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Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Liberty of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 26, 2019

Ship: Liberty of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9320

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Royal Caribbean is a great Cruise Line and I highly recommended you take a cruise from them if you have the option. The Liberty of the Seas is a great ship and has a lot to do on your days at sea. The ports of call were great as well. A lot better than I expected. Take your time when picking your excursions and do your research. Pay for everything in advance because it is a lot cheaper online before.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Get "The Key" to avoid the really long lines. We wish we would have. When we received our seapass cards the lady did not explain what the numbers and letters were on them so we had to ask someone else.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room was fabulous! The food was excellent every night. We even ate breakfast in the main dining room one night and it was very good as well. Wait staff in the dining room was amazing which made our experience so much better. The buffet was WAY better than my past cruise with Princess. Lots of options but I suggest you eat lunch early to avoid the crowds. Pizza was also very good. I just wish that there was another place to get snacks between lunch & dinner.

Schooner Bar

3 out of 5

Again not much seating or tables. If you participate in any of the events make sure to get there early to get yourself a seat.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Get to lunch early to avoid the crowds however they have excellent food.

Sorrentos Pizza

5 out of 5

Pizza was excellent. At a piece probably everyday. Lines go by quick and rarely had to wait more than 10 mins.

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Great service

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Excellent service and food. Always enjoyable every night. You're waiters definitely make a difference on how enjoyable your experience is. We had amazing waiters who made sure we were always taken care of. I recommend trying breakfast in the dining room at least once.

Cafe Promenade

5 out of 5

Great Starbucks coffee. They also have snacks you can get here as well. They change throughout the day.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The adult hot tubs were GREAT! We spent quite a lot of time in them. The adult pool was also very nice as well. I really enjoyed the drink service to the pools. I enjoyed the live bands in the pool area and all the music. I did ice skating one day that was ok. It was cool to do but wouldn't do it again. We had to wait in a really long line just to get a ticket and then come back later.

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

I though it was really cool to go Ice Skating on a cruise ship. Make sure you wait in line to try it at least once.

Swimming Pools

5 out of 5

The adult hot tubs were super cool. The hang on the outside of the ship so they offer a great view. Drink service comes by quite often so you don't ever have to get out.

Squeeze

5 out of 5

Great service and even better drinks.

Sports Pool

5 out of 5

Lots of kids in the pools and packed during the afternoon however they were very cool and designed well to accommodate a lot of people.

Photo Gallery and Shop

5 out of 5

Lots of touch screen computers to help you easily access your photos. Very convenient and easy to use.

Logo Souvenir Shop

5 out of 5

They had lots of fun things that say Royal Caribbean on them.

General Store

5 out of 5

They have lots of alcohol and even a few toiletries if you forgot something. Candy and other misc items.

Casino Royale

5 out of 5

Lots of slot machines and tables. I was surprised by how big the casino actually was.

Boutiques

5 out of 5

Lots of shopping with great prices. A lot of different stuff in each shop.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Comedy shows, Musical, and Game Shows were all super fun and well put together. The cruise director was awesome and made sure everyone on the cruise had a wonderful time. Highly recommend going to as many shows as you can.

Platinum Theater

5 out of 5

Tons of seating and great shows. I highly recommend going to as many shows as you can. All were wonderful and well put together.

Promenade

5 out of 5

Very cool feature in Royal Caribbean ships. At night they display lots of lights and makes for a really cool experience.

Studio B

5 out of 5

Participated in a Crazy Quest game show and it might have been one of the funnest things we did on the ship.

On Air Club

3 out of 5

Not very much seating and even less tables for trivia or other events. Make sure you get there early

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our waiters and room steward were awesome. Very courteous and made sure we were taken care of the entire time.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was beautiful. Lots of new up to date things that make it a great ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Love the design of the cabin. Layout made it seem really big with lots of space. Shower was very nice as well and not too small. Great size balcony. Very clean and well kept. The bed was also very comfortable as well.

Ship tip

Get a balcony room, way worth it. Get the drink package. Go to the shows, events, and participate in the activities. Check dress up days before packing.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Beautiful port. Area right around port felt fairly safe. We did not venture out of of the gated area. We did the Star Fish Sanctuary and Palancar Reef snorkel excursion. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to snorkel. Breathtaking views and the prettiest water I've ever seen. The tour guides were great and made it for an awesome excursion I wont forget.

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
There is no docking port at this port of call. You have to tendor in on a boat. Takes a very long time and wastes a lot of valuable time you could be in port. If you get an excursion don't wait for them to call your group to get off the ship. Just go get in line and try to be on the first tendor off the ship. You have to meet at a different tent when you get to the port anyways so it really doesn't make a difference and that way you can spend more time in port. Go see the Stringrays. It was by far one of the coolest experiences by I have ever done. Bring googles because it will help not get salt water in your eyes. They offer an excursion that is the Stringrays and Turtle Centre and I highly suggest booking it early. Very safe port overall.

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We did the Good Hope Estate Adventure All Inclusive excursion. It was so much fun. We did ziplining, ATV rides, a bird atrium, ate some amazing Caribbean jerk chicken, and toured the Good Hope House. All the staff was so nice and made sure it was an enjoyable excursion. It rained while we were there so we did not get to do everything on the estate however they have a super cool pool that would have been a lot of fun to use as well.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
It was long and they weren't calling the groups so we just had to guess when it was our time to get off the time.
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