Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises

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4 out of 5

A very enjoyable cruise!

Sail Date: March 11, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

We had a wonderful trip on the Carnival Liberty, March 11, 2007. I was a bit worried we might be disappointed with Carnival, but that was not the case. We felt it very much compares to Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise lines which we have sailed numerous times. The ship is fairly new and easy to navigate. Most of the public areas are located on the same deck and dining rooms 2 decks down. We specifically chose this ship because of the value of purchasing a balcony cabin. We have cruised many times but never wanted to spend the additional money to upgrade to get a balcony. This particular ship has a large number of balcony cabins and I believe that is why we were able to purchase a balcony cabin for such a reasonable price - only $60 more per person than the cost of an inside cabin. Although the balcony was small, we loved it and used it often. We were traveling with people in the cabin next door and were able to get the partition opened between the balconies to extend our balcony area. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We wish the cruise had been longer - we weren't ready to leave.

Pros: Ship and balcony cabin.

Cons: Room service selection

Recommends Carnival Liberty? Yes!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
There isn't much to do in port. We rented a car and drove to Gold Rock Beach (25 miles away) which was beautiful. Driving is difficult though because driving is on the left side of the road with steering wheel in the right side. We enjoyed the beach but given our early departure time (3:00 p.m.) we weren't able to get the full benefit of the rental car and beach time. If we ever went back to Freeport (which I would not want to do) I don't think I would bother leaving the ship.
George Town, Grand Cayman
We scheduled an excursion directly through the internet with Native Way Watersports (nativway@candw.ky) and it was awesome! The excursion included StingRay City, corel reef snorkeling, lunch and beach time. We were taken on a great boat with only a total of 18 people - not crowded. They had a staff of (3) people to assist and give information. Very personable and well worth the money. We saw many other boats at the StingRay City will ALOT of people squeezed in.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
The port has a beach, pool, and shopping area that was very crowded. The shopping prices seemed high. We took a taxi ($5 RT) to Mahahual (small village about 3 miles from port) and loved it. It is right on the beach with outside restaurants (6 beers/$10) and vendors. The vendors expected you to haggle on the prices and we found prices much better than in port. You could also receive a 45 minute massage on the beach for $20. We really enjoyed our day and would love to return.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
There isn't much to do in port. We rented a car and drove to Gold Rock Beach (25 miles away) which was beautiful. Driving is difficult though because driving is on the left side of the road with steering wheel in the right side. We enjoyed the beach but given our early departure time (3:00 p.m.) we weren't able to get the full benefit of the rental car and beach time. If we ever went back to Freeport (which I would not want to do) I don't think I would bother leaving the ship.
George Town, Grand Cayman
We scheduled an excursion directly through the internet with Native Way Watersports (nativway@candw.ky) and it was awesome! The excursion included StingRay City, corel reef snorkeling, lunch and beach time. We were taken on a great boat with only a total of 18 people - not crowded. They had a staff of (3) people to assist and give information. Very personable and well worth the money. We saw many other boats at the StingRay City will ALOT of people squeezed in.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
The port has a beach, pool, and shopping area that was very crowded. The shopping prices seemed high. We took a taxi ($5 RT) to Mahahual (small village about 3 miles from port) and loved it. It is right on the beach with outside restaurants (6 beers/$10) and vendors. The vendors expected you to haggle on the prices and we found prices much better than in port. You could also receive a 45 minute massage on the beach for $20. We really enjoyed our day and would love to return.


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