Great for families with kids, not so much for couples without: Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by sbrams
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Great for families with kids, not so much for couples without
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The pools were nice, although cold. We spent most of our at sea days at the solarium adult pool. It was regularly invaded by families with small children and they were never asked to leave even though its posted everywhere that kids under 16 were not allowed. The invasion surprised me because there is a main pool and a great splash play area that kids would have preferred. One big plus was that on this ship pool staff did try to enforce the no chair saving that plagues so many ships. Just tell an attendant that you cannot find a chair and he or she will go pull things off abandoned ones. That was VERY nice. On the second night my husband was actually slammed into on the promenade by a couple of kids playing tag, he fell and chipped a tooth. There were no parents with the kids, who were maybe 8 and 9. We also had kids running up and down our stateroom hallway off and on until very late every single night, in a hotel this may not be as much of an issue, but on the ship it makes a horrible loud noise in the cabins. We had minor service issues in the dining room, first is that we were given a bad table, and when we asked on the second night to sit else where were told harshly, No that was our table for the rest of the trip and to take it or eat elsewhere. We also have issues on two nights in the main dining room without our entire order being incorrect. Incorrect across the board. Wait staff was very nice and corrected it professionally but we were surprised it happened twice out of the 3 nights we are there. We also found the activities throughout the day to be geared at children with an occasional adult activities a few times a day. Trivia was still there twice a day, sprinkled between character greetings, puppet shows, and cartoons in the theater. My over all thought is that if you are traveling with young kids, this is the ship for you. You will have a wonderful time with the kids well entertained. We also saw many teenagers on the ship, although they were never an issue as the younger kids were, they seemed entertained and happy as well. If you are young without kids, or older and post kids, this may not be what you are looking for in a cruise vacation and perhaps at least take extra care to not book at any time excessive numbers of kids are more likely to be on board. Less
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