I had an absolutely wonderful time! From an attentive waitstaff at the Michelangelo Dining Hall, to the huge array of foods available at the Wind Jammer! I really need to work on my balance on the Flow Rider though! :D I went on a Scuba Dive at Grand Cayman, and saw the Thanksgiving parade! My companion and I fully took advantage of our Deluxe Beverage Packages!! I hope to cruise with Royal Caribbean again!!
This was our first cruise, so we have nothing to compare it to. The ship was beautiful, clean (except for the women's restrooms. Nasty!) And well maintained. the staff was super friendly. Lots of games, activites, movie showings, and the shows were incredible. But, We were incredibly disappointed in the food. It reminded us of something from a school cafeteria. Also, we had to miss a port, due to bad weather. The "compensation " was so pitiful. They gave us 1 free pull on a slot machine, a free $20 upgrade on wifi (the wifi was $15-17 daily!), and a discount on bingo or spa. Overall, it was fun. But they need to improve the food. And should offer something better to compensate for missing ports.
The entertainment was amazing and the crew was great...With the exception of guest services and our dining room waiter and bus boy. The ship is very big and has wonderful recreation for kids of all ages. The room was spacious and I loved having a Junior Suite.
Entertainment was the best part, followed by the service, and the kids club . Kids club was great until the last night when my child was stepped on by a bunch of kids. Food was edible except for the last night. Ports would have probably been fine if you booked excursions. Tons of sales pitches.
All in all it was very good. The only thing that I hate about cruises are the constant and annoying announcements over the intercom about meaningless watch sales, or bingo, or shopping seminars (all of which are usually in the compass anyway). Even most of the captains announcements are about meaningless info like "nautical miles from here to there", current temperatures, wind speeds, blah blah blah. I enjoy reading on the ship and talking to my friends and the announcements force me to stop reading or talking to wait til they are done. Its very annoying.
Also, the formal dinning has some of the same problems. There is constant interruptions of interesting and enjoyable conversation with my table mates due to meaningless information from the wait staff. Things like the "chefs choice selections" which are already printed on the menu so I don't need help having it reread to me. And there are the 2 annoying song and dance parades on the last two evenings...again a big interruption to the evening. I would like the wait staff to be more in the background and available if I have a question but not the focal point of the evening. The wait staff and cabin attendants are great and wonderful people though and this is not a reflection of them so much as its a reflection or Royal Caribbeans expectations and demands that are put on the staff.
Liberty of the Seas is a great ship! The available activities on board are plentiful and highly entertaining. The staff is eager to assist and always cheerful. The cleanliness and condition of the ship is excellent. The food is good but the specialty restaurants are amazingly delicious. Our ship stopped in Roatan, Honduras and Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico. Roatan and Belize City are mostly just the port with shopping. I would suggest that you book excursions for these cities. Cozumel is one of my favorite places. It is close to town and there are many things to do there. We did not bring children, but it looked like there were lots for the kids/teens to do onboard.
Just about ever thing was done very well, Our waiters were just great Very attentive, Very interactive Booked two more cruises while on board. Great shows, they were a highlight of the trip.I would ask that RC think about discontinuing CNN. Nobody we spoke with on board had anything good to say about CNN. It's like being in a torture chamber of news broadcasts. It is the worst thing about the cruise line. Try FOX your clientele is more intune with FOX news.
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