Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

you get what you pay for

Sail Date: July 17, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

carnival offered a very low price and better yet, gave me a sizeable onboard credit; they are a budget cruiseline with staff that try to be good but aren't always effective; overall an ok experience but once you travel on other brands, you'll notice a clear deficit in many aspects of the cruising experience

Pros: price

Cons: nothing terribly amiss but carnival is the mcdonalds of the cruise industry

Recommends Carnival Liberty? Yes!

Ship Quality
mostly clean but some things noticeable, such as garbage on pool deck that was there for way too long b4 being attended to; layout ok but confusing "middle dining room"; a lot of space spent on kids activities; not enough hand sanitizer stations
Food and Dining
specialty restaurant not worth $60 for two; buffets were ok; most meat selections were tasty but improperly butchered; main dining room had good service
Cabin / Stateroom
once again, you get what you pay for - inside cabin was small but sufficient - good closet space and nooks and crannies for small items & souvenirs; shampoo dispenser in shower was good idea and many free toiletries
Service and Staff
most hotel personnel were efficient and friendly, but many whose minds were in the right place, but didn't deliver; front desk staff were rude on both occasions that i had to go there; embarkation and disembarkation was speedy and well orchestrated
Entertainment
excursions overpriced but varied in theme; sea dyas had insufficient activities if you didn't want to remain inebriated all day
George Town, Grand Cayman
also been here many times - just shopped for stuff i dont need and ate lunch; this is a higher class island filled with banks and jewelry stores
Don't Miss: stingrays & turtle farms; visit to the town named "HELL"
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
get a private taxi to take you around and bargain for everything since all is clearly negotiable; the main attraction is climbing the waterfall which i have done 3+ times (remember to bring water shoes or diving booties)
Don't Miss: avoid shady characters that continually offer you drugs - yes for real - this trip i was propositioned 3 times including once at the hard rock cafe
Cozumel, Mexico
been there many times so just rented a cheap car ($55 for a SMART car)and drove around for about 6 hours, stopping to admire stuff, go to beach and eat lunch
Don't Miss: if first timer, take ferry to the mainland to see TULUM


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