Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by tinrose56: Too old for Carnival
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Too old for Carnival
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
It seems Carnival is focusing more in attracting the ages under 30 group because my cruise is not only is the “fun ship” it’s a party ship where the entertainment were mostly DJ spinning the top 40s and pushing drinks.
Unlike other cruise directors and entertainment staff of cruises I been on (I been on 20 plus cruises with different cruise lines along with Carnival) this cruise director Josh and his staff gave me the impression that they do not enjoy what they do and didn’t want to be there. That’s not to say the wait staff and cabin stewards are not wonderful as usual.
The cabin is really small for the 3 of us and there was only one electrical outlet in the cabin, there is another one in the bathroom but it’s so high up and hidden that we couldn’t reach it. In hind sign I should've reserved 3 cabins (there were 6 of us) since there were no discount for the 3rd passenger because it was a holiday cruise (12/18 – 1/2). More We also have to ask the cabin steward to come in to vacuum the floor and clean some un-identify object off the phone core.
Without sounding like a cruise snob, it seems Carnival feels they can cut back on quality and services by catering to the younger and less experience group. The food was media-core, the Omelet line in the morning and the Mongolia Wok in the afternoon are at least 20 minutes wait. Even though signs were posted on the Lido deck dinning room door regarding bathing suits, no one was there to enforce it. There was no shortage of people wandering around in the Lido Deck restaurant either in their bathing suits or bathrobes, bare feet and using their fingers instead of tongs provided.
Maybe I’m just too old for the “fun ship”. Less
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Cabin review: 6330
The cabin is really small for the 3 of us and there was only one electrical outlet in the cabin, there is another one in the bathroom but it’s so high up and hidden that we couldn’t reach it. In hind sign I should've reserved 3 cabins (there were 6 of us) since there were no discount for the 3rd passenger because it was a holiday cruise (12/18 – 1/2). We also have to ask the cabin steward to come in to vacuum the floor and clean some un-identify object off the phone core.
Port and Shore Excursions
There were only 5 platform and a long walk to the first one.
It was a combined zip lining and cave tubing tour, the tour was rushed and it was ok, they feed us lunch it was suppose to be chicken and rice but I'm not so sure it wasn't good and none of us ate it. I don't know if it's because we didn't book with Carnival and they decided to let people who book with them get off first but we waited almost two hours to get off the ship.
Amazing Cozumel Race
The Amazing Race was fun and we got to interact with local people, they all seem to enjoy helping us and seeing us running around like nuts.
Public transportation is great in this port; we pretty much went on our own all over the island.
Dune Buggy Tour
Can't really rate it because it was cancelled but the tour operator (NOT the tour company we booked with) gave us free t-shirts.
We booked a Dung Buggy Tour but when we arrived it was cancelled because none of the dune buggies were working so we found a local guide to take us to Monkey Trail zip lining and the Iguana Farm. The Iguana farm is a small outfit run by donations, but it was fun feeding the Iguanas and monkeys. We enjoy the zip line better than the ones in Belize and the people are really nice and attentative.
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