Had a great time on Carnival Liberty, There were 12 pax in my group, some first timers on Liberty. My family of 4 sailed on Liberty for the 2nd time. The food and service in the MDR was outstanding. The tables had tablecloths and water was poured by our server. The appetizers served family style, at least at our table for 12 were calamari, flat bread and Caesar salad. Other appetizers were served individually as requested. The new menus are just fine and though there are less choices there were still many items to choose from. The crew seemed happy to be there and went out of their way to please us. There were no complaints from our group relative to cabin noise or service.
The slot machines were typically tight but there was a good variety of old and new style machines. My 2 teens thoroughly enjoyed Club O2 and were never bored. Although we have sailed the Western itinerary before the ports were still interesting with the exception of Belize which we did not partake in. Overall the cruise exceeded our expectations. A Carnival vacation is still a good value vacation.