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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"Food in dining room needs to be changed and or updated, as seems same food year after year." in 72 reviews.

"...superb til brn og en samlet ok oplevelse Do n't miss the ice show ." in 36 reviews.

"This was our 4th cruise and we love Royal Carribean." in 28 reviews.




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cruise was great !

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jan 17, 2015

Fascinating ship !  Good entertainment. Dinners were well prepared and very nice dining rooms.

Good entertainment and ice skating  show was awesome.

Only negative we found was that the food in the cafeteria ,was only lukewarm at best.

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Liberty of the seas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jan 17, 2015

My cruise  trip was EXCELLENT (Jan 17 to Jan 22,2015).The service on any Deck was excellent.

House keeping/Room service/Gym, pool and Dinner dining was really Excellent.Food was tasty and top of it dining table 475 waiter was very good he took care of party of 12 people very well.

Every person of our group enjoyed well during the trip.In one sentence overall your services were good in every area.THANKS.

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Family Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jan 17, 2015

The ship and staff were wonderful on this cruise. The main dinning room staff gave us the best service I have experienced any where, cruise or not. The ship was everything the promos said it was. The price I thought was a great value. The only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is the shore excursions. We booked a jeep and snorkel excursion with Royal Caribbeans site on Cozumel, and a cave tube float on Belize with Cruises Only site. Neither was up to par. Actually the cave float was good but one of the two guides was rude to some participants. He needs to watch his comments. The Jeep/Snorkel is not worth taking. Find a different activity. The jeep part was nothing more than a drive to the snorkel site with one beach stop. No tour and I don't know why they have jeeps because you didn't leave the asphalt. The snorkel site was way below expectations for Cozumel and the time allotted to snorkel wasn't barley long enough to get your equipment on let alone enjoy the water. The entire excursion lasted 3 hrs. That's including check-in drive time and 30 minutes for lunch that we had to buy extra. That might give you an idea of how long we snorkeled. Sorry to dwell on the snorkel, the cruise itself was great!

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First Cruise- Success

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jan 16, 2015

This was my 1st cruise ever.  It was a family cruise for my mother's 60th birthday.  We enjoyed everything we did and loved having so many options for things to do and see.  The staff was very attentive and worked well with us.  We had 2 people with canes and mobility issues.  Everyone was accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed.  We were spread between 2 deck supervisors for our staterooms and we loved both of them and how great they treated us.  We also especially loved our wait staff for the dinners!!

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Everything I hoped for in a cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jan 03, 2015

My daughter and I enjoyed our cruise on The Liberty of the Seas Jan. 3-8, 2015. The cruise was somewhat rocky but we were never seasick. The food was excellent and our dining experience was exceptional thanks to our servers Adel and Muhammed. Our cabin steward, Dennis, did an excellent job caring for our room. We went to the Lamanai Ruins. Our guide "Beans" was very knowledgeable re the history of the ruins. We were on a bus for an hour which wasn't very enjoyable but the fast boat ride through the glades was fun. We also did the 2 reef snorkeling excursion. The guide Carlos and his crew were a lot of fun. I wouldn't recommend this excursion if someone has never been snorkeling. We enjoyed the ships entertainment. I didn't know what to expect in attending The Quest but it was a lot of fun. I have cruised with other lines but my next cruise will be Royal Caribbean.

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FAbulous trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jan 03, 2015

I've been on several cruises but by far this was the best, from the staff in the dining area and the porter Dean they made the trip for our entire group. We laughed from sun up to sun down, really worth every penny.

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Happy with Cruiseline.com and Royal

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 29, 2014

I highly recommend this cruise and cruise line. So much better than the "other brands" out there to choose from. It was worth spending the extra money for a better ship and level of service. I was concerned about the Haiti part of the trip originally. Royal Caribbean actually bought a section of this isladn and it is very secure and relaxing. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to simply relas and get pampered by a great staff. 

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A fun family vacation at sea.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 24, 2014

Royal Caribbean is a great organization, for sure. They offer excellent value and, if the weather is on your side, you can all have a great time if your expectations are grounded in reality. Read some blogs and cruise-related websites that are NOT sponsored by the cruise lines to get really valuable information and insight from veteran cruise aficionados. Some cruise lines are for younger party people with a need to party party party. Some are lower cost and your fellow cruisers will fit a certain demographic that is not to your taste or sensibilities. Some are higher end and are not in any way family oriented. If you want a great family cruise on a clean, well maintained ship with good food, lots of entertainment options, in the company of other nice families out to have a great vacation in the sun and on the sea, then this is a really fine option.

At the last minute, we decided to upgrade (for about $100 per night) to an ocean view room. this was a great upgrade! Our 20-something sons had an interior promenade view, which they were fine with. It was really nice to have a private terrace with some chairs out on the sea. 

The entertainment was way better than I expected. The Saturday Night Fever Show, the ice extravaganza, the "cirque" style show, the song-and-dance man, and one of the comedians were very professional and really entertaining. the venues were top notch. The theater was really Broadway quality. One of the comedians was awful. The lounge acts were not to my taste generally. The salsa act was two guys singing along with canned backing tracks. Voytek the guitar player was very good. Too bad some yahoos thought it was acceptable to yack it up throughout his entire set. The piano lounge act was like a self-parody. The big shows are well produced in fine venues with really talented performers. Do not expect Vegas, expect Disney. this is a family cruise. 

In Belize we went tubing and that was great. What we later found out is that all tubing tours go to the exact same place and do the exact same thing. That being said, go to Yelp and pick a top rated tour. We went with a well rated independent excursion, but the tour operator never showed up and passed us off to another independent, who luckily was great. We will be blasting the tubing operator that did not show up in Yelp, but not here. There is definitely a benefit to using ship-sponsored excursions - they are well organized and efficient. 

In Cozumel we snorkeled on a ship-sponsored excursion. It was low cost and really great. My wife and one of my sons were very reluctant snorkelers, but they absolutely loved the experience. 

the food was, as expected, plentiful but generally not ever exceptional. If you want 4 star gourmet food, there are other cruises for that, and you will pay accordingly. What do you expect when they are making dinner for 3,000? The dinner did get way better as the cruise proceeded. We ate in Botticelli and did not do any of the "pay extra" premium restaurants. My advice: ask how the particular dish you are interested in is prepared (one seafood special was actually deep fried from frozen, like a TV dinner.) And do not be ashamed about ordering something else, or several appetizers, an extra salad, getting a different main course if you don't like what you have. We opted for the "dine anytime" plan, as on prior cruises we learned that you can get stuck at a table with people you really don't need to say every night. We had freedom and variety of company. The wait staff was very classy and professional

Drinks were reasonably priced. Expect to pay $6 - $8 for top shelf liquor. Drinks of the day are less expensive. We were surprised when we ordered cappuccino and espresso off the menu after dinner and were met with extra charges. about $2.50 per coffee drink, but really, these should be part of the package. Maybe I've been spoiled by other "all included" vacations. They offered expensive drink packages, which are fine if you drink a lot of booze. we don't so we ordered our one or two drinks and paid far less than the plans. Some folks definitely will get their money's worth by going with a booze package. We don't guzzle soft drinks, so that plan didn't work for us. 

The ship itself is great and the staff were likewise super professional and helpful. The rooms were cleaned and straightened constantly. And who doesn't like a towel animal? 

The Windjammer was a great option for breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately, they did not really promote the omelet station at breakfast and we did not discover the one guy making custom omelettes until half way through the cruise. He is tucked away between other offerings and you would never know he is there. 

To some in my party, the promenade of shops was just a shopping mall at sea. 

There was a great diversity of families from different cultures and places, which was really nice. Everybody was nice. 

On a sea day, if the weather is nice, good luck getting your family a bunch of deck chairs. People must go out under cover of darkness to put a towel on every chair available. The staff should really anticipate the need to accommodate people on the deck and by the pool when the sun is out. While they have a "rule" that you should not reserve chairs, there is zero enforcement. 

The casino was very active. My son discovered that the casino bar had some very good prices on premium drinks. You do not need to gamble to get some good cheap booze! It was disturbing to have so much smoking going on in the casino. But I just really dislike other people's smoke generally. 

We generally refused to have our picture taken by staff photographers, as the cost of the pictures ($25 for a family photo) was pretty steep. It was like Sears on the sea - they sell some expensive photo packages. We ended up buying one nice, expensive, family portrait. Do yourself a favor, give your camera to another cruise guest, they will take your family picture gladly. As I said, everyone was really nice and fiendly. 

Finding your way around a huge ship was made very easy. there are touch screen guides all over the place that let you know where you are, how to get somewhere else, and what is going on. The ship's TV channels that has the entertainment guide is great. There are many ship channels that are just basically infomercials. 

There is a big push to get you to part with your money. Shop in the on-board stores! Buy Duty free! Shop in Belize. Shop in Cozumel. Go to the auditoreum and learn how to shop for the best deals on jewelry and watches. The cruise TV infomercial channels feed the need you never knew you had. Caveat Emptor! Duty free booze is clearly a great deal. but keep in mind you have to carry that stuff back home with you. Have you ever had a bottle break in your luggage? we have. In my opinion, if you factor in the value of your shlepping heavy liquor bottles from your room, through customs, to the airport, from the airport, etc., then the money you save is made up in your own labor. You cannot drink that stuff onboard, so what's the point? Liquor bottles in your luggage will put you over your air carrier's weight limit, too! 

The internet access is expensive! Be forewarned. 

Hope this helps!

 

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A dream come true- liberty of the seas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 24, 2014

We have been on several other cruises however this cruise exceeded our expectations. We had the most amazing time of our lives. My brother in law wanted to connect with his children & invited us to join him on - Liberty of the Seas: Royal Caribbean. We accepted, and one thing lead to another. My daughter who got married in June 2014 surprised  my husband, younger daughter & I  (actually my younger daughter was in on it) by showing up in Windjammer while we were  having lunch. It was so beautiful & emotional, I will forever remember this cruise. 

We cave tubed in Belize, jeep toured in Cozumel and enjoyed every moment on the ship (the balcony view  for us & my daughter's ocean view were amazing. Dining was out of the ordinary- fantastic, tasteful  & specially prepared just for us.I cannot believe this all happened, while  additionally my brother in law is completely satisfied with having spent quality time with his sons.

Well back to work but different....so many memories and happiness. Thank you & thank you again & again for making dreams come true Royal Caribbean.Big Smile

Sincerely

Soma Persaud. 

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Great cruise, but too short!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 20, 2014

Don't miss the ice show. It's the best entertainment in cruising.  Kids loves the flowrider, but we wished it had been open more often.  Food was excellent, as was the nightly entertainment. 

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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.

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

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Room service breakfast on days in port is the way to go. The buffet is packed with everyone wanting to get off the ship early.

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