Our first cruise !
5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 21, 2014
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This was my wife and I first cruise. We were situated on Deck 8 with a balcony. The price was pretty good plus we did spend a lot of time on the balcony while at sea.On your first day you go over safety protocol on the use of a life jacket. PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS!!
There were lots of activities all the time. We enjoyed the shows during the evenings and they were first rate. The only thing we didn't like during the shows even after the ship tells everyone not to video or take pictures, they do it anyways. The amount of people that ignore what is said and sit there with their phones rolling capturing most of the show!! Unreal !
We really enjoyed the Excursions when we docked at the different locations. Lots to see and do. In Labadie Haiti you can be busy or just relax on the beach. When you go to the next location - Falmouth Jamaica and venture in the shop/store areas, the locals can be VERY aggressive and try to pull/direct you to their wares. This didn't happen to me but another couple we met. Be polite and ignore them if you don't want to be bothered by them. Overall great places to go ashore to. Remember, if you buy booze to bring back to the ship, you can NOT bring it back to your room as it is kept until the night before docking back at your home port. This applies to any liqour you buy on ship to bring back with you as well. This was my only gripe that you can't have any booze with you when you come on to the ship so you buy theirs. I get it but don't like it. A beer was $6.04 US. This comes with an automatic 15% for liquor added but then on your receipt it has a spot for a tip which I leave at "0". They're already getting a gratutity and then asks for more. What is free is water / lemon & orange juices and ice tea. This was at Windjammer on the 11th floor. We would fill up our cup and have something while walikng around. The food there was buffet style and had a huge variety as well was awesome. Our suppers which ours were at the 8:30 sitting, I can't say enough. The food was awesome and the service from "Victor" Outstanding. He knows how to take care of people and was super friendly. Our sleeping quarters were comfortable and always clean. Our cleaning staff was so efficient and friendly.
At the end of the cruise being first timers, my wife and I decided that we would probably go on another with RC.
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