June 2016 - Liberty of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
First time cruiser family, we learned a lot from YouTube - spend the time and watch them all! Some make no sense and others are right on track. Buy the ultimate drink package By calling customer service I saved 50% just by asking for a discount !!!!! It pays for itself in 2 days. The frozen drinks with or without alcohol are what makes it worth the price. The food is unbelievable! You can eat almost 24/7 and it's better than most 5 star places.. Bring a suit or formal dress, formal night on the ship is not mandatory but it's cool seeing everyone dressed up around the ship. Basic supplies are very expensive onboard- bring bug spray, suntan lotion, Tylenol, etc.... Read the daily itinerary - ours was called the cruise compass and we planned for shows, activities and lounging quickly. Take advantage of the seminars- lots of free jewelry. Read all reviews for the shore excursions, pay attention to the time frames. You may not feel like snorkeling at 0700 if you were dancing at 2 am the night before. Remember that there is a daily gratuity for each person in your stateroom and no cash is accepted on ship other than casino. Charge wisely!! Have fun, have a drink, enjoy a show, a movie, learn to surf or skydive!!!! Leave negativity behind and enjoy enjoy enjoy! Can't wait to get back on the ship for another cruise.