Enjoyable time both on and off the ship

Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 26, 2011
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

From the ship's cleanliness to the stellar service to the entertainment onboard, we enjoyed our stay and received more than we expected. We had a good time both on and off the ship and we wiil ikely cruise again. Highly recommend that you experience and explore another country through the shore excursions. This makes the trip most memorable.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
At Seattles Best in the Promenade delight in complimentary coffee or packaged hot chocolate anytime. Also complimentary is a selection of artisan sandwiches with a selection of great meats and cheese, pizzas and desserts anytime you desire. Your free beverage choices will be: water, milk, iced tea, basic lemonade, and coffee. We broke our dependence of coca-cola during this cruise and didn't spring for the pre-paid beverage/ wine packages. Coke is served at the sit-down dinner. There are two causal and two formal nights but the formal fashion police, mandating tie and jackets, were nowhere to be found and your average man can get away with any collared shirt but dressier attire is recommended. The cuisine served at the two nights was a higher quality than the Windjammer buffet but the desserts were far better at the buffet due to a sweeter selection. We also enjoyed a quality steak at Chops Grille one night.


5 out of 5
From the movies to the shows, its all free. The theater is impressive, spacious and comfortable and they show current 3D movies.The comedian, adult games, and the farewell show were highly entertaining, but some stage performers were hit and miss (dated material). If you arent sure you will like whats playing, sit in the back for a quick and discreet exit! Bring ample cash for the casino and to play some slightly over-priced arcade games. Try your hand at blackjack and roulette anytime with no waiting! The dealers were patient and friendly and other players share in your joy of winning. Play free trivia games throughout the day, where you can win illustrious prizes (a highlighter or keychain). Most activities run anywhere from 20 minutes to under an hour. Spend a chunk of money on the chance to win a cruise or cash at Bingo, but it's not very exciting. Try ice-skating! Also, topside on pooldeck, play ping-pong, sunbathe, have a drink, or watch people wipeout on the FloRider.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff are helpful, courteous, and like passengers, from all around the world. During the quizzes and game activities many noticed the answers to quizzes relating to pop-culture did not translate well, leaving many guests yearning to yell out correct pronunciations. On our cruise, staff overall seemed happy and eager to please.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The entire ship was clean, well maintained, and organized. Our room was clean and the layout seemed to make it easy to travel from one side of the ship the other. Interactive screens by each elevator allow you to scroll through activities for the day and provide useful maps to find your destinations.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our 7th floor room was spectacular and spacious with a 3-person couch and ample room in the closet for our bags. Upgrading to a basic balcony stateroom was definitely worth it! There we enjoyed coffee and the occasional cigar on the balcony watching the waves roll by. The housekeeping was top notch.We found our stateroom attendant delightful. She was friendly, not overly chatty and to our bewilderment folded dirty clothes we left out. She was meticulous too, as I witnessed her wipe down the balcony chairs. The interior decor was modern with flat screen TVs.

Pros: Shore Excusions, service, and bountiful food

Cons: Some shows where hit/miss, cost of drinks, minor hidden costs

Recommends Liberty of the Seas? Yes!

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