Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

1 cruise (first)


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Well-Rounded Fun

Sail Date: January 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was beautiful and very clean. From the stateroom to the food areas to the other bars and clubs\, everything made the experience positive. We never had to worry about something not being in order on the boat. My wife and I had a great experience with the staff as well. Since it was our first time cruising\, it was important to have people on the ship making it fun for us. There was definitely a lot to do as well. It was a like a city on water\, allowing each person or family to do a lot each day or just relax alone somewhere.

Pros: Comedy Club\, Dining Room experience\, Shows\, Ship Staff\, Overall Experience

Cons: too few hot tubs\, certain evening offerings were slim

Recommends Carnival Liberty? Yes!

Ship Quality
Once we figured out which floors we could not travel the entire length of the ship to get somewhere that made walking from place to place a lot easier. There were plenty of stairs and elevators at each section of the ship\, and also when we traveled to one place from the other it was nice that we could choose to go outside to get there or travel in the inner part of the ship to see the shops or other activites on the way. And as before\, the ship was very clean and it did not take away from the experience.
Food and Dining
The quality of food in the Silver Dining Room was better than I had expected. My wife and I enjoyed many different kinds of food\, all of which were some of the best we have ever had. One of the perks of the cruise experience was the abundance of quality\, and sometimes a bit more exotic food choices. The staff in the dining room also treated us like we were always in an elegant dinner. They took care of us throughout the dinner each night. Also\, we had so much fun with them as well. They were friendly\, happy to be there with us\, and made each night fun to come back. We enjoyed the late dining for a number of reasons. If we did a shore excursion\, we did not have to rush back to get cleaned up just to make it to dinner. We were able to take our time to get to dinner. Also\, they for the most part had shows and other things we were interested in before and after even the late dinner slot which made it work out.
Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom was pretty small\, but that is not what we were worried about going on a cruise. It had a bathroom that was decently sized\, being that I am 6'3\"\, it was big enough for me. The room staff made the room look great each day\, and we enjoyed the different towel animals each night. It was a relief to come back to a room each night that was put back together. Also\, it was our honeymoon on the cruise and the staff made a couple of nice additions to make us feel special. Lastly\, the staff remembered our names the entire trip. It is a small thing\, but it makes you feel welcome each day you see them.
Service and Staff
I continue to tell people that the people on the ship make the trip what it is. They made our first experience great by making us feel comfortable. Certain days we have to spend a lot of time on the boat\, and without a positive and friendly staff\, the days would be pretty long. We had no complaints about the staff\, they are truly great at what they do.
We saw all the shows and all the comedians\, and those were basically the highlights of our nightlife. Both opportunites would be things that off the boat would cost a decent amount to get to experience. the only complaint about the activities\, was that there were two days without shows or comedians at night. Because of certain deck parties\, the rest of the boat was pretty dead with other opportunities. Most nights there was plenty for each age group and type of person\, but those two nights there wasn't much to do if you did not want to go to a big party. Otherwise\, everything else was spectacular. Most of the time as well\, we were able to fit everything into our schedule. We could do dinner\, a show\, comedy\, and even more most nights. Having the daily pla a day ahead helped us kind of plan out which things we wanted to make sure and see.

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