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Great Ship

scottaguiar reviewed 2 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"...a was poor, the food was consistently cold in the main dining room , the breakfast and lunch buffets were boring and way..." in 66 reviews.

"ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE ICE SHOW, TOP QUALITY." in 32 reviews.

"This was our 5th cruise with Royal Carribean, what waste of my money." in 26 reviews.



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waltjw
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Ports to far from major attractions

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 14, 2014

Ship experience was great. Unfortunately, the ports are to far from the major cities. It was a two hour bus ride to visit Florence, only three hours to tour and then a two hour bus ride back to the ship. Same situation with Rome.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Ok Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 17, 2014

Overall it was a good cruise.  Unfortunately, I felt the staff was not all that helpful or welcoming, they did not seem enthusiastic about another cruise and new guest.  The dinning staff made up for the rest, they were exceptional. 

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Beautiful ship----great itinerary

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 31, 2014

I would recommend this ship and cruise  to anyone who wants a glimpse of Spain, France, and Italy. The LOS is beautiful---very clean, lots to do and has a great promenade. We had a junior suite and woke up to beautiful scenery each day! The Staff was great!!!

I give it 4.5 stars instead of 5 because of the food. The dining room was beautiful and there were other choices of where to eat ....but the "quality" of the food was not what I expected. Not to say that all the food was average.....but much of it was just ok. One complaint I had was that they put mayo on all the sandwiches in the snack areas. We went to the Windjammer, but they did not have the same variety of deli meats. We asked if we could have the sandwiches without mayo and they said they come that way. Also, we went to the dining room for breakfast and they admitted the  eggs were powdered.

I will continue to check out RCI as my first choice for cruising but I think for the price of the  European cruises, there should be more attention paid to the quality and taste of the food. 

Ali S.

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DubaiDolly
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Spanish Tax added was a unwelcome surprise

Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Oct 05, 2014

Having sailed around the Mediterranean on numerous occasions this was the first time that an additional tax had been added to the onboard billing. As well as the usual gratuity which is automatically added to Bevarages and Food items an additional 10 % Spanish tax was also added whilst on retail purchases this was an additional 20%. What happened to duty free prices ?

 On boarding we bought a wine package which we were informed was 165 US$ for 5 Bottles plus the usual gratity which was an additional 24.25 US$ There was no mention from the stewart who was selling us the packaage that there would be an additional 10% Spanish tax added and I only noticed this later when I was checking the reciept against the account system on the inroom TV. We choose the wine package as it represents good value for money and I had already preselected in my mind my favourite Red and White grapes. We were then disappointed to learn that the Red Robert Mondavi shown on the wine list was out of stock. This was not a good start to our cruise.

However generally we had a good cruise. Our junior suite 9538 was exactly as advertised. As we booked at the last minute we were allocated My Time Dinning and were unable to prebook our table requirements on the RCI website.I would recommend that on boarding the ship that you go straight to the my time dinning desk  at the main dinning room where you can  prebook your times for dinner. I insisted that I booked for the 7 days as I didnt wasnt to come back everyday and make a booking. The manager was alittle reluncant to do this but eventually did meet my request. Infact the dinning was the highlight of the cruise where we had an excellant Head waiter who lead by example his team of waiters. The service was impecable and the standard of food was excellant. We were surprised to learn that the head chef was an English Female in a male dominated kitchen.

 

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Lift area also interactive map of ship Main pool area Whirlpool overlooking Ocean

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ktaylor
Purser

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Couple

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
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Staff and itinerary

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 28, 2014

The staff was excellent and the itinerary was exactly what we wanted.  However, the dining room had a group of about 40 who were loud and rowdyand disturbed our dinner to the point we could not carry on a conversation.  They were also banging our chairs as they ran around.

The only excursion we took with RC was a disappointment.  However, the two excursions we took with Shore excursions group were excellent!

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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.

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

Mathenbe
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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.

Roll Calls


Liberty of the Seas
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Members on Cruise

10 Night Bermuda & Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 06, 2015
Ship Name: Liberty of the Seas
17 Ship Mate app members

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Liberty of the Seas
15
Members on Cruise

10 Night Bermuda & Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 22, 2015
Ship Name: Liberty of the Seas
15 Ship Mate app members

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Liberty of the Seas
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Members on Cruise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Dec 06, 2014
Ship Name: Liberty of the Seas
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