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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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"The dining room food was as good as any 4 star restaurant here in Miami!" in 105 reviews.

"The shows were a lot of fun, especially the ice show which is so unusual to see on a cruise." in 46 reviews.

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Granddaughters Graduation Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

Our tradition is to take our grandchildren on a cruise with us when they are graduating from high school. This cruise we did take a graduating granddaughter and her younger sister before she is to graduate. The kids really enjoyed everything about their cruise, from the food to all the activities and shows that were available to them. They are now sold on cruising, and of course want to go on more cruises.  We have 19 grandchildren and we have 4 more left to take on a future cruise.  All the grandchildren that have gone on previous cruises want to volunteer to join us.

The only thing that was a little disappointing to us seasoned cruisers was that they seem to cut corners on some of the amenities that were available to us on previous cruises.  I had told the girls not to bring shampoo because it was usually furnished. Our cabin only had the body wash, there was no chocolate on the pillows at night, which was minor. The midnight buffets were very small, compared to previous cruises.  Over all we were very pleased and so were the girls. They did not know what to expect and were very excited at everything that was going on.

 

 

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suzstickle
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Great First Time Cruise for My Kids

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

This was a fantastic cruise.  The ship was large enough to offer entertainment options but not too big that my 9 and 12 year old couldn't have a little freedom.  Loved the entertainment and staff.  Belize is a newer port and will improve as the years go on.  Took the Lamanai River cruise.  The kids LOVED the speed boat ride through the river and climbing the temples.  Went to Playa Del Carmen and Xel-Ha in Cozumel.  All inclusive and a whole day's worth of fun.  The ice show and Saturday Night Fever were both great nighttime entertainment.

Overall... 5 days is the perfect amount of time for a first time cruise with kids.

One drawback- Our stateroom 3568 was across from the service area and the constant thumping and slamming of doors on the last night to load all the luggage kept most of us awake for a huge part of the night.

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berginc
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The Libery review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

I found the Liberty of the Seas to be a great ship for the family.  My children are 13 and 16 and both found a great deal to do on the ship.  The room was great and the ship was clean.  The sit down dinners were fabulous and service was fabulous!  I would go on another RC cruise.

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Great Entertainment, not so great service

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2015

The day of debarkation for the ports of call were chaotic and unorganized. No one knew what they were doing.  To make matters worse, some people on our EXACT same excursion from the same Ship (we were the only ship docked) paid less for the SAME EXACT excursion.  This bothered me and quite a few other guests aboard the vessel.  We were jammed into a line, very confused and while waiting for directions, began to talk and compare tickets.  Some people on our line did not even have the same ticket description or time as ours.  Then to find out they paid much less 1/3 less than we had for the same experience.  I really don't think I will cruise again with Royal Caribbean.  I felt ripped off with my experience to say the least.  We cruise every year and our group gets larger and larger.  I would not allow my entire family to be duped as I was on Royal Caribbean.  The entertainment aboard The Liberty of The Seas was excellent The cruise Director and staff were amazing and made sure everyone attending the shows had a wonderful time.  The food above The Liberty of The Seas was not good at all with the exception of the Rembrandt Dining Room.  The dining room staff went above and beyond their duties to ensure guest satisfaction.  The staff at the excursion desk were rude and unhelpful.  They should be more knowledgeable on what they are offering.  The only thing that saved me from being miserable were the shows and entertainment staff and the dining room staff.  Great Job!

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Great Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2015

I just returned from a 5 day vacation on the Liberty of the Seas and I will sum of my vacation with one word "wonderful". From the start to the finish of the cruise my family were recently impressed with the service, the staff, the food and the amenities of the ship. We were so impressed that we already booked our next cruise for next year. 

We were a little worried that my kids (ages 10 and 8) would be disappointed with the cruise since they have only been on Disney cruises. To my surprise - the rock climbing wall, the flow rider, the various shows and activities in the Adventure Club kept my more than busy and occupied. We look forward to our next cruise on Royal Caribbean.

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nikihome
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Liberty of the Seas April 6th Trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2015

Over all I was pleased, but I had not been on a cruise for about 15 years.  I remembered it was a positive experience so I wanted to take my wife and kids.  We chose Royal Caribbean because we heard it was the best.  With that reputation we expected more as we paid more.  Before I get into the problems I'd like to reiterate that I was overall please with the experience, but I would probably choose to spend any future vacation money on other vacation opportunities:

1.  Food:  While the food preparation and service was top notch, the seafood choices were not fresh.  For example I was very disappointed in the lobster bisque.  This was not a one off occurrence, all fish items except the Atlantic salmon were fishy tasting.  I had one piece of lobster in my bisque. I did not finish my serving.  Other seafood choice yielded similar experiences.  The Atlantic Salmon was ok, but a little dried out.

2.  Extra charges:  Charging for soda felt like an insult. I understand the need to charge extra for mixed drinks, but charging for soda's was a sore spot every time I drank one, even though we participated in the weekly drink pass rip-off.

Charging for internet access was another rip off.  You already have provided the service and paid for it on the ship, including it in one's package deal would set you apart from the rest of the cruise lines.

3.  Vacation ports:  Our cruise went to Labadie and Ochos Rios.  I will never go back to Jamaica.  I found the locals persistence to try to squeeze every dollar from me to  be very uncomfortable.  I was taken advantage of by a the local cigar shop who sold me a "Cohiba" knock-off for $15.  I didn't pay close attention until it was time to enjoy it.  When I found it a less than favorable cigar, another of the ship's patrons, with more cigar knowledge noticed it did not have an authentic wrapper and was probably not really a Cohiba.

On the bright side I loved the Cigar room on the ship.  It was my favorite place.  I'd love to have a living room set up like that.  It was also a great place to meet other travelers.

The ships workout facility was top notch.  Thank you.

My 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter had a great time and really enjoyed the new friends they met.

My wife and I had fun at the pool side activities and enjoyed the evening entertainment.  I also had a good run at the ping pong tourney.. thanks

All in all my family had a good time, but we will probably not be spending any more money on a cruise as our yearly vacation destination.

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not for anyone with a disability

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2015

The friend I travelled with has some mobility issues.  She uses a cane to walk most places.  When we got to the terminal there was at least an hour spent waiting to check in.  By the time we got to the window for our boarding cards, my friend needed to sit down for a few minutes to rest her knee.  To board we were required to walk up a ramp that went from Deck 1 to Deck 4.  This was difficult for me but for her was torturous.  I realize now that we probably could have asked for a wheelchair for  her, but by the time one was offered, she had already reached deck four.  This stressed her so much that she was unable to go to dinner.   Later in the cruise she went to the spa for a massage and tripped on the transom as she was leaving, breaking her elbow!  She received good care at the medical office, and we were able to leave with her in a wheelchair.  There was no  one to help with her luggage so my daughter and granddaughter helped with that.  This was not a great cruise for seniors, but we knew that going in, and were there mainly to be with my granddaughter and daughter.  One more negative was the IT situation.  It was like using dial-up service or worse.  The machine I was using to get my boarding passl  wouldn't type and i or a t.  Also, no staff on site to help navigate.  The woman I sat next to said "Honey, you're on your own and God help you."  I bought a days service so that I could alert my family to the fact that we needed accommodations for my friend, and I was barely able to get one e-mail sent.  

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2015

HappyI was pleased with my cruise.

Stateroom  service was the absolute best.

 Harry, was who took care of our stateroom service, he was right there to make sure we were very pleased every day, our stateroom service was very excellent and on point.

food was not as good as when we have cruised before, seemed better when we were on the jewel of the sea back in 2012 and 2010.

 

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scx323
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We Are Hookef!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 02, 2015

Reliving it each day. Liberty of the Seas has everything you need. Plenty of deck chairs. Plenty to do. Our cruise was totally booked during spring break, but lines and congestion was never too much on the ship. Love the free ice cream on deck. Tim, the cruise director is perfect! Everything is well laid out. Hardly anyone goes to the bow if you want serenity and beautiful view. Our waiters were so attentive and remembered who we were and what we drank after one meal. Wish Royal gave you at least one lobster meal and Johnny Rockets was included, but the varying menu was great and plenty to choose on the all day buffet. Was not really impressed by Johnny Rockets to pay again. Thought they used the outside screen for a nightly movie, but it was fun to watch the NCAA finals. Cozumel is nothing special itself. BUT, we highly recommend booking the shore excursion through Cozumelbuggy.com. A wonderful 5 hour tour all around the Island in self driven nights, a beach stop, a stop in the original town with a tequila and Mayan food tasting, snorkeling along the coast, and an ending Mexican buffet at Hotel Cozumel. The tour guides are exactly as reviewed - attentive, funny, and professional. We are in a cruise withdrawel!!!

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Liberty of the Seas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 28, 2015

Great service in dining room and in state room.  Tons of things to do and the entertainment was superb.  The whole ship was extremely clean the whole time.  

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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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