Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Carnival needs to keep trying!!!

Sail Date: May 31, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We had a great time with our friends and college boys on this cruise but we did have 2 issues that you should know about.  The first problem was that we paid good money to take this cruise and the ship was unable to dock in Roatan Island due to winds.  This was very upsetting to us due to this being the  main reason we booked this ship and not the other ship leaving from Tampa.  The cruise line refunded us $14.00 per person for not docking.   Our second issue was that we booked an excursion in Cozumel and then the day was canceled because the excursion didn't fulyl book up even though we had 7 people in our party.  The captain's dinner was a disappointment.  We sailed awhile ago with Carnival to Canada and that captain's dinner was wonderful.  We asked about the captain at our dinner and was told by one of the staff that he was sleeping.  Why have a captain's dinner if he isn't going to at least walk around and greet the people.  If you plan on taking this cruise and have trouble getting off the ship onto a water taxi then don't plan on getting off the ship in Belize because the ship doesn't dock in a port.  So my only memories of Roatan Island will be the excursion tickets I purchased and never got to use.    The stewart for our room (Bee) was wonderful and greeting us all by name.  That was so unexpected and a pleasure.  Maybe next time and maybe another cruiseline.  D.Fortuna/new york

Ship Quality
Quality of the ship compared to other ships was standard.
Food and Dining
The different types of food is great but the quality of the food was lacking. The main dining room had some wonderful rare foods like shark and gator which the college guys loved. We had a few families with dine your own time which had children that should of been in bed. The ran around the dining room or cried. Everyone in our party was over the age of 18.
Service and Staff
Our room stewart was the best. The staff in the main dining room did their jobs as expected.
Adult comedy night was very good. I had tears coming down my face with some of the entertainers.
Onboard Activities
Cory the onboard activites director was a bit much. At times he was just annoying.
Destinations and Excursions
Excursions was really wonderful on Costa Maya...went to the ruins and had a great time with Manuel. Tipping is after all excursions. Bring extra cash.
Cabin / Stateroom
Great room for 4 people only.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Port Canaveral is easy to get to from the airport.
Cozumel, Mexico
Wanted to see the ruins but the trip was canceled. ATV in the jungle was great in the mud since it had rained for 2 days prior.
Belize City, Belize
We snorkeled this beautiful island in Belize. A memory I will have for the rest of my life. Shopping in Belize City was ok. Don't go out of the fenced area...
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras Didn't get to go due to the ship not getting to dock....
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Visited the Mayan Ruins...wonderful.


Adult only pool at the back is the place to be if you don't want to hear the loud music on the lido deck or have children running around. Dine your only time is also great if you don't want to be set in the same time for dinner every night.

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