Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Wonderful!

Sail Date: October 21, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

We really enjoyed our cruise on the Carnival Liberty. The ship is beautiful and very clean. There is a huge variety of things to do and places to either participate in the activities or sit quietly on your own. Our stateroom was roomier than we expected and the bed was very comfortable. The cabin was cleaned and tidied every time we left it and our steward left us cute towel animals every night. The Carnival Capers we received each evening was really helpful. We didn't intend to eat in the dining room every night but there was a great selection of choices on the menu and almost everything our group of 11 tried was excellent so we ate in the Silver Olympian every night except one. We tended to listen to the recommendations of our head waiter...he didn't steer us wrong! The service in the dining room was outstanding. The only minor complaint we would have is that it took to long if you wanted a cocktail. Wine came quickly as the waiters handle that...cocktails are handled by bar staff and we thought the bar waiter had far to many tables to handle them quickly....a small complaint really. The only evening we didn't eat in the dining room we went to Harry's Supper Club. It was the most amazing meal we have had in a long time. The city we live in is famous for it's multi star restaurants so we have eaten in some very good restaurants. We would highly recommend Harry's! Our shore excursions were lots of fun - a pub crawl in Key West, Sea Grape Beach in Grand Cayman and a sail, snorkel and Dunn's River Falls in Ochos Rios. Embarkation was quick and painless; we were on the ship having lunch before noon. We took our own luggage off the ship the last morning as we had an early flight and other than the annoyance of dragging our own suitcases it went smoothly. We were at the airport before 8:00 AM. All in all we had a terrific trip and are glad we went!

Pros: The food was great....much better than I expected! Our dining room waiters were amazing! All the crew/staff we met was helpful

Cons: I would have liked to spend more time in each port! A non-smoking ship would be preferable for us.

Recommends Carnival Liberty? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship is huge and a bit difficult to figure out at first but it is beautiful and incredibly clean!
Food and Dining
Our wait staff in the dining room was great. The food was much better than we anticipated. We went to Harry's Supper Club and had the most amazing meal. It was worth every penny! The buffet food was good too - sushi bar was a nice touch!
Cabin / Stateroom
The bedding was nice and the bed was comfortable. There were a couple of minor maintenance issues in our stateroom that were handled quickly. The room was cleaned and tidied regularly.
Service and Staff
All the staff we met were very helpful. We particularly enjoyed our wait staff in the dining room.
Entertainment
We went to two comedy shows and the two big stage shows and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
We went on Sanara Sail, Snorkel and Dunn's River Falls and had a blast! The sail boat was gorgeous, the snorkelling was fun (great guide) and Dunn's River Falls was fun (despite how many people there are there - they do a good job of making it fun) and the party on the sail back to the ship was lots of fun (everybody was up dancing and it wasn't just the rum punch as the kids were dancing too!). Once we got back to the dock we went shopping right near the port and had a great lunch in a small place called Coco's (I think that is the name...). A great day.
Don't Miss: Sanara Sail, Snorkel and Dunn's River Falls excursion was great!
George Town, Grand Cayman
We just went to Sea Grape Beach on a "Beach Break with Transportation". We expected that the drink we were to get would be a cocktail and but it was pop or water (going back and looking it didn't specify...just our expectation). We also expected that the lounge chairs might have some kind of shade available....there was but only if you rented an umbrella from some enterprising beach vendors. The sand and water were gorgeous and we had a terrific lunch at a restaurant right on the beach.
Don't Miss: Try the Rum Cakes!
Key West, Florida
We spent the AM shopping and visted the Little White House and Hemmingway Home. In the afternoon we went on The Key West Pub Crawl shore excursion. The pub crawl was so much fun!
Don't Miss: Key West Pub Crawl!


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