I did this cruise with family and friends ...we were a group of sixteen ,it was the first time for some but overall it was great...there was always something to do or see....I enjoyed all my visits at the ports ,especially shopping....Am ready for my third cruise on The Liberty of the seas
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My primary reason for not recommending this cruise to anyone would be because of the food and drink situation. The food in the Windjammer was so bland and gross I didn’t even eat very much. The rolls every day were very hard so my children wouldn’t eat them, the biscuits were very hard, dense, and not risen, and the pizza crust was almost not chewable it was so hard. The dessert was beautiful, but when you ate it it had no flavor whatsoever, much like plastic. The cheese sauce I put on my fries one day tasted like water. I’m not even sure how that’s possible. There was only one ice cream cone station for an entire ship full of people, so there was always a line and it was always going out. Very few drink stations for the people who did not have a drink package, which I’m sure was on purpose as a push for you to be able to access to bar drinks. The main dining room food had better flavor and great service from all our attendants, but took a very long time to eat there with a long wait time between each entree.
The Carnival cruise I took had free drink stations everywhere throughout the ship as well as ice cream cone stations. It also had free popcorn machines going when movies were playing by the pool.
The water park area for the kids was nice, but there was only a tiny area for babies with swim diapers, so our complete family could never be together because I always had to stay out with the 1 year old.
I was told when I registered that the children would be free, but at the end of the week I had $200 on my bill for their gratuities. I had to go to the desk to have it taken off, which should’ve never happened in the first place. Apparently Royal Carribean would’ve been happy to take my $200 if I would’ve been in a hurry or had not thoroughly read my bill. Again, those fees should’ve never been on there in the first place.
The rooms were not very cool, although our room attendant did a good job of finding us a big box fan which helped. There was a mini fridge, but it only reached 55 degrees, so I was not able to keep my Children’s Milk in it. The room attendant did a good job of bringing us ice every day for the milk, but it would’ve been much more convenient to not have to transfer and dump everything twice a day.
February 25, 2018 Sailing Review. Service and food was great. There is a need for daytime activities during days at seaa. Need better management for disembarkations at ports of call. Current plan is a cattle call with two sites..
Overall, we enjoyed the cruise and would go on it again. Although there are issues from time to time, each and every of the 17 cruises I’ve taken thus far have been wonderful and memorable. I love cruising and my favorite type of vacation.
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