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Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 18, 2011
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This was our 8th cruise...traveled on Royal and Carnival (both old and new ships). We took our children for the first time, so we stayed very busy...camp carnival staff was amazing...my child looked forward to each activity. As far as evening activities...not too much...unless you liked to dance, which we do...so that was the only appeal. Wished piano bar was open more AND that there were shows...very disappointed. Comedians were okay. Very crowded pools and no room for my children to swim on Sea Day around 3:00...lots of adults instead. Stateroom was nice size and accomodated 3 with a pull down bunk. LOVED IT! Bathrooms were also bigger on this ship. Had a huge problem 1st night in main dining...spoke to Matre d' and he was VERY RUDE. Fortunately things got better because we complained. LOVED our wait staff after that...they went above and beyond...but Matre d' never checked back with us...AND expected a tip from us? No way. Food was bland...no great meal to speak. about....but we never had anything that tasted horrible. Overall...great vacation. For the money ...it was a great deal...family enjoyed it as a whole.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Wasn't planning on using Camp Carnival, but my daughter went with us to the orientation and and wanted to try it...she loved it!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wait staff over and above in Silver Dining late seating

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Big ship...very clean...public areas were amazingly well groomed.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Turtles, Turtles and extra was fabulous....loved bus guide!
5 out of 5
We always go to Coconuts!!! GREAT as always
5 out of 5
Went to Paradise Beach Club...booked ahead of time on carnival...great time...good food...but getting there was a HUGE hassle...hated having to go through all the "hagglers" to get to relax!!! Be sure to get on the right bus...or you'll end up at Dunes Falls and waste time (unless you wanted to experience it).

Pros: Embarking and disembarking VERY VERY fast!! Clean ship and GREAT camp carnival activities for 8 year olds

Cons: The Matre d' in the Silver Dining Room was incredible impersonal and RUDE when I requested a change in dining; limited amount of healthy food in main dining; no shows.

Recommends Carnival Liberty? Yes!

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