Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by ashleyunf: Awesome Wedding/Honeymoon/Vacation Cruise
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Awesome Wedding/Honeymoon/Vacation Cruise
We boarded the Liberty December 1, 2012 with priority boarding for us and all guests. Our wedding was scheduled at 1 PM and all guests were able to go to their cabins and at least drop their carry on luggage. Most guests headed straight up to the Lido Deck for lunch. Everyone raved about the food that day including the Guy's Burgers and the strawberry cake pops.By 1 PM all guests were in the ceremony location and the carnival staff was amazing making sure all guests knew where to go and how to get there. Our reception was followed by a reception in the Hot and Cold Disco. It was an hour and half of non-stop drinking. We did miss the sail away party on deck because we were taking pictures, but no big deal for us. We then went and met our party in the Silver Dining Room for Diner. We had 3 tables of 10 and it was great. Our servers allowed us to change seating arrangements every night so we could talk with all of our guests each night. Every Night the dinner was better than the night More
before. The only complaint I have about the dining room was they no longer serve escargot there (we had to eat at the steakhouse on board to get escargot). But besides that everything was great. The stand out items were of course the Chateaubriand, the warm chocolate melting cake. We did make it to the dining room for breakfast two days and of course the eggs Benedict was fantastic, but the other really good item was the funky french toast...I highly suggest it! The Blue Iguana Burrito and Taco station was our favorite place to eat, the mexican eggs in the morning made for a great breakfast burrito and the salsa bar was phenomenal.
Enough about food....
EXCURSIONS:We did all excursion through the ship...we are afraid of getting left and in Belize we were very thankful or we would have bee finding our own way to Honduras.
Cozumel : Secret Amazing River. Fantastic Tour. The Caves were breathtaking, and the tour guide we had (Pablo) was so knowledgeable. The only draw back here is the price of their pictures, a single picture is $25. Visa and MasterCard and Exact change cash are only accepted. However the lunch was great and so was the liquor they make there! 4.5 out of 5 stars
Belize: Mayan ruins tour of Xunantunich(probably spelled that wrong) It is a 2 hour drive to the ruins and a 2 hour drive back...but the ruins are amazing. We climbed to the top on the ruins white knuckled all the way up and down (They are very steep) but there is a lot of history and if you have a good tour guide they share their knowledge with you. This is a tender port and the last tender was supposed to leave back to the ship at 5:15 and we did not get back there until about 5:30...so needless to say be careful at this port if you book an excursion not with Carnival...4 out of 5 star (the drive was really long)
Roatan: We did the Canopy tour and snorkeling. You drive a short trip to the zip line start. The harness you and you are off. There is about 8 - 10 lines . It takes about 45 mins to and hour to get through them all. The views are breath taking and absolutely gorgeous. Then you are taken to the beach for some relaxation time. Try a makilala(not sure but it a frozen drink they make at the beach) it is delicious. We got a little rain while at the beach but we still enjoyed it. 5 out of 5 stars
Grand Cayman: we did a Mountain Bike, Kayak, and Snorkel tour. This is the best way to see the island. We rode around about 10 miles and stopped at Hell, Dolphin Discovery, and the Tortuga Rum Shop. You are given time to shop, explore and buy anything you wish. They have a jeep following you so you don't have to hold what you buy. Then you got to the beach get in a kayak and head down the shore line about 30 mins to you snorkel site. Our guide was great he was throwing food for the fish around us so we could get great pictures with our underwater cameras. I think we were in the water about an hour we got back in our kayaks and headed back to the beach, where a bus took us back to the ship. 5 our of 5 stars again.
The shows on board were ok. The sound system was so loud it was hard to enjoy the shows in the show room. The Comedians were fantastic but in this room if you were not close to the front you couldn't hear. I think they need to work out their sound system issues. The piano bar was just OK. I had heard great things about the piano player, he was good, but I have also seen some better ones.
Over all it was a great cruise and I would def take it again and recommend it to anyone. Less
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