jwdurbin8654

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Carnival Liberty

May 2015 - Carnival Liberty to Caribbean - Southern

Southern Caribbean cruise

The southern Caribbean was beautiful.  The Carnival Liberty ship was so-so.  The exhaust fumes were so thick you couldn't walk on the walking track which was on the upper level.  The food was average.  Even in the main dining room (not the buffet), the food tasted like frozen fast food.  I had a grilled chicken breast that looked and tasted processed, not fresh like I expected.  Therman (sp?) was a great waiter.  You could smell sewage periodically throughout the ship and even in our balcony room.  Although the strong smell didn't last long, it was very disgusting.  Our toilet had particles that looked like coffee grounds in it even after flushing.  We wondered if the smell was coming from our lavatory but smelled it throughout the ship as well.  For those of us that don't "party", it was very annoying when the drunks would come down the hall at 1 - 2 o'clock in the morning, laughing, yelling and screaming.  Another couple had decorations stolen off their doorway and placed on another doorway, just goes to show the drunken antics we experienced.  I realize that Carnival has a "party" reputation, but if you want a peaceful experience, I would recommend another company.  Overall, just a very average experience.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten - We took the 4.5 hour bus trip around the island. Educational, but not exciting. We were able to see the main sites of the island and of course, the main shopping stops. The food was not good, a ham sandwich was $8 and had one thin slice of deli ham and the bread was so dry, you couldn't choke it down. Take your own snacks.
Basseterre, St. Kitts - We did the dolphin encounter at St. Kitts. It was very disappointing as you may be in the Caribbean ocean, but it is still an enclosure and with only 1 dolphin. The excursion details said that you could swim with the dolphins - NOPE! You stand on a platform. The other detail that they interestingly forgot to tell you is that you cannot take your personal camera in with you. If you want pictures, it will cost you $35 for 1 picture of ONE person. Or $115 for the entire CD for 2 people, $175 for 4 people. So if you splurged on a GoPro like I did. Forget it. They make you lock it up.
Castries, St. Lucia - The Countryside Drive and Beach tour was not worth the $55 (each). It was educational to see how the people of the island live but boring. At the end of the tour, the bus driver dropped us off at a beach and then left! The beach (Pigeon Island) was not pretty, it was full of sharp lava rock. I did not enjoy this trip and cannot recommend it.
Bridgetown, Barbados - This excursion was better. We did the "Ultimate Shipwreck and Snorkel". The sea turtles were closer to shore and you could actually see them fairly close. The ship wrecks were interesting. I would recommend this trip.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - We snorkeled looking for sea turtles at Buck Island. The turtles were small, brown dots on the bottom of the ocean floor. The ship's captain and assistant were excellent but didn't see the squid, octopus or anything else except a sea urchin.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - This was considered your "first" port. However, we you arrive at the airport, you really don't have time to see the town. The excursions were very expensive.
Carnival Liberty Carnival Liberty - The ship and food was average. The excursions were average as well. The descriptions of the excursions don't tell you the cost of a taxi fare or that the taxi drivers practically attack you for your business when you get off the ship.

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shared a quick tip for Carnival Liberty"The ship and food was average. The excursions were average as well. The descriptions of the excursions don't tell you the cost of a taxi fare or that the taxi drivers practically attack you for your business when you get off the ship. "

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