Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

Honeymoon Cruise

Sail Date: September 18, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was relatively clean. Our room steward, Pedro, was a gem!
The fitness center was much better than I expected! I wish the jogging track were longer and the pools were bigger. The spa was nice though there was a big sales pitch to buy product at the end of treatment.
The excursions were hokey. We didn't book any but we saw some in action while we did our own thing. ie snorkeling with the rays. The poor animals were trapped a in waist deep enclosure while snorkelers chased them around the pen. This was neither a realistic animal encounter nor a good snorkeling outing.

Pros: Ports of Call

Cons: Excursions

Recommends Carnival Liberty? No.

Ship Quality
Like I said it was relatively clean. The upholstery and window sills in the buffet area need some deep cleaning.
Food and Dining
We ate in the Golden Olympic Dining Room with 'anytime' seating. I recommend anytime seating as it allows you to avoid the lines visible before the designated times. The food was excellent and slightly different each night.
We ate in the buffets a couple times the asian style line was great! Healthy options were readily available.
Cabin / Stateroom
Pedro and his staff straightened the room twice a day! Mints on the pillows and a new towel animal everyday.
We had everything we needed.
Service and Staff
Did I mention how great our room stweard was? Pedro was very personable. He took the time to ask us about our day and how things were going.
Several staff greeted us by name. The wait staff and hostesses were very pleasant.
I think these folks are probably overworked and underpaid??? They seemed to be on duty 24/7 and once we left the ship another cruise was leaving on the same ship later in the day with the same staff.
Entertainment
Quit with the photographers already! Seriously we do not need a picture of ourselves leaving and reboarding the boat everyday.
We like the Game of Love with the 3 married couples. The comedians were so-so. We walked out on one of them.
For the excursions we did our own. We used Frommer's Ports of Call in the Carribean as a guide to find local scooter rentals, scuba shops, restaurants and other amentities. We saved money and had a more personally fulfilling experience.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Super beach. Nothing else worth doing really.
Don't Miss: Walk on the beach.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Rent a scooter and see the island. Find a private dive company to take you. We used Dive In!
Don't Miss: Get out on your own.
Grand Turk Island
Diving on the barrier reef. Third best in the world!
Don't Miss: Use a local dive center. We used Grand Turk Divers.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The old fort. We saw the King Tut exhibit at the museum. The Bacardi factory tour was good. We used the local ferry to get there.
Don't Miss: The Fort


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