3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
First Cruise for us a learning experience you might say. The idea of a cruise is neat but this particular one was a complete disappointment. Embarkation was super crowded and a bit confusing. Forget lunch on boarding day. The buffet was ... Read More
First Cruise for us a learning experience you might say. The idea of a cruise is neat but this particular one was a complete disappointment. Embarkation was super crowded and a bit confusing. Forget lunch on boarding day. The buffet was totally out of control, crowded, full of inconsiderate people and extremely long lines ( 20 minutes in the deli line - that didn't even move ) then after moving to the buffet line another 20 minutes to finally get to the food line with people butting lines to be with family. Cabin was nice, relatively clean and well appointed with a cool view from our balcony. Our Stateroom Steward Ady was pleasant and make sure our room was clean and stocked well. The bed which was supposed to be a King size was in actuality 2 twins together with a " gully" down the middle. We though peace would be on our balcony at sea. Not so some times, neighboring rooms though that it would be a great place to blast Rap music and smoke weed. Dining in the Golden Room was wonderful. Food was tasty and our Wait Staff, Oliver, Olaf and Benjamin were outstanding. Entertainment was okay more suitable for younger folks. So bottom line this kind of cruising is not for us. We'd rather spend that money on a nice resort where there are no unruly , inconsiderate crowds. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
In a word....FANTASTIC! I would like to thank the Captain and the Crew for taking us safely from home port to home port....Thank You A special thanks to the Cruise Director, NONO, she was amazing.....Thank You The staff was ... Read More
In a word....FANTASTIC! I would like to thank the Captain and the Crew for taking us safely from home port to home port....Thank You A special thanks to the Cruise Director, NONO, she was amazing.....Thank You The staff was amazing, from the Chefs to the wait staff to the clean up crews, all were very accommodating and courteous at ALL TIMES. The food was good and plentiful. Was it excellent, no, but you could always find something to your liking. Except the Sea Food Shack...don't waste your money, food is terrible. So just relax and have a good time. Thank You Carnival for a wonderful and memorable NEW YEAR. Constructive criticism. Easier boarding for Handicapped/ disabled passengers. Easier de-boarding for handicapped/disabled passengers. Better Signage on board the ship and at the Florida Port for handicapped/ disabled passengers. Better luggage handling for the handicapped/ disabled. More compliance with the ADA. NO SMOKING in the Casino. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
This was our first cruise. I was afraid I would get seasick so we chose the 3 day cruise to the Bahamas with Liberty. I did not get seasick but I hated the cruise. The balcony room was fine but needs to be updated, carpeting is bad and ... Read More
This was our first cruise. I was afraid I would get seasick so we chose the 3 day cruise to the Bahamas with Liberty. I did not get seasick but I hated the cruise. The balcony room was fine but needs to be updated, carpeting is bad and shower kept overflowing because the drain was slow. Left notes in the cabin but nothing was done. Food at the buffet terrible, even Guy's burgers that everyone online said was terrific. Just a greasy mess! Food in dining room was better but still not as good as the restaurants I usually go to. Very disappointed. I absolutely hated Nassau. So dirty looking and traffic was very bad. The shops were dirty and junky merchandise. We went to Atlantis and what I saw on TV was not what was really there. It may have been terrific when it opened up but it is in need of painting and updating. We went to the aquarium and was talked into paying 45 pp for a ticket to see a world famous aquarium. It was hardly anything to talk about. I am originally from Chicago and our aquarium was top of the line compared to this small aquarium. I felt sad for the fish! The one thing I hated the most was all the lines, waiting to get on,waiting to get off the ship and lines everywhere on the ship. The small pools and hot tubes always filled and looking pretty worn. The windows have NEVER been washed so even in the dining areas looking out is the pits. The other cruise ships were washing all windows but the Liberty only washed the top of the lobby and that must be years of grime on all the other windows in the ship, adding to the need to refurbish this mess of a ship. No more cruising for me. They say the longer cruises and bigger ships are even worse with the lines and for me this is not a vacation. I needed a vacation after this cruise! They need to stay in port one day in-between cruises and clean everything. Not enough time to get this ship in shape and it needs it. Carnival only cares about money and not the people using this ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
After reading so many negative reviews, I was not expecting much on this cruise. It was a short 4 night get-a-way. I was pleasantly surprised. . The staff throughout the ship were very friendly and kind. My cabin was clean (after my ... Read More
After reading so many negative reviews, I was not expecting much on this cruise. It was a short 4 night get-a-way. I was pleasantly surprised. . The staff throughout the ship were very friendly and kind. My cabin was clean (after my initial entry). The cruise director "Donkey" was fantastic. He was the highlight of the cruise. The entertainment was good but not great. The comedians were good but not great. I really enjoyed the upper outside decks (10 & 11)--very quiet. I was surprised by how good the food was after reading so many complaints. BUT, I did not do the buffets. I had the freshly made to order omelets every morning. I had the huge salad bar for lunch and then dinner in the restaurant at night. The salmon was delicious. My huband had braised ribs which were also very good. I did not like the blue crab rigatoni, but the waiter brought me another dish (salmon again). The appetizers are small but very good. Who needs huge appetizers? Negatives: VERY crowded and long buffet lines, but I did not use buffets. The ship does need some maintenance. There was a rattle in my room caused by loose upper molding which was very annoying. The water in my shower drained so slowly that I had to take a fast shower. I like to have shows every night and I do not consider "Game night" a show. The spa was VERY overpriced. $175 for a massage. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
As first time cruisers we partially knew what to expect because of relatives experiences and advise. Embarkation went very smooth and we got on the ship without delay. Just seeing the size of the Liberty for the first time was ... Read More
As first time cruisers we partially knew what to expect because of relatives experiences and advise. Embarkation went very smooth and we got on the ship without delay. Just seeing the size of the Liberty for the first time was impressive. Our first day was spent exploring the ship and finding out where everything we were interested in was located. Hint; If you want to get a lot of walking exercise take a cruise LOL. I don't know how many miles we put on throughout the cruise but by the time we got to our cabin at night we were bushed. There is certainly no lack of activities to keep you entertained and I would advise anyone to take advantage of as many as you can. The food was for the most part very good. The main dining rooms feature a different menu every night and the food and the service was excellent while the buffets tended to have semi cold food that was sometimes greasy as in the case of the bacon. The specialty restaurants on board were very good and in most cases free. The Seafood Shack was excellent what with lobster, clams, shrimp and fish on the menu at very affordable prices. There are certainly no shortage of bars on board and we enjoyed most of them. Our cabin was always impeccably clean and every day we were treated to some sort of a towel animal on our bed. Nice touch. Overall we had a wonderful time. Probably ate too much. Got a lot of exercise and met some great people. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2017
We are a retired couple who had never before taken a cruise. We chose the 3 night cruise to Nassau and did not know what to expect. While the experience was good overall, I am not sure if I would like to go again. The service was very ... Read More
We are a retired couple who had never before taken a cruise. We chose the 3 night cruise to Nassau and did not know what to expect. While the experience was good overall, I am not sure if I would like to go again. The service was very good and we enjoyed the food, especially in the Golden Olympian Dining-room. However, the food on the Lido deck was good as well. We did go to a buffet breakfast in the Silver Olympian Dining-room, that was the only time that I was seasick because we were seated at the very back of the room and the motion from being at the back of the ship was too much for me. My husband was fine but sadly, after our food arrived I told him I had to leave. The kind server we passed on the way out asked if I was alright. We now know the middle of the ship is best. We choose not go ashore once in port. We were glad to have chosen a room in the middle of the ship as there was very little motion there. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
wanted to take a short cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It was smooth embarking and disembarking much improvement from years ago. we had a balcony, I'm spoiled now that will always be my choice.we had early dining, Mohamed, ... Read More
wanted to take a short cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It was smooth embarking and disembarking much improvement from years ago. we had a balcony, I'm spoiled now that will always be my choice.we had early dining, Mohamed, Marvin & Tavin remembered our names, they were friendly and made sure we had everything we needed.I only had one complaint and made it known to the service desk. Entertainment was fun, the best, in my opinion, the Motown trivia game.the DJ was so funny! here in the USA people have been fighting black/white, this game united us! we were signing dancing,huging, laughing. the next morning we were still talking to others what a great time, and we all agreed! our cabin was always clean and the cabin boy always manages to keep a smile on his face, we didn't get off at cayman only because we have a second home by the beach. and I;n scared to death of reptiles! lol, all in all, it was a cruise that we expected. this was our first cruise since 2008, we always thought we needed a passport, my husband was having trouble getting a passport( born at home& not getting a birth certificate until the age of sixteen), Our neighbors told us all you need is a birth certificate & photo idea, yeah now we will be cruising once again!!!! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
Carnival cruise lines offers the best bang for you buck! Where else can you visit a foreign country with transportation, lodging and food included for less than $400 each? Our mid-ship, deck 6 cabin was perfect for us. I did feel ... Read More
Carnival cruise lines offers the best bang for you buck! Where else can you visit a foreign country with transportation, lodging and food included for less than $400 each? Our mid-ship, deck 6 cabin was perfect for us. I did feel like the decor on the ship was a bit bazaar/eclectic. Our dining wait staff was perfect and we very much enjoyed our table companions. The food was also very good with only a couple of missteps. Our wait staff, Lino, Juan Carlos and Roman were fabulous! The entertainment on the ship was top notch. From the performers in various locations on the ship to the awesome music and dance shows in main stage area. We were very pleased with the quality of these shows. Our excursions were limited due to the weather, but we took an air conditioned van tour and were very happy with our tour guide. Traveling with someone in a wheel chair was difficult due to the requirement of elevator usage. At one port, we were misdirected 3 times to find an elevator that would take us to deck 0. Very frustrating. And attempting to push the chair back on ship in the driving rain up a 45 degree angle was impossible. No one from the ship offered to help me push and I kept sliding back down the ramp. If it were not for another passenger finally coming to my aid we may still be sitting there. There needs to be a review of boarding accessibility for handicapped individuals in port. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise from Port Canaveral and the RCCL ship did not have balcony rooms only suites. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth since we purchased the FTTF package which is well worth the ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise from Port Canaveral and the RCCL ship did not have balcony rooms only suites. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth since we purchased the FTTF package which is well worth the money. Food was average but the steak house was great. Buffet was good and well organized. Didn't go to any shows but the comedy club was very good and we made almost all of the those.Pool entertainment was good. Ship was clean and comfortable. Service was very good in all areas. Casino was good to us for a change and very friendly. We took the glass bottom boat tour in Nassau and that was a waist of time. The boat ride was nice and the guide was funny and well informed but the fish sighting was lame at best. No real complaints but we think we will stick to RCCL and NCL cruise lines. Read Less
23 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
This was my first cruise in the US. We paid 299 each for a balcony room. The room was huge compared to my cruise on Princess. There was a long bench built into the wall, and plenty of storage place. My one complaint about the room is that ... Read More
This was my first cruise in the US. We paid 299 each for a balcony room. The room was huge compared to my cruise on Princess. There was a long bench built into the wall, and plenty of storage place. My one complaint about the room is that there was only ONE electrical outlet in the entire stateroom! We had to schedule flat iron and phone charging use. When I say ONE outlet, I mean one plug was a 120, and the other, 220. Fortunately, I travel with a 220 adapter, so I was able to use that outlet. The hallways were very noisy until 2 or 3 in the morning. I opened the door and ran some people off on the second night. I found check in and out to be organized and smooth. The food was better than expected. Do yourself a favor, and pay the $20 up charge for surf and turf in the dining room. It was delicious, and served with homemade mashed potatoes. The staff was great, and we loved the Alchemy Bar. That was a fun experience. The pools are small, and the bars are crowded on at sea days. Another major issue we had was trying to get soda to go with our burgers. You have to stand in line in a crowded bar to get soda or bottled water. They need to have a reach in, or a vendor with a cart that sells soda and water. I was very frustrated trying to get a diet coke, and the last thing I want to do on a cruise is to become stressed. I highly recommend the Cheers plan, if you like to drink without worrying about what it's costing. You can get Patron, high end liquors, pretty much anything for 45.00 per day. The See and Sea excursion was kind of pricey, but entertaining. Before you digest any bad reviews, take them with a grain of salt, and decide for yourself. One last thing, the internet on board was non-existent. I purchased the 12.00 social media plan. It only worked for one day. I should have asked for a refund, my bad. I think mainly cruising is what you make it. The food in the BBQ place was a hidden gem, and the pizza is cooked in a fire oven, just like they make it in Italy. If you can't find food that you like on this cruise, stay home and open a can of spam. Bon Voyage! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Took this short cruise just to get away for a few days. Port Canaveral is a nice port and embarkation is usually fast. This time we arrived about 11 AM since that was the first shuttle our hotel had, so they were already doing embarkation, ... Read More
Took this short cruise just to get away for a few days. Port Canaveral is a nice port and embarkation is usually fast. This time we arrived about 11 AM since that was the first shuttle our hotel had, so they were already doing embarkation, as soon as we arrived we moved into the ship, is nice to have VIP to do that. As soon as we were in we headed to the restaurant to check on the sitting arrangement but there was no Maitre'D to be found, it wasn't until the second night we saw him. It is true what they say about the Liberty, you do feel the vibration on most parts of the buffet area, we had to move several times to avoid it. As usual we keep finding things Carnival keep eliminating on their cruises, we found there were no robes on the cabin and had to request them, the few "extras" the bathrooms used to have (basket of items} are gone and now you get two bars of soap. No more chocolates on the bed at night, if the pizzas got any thinner they would disappear. The only reason the Guy hamburgers are great is just because they ARE Guy Hamburgers and not Carnival's. On this trip the shows were Vega's quality and not using guests as performers as in many other ships, ONE of the comedians was great, Rob Little was one of the funnies guys we have ever heard, the other one was the opposite. Hate to be one of these ships when school is out, on this trip school was in session but the children were everywhere, thanks the Serenity area is available as a buffer. When we find a good price we always choose an outside cabin instead of a balcony, they are bigger and cheaper. The ports were the worst unless you had a tour line up. Freeport is nothing but a Carnival made bazaar,and nothing to go see outside of it, unless you paid for transportation to town. Nassau was the usual tourist "trap" but at least you get to walk around town. Debarkation was extra fast, specially if you have carry-on luggage. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2017
It was a cheap midwinter getaway to the Bahamas. It was our first time on Carnival. Carnival substituted ships about a month or so before the cruise and, reading the reviews of the Liberty, we had much trepidation, but we figured we could ... Read More
It was a cheap midwinter getaway to the Bahamas. It was our first time on Carnival. Carnival substituted ships about a month or so before the cruise and, reading the reviews of the Liberty, we had much trepidation, but we figured we could withstand anything for just four days. It was actually quite pleasant. Check-in was a breeze, our cabin was adequate. The balcony was very spacious. Unfortunately, we couldn't use it much because it was extremely windy. There were no odors or backed up toilets or rust or any other signs of aging that others have mentioned in other reviews. Our only problem as a minor one-- the laundromat wouldn't accept our key. A supervisor showed up after about a half hour delay and comped us the wash. That was absolutely the right thing to do. I wish more businesses had that attitude! The food was fine--nothing to get too excited about, but the dinners in the dining room were very good and staff was very attentive. We had breakfast in the dining room one day and it was delightful because we shared a table with about six other people and made new friends. X-rated comedians were hilarious! ll in all, it was a lovely cruise. It's hard to imagine there were so many people on board because we didn't experience long lines or any of the hassles you might anticipate. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
After Carnival announced changes to itineraries on the Liberty out of Galveston we started watching prices. The cruise we took went from sold out to wide open in a matter of days and we were able to pick up an 8E cabin on Lido deck for a ... Read More
After Carnival announced changes to itineraries on the Liberty out of Galveston we started watching prices. The cruise we took went from sold out to wide open in a matter of days and we were able to pick up an 8E cabin on Lido deck for a great price. The cruise we chose had an overnight in Cozumel, which was the deciding factor in taking this cruise. I am Diamond and my husband is Platinum, so it was OK that the earliest check in time available when we booked was noon. We arrived at the terminal at 11:10am. There was no line to have passports scanned, no security line and no one ahead of us at VIP check in. We barely had time to sit down when they called for us to board at 11:20. We went straight to our cabin, which was ready, and put away the carry on bags. We had cabin 9289 on Lido deck. The cabin is the next to last on on the starboard side before you go out the doors to the Lido. It was super convenient, but when the hallway door was left open, as was often the case, we heard the music and partying on the Lido in our cabin. Several times late at night I got out of bed and went down to shut the door so we could sleep. We also heard all the music, movies etc. while sitting on the balcony. While the cabin was certainly convenient, we would choose a location further away from the pool area in the future. The cabin was in good working order. Our steward, Putu, stopped by the first afternoon and asked what time we wanted our cabin serviced. We told him that we wanted the cabin serviced both mornings and evenings and that we wanted ice and bathrobes. He was back within 5 minutes with the ice and robes and did a great job servicing the cabin every day. The worst thing about the cruise was the Muster Drill. It went on for close to 45 minutes. People were dropping like flies and many were allowed to go into the dining room to sit down. We opted for the Steakhouse the first evening and made a reservation in advance. We were very happy to have Paula as our waiter. We had her twice before on another cruise. She provided excellent service. We ate every breakfast/brunch in the main dining room. The first day we sat with people we met in the line and ended up having a 2 hour brunch. I opted for my usual fresh eggs scrambled and very crisp bacon while my husband had an omelet. The service was good. The second morning we asked for a table for 2 and were seated at table 407, which is a great, private table for 2. Our waiter Robert and his assistant Luisito were excellent. In fact, we asked to be seated in their section every day at breakfast. The last morning they changed the dining room and we were afraid we would not get them, but we saw working and again asked to be seated in their section. We would have loved to have them as our waiters at dinner. For lunch most days my husband had a Guys burger and I had a naked burrito from the Blue Iguana Cantina. We enjoyed them. We never ate breakfast or dinner at the buffet and only entered to cut through to the aft pool, so I cannot comment on the selections. The weather was great. We did not sit out the first morning because we attended the Diamond event. We spent the afternoon on our balcony in the sun. The second sea day we spent the morning at the aft, adult pool. I was pleased to see Security enforce the adults only policy. They also told an adult who did a cannonball into the pool to leave. We arrived in Cozumel right at 4pm on Monday as scheduled. We took a taxi into downtown Cozumel and got out at the main plaza. The taxi fare is $8.00 from Puerta Maya to downtown and with tip it cost us $10.00 each way. We walked around downtown and then went to the restaurant on the second floor of the Museum of Cozumel. They are now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We were the only people in the restaurant. We had a table with a great view of the Malecon and the water. We had margaritas and the Mexican combination plate, both of which were very good. Our waiter, Victor, provided excellent service. After dinner we wandered back to the main plaza just as they began the music and the fountain show. It was great (think Bellagio set to Mexican music). We then went back to the ship for the night. The next morning we had breakfast and headed to Mr. Sanchos. It was perfect beach weather and the food and service provided by Francisco were excellent as usual. We opted to skip dinner that night and turned in early. As we were leaving Cozumel the Captain announced that we would be arriving back in Galveston at 9am, instead of the scheduled arrival of 2pm. They gave everyone free phone and internet to make any changes to travel plans and to notify friends and family of the new arrival time. Our last sea day it was warm and sunny on deck and we spent from about 10 am to 3pm by the aft pool. We decided to eat again at the Steakhouse and called for a reservation. We were put on a waitlist. They called our cabin and told us that we could dine at 7:30pm. We went back to the cabin to pack and get ready for the Platinum and Diamond reunion and then dinner at the Steakhouse. Suddenly, the wind kicked up and the seas got rough and it cooled off as we ran into a cold front. They canceled the production show scheduled for the last night for the safety of the dancers. They substituted a show with the band and Carnival singers. We had number 1 luggage tags for debarkation and were told to be in the Persian room by 9:45 am. We got there about 9:20 and were called to debark right at 10:00. Self assist was still going on. We got a porter, found our luggage and got in line for Immigration and Customs. The porter line moved very quickly while the other lines did not move at all. We saw a tall man get out of line and start screaming at the employee directing people to the various immigration lines because his line wasn't moving. Here is a tip - get a porter and you get through much faster. We were through Immigration and took the EZ Cruise parking shuttle to our car and were on our way home by 10:20. We are very sad that the Liberty is being moved to Port Canaveral after the scheduled dry dock. We enjoyed getting to know both Captain Roja and Captain Giusa and the Senior officers on our cruises on the Liberty and will miss sailing on her and seeing them again. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2016
Carnival was very generous and informative in regards to the Liberty and her problems with mechanical issues. We enjoyed the overnight stay in Cozumel very much, it is one of our favorite ports. The staff was attentive, and bar service ... Read More
Carnival was very generous and informative in regards to the Liberty and her problems with mechanical issues. We enjoyed the overnight stay in Cozumel very much, it is one of our favorite ports. The staff was attentive, and bar service on deck was excellent. Loved Guy's Burger Joint. Had a great time at the comedy club. Our room was ready and waiting when we boarded. We really have NO complaints about any of the changes or difficulties the ship and crew had to go through to make this cruise happen. We were offered 25% off another cruise for our troubles and since they were so few - we have already booked that discounted cruise. Carnival handled the problems effectively and we do not feel "short-changed" in any way. It was a great vacation and Galveston was a fantastic place to cruise from. The parking was safe and economical. We "cruised" right through customs with short lines and the porters were very helpful in getting you through the terminal on your way out. Read Less
18 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
My sister had used carnival cruise line before. She said that we needed to go on a cruise together taking our mom for mother's day. We left Galveston Texas on May 7, 2016 to go to Cozumel then to Progresso Mexico. Once on board we ... Read More
My sister had used carnival cruise line before. She said that we needed to go on a cruise together taking our mom for mother's day. We left Galveston Texas on May 7, 2016 to go to Cozumel then to Progresso Mexico. Once on board we were told that we informed that we would be going to Progresso first disappointed yes but not the end of the world. When it was time to depart Progresso Mexico they starting claiming that the winds were 30 knots and that we couldn't depart. 30 knot winds are roughly 38mph yet I was able to stand on deck next to the rail light and smoke a cigarette. Winds at that speed there is no way that my 120 lbs could stand in one place and smoke. I have pictures that are selfies taken over the water hair blowing but not more then when we arrived at port. The week before Carnival knew if not longer that thruster was not working so why were passengers not notified at that time to: A) change travel dates at no extra charge, B) refunded money, or C)to continue as planned. Better yet why did Carnival not bring in another ship for these cruise instead of allowing a damaged ship to be on the water especially knowing that it had steering issues. a 100.00 refund is not acceptable regardless. Half of our cruise together was taken because of faulty steering. Aside from all that Carnival charged extra for non alcoholic beverages on an all inclusive cruise then failed to provide those beverages after midnight. ie no coffee tea or sodas. I will find another cruise line to travel I hated this line. They are over charging and only providing you with half the experience that they offered. The food was horrible vey bland and flat. Pizza crust so thin and hard that it tasted worse than the cheapest frozen pizza you could buy in the store. The eggs were watery bacon was undercooked the only food that was good that we found was Guy's Burgers Thank God for them or we'd been hungry the entire trip. They did offer travelers the opportunity to disembark ship again in Progresso at about 9 PM how safe is that no security no transportation in a foreign county in the middle of the night. Casino was shut down and machines reset every night so that large wins were impossible to get. The cabin was clean and kept that away the entire trip. The steward was very hard to find so if you needed assistance in your cabin it was not an easy find. On deck ( 8 ) Eight there was a major water leak. now that we are here HOW SAFE DO YOU FEEL? Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2016
Let me start by saying that this was our 3rd cruise on the Liberty, our first going out of San Juan. We went down a day early and totally enjoyed our time in San Juan. Lots of great sights to see. On embarkation day, our ship was ... Read More
Let me start by saying that this was our 3rd cruise on the Liberty, our first going out of San Juan. We went down a day early and totally enjoyed our time in San Juan. Lots of great sights to see. On embarkation day, our ship was scheduled to go out at 10pm, but since we had to check out of our hotel around noon, we decided to head to the port and check in as soon as possible. We were allowed to embark early, a process that was, once again, very quick and easy. Our cabin, on the 8th deck, was ready so we headed up to drop off our carry-ons. Our room was very clean and well-appointed, just as we remembered (we had an oceanview balcony cabin, nothing fancy, but comfortable with more than enough room for everything we brought with us). Our cabin steward was friendly and kept our cabin clean and organized. We did Anytime Dining which worked well for us. We never had to wait to be seated. The food in the dining room was great, always well prepared and presented. I read some reviews that said the lobster was the worse they ever had. In my opinion, they were, once again, the best I've had on any ship, being tender and juicy, not dry and overcooked. The waitstaff was always friendly and efficient. As for food around the ship, the Mongolian Wok (in the buffet) was excellent. Too bad it was only open for lunch. The Blue Iguana Cantina was great as was the pizza and the deli. My husband liked Guy's Burgers (I rarely eat burgers when there are other choices). The buffet itself was the only downfall. Terrible set-up (stations are more efficient) and the food was mediocre at best. Good thing there are other places to eat. As for shore excursions, we now do our own when we get into port. The first several cruises we booked through the ship, but now, just prefer to find a nice beach and relax or hire a taxi and have them take us to what they consider to be the best sights in the area. Usually cheaper and never disappointing. We did have a couple of issues with Guest Services (one issue stemming from terrible customer service when we booked our cruise). I realize that they have a lot to handle with 2000+ guests onboard, but handling problems graciously is part of their job and this time they were a little more short-tempered than gracious. We are still not happy that one issue was not resolved. My advice when booking through the cruiseline: be sure that if you make any change to your reservation, no matter how big or small, that the details are completely laid out for you. We followed the advice of the original reservation clerk (if the price changes, Carnival will honor the new price. Just call) and not only did they credit us a smaller than I thought amount but they changed our cabin location (without telling us) and we lost our onboard credit (which was far more than the credit) and were never told. I happened to notice the cabin change while checking our reservation a week later and had to fight and settle for a cabin on the original deck that we wanted just not the location we wanted. As for the onboard credit, we did not learn that this was removed until checking our folio account. That's when Guest Services told me that the credit was removed. I guess Carnival needed the $100.00 more than we did. We did enjoy the entertainment, esp. the comediens. They were great! We aren't ones to actively participate in ship activities, but we do enjoy watching others have a fun time. The ship is lively but not as crazy as some make it out to be (unless you sail during school vacations). We did our own walk-off disembarkation which was easy. We had a late flight so we wanted to leave as late as possible. Getting through customs took a bit of time, but that is nothing unusual for most cruiselines. Overall, a great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2015
This was my second cruise and it was a party of 8 of us from Virginia. We reserved 4 cabins (an inside, ocean view, balcony and a handicapped inside cabin) We planned this cruise 6 months in advance and embarked out of San Juan, PR and ... Read More
This was my second cruise and it was a party of 8 of us from Virginia. We reserved 4 cabins (an inside, ocean view, balcony and a handicapped inside cabin) We planned this cruise 6 months in advance and embarked out of San Juan, PR and were set to sail on the Carnival Liberty. We were all very impressed with the welcome by the cruise staff, they had champagne/non-alcoholic drinks and lunch waiting for us when we arrived at about 1pm (ship was set to sail at 10pm). Carnival Liberty has all that one would need to enjoy a week aboard the ship, including some exciting ports and activities. Meals were some of the best times, Guys Burger Joint was fantastic! We enjoyed the seated dining each nice also, Our server Junior was awesome, very attentive! Our stateroom was spacious and very clean. I loved that our room was attended to in the morning and during turn down service at night. Our room attendant Duncan was very attentive and helpful in all we needed. We also enjoyed the nightly towel animal on our bed. We took in many shows onboard and enjoyed daily shopping at each port and the local beaches. With 8 of us involved, including teens and elderly adults there was plenty to do as well as plenty of relaxation time. Within a few days of being back we were already looking into our next Carnival cruise. Love it!! Read Less
Sail Date: November 2015
We just took our 3rd cruise on the Liberty this year. Our first was in Feb, with our family of 10. I have 2 granddaughters in wheelchairs with disease similar to MD. We had a waiter named Anselmo Miranda Gutierrez . He was fantastic! He ... Read More
We just took our 3rd cruise on the Liberty this year. Our first was in Feb, with our family of 10. I have 2 granddaughters in wheelchairs with disease similar to MD. We had a waiter named Anselmo Miranda Gutierrez . He was fantastic! He took such good care of our big family and helped my granddaughters with cutting their meat and other special needs , above and beyond his duties. He was so friendly, with a big smile and laugh always. We enjoyed him so much we came back just the two of us for another cruise in March. We got to know him even better and became very good friends. He is a god, decent , God loving Family man. Nov. 8-15 we returned for our 3rd cruise on the Liberty this year. WE went back just to see Anselmo Miranda Gutierrez again .He is such an outstanding person you are lucky to have that type of quality person in your service. Now the not so good part- The first night in cabin 2402 there was a lot of pounding noise all night, we reported it and they offered us a different cabin. I had just had 2 surgeries for breast cancer and not feeling too well .We had booked our cruise back in June before I know what I would be facing then . I was exhausted and the last thing I needed was to have to pack our things and move again in the middle of the night.. During that day Nov -9 th there was no noise all day the 2nd day or evening. 11Pm that 2nd night the pounding started again so we had no choice but to move our things about midnight.to Cabin 1268 Guest services Thelma Rustia sent someone with a cart to help move our suitcases and everything .It was not an easy task. We finally got settled in a new cabin and were able to finally get my much needed rest. She was very helpful to us on other things. I was too ill to enjoy the cruise and wished I had stayed home but we did enjoy the shows and seeing our waiter, Anselmo again, The reason we went.!!!! 3x Read Less
Sail Date: July 2015
This is our first cruise ( my husband and I). We just turned 60. The experience is amazing, it's like being in a mobile 7 star holiday resort. We had the Oceanside cabin on the Rivera deck which was very nice and quiet. The ... Read More
This is our first cruise ( my husband and I). We just turned 60. The experience is amazing, it's like being in a mobile 7 star holiday resort. We had the Oceanside cabin on the Rivera deck which was very nice and quiet. The entertainment was also very good, there were lots to do and to keep one busy enjoying yourself. The best for me were the shows by the Liberty dance band and the musicians. I watched the two shows for each night they performed. There was good and adequate information for the shore executions. I advise that you do not miss the train ride in St Kitts & Nevis that takes round the island. Although we were over a thousand guests, but you feel overcrowded. The staff are efficient and friendly and helped us make the most off the cruise. The cruise director, Felipe was marvelous. He energized and fired up our zeal through out. We also throughly enjoyed the show by some of our fellow guests who performed with Liberty band and dancers. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2015
This was the first cruise for both my wife and I, so we have no other similar experiences to compare other than land only trips to San Juan. We are a married couple in our early 50's from Texas. We arrived in San Juan early morning ... Read More
This was the first cruise for both my wife and I, so we have no other similar experiences to compare other than land only trips to San Juan. We are a married couple in our early 50's from Texas. We arrived in San Juan early morning on Saturday and was granted an early check in a no extra charge at The Condado Lagoon Villas at The Caribe Hilton, which was just a short 5 minute ride to the cruise terminal in Old San Juan. this is very nice place to stay for a night or a week, which we have done several times. Day One - Sunday - Embarkation in San Juan We arrived at the cruise terminal at 12 noon and as expected the line to embarkation was already about 150 people long. The union porters took our luggage and tagged them with a colorful ribbon indicating "Faster to Fun" or F2F. A Carnival agent spotted our Cruise Critic hats we were wearing and asked if we were F2F (this was not the only time our CC gear garnered preferential treatment). We happily responded with a yes and were whisked to a much sorter line off to go left. This was one a couple if instances were F2F was worth the $50 fee. We proceeded through all the checkpoints quickly, received our Sail and Sign Cards and entered the ship within 15 minutes of arrival. Our cabin was ready to go as soon as we boarded, another F2F perk. The cabin door and interior were decorated with Happy Anniversary decor, which was pre-paid by our eldest son. The cabin, 1043, had a very nice balcony and great view starboard from deck 10, Panorama Deck. Our luggage had not yet arrived, so we decided to ho grab some food. We stopped off at Guy's Burger Joint and were very impressed by our meal. All staff interactions were met with great smiles an a willingness to exceed expectations. after lunch we tried to explore as much if the shop as possible, before making a late afternoon run to the CVS just a few blocks west of the terminal for few sundry goods and a case of bottled water. Upon our return our checked baggage had been delivered to our cabin door. We put away our garments and necessities and relaxed a bit in the cabin. Dinner was open seating on this first night and again our expectations were exceeded by the staff in the Silver Olympic dining room. Afterwards we decided to explore some more and found ourselves chilling at the Serenity deck right before being called for the mandatory muster drill. This was actually the only low point if the cruise. Even though it was mandatory to attend, the high humidity and temperature, even at 9:30 in the evening, combined with thousands of bodies in a tight space, made it very uncomfortable for many of us for well over 25 minutes. Due to our center location for muster we were unable to gain a decent rail view up topside, so we decided to do a more subdued send off from our balcony. We had a great view of the ship backing up and turning to port and watching Old San Juan fade away over the next 15-20 minutes. On a scale from 1-10, I would rate the first day as an 8 due to the "sardines in a can" feeling during muster. Day Two - Monday - St. Thomas We had pre-scheduled the Dolphin Discovery excursion to Tortola an had an 8 am call in the Venetian Showroom. We hit the Lido buffet at 7 am and found the varied selection for food quite satisfying an plentiful. Coffee was a bit strong but with some real cream and natural sugar, it was doable. We then headed to the Venetian and our group of about 24 followed our guide off the ship and straight to our ferry ride. We made the slightly choppy ride to Road a Town in about 45 minutes. A quick trip through custom/immigration for the BVI and then we loaded into a large limo van and headed to the Discovery location. After a brief discussion on expectations we were split into groups of about 8 people. Our expectation again were exceeded as we spent nearly an hour in the water with our dolphin, Gracia. We touched, held , rode on her belly and we were pushed from behind. I even was asked to give her some if her fish rewards. Afterwards we were able to purchase snacks and drinks while choosing if we wanted photos of the excursions, which were a bit pricey, but such a great keepsake on CD, thumb drive a 3 prints. We even received a conservation session which included the lineage of all the dolphins at this location. We then headed back to Charlotte Amalie where there were some computer snafus that delayed entry through US immigration and customs by about 30 minutes. Then back to the ship for some sun in the Serenity area. Dinner was at Diamond's Steakhouse, as it was our 30th Anniversary day. We enjoyed a nice and relaxed 3 course meal with excellent service. The food was top notch and the cheesecake was completely decadent. We then booked a couples massage at the spa for the next evening. We knocked off early at about 10 pm as the previous 3 days of non-stop action in San Juan and the Liberty had us drained. Day Three - Tuesday - Day at Sea We slept in a little and had breakfast on Lido deck. Omelette were very well prepared your way, coffee still very strong. We then proceeded to the Venetian for a very informative session on the various ports and excursions available. Felipe, the cruise director, discussed each port and the top 5 excursions for each. There was an excursion for each port of call given away via raffle after Felipe discussed the individual ports. We did some more exploration and found ourselves on the Serenity deck once more. Lunch was deli sandwiches made to order on the Lido deck. We rested some more on our balcony and then headed to our assigned dinner in the Silver Olympic dinning room. Tonight was elegant night and while most passengers were dressed appropriately, quite a few were not, which was a bit disappointing. We met our assigned waitstaff of Carlos, Abdul and Samuel. They never missed a beat, taking orders, filling glasses, pulling plates and changing flatware as needed. They took the time to ask about us and where we were from. We felt very welcomed by these gentlemen. They even sang Happy Anniversary to us! The food was great and we even made conversation with fellow diners nearby. We decided to eat light due to our scheduled couples massage later in the evening. Just before we left the dining room we were entertained by the entire waitstaff dancing all over the room. After dinner we strolled the Promenade deck and took in the casino for a few rounds of slots before heading to the cabin to change into gym clothes. The couples massage was just the right touch to end the day, I took the bamboo massage while my wife had the hot stone massage. When we booked the day before the staff at the spa knew it was our anniversary and offered an extra 25 minutes for both of us at no extra charge! After the pampering received at the spa we called it a night again at about 10 pm. Day Four - Wednesday - Barbados We awoke early and hit breakfast at 7 am on the Lido deck. We did not book an excursion and decided to grab a cab and head over to The Boatyard. It was a wise choice as we were able to split a cab with 2 other couples and only pay $5 each for the short 10 minute trip. Entry into the Boatyard was $15 each, which included a chair,an umbrella and return cab ride back to the ship. The water was very calm, clear and inviting. Food and drinks were available for purchase and there were clear restrooms on site. This was a very good bargain. We stayed about 4 hours and headed back for a late lunch on the ship. We decided to try Guy's again and were just as thrilled this time as we were on day one. We roamed around again and visited the Rum Bar for some Caribbean Coladas that hit the spot! Dinner again at our assigned table and with our 3 great servers. More merriment at the end with dancing and signing all around! We made the late showing of the Rock and Roll Show in the Venetian, which was well presented by some very talented singers and dancers. Afterwards we headed to the comedy club to Azeem for the last performance if he night. He was freaking hilarious. Initially he followed his routine but not even 5 minutes into into if he was interacting with several guests and next thing we know us he was improvising god last 20 minutes with some extremely funny adult humor on the fly! After that we hit the casino for a while and then hit the hay. Day Five - Thursday - St Lucia The night before we booked an excursion through the TV in the room and picked a beach trip to the northern side of the island. Our tour guide LeeAnn, a native Lucian, met us in the Venetian and escorted us to our tour bus. She was very informative during our drive to the northern tip where we stopped to take pictures of some great breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. We then headed to Pigeon Island National Park Beach, where we spent over 3 hours on a small secluded beach. Lounge chairs were included. We found a shady spot and enjoyed our time talking with fellow passengers in the very calm and clear water and on the beach. We then headed back to the ship and readied up for dinner. Again, we received excellent service as well more signing and dancing, afterwards we caught the tail end if Spanish language trivia in the Venetian, followed by name the TV theme song trivia. we stayed for the Gender Game, pitting a group of 15 men against 15 women answering opposite gender specific questions. I joined the men on stage for this fun event. After that we stayed to play some bingo and then waited for the Marriage game to start. Initially a couple with the least amount of married time was selected with only 3 days under their belts. Next came the couple with the most years, which happened to be their 50th anniversary. The final slot was contested by about 9 couple ranging in married time from 20-30 years. We decided to try for that slot. There was an initial "kiss off" that pared it down to us and another couple. The final "kiss off", Felipe the Cruise Director, challenged us to make it passionate. Well I just grabbed my wife and started kissing and spinning her around like ice skaters. We were selected based on our "high energy"! The game proper was similar to "The Newlywed Game" in that the husbands were led offstage and the wives answered 10 questions. Then while backstage the men were asked the same question. This led to some very funny and "R" rates responses. In the end all couple received a Carnival ship trophy, but the 50 year married couple also received some very nice jewelry for her, compliments of Felipe. We hit the sack again after all the festivities. One thing I noticed was that at all times there were staff members cleaning in all areas all of the time. Not once during the whole cruise did we see anything that could even be considered as dirty. They even painted the sides of the ship in every port where the tugs scuffed the white paint of Liberty. Most impressed by this attention to detail. Day Six - Friday - St. Kitts Breakfast in Lido again with omelettes. Very consistent with good food quality. We did a spur of the moment excursion to Cockleshell Beach in the southern part of the island . After a 30 minute twisty and up and Finn ride with outstanding views, we arrived at the beach. We received a welcome fruit punch drink and had access to chairs, umbrellas right on the water. We had a great view of Nevis about 3-4 miles way. The clear, warm and calm waters were just perfect. Our driver picked us up on time after a 3 hour stay. We caught late lunch again at both Lido buffet and Guy's. It was during lunch that several passengers recognized us from the marriage show as it was replayed on the ships channel all day long. We asked at guest services if a DVD was available of that event but was informed they stopped that program a while back due to very low interest. We hit the casino a bit before dinner. It was the second elegant night of the cruise. This time more passengers were better dressed for dinner that the previous elegant evening. More signing and dancing ensued and again another tasty meal. We spent some time walking around later as well as hit the casino again before going to sleep. Day Seven - Saturday - St. Maarten Breakfast as usual and a jaunt down to the cab stand for a cab ride to Maho beach. $8 each and we were grouped with 2 other couples. We were dropped off at the Sunset Bar and Grill. We laid $20 for 2 loungers and an umbrella. We watched the planes fly 50 feet overhead while landing at Princess Julianna Airport. We stayed from about 10 am until another 1:30 pm. Beach was quite rocky and inclined dramatically into the moderate surf. By the time we left the were about 600-700 people in the area, compared to about 50 when we first arrived. Lunch again on the ship at Guys and the spent the afternoon on the aft pool area which is adults only. Last night of dinner with the finest waitstaff afloat. They even got me get up and dance Gundham Style with them. Afterwards we said our goodbyes to the staff and fellow diners. Throughout the day debarkation instructions were on ships TV. We had F2F and need edit as we had an 11am flight out in the morning. We hit the sack about 10pm. Day Eight - Sunday - San Juan The ship arrived at about 6am to the dock. We hit the Lido buffet about that time and headed back to our room to take all our luggage to our assigned F2F area in the Olympic Gold dining area. At about 6:50 we were herded to Zero deck and we're off the ship and through customs by 7:30. Made it to the airport by 8am! All in all I would give this cruise 9.0 out of 10.0. Our cabin was kept tidy by our cabin steward and he provided some very cute towel animals and such. He kept ice in our ice bucket every evening and we never once had to call for service on the room. I used the Landry services to press my shirts, slacks and jacket and a nominal charge. I was not disappointed with this service also. Actually other than a couple of rude and obnoxious passengers and the muster drill, everything else exceeded our expectations beyond belief. We will cruise on Carnival again, as we decided this morning to come back in two years with our adult sons. Until then Bon Voyage to all who sail on Liberty" Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2015
This was the best cruise Ihave ever been. With my wife, we decided to spend our honeymoon on this ship and it was the best decision. There are just few things that will make your cruise unforgetable: First of all, food. It was ... Read More
This was the best cruise Ihave ever been. With my wife, we decided to spend our honeymoon on this ship and it was the best decision. There are just few things that will make your cruise unforgetable: First of all, food. It was delicious!!! During my bussiness trips I am used to eat in very expensive restaurants. The quality and the variety of the food was comperable. Also I really recommend to buy the wine package if you like to drink a wine. There is a lot of good wines to be choosed from. Second of all, the crew. They were amazing: Dickson (waitres), Norman (bartender), Luis (room steward), Danihel (salesman in funshops) and of course Felipe the cruise director (I will remember his who-ho for the rest of my life). After just one week, they were like a family to us. Of somebody of them is reading this, thank you very much guys ;) Last but not least, the atmoaphere on the ship. Everybody having fun. Waitreses dancing during the dinner, Felipe doing who-ho after each announcement, comedy shows, concerts, movies on the big screen watching from the hot tub, etc. Of course there were some things somebody will argue to be not very good, but personally for me, the 3 things above are the most important when I am going for a vacation. So, I would really really recommend to go with Carnival Liberty!!! Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2015
We have just returned from our cruise on the Carnival Liberty. Although there were enjoyable aspects of the cruise, there are also issues that occurred which have left us questioning whether selecting Carnival for our first ever cruise ... Read More
We have just returned from our cruise on the Carnival Liberty. Although there were enjoyable aspects of the cruise, there are also issues that occurred which have left us questioning whether selecting Carnival for our first ever cruise experience was a wise choice. These issues have left us very unhappy with our entire Carnival experience. Upon our arrival at the ship, we proceeded to check in. We were told by the agent that our room (8239) was ready and that we would be taken to it shortly. While we were dealing with him regarding an issue related to luggage lost by the airline, he was interrupted by two other representatives. The three of them left the counter and when they returned about 10 minutes later, we were advised by a second agent that there was a problem with our room (8239). We were told that the room (8239) was experiencing a foul odor and that the room was being taken out of service until the problem could be resolved and that they were looking for an alternative room for us. We were told that it would take about 15 minutes to locate another room. After waiting about half an hour, we were informed that it was going to take a while longer. The agent offered us some complimentary drinks while we waited. Needless to say, it took over an hour of wait time before the agent advised us that another room (2217) was available but that it would have to be modified because it only had one single bed and we required a double bed. We were told that this was the only room available. The agent showed us the room and told us that the room could be modified to put 2 single beds together. I asked if there were any other rooms to look at, but was told that the entire ship was booked and this was the only option. I advised the agent that I found this hard to believe and that this was in essence a downgrade from 8239 to 2217. She apologized but stated again that this was the only option available. I still find this hard to believe, and feel that this is only the first lie that we were told. Room 2217 was not fit for seniors. At no time did anyone mention that we were right at the front of the ship and would feel the effects of ever wave that touched the ship. We were also never told that we were in very close proximity to whatever mechanical equipment the ship uses in the early mornings when docking. The volume and duration of the motor or engine noises in the early hours of each day were disruptive and on the first day scared us as we did not know what was going on. Remember, nobody mentioned that this was going to happen. The second lie then deals with the one related to room 8239. The next day, I went to deck 8 where this room is located, and after speaking to the service personnel on that deck, found out that room 8239 was actually being occupied by another couple. I later called the room and was advised by the person who answered that I must have dialed the wrong room, as there was no Monica (my wife) there. Why your personnel would have blatantly and intentionally lied to us is incomprehensible and unacceptable. On the second day, we received a call from a customer representative advising that we were being credited $60 to our account as compensation for our inconvenience regarding the room. In retrospect, small compensation for all of the aggravation. When we booked the cruise, our travel agent confirmed second seating in the dining room. On the second night, we went to the Silver room for that time and were advised that our reservation was actually for 6:00 PM and that we could not be accommodated for second seating as our table was not available. We spoke to an agent at customer services, who called the dining room. We were told to return to the dining room and ask for the maitre d’ and that he would be able to correct the problem. When we advised the customer service representative that our reservations had been confirmed for second seating, he stated that what appears on the confirmation is not final, it is subject to change. If this is true, and again I highly doubt it, then why were we not told this at time of booking or later on at time of registration? Why should I have only been made aware of this when it was brought to my attention at the dining room? How many guests actually read everything other than their name on the card when it is given to them? Also, black on dark blue background is not the optimal color combination for easy reading. Maybe your agents should take the time to indicate to guests exactly what information is contained on the card. Any issues could be dealt with at this time rather than later. I must admit that I was a little embarrassed when told that I had missed my feeding time (this is not the wording used, it is merely how I interpreted it). But of greater concern is that I was angry at having to run back and forth between the dining room and customer service to get the matter resolved. This trip was planned to be very special, as we chose this cruise to celebrate my 69th birthday. It was supposed to be a special and memorable occasion. I am certain you will agree that it will be memorable, but not for the right reasons. I fully expect that I will probably never receive any reaction or correspondence related to these comments from Carnival. This would not surprise me in the least. The cruise is over, they’ve got my money, who cares about one unhappy customer? Read Less
Sail Date: May 2015
We are a couple in our early sixties and this was our 23rd cruise. Our 4th on Carnival. My husband and I flew from Nashville, TN to San Juan, PR on the day of the cruise. We arrived around Noon. We easily got our luggage and ... Read More
We are a couple in our early sixties and this was our 23rd cruise. Our 4th on Carnival. My husband and I flew from Nashville, TN to San Juan, PR on the day of the cruise. We arrived around Noon. We easily got our luggage and proceeded to the taxi area. Our taxi cost $24.00 plus tip. Check-in was very easy and fast. After lunch, we were able to go to our room and take a much needed nap. While this ship is not new, I really liked the room. We had an inside room. There were drawers (on some of the new ships there are none), two hanging closets and a closet of shelves. Very good storage! Also, the shower was a good size and there was room on both sides of the bed. All bedding was comfortable. The ship was not extremely elegant but suited our needs just fine. They had the regular activities going on. The service was excellent everywhere we went. No complaints. We ate most of our meals in the regular dining room --breakfast and dinner. The hamburgers (no cost) were EXCELLENT! Also, the pizza was good. However, we did not care for the fish and chips but others thought they were good. Carnival has a brunch on sea days which I love --don't have to get up early to enjoy dining room service for a late breakfast. Our children are grown but we saw children having a good time. The shows were better than average. The comedians really were not that good--seems they think as long as they talk dirty,then it should be funny. They are still doing the karaoke legends same for 9 years. We did not like how they handled it on this ship!!. Really no competetion for the parts, the girl just gave the parts to anyone who wanted it. This does need improvement. Because we know the ports, we plan our own activities. We did not go to any enrichment activities nor did we go to the fitness center. In St. Thomas we went by taxi to Megan's Bay cost $20.00pp ($16.00 RT plus $4.00 entrance fee). In Barbados we rode the city bus to Speilgton. In St. Lucia, we hired a private taxi cab driver and went to a banana plantation and a rum distillery. In St. Kitts, we went to Royal Palm Gardens and enjoyed the day at an infinite pool -very nice! You can take a taxi or walk -$11.00pp for a chair and umbrella. In St. Martin, we rode the water taxi ($7.00pp) to town and rented two chairs, umbrella, & five drinks for $25.00. Disembarkation was very easy, we just walked off. Overall a very nice cruise! Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
I cruised the week of the 12th of April 2015. I can say that the ship it self is awesome, as always the food was good the entertainment sucked..... Carnival has made changes to cut many things out! The shows are the same all the time ... Read More
I cruised the week of the 12th of April 2015. I can say that the ship it self is awesome, as always the food was good the entertainment sucked..... Carnival has made changes to cut many things out! The shows are the same all the time the, the legends show is the same hasn't changed, it's boring, no good! All the shows are same for years ! I am over it! after 10 cruising with carnival I will be CRUISNG WITH a different cruise line!!! SEEMS THEY HAVE CUT THE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE SHIPS. NOTHING GOING ON UNTIL AFTER LUNCH AND THEN IF YOU DONT WANT TO GO TO THE CASINO WHAT IS THERE TO DO????? RIGHT NOTHING! WOULD LIKE TO SEE BETTER ENTERTAINMENT, SUCH AS MORE UP TO DATE NEW SHOWS, MORE GAMES, MORE THINGS TO DO FOR THE KIDS,,, SOMETHING! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
This was our second cruise and first with Carnival. While I have nothing in particular to complain about, and I can’t put my finger on exactly what the issue was, there just seemed to be something missing. We had room 6319 that is ... Read More
This was our second cruise and first with Carnival. While I have nothing in particular to complain about, and I can’t put my finger on exactly what the issue was, there just seemed to be something missing. We had room 6319 that is in the middle of the ship so the main decks up and down were all easily accessible and we were about equidistant between two stairway/elevators. This is a balcony room that we both enjoyed. Our room steward, Mel, was great and he always called us by name when we passed in the hallway that made us feel appreciated. We had late time dining, which in retrospect was probably a mistake. While our waiter, Antonio, was great and we had no real complaints with the food, having this dining time impacted what entertainment we were able to see. On our previous cruise the main shows were held at the same time as the dining options so the late diners went to the early shows and the early diners went to the late shows. The more adult oriented entertainment was held after the late show had concluded. On the Carnival Liberty the early show was help at the same time as the late dining option with a second show help later in the evening making where we had to choose between going to the main show or going to see a comedian. The Guy Fieri Burger Joint and the Blue Iguana Burritos were both amazing, plus the food in the buffet area was also very good. My only complaint with the food is that my wife is diabetic and the choices she had were far more limited than on the previous cruise we were on. On the previous cruise we were on the captain was highly visible and was always present at the beginning of the shows, etc. When you passed him in the hallways he always spoke to you. On the Carnival Liberty this was not the case as we did not see the captain one time. The Cruise Director, Felipe, was very good but seemed to be stretched pretty thin. One thing I felt Carnival should do better is to better control who is in attendance at their adult shows. Could be handled much better than telling to “get the f out” if they are not of age. On the previous ship we were on their was an area of the ship that was set aside for these type of shows and the no one under 21 was allowed in that area of the ship which I found to be much better. All in all we had a good time, and we received good value for our money. But, my wife and I both felt that something was missing and we were somewhat disappointed. I want to make sure I point out that our disappointment in no way reflected the workers on the ship as they were nothing short of excellent, but the overall management of the ship and scheduling of activities left something to be desired. Read Less
Carnival Liberty Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.4
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.5 4.2
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.0
Family 5.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.0 3.4
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 4.5 4.1
Rates 3.0 4.3

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