To start we are a family of four females of ages 19, 21, 21 and our mom and this was our third cruise on RCCL. We arrived a day early and spent a night at the Hesperia Fira Suites, where the taxi was 20 Euros from the airport and 25 Euros to the Cruise port. We had two apartments that were very modern looking and the hotel was a 20 minute subway ride from the center of Barcelona. On the day of embarkation, we arrived at the port at 10:45 and were aboard the ship at 11:15ish. It was very fast and efficient with absolutely no lines.
The Liberty of the Seas was beyond amazing, with efficient and friendly crew members. We had two cabins: a D1 balcony room 8224 which was forward and an interior stateroom 6699 which is aft. Although it was annoying to walk from opposite ends, it was very enjoyable having two rooms because of the extra space. We all loved the Amaretti cookies from Sorrentos and would like to have that recipe, they were just so good! All in all we thought of the food was very good and enjoyable.
Cannes France: In order to save money, we decided to not do a shore excursion here but it was so beautiful and walking around the city proved that a shore excursion wasn't needed. However, everything is beyond expensive so we went away from the tourist areas to get lunch and ended up having the best meal ever even with no English on the menu. We went to the free public beach before returning to the tender.
Livorno Italy: We booked through RCCL and went on a shore excursion to Cinque Terre which was a little over an hour bus ride away. Cinque Terre is composed of 5 villages that lay along the Italian coast and they are absolutely beautiful villages. It is also the land of pesto sauce so it is important to get some before leaving. Although Florence is a wonderful place to visit, Cinque Terre is a trip we will never forget. English is spoken throughout the region and we had no difficulty communicating.
Civitavecchia Italy: Having been to Rome numerous times we decided to have a relaxing visit to a wonderful beach not far from the port (2 Euros per person on the train **Don't forget to validate your ticket before boarding**). Santa Marinella was only one stop away on the train and it was a beautiful and much needed day of relaxation, 25 Euros for the day. It also had the feel of a small Italian town with very little tourists.
Day at Sea: The water was so calm that we were never able to tell whether we were moving the entire trip. During the only day at sea, the ship was the only reason that there were any waves in the water, it was just so peaceful and calming. We did the walk for wishes this day and it was a very nice walk around the pool deck. Tip: if wanting to try flow rider it is best to go the first day, it opens at 1 pm and there were no one else on line so I had private lessons. We attended all the shows and they were by far the best shows we have ever seen on a cruise ship.
Debarkation was very smooth and took no time at all and there were hundreds of taxis waiting to pick up passengers. I think that taxi costs 30 Euros to go to the airport.