Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by danoconnl: Great time on Liberty of the Seas
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Great time on Liberty of the Seas
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We had a great time on Liberty of the Seas. Stayed at Garden Hilton in Ft Lauderdale on Sunday before leaving on Monday. Easy pickup from the airport, and shuttle from the hotel to the cruise port was easy as well. $36 for shuttle to the port and then return trip to the airport. Except for traffic on the way there, it was easy.
Great ship, we got to the port around 11 and we were on the ship and eating in the windjammer by 11:45. Getting on was pretty easy.
Had lunch in the Windjammer the first day and one other day. Food was fine. It's a buffet and about what you would expect. Other times for lunch we would get something from Sorrento's and/or Cafe Promenade and eat it on the pool deck in our chairs.
At breakfast every morning in the MDR, eggs benedict was really good. The rest of the buffet stuff was ok.
Dinner in the MDR was pretty good, we ate there 3 out of the 5 nights. The first night was so/so, but the other nights were pretty good. More Service was just ok the first night and much better the other two nights we ate there.
We did MTD was fine, only the first night when we wanted a table for 2 did we have to wait past our reservation time, the other times we were seated right away at our table for 2.
Ate at Portofinos and chops. Enjoyed both, but the steak at chops that my wife had was more well done than medium, mine was pretty good. Waiter offered to bring her another, but she was full from the sides which were really good. We both really liked Portofinos alot.
Pool was really good, crowded by 10:30, but we got there before 10 every sea day and managed to find chairs pretty easily.
Loved having the drink package, not having to sign slips and just get what you wanted was great for us. Wife discovered that she liked dirty Martini's on this trip, never would have happened without the drink package. I feel pretty confident we got our moneys worth and I don't think either of us were ever really drunk on the cruise, but feeling good for most of it. Had the premium package and got bottles of water quite often.
Entertainment was great. We missed the first night, but saw everything else. Didn't have good seats for the In the Air show so it was only OK, Headliner was Savannah Jacks and they were very entertaining, great show. Juggler on the next night was pretty good, easy light comedian, I imagine kids would love it. Saturday night fever was pretty good, not great, but we had a good time at it.
Labadee was a good beach day. Only complaint would be how long the lunch lines got. We just decided to eat lunch later and head back to the ship around 1 instead of waiting in a long line. We didn't do anything in Falmouth except use the free internet in Diamond International and then walk around. We thought about doing an excursion, but we've already done Dunns river falls and the idea of an hour bus ride there and back didn't appeal to us.
Cabin 6234 was great. Very quiet, easy access to the elevator and the promenade was one flight of stairs down. View from the balcony was very good, Steward did a great job.
Only complaint I would have is that a few of the bar tenders on the ship need an attitude adjustment. Quite often I felt like I was bothering them by asking for a drink. It wasn't all of them, but my wife and I both noticed it. We're disney people, so maybe we are just used to service with a smile, but the bartenders around the pool deck we're always in a surly mood.
I would like to commend Lucille in the champagne bar, and the guy(forget his name, Nikolai maybe) walking around the upper sun deck with the beer cart, they were great. Champagne bar is a great place for a before dinner drink and they had some little apps which was nice. Less
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Cabin review: 6234
Cabin was great. Very quiet, easy access to the elevator and the promenade was one flight of stairs down. View from the balcony was very good, Steward did a great job.
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