Excellent family cruise. Much to do. Crew did stellar job keeping the ship healthy!

Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4.5 out of 5
Liberty of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 08, 2020

Ship: Liberty of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9298

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Our second cruise on Liberty, this time with family with grandson. Had 4 continuous cabins on deck 9 and able to open all our balconies for a great experience. Ship stayed healthy with all the cleaning and screening of passengers. The crew was in good spirits despite the extra work. Food was very good and eating areas kept clean. Seems all passengers got the message about washing hands and sanitizing. There's a soft serve ice-cream machine on the pool deck that gets a lot of use. The crew worked overtime keeping the area and machine clean and kept that thing operational the whole time. It would break, but they had a maintenance team that would have it up and running in minimum time. Took in a few pool side movies which was nice as well as the theater performances and ice show which is very impressive. I was disappointed in the Royal on-board APP - while it did a good job with calendar events, it did not offer on-board chat or account review. For us, it did not carry over calendar events we planned prior to boarding, nor could we update the calendar on board. I don't like carrying my phone on vacation, and this app did not make it worth it (other than I did purchase the internet package - Vroom. Spotty performance and not useable on day 7.) We used the spa a few times, found out they were charging people 2x on tips for a while - new person didn't know how to use the system. One lady had been billed a tip that was more than the treatment - so need to watch those things.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy to board. Increased health screening, but it didn't slow us down.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very happy with the menu selection and quality of the food. Lobster night was great - it was cooked right!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
If you get board on this ship, you're doing it on purpose. Loads to do besides pools and its pretty spread out too.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Nice variety of high quality performances from theater shows to comedians.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
Our grandson used it, but felt the hours of operation were not convenient at time

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All well done. Cleaned like crazy - stayed healthy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship shape - 24/7 sanitization and it was very noticeable

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Nice size but you could see the wear on the room. Clean, but getting a little long tooth. Jr Suite, but that just means its a little larger and has a bath tub. No real perks on RCL.

Ship tip

Make sure to catch the ice show in Studio B - impressive what those skaters can do on a small rink on a rocking ship.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5
Had friends visit NASA space center for a great tour

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Visited frequently. Always something to elect to see like ruins, or beach excursions.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Like the island. Has a lot of beauty once you get away from the port area which tends to get crowded with several ships.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
Less excursions, but Dunns is popular. Falmouth has a new close tourist area that was very clean and not congested, but we were the only ship visiting that week. Locals were very concerned with the lack of cruise ships visiting at this time.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
This was very disorganized. The number of "walk-offs" was underestimated and overwhelmed customs. Those of us who check were pushed back an hour. Crew did poor job in directing our group (Diamond and up) off ship. Didn't know which way to exit.

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Balcony view sailing Coming into port Balcony Bed Door
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