Hurricane Earl Takes the Wind out of our Trip

Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 31, 2016
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7534
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Our itinerary was affected by hurricane Earl. While RC did a good job keeping us safe and gave us an alternative destination (Nassau, Bahamas) and refunded paid for excurisions,  there were not enough shore excurisions available to go around on short notice. So a walkthrough of the Atlantis resort was all we could get. What a waste of time/money! The immediate area around the port is very depressed and looks unsafe, so we went back to the ship. Liberty is a very nice ship - very clean and lots of good entertainment, pools, etc. But the main dining room food & service was poor. The buffet was much better! Sabor mexican restaurant was GREAT! Only found 2 bartenders worth anything on the whole ship - good thing we had the drink package, many drinks weren't drinkable.Most staff appeared tired but they got up for the shows in the promenade. Too many shopping sales - clogged up the promenade. First trip on RC - a little disappointing but we will give it another shot - but NOT from Galveston. Port facilities are another story!

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean & comfortable. Good room, but closet space and drawer storage were limited. Air conditioning became problematic the last 2 days then quit the final night.

Ship Tip

Get trip insurance, check weather, buy drink package (its hard to find good bartenders who know what to do). Try Malcom in the Hoof & Claw (for chocolate almond martinis) and Joey in Sky Bar for pinacoladas with Meyers rum.

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