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Carnival Liberty Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Liberty

4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Liberty

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7386

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, cruise was very good. Lots of fun activities on the ship. MarQ was the cruise director and he is so funny and excellent at providing a fun experience and making people laugh. Food was good at all of the various food venues. Only bad remark I could make about the ship was that there was a nasty sewage smell all throughout the ship. Also, the lido deck outside windows need a serious cleaning. Looks like they weren't cleaned in weeks.


5 out of 5
We did Faster to the Fun (FTTF) this time and wow what a difference it made. Walked right in at around 10:30am, no line, got through security quickly and made it on board around 11:30am. Room was ready as soon as we boarded and the bags showed up within an hour later.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food overall was really good at all venues. Especially liked Guys Burger Joint.


4 out of 5

Food was good. Had a grilled ham and cheese with fries.

Silver Olympian Restaurant

5 out of 5

Wait staff did an excellent job. Always making sure we were happy and well taken care of. The food was also great. With many options available nightly.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Burgers were excellent!

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Had various types of tacos and burritos that were amazing. They make the shells right there so it is always fresh. Really enjoyed the various topping options.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots of fun activities to do. Especially enjoyed the comedy club shows and other shows in the main theatre.


4 out of 5

The Promenade

2 out of 5

Always smells strong of cigarette smoke. When will Carnival invest in a high quality air filtration system to keep the air quality cleaner? I understand it is a place where a lot of smokers visit, and I am okay with some smoke smell. But come on, gotta do better Carnival.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward, dining staff and all staff members did an excellent job. Were very concerned about making is happy at all times. Loved the job they did to make our experience fun.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
The entire ship smelled of sewage. The lido deck external windows could use a good cleaning. Looked like they haven't been cleaned in weeks. Ship could use a good cleaning, painting and someone needs to find and resolve why the areas around the ship smells like sewage.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was clean and well kept. Room steward was very helpful anytime we needed anything.

Ship tip

Show up to comedy shows early if you want a good seat. Room fills up fast.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
Area was nice and easy to navigate.

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
Very dirty and not well maintained. I understand it is a tourist town, expecting to have people to ask you buy things or want a ride somewhere. But the people were non-stop asking for something every few steps you take. Walked to Junkanoo Beach and realized quickly what a dump it is. Smelled of weed and had the dirtiest beach chairs that locals were trying to get you to rent. Last time we stopped at Nassau, we did a shore excursion which was amazing. Next time we ever stop at this port, we will either stay on the boat or book an excursion.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5
Freeport market area right off the ship was nice. People were promoting their products but not over pushy. Did not do an excursion at this stop. But stayed around the pier and shopped and walked around.


5 out of 5
Disembarking was a little behind schedule. Overall, it did not take long to get off the ship and get through customs. Got off the ship at 8am and went to parking garage to leave. Very smooth leaving the ship and the area.

Traveler Photos

FTTF waiting area Guys Burger Joint Market area Fat Tuesday
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