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Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 18, 2015
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8457
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Be sure to spend some time in Puerto Rico, either before or after your cruise.  There is so much to do and see there.  We enjoyed Old San Juan, the beaches, Arecibo Observatory, and the Bioluminescent Bay. Because the cruise was shorter (6 days) than we would normally take, we coupled it with a week in an RCI Timeshare (Club Melia II at the Gran Melia). This allows the time necessary to adequately explore the island.  You may even want to do this with other ports of call.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining in the Silver Olympian dining room was quite exquisite. The food was good and the staff was very attentive to your needs. Once I asked for lemon in my water or regular coffee, it was delivered to my table each night without asking. The waiting staff remembered your name and greeted you personally each night. The waiting staff performed a short dance for the patrons each night. They were really into this and it was quite entertaining. The buffets on the lido deck were less desirable; however, Fish N' Chips, Guy's Burger Joint, and the Taco & Burrito Bar were a welcomed alternative.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not as many activities for an older couples to do as compared to other cruises. The Punchliner Comedy Club show occurred on two nights only and went on for 4 to 5 shows on each of the two nights. They could have stretched this over five nights. Most activities are geared towards spending more of your money on board.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The comedians did a great job, however, the Comedy Club occurred on two nights only. The singers and dancers did a great job in their Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra,

Children's Programs

Not applicable to this patron.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the service and staff were friendly and very attentive to your needs.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is only 10 years old, but looks older than it is. It is very dated. The design is OK and it is always maintained clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was on deck #8, aft end of the boat located next to the suite on the starboard side. Our premium balcony was 50% larger than the other Aft-View extended balconies in that we had two chaise lounges in addition to two chairs and a table that were normally found on the other balconies, This room was a good choice since it is directly below the Versailles Aft Pool which was closed at about 9:00 PM. This made the room quiet at night as opposed to other location on board the ship.

Ship Tip

Don't buy the drink program. It costs $49.00 per person per day, and both individuals within the same cabin must buy it thus costing $98.00 per day. I can't envision anybody consuming $49.00 worth of alcohol a day.

Do attend Tina's Port Shopping show

5 out of 5
We found a hotel (Chateau Cervantes) within walking distance to the cruise port which is very elegant but a reasonable price.
1 out of 5
The port is very dirty, fly infested with not much to do unless you go on an excursion.
3 out of 5
The Harrison Cave Tour excursion is awesome and well worth the money.
3 out of 5
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