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Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 25, 2007
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago

Since this was our first cruise, we didn't really know what to expect. Our first impression of the boat was that of amazement. It was large, but not overly large. Its exterior design was simple and majestic. We became giddy little kids at the site of it.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in the dining room was superb. We were given plenty of food options, and if we didn't like something, it was made clear to us that we could order something else. Emilies, the self-serve area, was also very good. While it got a bit crowded during breakfast and lunch, that is to be expected. Room service was okay. The worst food I had on the cruise was some toast from room service of all things. Harry's was awesome. It is most definitely worth the $30 per person charge.


5 out of 5
There was constantly something going on. We thought we had been doing a lot until we saw the cruise dvd previewed at the debarkation meeting; it was then that we realized we had barely taken advantage of the many programs onboard.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The ship's staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. We didn't really require any special help or assistance, but there was always someone around to help if we would have needed it.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The pools and hot tubs were typically not crowded, but it was always a pain to find pool chairs if you wanted a spot in the sun or close to the pools. The gym seemed small at first, but it turned out to be the perfect size for the amount of people using it. It was a little confusing to find our way around at first, but that could be due to our first-timer status; after a day or so, we had an easy time navigating around the different decks. It was so clean! Everywhere I went, crew members were constantly cleaning (but always in an unobtrusive manner). The decor was colorful, and while a bit garish in places, it worked.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony room, 1010, and it was very spacious. It was always kept clean and was very comfortable. We had no complaints about our room at all.
5 out of 5
Don't be fooled by your first impression (or even second) of Freeport. It looks rundown; however, if you take one of the nature tours, you will see the beauty of the island. We took the Kayak and Nature Tour and had a wonderful guide, Shamie. We kayaked through mangrove forests, spent a few hours on a practically empty, gorgeous beach, and explored two caverns. It was amazing.
Don't Miss: Take a nature tour!
5 out of 5
We went to Seven Mile Beach and had a very relaxing day. You don't have to pay the cruise line to transport you to the beach. There is only one taxi company in Grand Cayman I was told, and their vans line up to take cruisers to the beach for only $4 per person each way.
Don't Miss: Seven Mile Beach

Pros: The food, the activities, the crew, the cleanliness of the ship

Cons: I wish the gym would have been open 24 hours.

Recommends Carnival Liberty? Yes!

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