7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Sail Date: November 06, 2010 Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 6 years ago
The Liberty was clean and easy to navigate around. Everything was accessible and mostly mid ship which was very refreshing.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
The overall quality of the food was similar to prior Carnival ships I have been on. Good with a dose of very good mixed in. Most of the menu items were similar to prior cruises on different Carnival ships, The new dine when you want option is GREAT! Rather than be stuck with early seating or late seating, you got to go to the sit down dining room and eat when you want! Previously the only option was eat when you are scheduled or you have to eat from the buffet line that is open from 5:30-7:30. I like the sit down getting served experience, but as we all know, sometimes we sleep in late, have a late breakfast and a late lunch and so you aren't ready to eat at 5:45. While we never had more than a 5 minute wait to be seated, I did see later times had a little more of a wait, but even then it didn't seem like people waited for more than 10 minutes. The waiters were just as friendly....and they tried to sit you (if you asked) with the same waiter that you had previously!
3 out of 5
Carnival has tried to "mix it up" a little and now offers a lot of "comedy" on the ship. This did somewhat make up for the fact that their shows are old and outdated. These same shows I have seen at least 5 times on other Carnival ships. The magician was new and that was refreshing, but the "Liberty Dancers" did the same shows as the "Valor Dancers" and the "Victory Dancers", etc. Buy some new copyright material to give repeat customers something different than the same old song and dance that you get no matter what ship you go on. I expect to see the same if I am on the same ship perhaps, but different ships should offer different shows....or at a minimum, new shows every 2-3 years. We saw the same shows as we saw back in February 2006, April 2007, March 2008 and August 2009.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Everyone was very friendly and accessible.....never a problem or question that didn't get answered quickly.
5 out of 5
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
Still kept up nice.....could use some softer sheets, but overall, I was very pleased.
BEWARE of this port....you get approached at least two dozen times by two dozen different individuals trying to give you a taxi ride downtown, even if you are just walking to the shopping right at the port. Additionally, we were approached at least twice by individuals trying to sell illegal substances. The shopping is similar to other ports. We have done this trip before, so we just shopped this trip. Be sure to shop around. We found a cute wooden cut out piece of local art of two kissing giraffes....one place wanted to sell it to us at $110 (after telling us that it is usually $180, but just for us they would give it to us at $110)....walked a bit further and finally ended up getting it for $30. Don't be afraid to walk away from even what you think is a good deal, likely there is a better one in store for you.
Don't Miss: Dunn's River Falls (we didn't go on it this trip, but I have done it 4-5 times, always worth it)!!!
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