Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

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1 out of 5

Liberty of the Seas - not worth it

Sail Date: May 26, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

This is one of the two biggest ships afloat, holding 4000 guests. Royal Caribbean had difficulties managing this volume of people (e.g., disembarkation took over 3 hours, instructions were inconsistent and announcements sporadic), so it would seem ship is too big afterall. This was also the ship's 2nd ever voyage, but 1st on eastern Caribbean itinerary, though we were told by several staff that the crew was highly experienced, having no less than 3 years service with another ship. We found service to be hit and miss; i.e., some staff were stellar whereas others were at best uninformed and at worst blatantly rude. Also, given that this was OUR vacation, it was extremely annoying to have shipboard announcements about shopping classes or bingo (which were both listed in printed schedule) starting at 9am, so we could neither sleep in nor take a nap later as these announcements occurred about every hour and into the evening.

Pros: Dinners, Shows, Balcony cabin

Cons: Rude staff, poor handling of volume of guests, lack of information, continual shipboard announcements

Recommends Liberty of the Seas? No.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Very cute port, nice people, loads of shopping at great prices, several stores allow you to sample their rum before you buy it, water taxis were very convenient and cheap
Don't Miss: the coconut smoothies at the booth just outside the ship on the left side of the boardwalk
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Beautiful beaches, great that there were several so that not all 4000 guests were in same spot
Don't Miss: get in the water!
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ship lands in Old Town, which could be very cute and quaint, but as it is many buildings were falling down, smelled of urine, and we could only find fast food restaurants in which to eat or drink. Didn't help that we landed Memorial Day, so most businesses were closed.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ship lands in Old Town, which could be very cute and quaint, but as it is many buildings were falling down, smelled of urine, and we could only find fast food restaurants in which to eat or drink. Didn't help that we landed Memorial Day, so most businesses were closed.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Very cute port, nice people, loads of shopping at great prices, several stores allow you to sample their rum before you buy it, water taxis were very convenient and cheap
Don't Miss: the coconut smoothies at the booth just outside the ship on the left side of the boardwalk
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Beautiful beaches, great that there were several so that not all 4000 guests were in same spot
Don't Miss: get in the water!


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