Our journey actually started a year before the cruise. Each year, we book a cruise in advance, pay it off as we can, including air fare and excursions. Ninety days before we have everything paid except the expenses we incur on board the ship.
In the year prior to the sailing we look for our ship in the Roll Call section on Cruise Critic.com www.cruisecritic.com. The website puts you in touch with other who will be sailing with you. On this sailing we had enough to have a Meet and Mingle, as well as plan events while on board the Liberty. We had a Bon Voyage party, Meet and Mingle party, Cabin Crawl (1 person from each class permitted the group to view their room), Slot Machine Pull (each person donated $10.00 and then had 5 pulls on the slot), and finally an End of the Cruise get together.
Now the review..... Liberty is an awesome ship. She is clean, well maintained. the staff aboard Liberty was by far the best I have experienced to date!!! Everyone went out of their way to make our cruise experience the best possible.
The final show was as close to a Broadway show that I have ever seen (Standing Ovation). The Ice show was spectacular and as always Quest was a riot!
The Windjammer is what you would expect any buffet to be, no surprises there.
The Main Dining Room exceeded my expectations,from the staff to the food I can't compliment them enough.
Embarkation was the quickest yet, I love leaving out of Miami, very organized! From the time we arrived to getting on the ship, it only took 1/2 hour.
The Diamond Club was a nice welcomed surprise, and our hostess was the best!!!
The thing that amazed me most was how Royal listens to their client base. The Cash Accounts have been totally revamped. No need to wait in long lines when you get on the ship to post money to your account. You are automatically given an account credit, if you exceed it you need to pay that amount to get additional credit. If you don't exceed it you pay what you owe at the end of the cruise.
Leaving the ship was fairly easy but took some time as we all know. No big deal as we were at the airport in plenty of time to catch our flight home.