We cruised with 7 women, all family and had such a great time on the Liberty of the Seas. This was my 17th cruise, others with me had a few cruises under their belt and three of them had not cruise before.
Embarcation was a breeze, no problems at all.
The ship is impressive, with as large of a ship as the Liberty is you would think there would be lines everywhere but we did not find this to be the case. I love the open promenade area and the shops did a great job changing merchandise so that you had lots to browse each night. The parties in the promenade area were great as well. We saw a few of the characters from DreamWorks and they really did a fantastic job making sure they spent time with all guests.
The pools seemed small at first but were quite adequate. The pool staff did a great job providing drinks, etc. The music was loud but if you got out of the main area (with the tv) it was much better.
As a side note, I loved the movies after dark on deck, that was a nice touch. But, the security in the area should do a little better job keeping folks from being too roudy as it was impossible to hear the movie at times. Either turn it up or police the area. The loudest people were actually workers at the towel shack cutting up with each other. It's nice they were having a good time but it would be a little like talking out loud at a movie theater.
Those who complain about the food on this ship have obviously not been on other cruise lines. This food is good, try a Carnival or Norweigan and you'll absolutely love Royal's food. They also did a great job making sure everyone used hand sanitizer as you entered the food areas.
We had three balcony rooms in a row and we opened the walls between each of the balconies. This was an amazing large balcony for a standard balcony and with three connecting this was a highlight of the trip.
Great job Royal for a great trip!