Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by bocaraton: 4 day sail to Cozumel-Diabetic type 1 children and gluten free...it wa
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4 day sail to Cozumel-Diabetic type 1 children and gluten free...it wa
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Liberty of the Seas is an older ship but renewed I believe. The rooms are fair size for a cruise ship. We had two adjoining rooms--for children and grandchildren and one non adjoining right next door. The service on the boat was impeccable. We had two diabetic type 1 children with us and all of them (three) have celic and other dietary issues. We asked for a special needs form. We filled it out and it was smooth sailing. We did pay the tips in advance so that we could have anytime dining for the children. Plus, they let us bring gluten free snax aboard which we put in the luggage and labeled the inside top: DIABETIC CHILDREN SPECIAL NEEDS.
There was no problem whatsoever, but do bring things to tide them over till the first dinner meal. Also on boarding, ask immediately to see the maitre D and make sure they prepare gluten free food for dinner. Johnny Rockets even made gluten free buns etc. but they need a days notice so plan when u will go there.
This short cruise More only stopped in Cozumel. The children wanted desperately to swim with the dolphins...no my idea but they loved it. We went to Chanankaab Park for the day...My paragraph on it is below. All adults and children MUST go to the ICE Show. Later kids can skate and performers give out the skates..they are thrilled.
This is a wonderful park, but VERY expensive. If you go online before you go, you can contact the park directly and get discounts. Then, if you are on a cruise ship, just disembark and find a taxi to take you there 11 usd per person and 25 for the 7 of us. There are always cabs waiting to take you back to the boat.
The beach is lovely, but really there are better beaches. The man made ruins are good. Mainly we went there for the experience with our grandchildren and it offers, the beach, the ruins, touristy stuff and, what they wanted above all, to swim with the dolphins.
The entrance fee does NOT include the swim with the dolphins but when booked online, again, there is a discount. This is an amazingly well structured experience. The DO NOT allow onlookers to take pictures. We tried and got a few.
The pictures they take are also real money. For 5 people they had 128 photos...all great..BUT one cost 35 usd and you could not buy 2...You had to buy the whole disc for over 228 usd!! We did it because it was a once in a lifetime experience for the kids, but really quite pricey.
This was the children's favorite day of the cruise and an amazing experience for them and we will not forget their smiles. But the one day cost over $500. Still it was more reasonable and a better excusion than if we had gone with the ship. Less
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