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Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 14, 2016
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1103
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

I will not go into details about flight cancellations, etc that we experienced, however I will say that the Carnival rep. we had on the phone along with our Cheap Cruises rep. was not helpful at all.  We were in full panic mode and she kept putting us on hold while we had to listen to Carnival's music & Fun Times advertising!

Other than missing the embarkation port as well as the first full day, it was....nice. The ship's crew were really wonderful and very helpful.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Had to call housekeeping to return and clean a few things the first day, but after that, all was fine. The Liberty is getting some age on her and it's probably time for an update....orange and pink is pretty old. Oh, and if you want privacy on your balcony, don't book spa deck!

Ship Tip

The best tip we received was that the taxis in port have a regulated rate (you can negotiate a little) and they are reputable. Once you leave the port area, you are on your own!

1 out of 5
totally missed it!
1 out of 5
missed that one too, except for getting on the ship!
5 out of 5
The island tour was great! You get to see a majority of the island with great views and even taste the sugar cane if you ask your driver!
1 out of 5
It is awful that you can't spend a relaxing day at the beach because the natives are constantly approaching to sell you something. Once I say "no", I'm not changing my mind!
5 out of 5
If you're looking for shopping, this port has it all! The best price on Cuban cigars is the very first smoke shop you come to. The best margaritas EVER are at the little hut right before going back to the ship. It's almost hidden, but worth the effort to find......
1 out of 5
Had been to St. Maarten before and St. Martin....just don't like the island.
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