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"Dining in the dining room was slow attendance I believe to too many tables to wait on." in 110 reviews.

"With the exception of the ice show, the entertainment was very boring." in 48 reviews.

"However, in general the wait staff , especially in the buffet area, seemed very tired..." in 32 reviews.




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

for the first cruise we had wonderful experience would like to go again soon. Everything was very well organized, trips and entertainment. Departure was great.

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Basking in memories

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

We flew to Bermuda 6 years ago and decided to cruise back for the memories.  Instead of just remembering our previous stay we met new friends, had wonderful service and found each other all over again.

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Awful payment system

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

My husband and i experienced awful issues with their sail passes. 

My husband had planned a surprise amenity to be brought to the room for our 1 year anniversary. We never received the amenity and BOTH of our credit cards were charged for it. This is just one of the wrongful charges messed up. It took 3 days of standing at the desk demanding assistance before things got situated. 

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Liberty of the Seas - May 2015

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

Left from Bayonne, NJ.  The port is fairly easy to get in and out of, but get there early.  There are some construction delays on the way out, and again get an early tag to get off right after you eat.  The room stewards were great and attended to every need.  Pack as light as you can as there is not a lot of room to stow luggage in your rooms.  For those of you trying to stay connected to those you left behind...we did not take the kids on this trip, it will cost you plenty.  The WiFi service is outrageously priced.  For us, during this cruise it would have cost us $150 for the five day cruise at the outset, for 2 devices, and unlimited use.  The WiFi speeds are very slow, so using Skype or FaceTime is often sketchy.  It is only good for text messaging, but do not send photos as again it is slow or you get booted off and have to log back on.  Turn your cell data OFF during sea travel.  If you have a global plan then turn back on when in port of call and use sparingly depending on your cell provider...costs can escalate rapidly.  The shows on board were very good, but if you had to skip one, Saturday Night Fever is the one to miss.  We traveled on this ship 5 years ago and we are noticing that RCCL is charging you for amenities that were once included in the price of the cruise.  Drink/Water/Soda packages are available and very expensive.  You have to drink a ton to make it worth your while.  The singular drink prices are expensive as well but if you are not partying hard, it is cheaper than purchasing a drink package.  If you like a routine at home and want to select a "scheduled" dinner time, I would select that.  "My Time Dining" is tough.  You may be subjected to wait times and different wait staff who have already been tipped.  The attention to detail was not as sharp as when we traveled last and had dinner in the main dining rooms.  We were lucky and scheduled the same time and table every night, but that was because we made our reservations as soon as we boarded the ship and even then you might want to make your reservations on-line before you board.  If you are a "go with the flow" type person or group this may work, if you like to know what is going on and like a routine, My Time Dining is not the best option.  Overall this is still a great trip.  The ship is clean and has a lot to offer.  Just bring a light jacket as the Atlantic Ocean is still cold this time of year and the wind on the upper decks can get a bit chilly.  Photo is a panoramic of Royal Naval Dockyard from the 12th deck at port.

 

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Bermuda cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: May 15, 2015

Was a nice cruise for a short period of time.  Small island with limited things to do.  With 2 days at sea, was surprised that Royal did not offer more things for passengers to do that did not cost $s.  Beautiful ship and nice crew.  Food was all right but nothing really special.  The daily Compass had information in it that was incorrect for this cruise.  Have enjoyed our cruises on Holland and Princess lines more than this one.  Food was better and more things to do that did not cost extra $s.  Still glad that we took this cruise to Bermuda.  Had always wanted to visit there.  Food and shopping in Bermuda is about the same as other islands.        Island is very clean and the Bermudians are very friendly.

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good cruise, bad time allowance at ports.

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

Cruise was good, time schedule for port stops was pathetic! Especially san juan Puerto! Got there at 7:00 am and nothing opens till 10:30! Had to be back on boat by 12:30! Also food in windjammer repeats WAY to much for a 10 day cruise! Also dining room waiters were not up to par with previous cruises. Also room attendant was slacking, floor was never vacuumed the entire 10 days! Finally ship is showing where and tear especially the carpet threw out the ship, its nasty looking and needs replaced bad!

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Great Cruise line

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

Great staff from stateroom to dining.  Food excellent.

Would have preferred longer time at ports of call.  I will be sure to pay more attention to itinerary in the future.

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Loved the view First night view from stateroom window

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RCL appears pay attention to customer's comments.

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

This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean and we have already booked a third for this fall. We have done ten other cruises on three other lines and we find that RCL is equal or superior in virtually all the important categories. After our last RCL cruise, out of Bayonne on the Explorer of the Seas, we gave RCL good marks, but did complain that their debarkation process was slow and arduous. This trip however, the process was far improved and smoother than at the Manhattan terminal. The Liberty of the Seas is a very large, stable ship and the ride was outstanding. The staff was excellent and we were extremely impressed with our waiters. If we were asked to find any negative aspect for this trip, it would probably be that our time in the ports of call seemed shorter than usual, and although it didn't affect us, several of our fellow travelers seemed disappointed.    

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10 Night Bermuda/Caribbean Cruise

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

Embarkation / Debarkation - Both were very fast and easy. We were on the ship in about 15/20 minutes after our arrival at the terminal. After finding our luggage at the end of the cruise, about the same.

Room - we had balcony room 8532. The room was very spacious as normal with a balcony room. Our attendant Raj was superb and always kept our ice bucket filled. Plenty of spaces for storage in every room.

Dining - We had early seating in the MDR (Rembrandt). Our servers Gilberto and Amil were really good. The food was really good (much better than other cruiselines we have been on) and the variety was really good also. The Windjammer buffet was really good for breakfast and lunch (try to sit center back at breakfast to meet Slobadan - the waiter from Serbia). A lot of variety for just about any appetite.  And Chops Grill was fabulous for our anniversary dinner.

Entertainment - the shows were really good. We saw almost all of the shows including Saturday Night Fever and the Ice Show. Both were really good. Lounge entertainment was good also. We didnt hit for a million in the casino but we had fun.

Spa - the spa is beautiful and relaxing. We had a couple's massage and were not disappointed.

Bars - Bars are plentiful on the Liberty. We spent most of our time in the Schooner Bar with Nicoli and Nuno (and the rest of the gang) and they were fun, entertaining, and educational. Also - Preston (aka Dr. Booze) was still at work at the Pool Bar after being with Royal for 19 years (we met him on our first cruise out of NYC on the Nordic Empress)!

All in all - the cruise was relaxing and entertaining - which is all you can hope a cruise would be. The food was really good and we met a lot of great staff and other guests from all over. The port times at the ports were a little strange but we managed anyhow. And the day at Labadee was great!

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Exceptional

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Liberty of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 30, 2015

Best shows we have ever seen on a cruise ship.  Really enjoyed Saturday Night Fever,  the Ice Show, the Three Tenors, etc.

Very attentive wait staff in MY Time Dining Room: Melwyn the waiter and Ulric the Assistant Waiter.

The Promenade is a great feature of the ship.Happy

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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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