Liberty Of The CROWDS!: Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by dugxfresh
Overall Member Rating
Liberty Of The CROWDS!
Destination: Western Caribbean
NOW FOR THE BAD AND UGLY.. The tendering is horrible.. everyone complained and was annoyed.. we spent actually 1 1/2 hours getting from the ship to the island imagine 4300 people going down a staircase that holds two people wide... this was awful to say the least and it was hot and sweaty and we just stood in this stairway for the line to move an inch.. after that we had to stand in a hallway in the belly of the ship and wait endless amounts of time to get onto the boat... another 20 minutes to load the boat; another 15 minutes to get to the island and another 10 minutes to get off the boat with 350 people.. just BAD; RCL you better fix this because no one was happy.. don't visit ports unless the island builds a dock; tendering is a joke with a ship this size! elevators are impossible; they are crowded and packed and people squish in together like sardines in a can.. its always a nightmare to get an elevator unless its a port day and everyone is off the ship.. peak times like dinner is basically "forget it"! walk the stairs... One thing I have to say to all my friends at cruise critic is this.... so many people say that when you are on a big ship you never see people and you cant believe there are so many people onboard????? where?? This is not true, we always saw thousands of people everywhere and its always packed and crowded... if you are looking for a vacation for peace and quiet you better steer clear of this ship and all like it. windjammer buffet is terrible; crowded, annoying, food is not average; similar to what you would expect at the circus circus buffet in las vegas a bunch of ugly, smelly, items thrown together on station had lined up...mashed potatoes; gravy; catfish; pasta; and an ugly red sauce that no one seemed to go near... basically cheap food items served in a unorganized atmosphere with a thousand people moving in all directions and no formal lines to anything. On sea days just forget about it if you dare to sit in the sun; by mid morning all chairs on all areas of the ship were taken-every chair on every level like cattle; all lined up touching each chair.. this is a nightmare and impossible to relax because you cant even get out of your chair. If you ever wanted to see what 4300 people; come to the pool on a sea day not relaxing at all. The pool water was ice cold to boot. Overall the entertainment was bad. The liberty of the seas singers and dancers headlined almost everynight; it was not good and most people did not like it I'm sure its cheaper to have them perform everynight than to pay for better well known entertainment; ice show was great a must must see... and they had a comedian one night and impressionist was very good. smoking is allowed on this ship and it shows.. people are smoking everywhere; bars; pool; casino; we saw people smoking on the balconies too. In conclusion, Let me say this... we had a wonderful time with the staff and family.. of course its never easy to get six people to coordinate exactly and this sometimes becomes a little frustrating. Big ships are what they are.. big ships! you have more of everything because you have to... you have more people... but if you are looking to totally relax and not have lines everywhere; then this is not for you... sometimes a nice peaceful day relaxing; taking it easy is difficult onboard because of the masses and masses of crowds. RCL is a big ship and thats what you get; we prefer celebrity for numerous reasons.. and even smaller... RCL is apparent in its nickel and diming you for everything... they seem to try to grab extra money from you at all corners and turns. Less
Cabin review: PR8631 Promenade Stateroom
nice closet; bathroom was manageable... I was surprised. The promenade rooms are actually nice and for the price well worth it. This is a nice room if you are trying to save money and we had the 8th floor so it was easy to go up to the top and be outside.Read All Promenade Stateroom (PR) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
2nd trip on this ship in three...
Liberty comes through again!