weather at the beginning and end of the trip.   

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Is is Quality or Quantity? that is most important?

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Love a cruise!!  Over the years since the very large ships have entered the arena, it seems that the quality of the food and services in the dining areas has greatly diminished.  Many meals taste and look like they are pre-fabbed, ready to just microwave or warm to be served.  I had a completely cold meal delivered one evening.  After two attempts to get it right, finally got to eat....alone. as everyone else was already finished.  And had a middle eastern waiter who kept bringing a different meal than was ordered because it contained pork.  I kid you not!!  What is happening in the dining room service?  Just not the usual respectful and service orientated gentlemen & ladies as previous years have produced.  So what is with all the powdered ingredients to make potatoes and other parts of our dinners?  Vegas were only thing that felt authentic, fresh food.  Also noticed the really great deserts are no longer even served as before on other cruises. So the food was very disappointing in the luncheon and dinners, sit down restaurants.  We thought the buffet was many times a greater choice than the sit down dinners.   

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Christmas Vacation

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I thoroughly loved the cruise as did my family.  The food was great, the room attendants did a great job, the waiters and servers were very polite and professional.  However, the boarding process was horrendous as was the deboarding process.  So the first and last things I remember about the cruise were negatives.

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Very good overall experience

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we enjoyed our time in the cruise, however witnessing the death of a young child was really heartbreaking. I beleive the design of the Kid pool section can be improved to avoid having a deep (1.7m) pool right next to kid pool and splash are.

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great time

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good service ,clean , food was very good,friendly people,entreatment was ok,we lost a 9years old boy which was sad time at ship for 48 hrs, staff handle good as far as i see.

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Mostly pros/ some improvements

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We have taken 2 other Christmas cruises and we truly enjoy them. This is a great way to spend time with the family. The Liberty of the Seas is a great ship. We  enjoyed the flo-rider, the Promenade deck designed like a small street, and  the outstanding nightly shows. Our favorites were the flying and the skating.

We had impeccable service-

the deserts disappointing-

Better communication needed about tours etc. The next day activity sheet came  too late to be helpful. The week's overview posted a week before the cruise on the internet, including the shows, special activities ( 60's, 50's night, # formal nights, which most formal,  etc.) would help families plan on- ship activities ahead and help in packing.,

The internet was the worst ever!! You paid a lot for slow, spotty service that was useless . NO on staff person to help at the computer station and no refunds

Overall- wonderful vacation  .

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You should plan ahead where to go before arriving on every port. Some are easily accessible through local trains & that will save you money.

The ice show is great and very popular. It should be booked in advance so as to get a seat.

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Cupcake decorating is NOT just for kids. I'm 61 and loved it.

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