November 2015 - Liberty of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
This was our first cruise from Galveston with Royal Caribbean. It was seven nights. The ship is grand and has a long promenade with shopping and restaurants, multiple arenas (an ice rink, a studio, a theatre) and two floors of outside activities of pools, childrens area, hot tubs and outdoor movie screen. We had an oceanview room on the third level and were quite happy with it... on the fourth floor was a deck where we could sit outside if we wanted, was just two floors from the promenade, and had easy access to all the arenas. It was super easy to go up and down for excursions (while everyone else was waiting for the elevators) and our attendant was as conscientious as if we were in a royal suite. Check in and departure were speedy and professional, and the staff that we met (Excursions, Guest Relations, Medical) were all friendly and courteous. We were a bit disappointed with the food and service the first couple of days, which accounts for the four-star rating, but after that it was stellar. We were also a wee bit disappointed with the selection of RC souvenirs, but the clerk said it was unusual, so they must have had some time delays for shipments due to the bad weather when we left Galveston. Would we do it again? Sure, we've already booked another one for next year.