Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by Fredddo: Liberty of the Seas Jan 2011
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Liberty of the Seas Jan 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
This was the first cruise for us on this Ship. We favor RCI over both Carnival and NCL. We chose this ship and itinerary because it stopped in Belize during a week that we could both get off of work. We attended almost every show. The Ice skating show was absolutely fantastic - I never thought that I would enjoy an ice show that much.
We ate our dinners in the Betrocelli dining room on "my time" and enjoyed them very much. We often lunched at the buffet on deck 11 and snacked often at the coffee shop on 5.
We booked 2 excursions through the cruise line on the days that our ship tendered us to shore and 2 excursions by ourselves on the days that the shipped docked port side. We had an issue with one of our RCI excursions and received a 25% credit within 24 hours.
My wife had to use the medical services which were professional and courteous. I decided not to pay an extra 30 dollars to get one small package of pepto bismal because the nurse was not in the More office one morning. Less
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Cabin review: H Oceanview Stateroom
Our second floor cabin was in the middle of the ship (from front to the back) and we felt very little movement (rocking) at sea. Our large port hole was acceptable for the price.Read All Oceanview Stateroom (H) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Our tour guide was Flowers and our driver was Enrika.
I can see why this is so popular - it was a great experience. You will have to carry your gear to the river but you are not hurried. My wife, who is not athletic, had no problem. We absolutely loved the river ride and I will never ever forget this cave experience. The cave actually went on longer than I had expected.
There was a line for the lunch buffet but it was worth the wait.
I highly recommend this excursion.
The van was very clean and its air conditioning worked great.
We stopped at the Launa Maya resort after the cruise. We had a great lunch (with drinks included) and we went kayaking in the afternoon. This place was new, very very clean and has private changing rooms. I could have spent an entire day their relaxing, kayaking, swimming and napping. No large crowds - an intimate experience. The owner was there and he made himself available to us for questions or comments.
This tour would have been much more enjoyable if we could have started on time which was no fault of the tour guides but the cruise line.
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