Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
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3 out of 5

nightmare arrival!

Sail Date: February 14, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
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!
Embarkation and Disembarkation may miss embarking in the future as getting on ship in other ports was a breeze!!
We did self debark and really liked that as well.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs not applicable
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
San Juan, Puerto Rico
totally missed it!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
missed that one too, except for getting on the ship!
Bridgetown, Barbados
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!
Castries, St. Lucia
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!
Basseterre, St. Kitts
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......
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Had been to St. Maarten before and St. Martin....just don't like the island.

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!



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