Lots of fun & lots of crowds!
Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryOverall we greatly enjoyed the cruise. The ship was beautiful and every area was immaculate--at least for most of the day. The food was delicious and there were lots of alternatives to the traditional dining room. I especially liked the adults-only pool area and hot tubs.
Having said that, there was no way to get a deck chair anywhere close to either pool unless we arrived by 8 am and didn't leave for more than a few minutes. There is a policy of not being allowed to save chairs, but that didn't stop many other passengers from doing just that! When I showed up at 9 am one morning every chair around both pools and the decks anywhere close to the pools were marked as taken with towels--but no one was in any of them and the ship's staff did nothing about it! We had almost no opportunity to get in the hot tubs in any areas as they were almost always full--I think we got in them twice in seven days.
We wanted to try the deli, burrito bar, and stir-fry station but rarely had the opportunity as there seemed to be long lines much of the time. I waited 15 mins for a burrito, and probably as long or longer another day for a stir-fry. The deli might have been a 10-min wait in early afternoon. We couldn't even get close to the midnight buffet because of the crowds and lines!
Food and Dining
Although there were many more dining options available (pizza, deli, burrito, buffet) often they were not much of an option because of long waits (other than the buffet). Food selection for the buffet at Emile's was excellent, and I really liked the way they changed things every day and always had an international line.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Elegant, nice stateroom, great facilities
Cons: Not enough deck chairs, long lines for many dining options