lesdrinky

lesdrinky
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Joined: 07/08/2015
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Carnival Liberty

October 2016 - Carnival Liberty to Caribbean - Western

Girls' Carnival Cruise

The ship itself was probably the best part of the cruise, it was very nicely decorated.  Unfortunately, though it had insufficient quieter areas.   The food was adequate (apart from the first dinner on board) but not anywhere near as good as the 2 previous cruises I've been on with Royal Caribbean & Princess.   Again, in comparison with these two companies, Carnival's alcohol prices are extortionate & a drink package had to be purchased by both people in the cabin & not just one.  Useless when 1 person drinks & the other person doesn't.   Part way in, we learnt it was cheaper to by drinks as "doubles" as they only charge $3 extra as opposed to 2 full charges.

 

Sadly, as a result of an injury on board, the ship got 2 hours out & returned to Galveston.  Tried to make up time overnight & blew something in the engine which prevented it from achieving it's highest speed.  Therefore, we arrived half a day late at Cozumel &  only had 5 hours there.  On return to Galveston, we were 10/12 hours behind schedule.

 

Carnival refunded our wifi costs but cut me off on the last day. The other 7 in my party still had theirs!  In addition, they refunded some people's gratuities but not everyone's.  I've complained to Carnival as this is an unfair practice but have not received satisfaction.

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Navigator of the Seas

June 2015 - Navigator of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

First Ever Cruise!

Started knowing absolutely nothing and, whilst I asked people for info, I got far too little!  The whole process & experience really requires you to know how to organise it all so I learnt a lot as we went along...........   If you haven't been before, do a LOT of research before you start booking!

Ship absolutely gorgeously fitted, balcony stateroom was more than adequate for 2 of us.  Food was great & the service (from maintenance to senior staff) was outstanding!    Had some hitches with packages & gifts we'd ordered but they were profusely apologetic and resolved everything.

 

In reality, when all were aboard, there were too many people for us.............it was much better many went ashore.   Everything is VERY expensive & they do tend to "nickel & dime" you!   Having said that. I would definitely cruise again and would highly recommend Royal Caribbean, especially Navigator of the Seas.

I really ought to add that my Agent at United (Fallon) was extremely helpful in providing information during the booking process.........

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lesdrinky's Tips

Galveston, Texas - Port terminal is, frankly, old & too small. Didn't have time to see hardly anything of Galveston itself.
Cozumel, Mexico - You basically only see an area of shops that's designed for people coming off the cruise ships unless you take transport & head inland............. Prices were the same as in the US!
Carnival Liberty Carnival Liberty - 1. Try to go with another company! 2. Resolve issues before you leave the ship-after they don't care at all. 3. If you share, try 2 make it with someone who drinks alcohol if you do so you can both buy packages.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Liberty cruise review - Girls' Carnival Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Liberty cruise review - Girls' Carnival Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Liberty cruise review - Girls' Carnival Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Liberty cruise review - Girls' Carnival Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Liberty cruise review - Girls' Carnival Cruise

shared a quick tip for Carnival Liberty"1. Try to go with another company! 2. Resolve issues before you leave the ship-after they don't care at all. 3. If you share, try 2 make it with someone who drinks alcohol if you do so you can both buy packages."

added Oct 27, 2016 cruise on Carnival Liberty to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Carnival Liberty and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - First Ever Cruise!

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - First Ever Cruise!