This was our third time on Liberty of The Seas, and as in the past, we were pleased with the entire experience.
The ship was an hour late from Belize on Sunday, and we were told it had to go through a full immigration inspection, so when we arrived, we whizzed through security, and was ready to embark in less than 30 min. We were then told it would be a while before we could board, so all passengers were sent to a large holding room for about one and a half hours. It was not the most pleasant embarking experience we have had, but it was not too bad as they had water, lemonade and cookies on hand.
Once on board, our stateroom was ready, so we headed there to drop our carry on luggage. We proceeded to the Windjammer for lunch, which was as always a trouble free process. We also met several crew members that we had remembered from past cruises. Or daughter is 9 and she loves the Adventure Ocean kids program, she wanted to go with the kids most of the time. She met many wonderful friends, as always, and Liberty is by far her favorite ship.
Our only down side was our table in the dining room. We were seated at a table for 4, and every night but one, it was only my wife and I, and our waiters had two very large tables which were given all the attention. We constantly felt as if we were forgotten and sometimes ran out of water or other drinks, very much unlike any other dining room experience prior to this.
We had the first two days at sea, and we could not have asked for two more pleasant days.
The third day brought us to St. Maarten, which as usual was beautiful.
The fourth day was San Juan, where we walked and shopped in the Old City.
The fifth day was our stop in Labadee, which has become our favorite stop of all.What a great place to just relax in a hammock, in a beach chair, or partake in the many activities. The BBQ lunch was good as always, with burgers, ribs, and chicken, all grilled fresh, after being brought off the ship upon arrival.If you have not relaxed on the beach and had a Labadoozie, you must do so soon. If you plan to swim in the ocean, you should take water shoes, as the ocean bottom is very rocky and not at all easy on the feet. They sell water shoes on the ship, but they are much higher than you would pay at home.($19.95/pr.)
The sixth was at Sea, and although it started out cloudy, it soon cleared up and again was a wonderful day.
Finally the last day we arrived in Miami before dawn. We chose to do express debarkation and walk off with our luggage, because of an early flight. This worked out great, as we were off the ship before 7 am, through customs, and in a taxi to the airport by 7:15.