The "Liberty" of the Liberty
Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: December 24, 2010
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThe "Liberty" is just lovely. It is clean...to perfection. The service is amazing; cordial, efficient, and effective. The ship is just huge, which means that there is a lot to do and see and take in. In our 9 days on board we did not manage to see and do everything that was available. That is a plus and made us want to return. If you're a music lover, there was reggae (absolutely appropriate), rock, latin, jazz, solo piano, and all delivered perfectly. If you're a cigar afficianado, The Cabinet (the ship cigar bar) is lush and lovely and private and the service just perfect. And then there's the Spa -- I've never been to a more beautiful spa. The services offered are just amazing and the folks who work there make the experience comfortable and unforgettable.
And speaking of unforgettable -- the food is....well, absolutely unforgettable.
On the down side, the "shows" and prepared entertainment seemed rather juvenile. The games all seemed based on sexual innuendo, were not (in my opinion) entertaining, and the on-board entertainment (to some extent) fell far short of what could potentially be offered. For example, the theater is a marvel. In fact, it's so nice that it rivals our Hartford, Connecticut phenomenon, The Hartford Stage, and yet it was only used for what I perceived to be frivilous silliness. How wonderful would it be to offer "actual" plays...classics..."A Streetcar Named Desire," "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "Fences," or any number of other classic serious plays. I know that there are "cruisers" who would flock to the theater to see a play. The theater is just an amazing space, and quite wasted. I directed for 20 years, and I was just imaging working in a space like that.
All in all, the Carnival Liberty experience was just incomparable, and we'd return in an instant. In fact, we're going to.
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Don't Miss: The island in the dark as the ship leaves.
Don't Miss: Bruno's tour.
Pros: First and foremost, the ship is immaculate and the service just remarkable. Besides this, the ship is so big and the attractions so varied that one simply cannot be stuck for something to do. In fact, in our 9 days we did not manage to take in all that was available on board;' that is a huge plus.
Cons: We didn't care for the "games" - they all seemed to be based on sexual inuendo and seemed rather juvenile. We also felt that the theater was underutilized. I could not help imagining how nice it would have been to have seen an actual play in that wonderful space.