Review by nikihome

Liberty of the Seas April 6th Trip

In response to review, Johngold says ...

Thanks for the review. I see that it has been about 15 years between cruises, That makes a big difference. In many cases the cruisers on this site will tell you they cruise because of (a) the ship or (b) the destinations. I find there is no other value, as in, "bang for my buck" than taking a cruise. I can spend as much or as little as I want.

Please don't give up on cruising as a Yearly Holiday destination. I would highly recommend that you contact a few Travel Agents and discuss your expectations and what you want out of a holiday. A good agent will make all the difference, as my own experience will tell you. There will be good and bad itineraries, just as there are  good and not so good services on board a ship. So for the  next trip. Meet with an agent, bring the kids and plan a great holiday. My suggestion? and I'm not an agent would be a transit of Panama, Have the teachers assign an historical project for the kids to blog about, therefore making them a part of the overall experience, plan a few exotic tours, " rain forest, Manta ray swims etc.

And for you and your spouse.... make time for a long couples spa day.

oh and have fun next trip.

Tags: Royal Caribbean Caribbean - Western Liberty of the Seas

2 Answers

Welcome back to the world of cruising.  I am sorry that this first foray back into the world of cruising was not a good match for you but I hope that you will try again with another cruise.  Cruising is still a great bargain compared to other ways of traveling on vacation. 

All of the main cruise lines charge for soft drinks but you may bring your own on board many ships.  Check the Website of the cruise line that might consider next time should you s=choose to cruise again.. 

A river cruise is another option for you.  I am taking two back to back river cruises through France next month.  Soft drinks by the way are included on river cruises as are wine and beer at dinner and on some river cruises for lunch too. 

Cruising is not what is used to be 15 years ago.  Before your next cruise check what is included in the price of the cruise.  Most lines allow you to carry on a bottle of wine,  some soda and some bottled water.

I hope your next cruise is up to your expectations. 

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