Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by Northern sailor: Carnival Standards Sinking


Northern sailor
1 Review
Member Since 2012
0 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin Not Rated
Dining Not Rated
Embarkation Not Rated
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms Not Rated
Rates Not Rated
Service Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money Not Rated

Compare Prices on Carnival Liberty Western Caribbean Cruises

Carnival Standards Sinking

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

My first ever cruise was on Carnival Legend four years ago and since then I have had another six cruises on other cruise lines basically as a result of the outstanding service experienced on Carnival.

My wife's two sisters decided they wanted to try cruising so we choose Carnival again on the Carnival Liberty totall expecting them to be delighted with the cruise. This was far from the truth.

On boarding the ship there was no greetings, no staff to answer questions other than those hastening you through to the Lido buffet. Once in the buffet there were no waiters to order drinks from.

In the evening there were no waiters in the Theatre or at either the bar areas on DEcks 3 and 5 resulting in us standing in queues at the bar.

In the restaurant we were not given the customary greeting by the staff and service was at the best just acceptable. The food was luke warm and of poor quality and the dress code non existent.

At breakfast the next day we More asked to be seated at a table for six on our own only to be told we had to sit where we were put. It was 9am and we received a cup of coffee, orange juice and water and placed our order. No one came near until I complained at 9 35. No coffee, water or juice refills and no food either. When the food arrived it was the wrong order.

The service in the restaurant did improve during the week but the food quality did not.
The drinks waiter service continued to be nearly non existence and to make things worse Carnival charged me 15% gratuity for the self service.

My wife's sisters have already decided that cruising is not for them and whilst I am not saying I will not cruise again I will not sail with Carnival.

Carnival's sister cruise lines Costa has made headlines with ships damaged and sinking and it Looks like Carnival are following suit with the rapid decline in their standards. Perhaps Carnival have reposisitioned themselves as the Ryanair of cruises with a no frills offering. If so why do they still claim to have standards? Less


Read more Carnival Liberty cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Carnival Liberty Review >>

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.