October 2016 - Carnival Liberty to Caribbean - Western
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.