2nd and now last cruise with Carnival

Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Carnival Liberty

4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 02, 2018

Ship: Carnival Liberty

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We chose this ship because of the reviews. We had no idea that the food was going to be this disappointing. We had 3 separate crew members tell us.... "if you think your food is bad you should try ours". Even the pursers desk clerk said this. We learned that frequent Carnival Cruisers tend not to eat in the dining room and chose to eat at the buffet. Our goal on the cruise was to relax and enjoy some good food and drink. If you are a foodie and like food that taste better than hospital food or Golden Corral kinda food this is not the cruise line for you. This is what I have learned.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Smooth and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The food in the main dining room was GROSS!!! It reminded me of the food they serve in the hospital. Thank you Alchemy bar for healing our sick stomachs!! Stop by these ladies to cure your tummy ache from the terrible food!

Silver Olympian Restaurant

1 out of 5

The food reminded me of my stay at the Cleveland Clinic hospital. If you want a stomach ache and like bland food this is the place to eat. Super disappointed in this!!

Guy's Burger Joint

4 out of 5

Limited hours open. You can get a decent burger here.

Deli

4 out of 5

You can get a decent sandwich here!! Note they are not open all the time. They have limited hours.

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

This is the bar to go to onboard. If you like handcrafted drinks this is the best bar onboard.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
They had two pools and a fitness center (we did not use). We wished they had a place on the ship that had no lights so we could star gaze.

Serenity

4 out of 5

Nice quite place to go..... if only they would turn off the lights so you can star gaze that would make it amazing.

Czar's Palace Casino

3 out of 5

If you are a non smoker you will not like this.....

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Tevin the Cruise Director was great. He definitely was memorable. His fun squad crew was fun as well. As for the shows. I thought cruise lines were supposed to have Las Vegas style shows? Our trip did not have much the 2nd night. Just a bunch of singers in black sitting on a chair taking turns singing songs? We enjoyed the Comedians the most and the Love & Marriage Show.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our waiters were kinds, our room stewart was great.... we loved Kat and Tatianna from The Alchemy Bar. They made the best drinks and cures for whatever is ailing you.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
You always saw someone cleaning something....

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Our cabin bathroom & shower was super tiny. NOTE: Do not leave the toilet seat up or your bathroom with smell like a Jiffy John. The mattresses were old and had dips in them.

Ship tip

If you have never been on a cruise before then start with Carnival. If you have ever been on Royal Caribbean you will be disappointed in the food, the room and the shows. This was my 2nd Carnival and my last. We chose this because I wanted him to experience a fun ship. They offer fun, but if you are a foodie this is not the cruise line for you.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy!!! Park at the Country In Suites and take the shuttle. You don't have to stay there and the parking is a lot cheaper. You must call ahead to make a reservation for your car parking.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

2 out of 5
The island itself is nice. The fact that your drink package does not work over on the island is un-cool. A bottle of water is almost 3 bucks on the island. If you go on the island get your drinks before getting off the boat.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

2 out of 5
Offers not much.....

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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