We sailed on the Liberty of the Seas eastbound transatlantic crossing leaving April 14 from Ft. Lauderdale and visiting Nassau, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cadiz, Malaga, Valencia, and ending in Barcelona on April 28. It was a total of 14 glorious days with lots of wonderful new friends from Cruisecritic! We had a Junior Suite, forward, portside and enjoyed every minute of our time spent there. Our cabin steward, Dwi, was very kind and attentive and kept our stateroom spotless.
Thanks to lots of pre-cruise posting on these boards, we had many onboard activities to enjoy. We especially liked our Sailaway, Meet & Mingle, Gift Exchange, and Cabin Crawl. Thanks to all of you who helped organize these events. Also, thanks to Gary for the great zydeco lesson!
I especially want to thank Magela Corbo, Front Desk Manager, for her help in finding a chess set for my DH. He is a tournament chess player and was looking forward to playing chess during the cruise. She went out of More
her way to find us a chess set one night when we couldn't find one anywhere. As a result, my DH happily played chess almost every day of the crossing.
Some of the things we really liked: Our big cabin with such a large balcony and walk-in closet, we felt very fortunate to have it. All of the snacks and coffee at the Cafe Promenade (we spent a lot of time hanging out there), The Dreamworks Breakfast with our new friends, walking the decks, looking at the views from the helipad, playing 50's music trivia, seeing lots of movies in the theater, looking at the ocean from our amazing table in the main dining room, watching the Love and Marriage game (shoutout to Mr. and Mrs. M.), the ice show, the production shows, Saturday Night Fever, and I'm sure there is much more. Basically we just loved everything we did!
Thanks to Royal Caribbean and all our new friends for the best cruise ever!! Less
Juniot Suite 9548: Huge walk-in closet, large and deep balcony, view of jacuzzi aft and bridge forward, close to forward elevators, no noise at all from hallway, wonderful bed, lots of space, sofa and big lounge chair, very quiet cabin.
We took the Barcelona City Tours hop on, hop off bus for two days. By doing this, we saw all of the major sights. We also walked all over the city and enjoyed our four days there very much. We had been warned about pickpockets, so left all of our valuables in the hotel safe and used money belts under our clothes for the small amount of cash we took with us each day.
We enjoyed walking around Santa Cruz de Tenerife. We appreciated having a shuttle bus from the ship to the port gate since it was a long way to walk. We particularly enjoyed seeing the remains of the Castillo de San Cristobal under the Plaza de Espana in the center of town. Lots of very interesting historical information along with the ruins of the old castle walls.