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Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 7
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Liberty

7 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 12, 2014

Ship: Carnival Liberty

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Overall not many complaints.  I purchased the faster to the fun so my check in was very fast and smooth.  I basically got off the shuttle and pretty much walked right on the ship.  I checked in late so my luggage had not made it to my cabin.  By the time I returned from guest services to complain my luggage was at my door.   I had a balcony on the 8th deck.  My cabin was clean and very roomy.  There was lots of storage.  There was a slight odor the first night.  I don't know if I got used to it or it was taken care of.  Also, the bed was not very comfortable so my steward keep adding padding until it was to my liking :)  Every morning and night my room was cleaned immaculately. The bed was turned down with chocolate and a cute towel animal.  This was my first solo cruise and as a woman it was important for me to feel safe and comfortable with my steward.  My steward (Ida Borgarus) was wonderful.  


The food on the Liberty was for the most part delicious.  I ate in the main dining room 4 out of the 7 nights.  The dinner buffet on the Lido Deck was hit or miss.  Most nights it was a miss.  Lunch was much better.  Guy's burgers were very good ( a little greasy) but still really good.  I really like the Mongolian Wok and obvious everyone else because the lines were very long. Breakfast on the Lido deck in my opinion was always very good.  


The entertainment on the Liberty was outstanding thanks to the wonderful cruise director Brittany and her trusty assistant Wally.  The Lido parties and games were so much fun.  Because I was cruising solo, I pretty much did every activity except for bingo.  The dance classes were so much fun.  Karaoke was an absolute joy thanks to Kim (Karaoke King). I never really got around to going to the Hot and Cool Disco.  It was always very empty and boring.  I  guess it was too early.  


The ports were beautiful.  I went to Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk. Getting on and off the ship was smooth.  The security on this ship was much nicer and polite than the security on the Valor.  I purchased my excursions before I cruised.  I'm glad I did.  That was just one thing less for me to worry about.  All of the excursions were good except for the Coast to Coast in Grand Turk. There just isn't much to see in Grand Turk.  I didn't do  an excursion in Nassau.  I hoped on the ferry for 8 bucks and walked around Paradise Island.  I did St. Johns in St. Thomas, Walking Tour in San Juan and an additional excursions in Grand Turk the Gibbs Cay Stingray Encounter (amazing)! 


My biggest complaints with Carnival are the smoking when you walk thru the promenade deck and in Karaoke and the millions of kids that are allowed to run amuck. If it weren’t for the rude, out of order kids running everywhere this cruise would have a five. Even with the wild kids and smoking overall this was a great cruise!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lido Buffet Dinner was hit or miss. Mostly it was a miss. Everything else was very good. Guy's burgers are great just a little greasy.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Soooo much fun!!! I loved the MJ Thriller dance class with Brittany.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

I don't have kids so I can't really comment on the programs. However there was a number of kids in Camp Carnival that was running amuck. It really brought the cruise down. I wish Carnival would do something about these wild preteens running wild on every cruise I go on.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Brittany the Cruise Director was AMAZING!!!! I don't even remember my other four cruise directors. Brittany... I will always remember she was so much fun. Also Kim (the guy who was over Karaoke

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is for the most part new and up to date.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My cabin was clean and up to date. The bed was hard and uncomfortable. This was my 3rd Carnival Cruise and usually the bed are very comfortable. I was shocked.

Ship tip

Get up early on "at sea days" and enjoy the Sea Day Brunch in the Silver Dining Room. It was so worth it. You can always get back in bed and nap on a full tummy. Try the adults only pool and hot tub. I also ate breakfast and lunch there in that area. Emile's was always so crowded.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Check in was smooth and fast.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
I did the ferry for $8 round trip. I didn't see much other than Atlantis Resort Lobby and shopping areas.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
I went to St. Johns Trunk Bay Beach. It was amazing. The water is so clear you can see fish swimming around in waist deep water.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
This port is great for stocking up on water and other items. There is a CVS in waling distance. There are many good places to eat and shop. You really don't need to purchase a tour. You could really sightsee on your own. I did the Walking Tour. It was ok. Not sure if I would recommend this tour but the port is amazing.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Not much to see in Grand Turk. I would only recommend visiting the beach.

Traveler Photos

Gibbs Cay in Grand Turk Coast to Coast Tour I'm holding a live sea star on the Coast to Coast excursion in Grand Turk Sea Urchin in Gibbs Cay - Grand Turk Port - St. Thomas Carnival Liberty - Docked
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