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TxInUt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I'm an RCI Crown & Anchor Platinum cruiser who's also sailed with Holland America, Princess, and Carnival on everything from 3 to 10-day sailings on over a dozen trips. Our family is generally the easygoing type who overlook the small ... Read more
travelhappy2000
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Embarkation went smoothly but disembarkation was a disaster. They had the luggage lined right where passengers were supposed to through to get to customs and immigration. There was complete chaos; passengers with their luggage could not go ... Read more
ScubaCruiser54
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
193 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the location of the embarkation/disembarkation port. My wife and I were 6 points away from obtaining Diamond Plus status, and we wanted to accomplish this before our next family cruise. We have been on this ... Read more
Ifrit1984
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Overall we really enjoyed our cruise on RC Liberty. The ship had ample entertainment and things to do such as rock wall climbing, surfing, water slides and sports etc. Entertainment shows were also good. Our stateroom #8283 was ... Read more
tgr3
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Liberty of the Seas just began departing from Galveston a few months ago. We have been excited to be able to drive to our cruise port with a step up in size from the Navigator of the Seas. Boarding went very well. We unfortunately ... Read more
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jandbmon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
After 20 years of cruising we probably won't return to a Royal Caribbean cruise ever again and definitely not one from Galveston, Texas. The city is not convenient to get to and both it and the port are very run down. Boarding was ... Read more
dogmaof2
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time on our Liberty of the Seas cruise to the Western Caribbean May 1-8. We tried an interior promenade room this time rather than our usual balcony room. It was great! We were initially concerned about noise from ... Read more
Shellie789
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 8th cruise but my first with RC. My daughter and granddaughter age 2 went with me. Deluxe balcony room (D1) was the biggest I have ever stayed in and did not cost that much more then a regular balcony. Definitely worth the ... Read more
bobinsanantonio
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My 7th cruise but my wife's first so I was really hoping to impress her. RCCL and Liberty of the Seas did not let me down. Overall, everything was excellent. Yes, there were some minor glitches but not enough to detract at all from our ... Read more
lovetokickbox
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is our 4th time on RCC. We travelled with 2 balcony staterooms, our adult kids (age 21 and 23) were next door and we had our balconies adjoining which was AMAZING. Huge area to enjoy the ocean and sunshine and also an easy way to ... Read more

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cruisecactus
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our eighth cruise with three different cruise lines, third in the past two years, so there is some basis of comparison. First off, you don't need to visit a third-world country--just sail out of the Galveston cruise terminal. ... Read more
George C
Member Since 2003
9 reviews
5,550 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was a nice cruise, 1st time on this ship and this was also largest ship we have sailed. In general very similar to Navigator which we sailed pat couple of years. Suite:1282 grand suite, really nice suite , large bathroom and large ... Read more
Lakeshore Cruiser
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I just returned from a 7-night cruise on RCI on Liberty of the Seas out of Galveston. We have only taken one cruise before - it was last year out of Rome, Italy on Celebrity. To be honest, we came in with low expectations as ... Read more
Randall88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
First time on RCL. Total experience greatly exceeded all expectations. For reference, I have cruised with Princess and NCL in the past. This would be my sixth cruise overall. Been very pleased with every Princess cruise. Right now I ... Read more
ClearLaker
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Excellent Cruise. Refurbishment of the Liberty of the Seas was 1st rate. Wife & I on a late spring vacation. We stayed in Texas City the night before as it was 1/2 the price of Galveston. Prices (including parking) have risen ... Read more

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twalker002
Member Since 2016
1 review
111 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Amazing cruise! This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean and only second ever, the first being 10 years ago so still consider us first timers. We were celebrating my sister's 50th birthday. Embarkation was smooth we arrived ... Read more
Shejoe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
It was wonderful! We had read some terrible reviews, but I can tell you I am so glad I ignored them! Getting on the ship took about 30 minutes. Getting off the ship took about 30 minutes too! Wow! That's never happened on any cruise. ... Read more
Emil Gobersneke
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Had a great room location on deck 3 aft which gave us great access to elevators and dining. Dining was wonderful. Having the same table and same waitstaff for a week is a great concept. Buffet deck had fine food but lacked the ... Read more
rosiemylove
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been on seven RC cruises over the last 20 years and I must say that quality has gone down over the years, but I think that is industry wide unless you sail on smaller more intimate cruise lines. All in all it was a fun cruise. The ... Read more
Krun16
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my first cruise in 15 years, and my husband's first ever, and we loved it. We would definitely go with Royal Caribbean again in the future. The cruise staff was great - very helpful and friendly - and we really enjoyed the ... Read more

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TomNick
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just finished a wonderful back to back with the LOTS from Royal Carribean. We went with some friends we met on a previous cruise and had a blast. I can honestly say, I have no favourit ship, I think every ship we have sailed is splendid ... Read more
CajunCpl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
35 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean, and first time on the Liberty of the Seas. Last year we went out of the same port, to the same ports of call, on the Navigator of the Seas (see my Navigator April 10, 2015 review). This ... Read more
Terri Gomez
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our 14th cruise. We usually leave from Florida, have left out of San Juan, & will never choose to leave out of Galveston again! Port is 1 hour away from airport-too hard to get there. It is also the worst disembarkation we ... Read more
WendysMom
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
492 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We sailed on the Liberty 4.101/2016. Despite all the construction in NW Houston and beyond, it took us about an hour and we encountered little traffic. We dropped off our luggage and then parked. We both have EMV's and from the time we ... Read more
Welyku
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We just got back from our 7-day cruise to Roaten, Belize and Cozumel. Embarkation was quick and painless, the disembarkation on the other hand took awhile but once we got off we found our luggage very quickly- customs was fairly quick. ... Read more

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