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4.9 out of 5

Our first Cruise! by jcasas3187

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This was my Wife’s and I first cruise we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary but it won’t be our last! By far the best vacation we’ve ever had! Can’t wait to book our next cruise!

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4.5 out of 5

Felt like First Class Trip! by fishcomm

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Our family of four (including 2 teens 15 & 17) took this cruise out of Galveston. We could not say enough good things about it. There's something for everyone onboard. The shows were very entertaining, and the aerialists were superb. The ice show was colorful and fun to watch. My younger teen son hooked up with the teen club and we almost had to beg him to spend dinner with us. He loved the activities and new friends. Our older son liked going to the main entertainment and trivia game nights. The entertainment was always family and kid friendly before 10 pm. The food was very, very good in both the Windjammer Buffet and My time Dining restaurant. If you didn't like a dish in the sit down restaurant, they would immediately get you something else. All the staff always wore smiles and quick to please and serve you. Rooms (balcony and interior) were clean and enjoyable. Annoyances, including before sailing, was RC always trying to upsell you on their drink or food or Internet packages. Even on the ship upon entering the windjammer there would be staff from other onboard pay restaurants that were trying to get you to make a reservation with them. It was equal to pesty beach vendors. However, when I mentioned this to my cabin steward, he passed it on to Guest Relations and I got a call right away. They wanted to make sure I knew that they were listening. Maybe it was my imagination, but those on board restaurant vendors seemed to be less noticeable and quiet after that. Our whole family felt spoiled by the trip, and are missing being on board again our first week back. It was top notch and really enjoyed by all of us!

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5 out of 5

Just finished my first cruise.... by mkepage

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Just finished my first cruise. It was such a good week and the staff was so friendly and helpful. Everyone on the ship was great and I can’t wait until my next cruise. :-)

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4.7 out of 5

Wonderful, as always! by rmrabano

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This ship is one we have cruised on four times. We will be back in November! It fits our needs perfectly!

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5 out of 5

First time sailing on Royal... by Mrscarolmac

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First time sailing on Royal Caribbean and Liberty of The Seas! We were on the 10/28/18 cruise to Roatan, Honduras and thoroughly enjoyed our vacation! LoL, okay, maybe not all our losses in the casino😉! Staff was superb and so accommodating! Everyone was extremely pleasant and happy to help. We booked for next year and look forward to many more cruises with RC!

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4.7 out of 5

Fun cruise on Liberty of the Seas by ekelting

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We had a great time. You can always pick apart a vacation, but we look forward to this and go with the intentions of making the best of it and creating more fun memories. But truly, there wasn't anything that we could complain about! We love cruising on Royal Caribbean and the Liberty is a great ship!

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4.8 out of 5

Great relaxing cruise by rtclark

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Cruise was for our 50th anniversary and is was great. weather was excellent and everyone was wonderful. Special shout out to our cabin steward Doudou who help make our cruise special

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4.9 out of 5

Very relaxing wonderful first cruise by frostly21

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Wonderful first cruise. Enjoyed Junior, our cabin steward. He made us feel like we were the only ones on the ship. We had a fantastic experience. Would do it again.

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4 out of 5

Another "Just to cruise" in the books..... by cruznuts

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We've sailed this ship once before, 2 years ago, similar (though not the same) itinerary, so we knew pretty much what to expect. Some surprises, though not many, some pleasant, some not so much. We're avid cruisers (28 over the last 30 years) and are not loyal to any specific brand. We've cruised enough to have fairly decent loyalty points with most popular cruise lines, which, in my opinion, at least gives us a vantage point from which to be objective as well as fair. Here goes..... Embarkation was much as we expected, though unexpectedly as soon as we reached the 2nd level in the terminal, we immediately heard the boarding call for "platinum" and above cruisers, which included us. A short but uncomfortable wait on the open deck necessitated by a (according to what we heard...you know how shipboard rumors are!) software glitch resulted in a sweaty good time, but fortunately didn't last much over 20 minutes. Galveston handles their current ship volume fairly well, though if the rumors are true about an Oasis-class ship coming here, I shudder to think what embarkation-debarkation days will be like if you add another 2k people to the mix The first 2 days were sea days, which we enjoy most, having as our reason to cruise relaxation as opposed to crowds, lines, and the hustle usually associated with holidays. We frequented the Solarium adults-only area, and found it quiet and enjoyable. We happen to enjoy playing trivia, and the Schooner's staff were incredible, but Schooner's seems like an awfully small venue to hold trivia contests, people always seemed to be standing around with the number of people participating vs the number of available seats. I would suggest possibly a different venue for trivia games, especially on sea days. We normally chose an inside room, as claustrophobia associated therewith doesn't bother us. We've had balconies, and prefer the lower cost and more trips rather than spend 3 cruises worth on a suite. Ours was great, much as expected, plenty of storage, everything worked, and was expertly maintained and cared for. We can't say enough good things about our room steward, waiter and asst. waiter in the Boticelli Dining Room, all 3 were awesome. Our waiter (who will remain nameless) did remind us twice about a hopefully-favorable mention on our post-cruise review, which as I understand it is against RCCL rules, but he did great, and I would rather tell a small lie than get him in trouble. So what if they ask for a favorable mention, they earned it! Ship seems smaller than it is, though the Royal Promenade was crowded with the watch, T-shirt, liquor, and other displays in the center during peak times. The Hoof and Claw was a nice place to sit, have a cocktail, play cards, and people watch, as well as listen to different musicians and their offerings. We normally don't care for the bigger ships, but Liberty seems to do it right. I've heard others comment that their favorite RCCL ship classes are Radiance and Freedom, and in this I would have to concur. Not even slightly interested in Oasis class. The ships get bigger, but the ports don't. Entertainment was good, not the best we've seen, but on the weekly cruises it rarely is compared to longer cruises with more sea days. We enjoyed Landry, the comedian, both his g-rated show as well as his adults-only offering. We enjoyed the different musicians as well, and here would like to add a special comment. Unlike some cruise lines, RCCL doesn't apparently feel the need to test their guests' capacity for annoying noise endurance during live entertainment, and kept the volumes reasonable, and for that deserves enormous recognition! Our last cruise was on a competitor, and both of us were very uncomfortable with the excessive volume at the music venues. The food in the Windjammer was substandard to what we remember on our first Liberty cruise, though to be fair I felt the dining room fare was at least as good if not better. Pizza in Sorrento's was awesome! We didn't try any specialty dining on Liberty, but heard nothing but good things from our shipmates. Overall I'd give it a solid 4 stars. Service was as good as you could ask for, every crewperson you met had a smile and a kind word, reflecting normal RCCL standards. We only did one shore excursion, on Roatan (again, we've visited all 3 ports numerous times) and it was much as expected; not great, but good. It's not the cruise line's fault there weren't many fish to see. Our focus, at least for this trip, was on the cruise more so than the destinations. Debarkation was quick and easy, we do the self-assist and carry our own luggage. We live approximately 2 hours from Galveston, and were home by 10:30 am. Given the amount of traffic on relatively-small Galveston island with 2 large ships loading/unloading, it was remarkably painless. I would sail LIberty again in a heartbeat! Perfect? No, but what is? Enjoyable, relaxing, great for a carefree week to recharge before going back to work? Undoubtedly! Royal Caribbean does it right with LIberty of the Seas, I wish all our fellow cruise fanatics enjoy their week of fantasy as much as we did ours!

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4.6 out of 5

Western Caribbean Cruise by MrsHill376

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This was our first cruise ever, and disregarding the weather was a wonderful experience. We loved the food, there was always something to be doing while on board, and the staff was exceptional. This trip was our honeymoon, and we were truly able to relax and enjoy ourselves. I have already referred a friend and her fiance to this ship and a similar cruise itinerary for their honeymoon as well.

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5 out of 5

Just got off this ship... by EllieLetourneau

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Just got off this ship and I loved it! The newer additions such as the water slides were great! The service and entertainment was nice, and I also really enjoyed the ports of call. Roatan has always been one of my favorites. I really like how the freedom class ships have a similar layout as the voyager class ships. It made it very easy to get around. I recommend this ship.

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5 out of 5

We had an absolute blast... by allieroesler

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We had an absolute blast on this ship. There's so much to do your hardly in your room.. which we loved! From the waterslides to hanging by the pool. The shows were fantastic, we really enjoyed the ice show, Saturday night fever, and up in the air. We even had fun at the Quest and battle of the sexes. We laughed so much! We Also loved the food. We ate at Sabor, Johnny rockets, and of course the windjammer and main dinning room. The staff was equally great, we did my time dinning so we got to meet multiple staff members. Our room steward Ivan was the Best! He always had us laughing not to mention our room was always perfect. We also enjoyed his creativity with the towel animals always a different one, I don't know how he keeps track but he's amazing. We are sad that he will be done in June but happy he will be able to go home to his family. He has been doing this for 23 years. We sure hope our paths cross again some day. All in all our first cruise was great and we cannot wait to book another!

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4.6 out of 5

7 Days of Luxurious Relaxation by Cruiser64693290

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If you want to be pampered, enjoy delicious food, have your room cleaned daily, have no worries, cruising is the thing for you. This ship and itinerary refreshes, relaxes, and renews you.

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5 out of 5

Best cruise yet! by lindatucker

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Would go again without hesitation. Thank you for making me royalty for one week.

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1.9 out of 5

Horrible cruise by ukibaby

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I do not recommend anybody to book with this cruise line. Very disorganized disembarkation, very uncomfortable room, ship never left or arrived on schedule.

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4.7 out of 5

Unbelievable experience by laketimeretreat

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Was a great cruise. Went on Carnival last March and thought nothing could beat it. Went with Royal Carribean this time and decided without question this is the line for future cruises.

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5 out of 5

Time of my LIFE :) by kjohnson091618

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Truly amazing to be on a ship and "everyone make you feel like family" was truly AWESOME! There were no strangers on the ship, and everyone was polite and looking out for each other. I believe in my heart of hearts, there was only one race on that ship, the race of "LOVE", and that is what I enjoyed most of all :)

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4.8 out of 5

Wonderful time with family while enjoying God's beauty in the Caribbean. by anitaevans3211

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The cruise was more about spending time with family than it was entertainment and activities. We had a great time.

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4.8 out of 5

2018 Family Vacation- Best Ever Cruise by judyliles

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This ship met every expectation. We enjoyed our excursions to Cozumel & Grand Cayman, especially the Stingray & Dolphin tour. The staff on the ship all went above and beyond to ensure our stay was wonderful. The main dining staff and food is amazing! We can't wait to start planning another one!

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4.8 out of 5

Wow by JnRcruise

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Loved the ship and her crew food was good our balcony cabin was quite large spent a lot of time by the and in the casino we purchased the digital photo package for $196 and came away with over 70 pictures

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