Good cruise some bad things but overall good

Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 11, 2014
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This is our first time on the Carnival Liberty but our 10th cruise on Carnival.  We left out of Port Canaveral which was a breeze!!  I really like this port.  Upon arriving on the ship I noticed the same kind of glitz and glam as the other ships.  Last year we did the Sunshine which was much more subdued in glitz.  We got right on and went to our room which was ready.  We then made our way up to the Lido to have lunch.  It was crowded of course but we opted for Guys burgers which are so delicious.  My husband had one EVERY day.  I recommend.  we then got a drink and walked the ship.  We have never been on this class ship before so we wanted to see how it fared.  After about 3 days I realized that the Sunshine was this class ship and had the total refurb.  (I prefer the Sunshines new upgrade)  The Libertys plan is kinda awkward.  Very congested in the main areas.  The pizza was so far in the back out of the way and I really really feel there are SO MANY wasted unused spaces on this ship.  The promenade is SMALL.  I cannot stand how the casino is right there where you sit to watch the bands and have to breathe in the awful smoke.  Plus it is just too congested.  Meanwhile there were other spaces not used at all.  There was a kids club bar right next to the night club on the promenade... very weird and no one was ever in there.  Also there was a room below the promenade that was empty almost every time we passed it.  The comedy club was huge and only used at night.  It just was like I said congested and awkward.  I really feel like they can utilize the space much better.  


The service was great on the ship.  The cruise director Gary (who this was his first week on this ship) was great!!!  Very very entertaining!!  The others were just ok.  Our waiters in the dining room were amazing and worked so hard!


The food on the lido was so so as usual. The pizza is fantastic.  The burgers great as well as the blue iguana.  The mongolain wok was just ok and not worth standing on line for 40 minutes.  This ship instead of the pasta restaurant had a fish and chips place.  It was good but no one was ever there.  I think the pasta restaurant would be better.  I also think they need to do smaller stations instead of one big bar.  Just too long of lines.


The desserts on the lido were AWFUL!!!!!  I MEAN AWFUL.  I don't know who is making them but everything was tasteless and like jello.  Gross. 

The main dining room the food was great.. my favorites are the lobster tail, prime rib and flat iron ... yum.


All in all this was a great vacation.  They did have to reroute us to the western carrribean due to bad weather but that was ok.  


Stayed in room 2425.  Great location!!  I tiny bit noisy from carts above but not late at night.  You just go right up to either the promenade, lido, punch liner.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
really sick of the same old shows. Really love seeing jugglers or other entertainment other than half naked men and women. just saying.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Loved the trivia... just not in the lobby. Not enough room there again very congested. Love the ping pong tournaments and corn hole. More things like this would be great.

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Did not visit port

didn't go .. rerouted

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Did not visit port

didn't go... rerouted
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