February 2015 - Liberty of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
Our cruise left on February 28th with the expectation of a relaxing vacation. What Royal Caribbean neglected to alert anyone to is that we would be joining over 1100 college spring breakers, mostly from Florida. There was a small percentage of respectful young adults but the majority were over served, insolent, entitled individuals who had total disregard for anyone who wasn't part of their private Frat and Sorority party. Most had unlimited drink packages which they (and their under aged friends) took full advantage of. They overindulged on excursions vomiting on boat rides back to the ship. Claiming a lounge chair by the pool was impossible because they would move your personal belongings and steal the chairs. The complaints by us and other adults were endless. Numerous amounts of people complained and the management onboard basically said there was nothing they could do. Perhaps that is correct but there should be some sort of compensation to those who paid to have an enjoyable vacation without having to try to avoid 1100+ passengers. There should be some responsibility of the cruise line to alert customers to this possibility prior to booking. Having 2 college students of our own whose Spring breaks start the 2nd and 3rd weeks in March, we thought we were safe from such an event. The low rating is solely based upon Royal Caribbean lack of commitment to ensure a pleasurable cruise for all passengers and the displeasure of hundreds of inebriated college students.