invalid-33581 Sail Date: September 18, 2010 Ship: Carnival Liberty Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
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.
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Like I said it was relatively clean. The upholstery and window sills in the buffet area need some deep cleaning.
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
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.
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