Sail Date: May 2018
This was mine and my husbands first cruise and we will never take another cruise again.the food was terrible my husband got food poisoning throwing up to the point were he was throwing up blood he is diabetic and he was very dehydrated. ... Read More
This was mine and my husbands first cruise and we will never take another cruise again.the food was terrible my husband got food poisoning throwing up to the point were he was throwing up blood he is diabetic and he was very dehydrated. Anything i ate or drank gave me diaharrea.we never got to see the bahamas.the food that was suppost to be cold was warm and the food that was suppost to be hot was cold.there was under age drinking.kids running around in the casino.fights breaking out.this was a terrible trip.they closed the the pools and whirlpools down early.they were pulling food from the buffets before time when you were standing right there they don't even acknowledge your standing there.i was told you could eat what you wanted when,ever you wanted and it was included that was not the case,you had to pay extra.this was a very bad experience will never do again.all carnival did was apologized.it was a big waste of money.never again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
This was our 1st cruise. We dd some research before the cruise and talked to friends who have taken many cruises.Sorry this is rather a long review. The balcony cabin was not as small as I had feared, except for (of course) the shower. ... Read More
This was our 1st cruise. We dd some research before the cruise and talked to friends who have taken many cruises.Sorry this is rather a long review. The balcony cabin was not as small as I had feared, except for (of course) the shower. What surprised me was the incredibly hot water form the tap and the shower-best to just turn on the shower to the point where you have an okay stream to avoid getting scalded. Best tip:The blow dryer in the room was either chosen by a vengeful bald person or designed by Mattel. Bring your own so that you don't spend ages frying your hair with barely any air flow. Our cabin steward Ketut was sweet and helpful, and somehow remembered our names each time we spoke. Sitting on the balcony and watching the waves was even more relaxing and beautiful than I had hoped. Other servers were kind and helpful, especially the Versailles pool waiter I Gde, who later served us at the Victoria Lounge comedy show. I am hooked in cruising now :) BUT_ (here is where I expect someone will flame me, sorry but I am just telling you what we felt, your mileage may vary) I won't ever take a 3 day cruise again. I was OK with being around a lot of fun seeking people and couldn't care less if there was a lot of boozing. Unfortunately, there were waaay too many people that were not so great to be around (i.e. the screaming guy being kicked out of the bar area with the prison tattoo under his eye, or the classy dude with a misspelled t-shirt with an eggplant spewing water emoji on it who was loudly telling us repeatedly that he was going to be giving it to his girlfriend. Umm, okay, good for you sir.) Even the comedian made fun of the crowd and kept saying this was the "Section 8 cruise" and made fun of the people who had 4 in a room & requested a cot for a 5th person. I will be OK with another cruise of a longer duration for those reasons. Food was good to even some that was great. I was (please don't hunt me down for this heresy) not overly impressed with Guy's Burgers that we tried on our 1st meal. The Golden Olympian waiters and food couldn't have been better. Sea day brunch was wonderful, I had really good blueberry pancakes and husband enjoyed his bacon & cheese omelet, then we had a nice chat with our server about his homeland and work. We booked the Nassau 360 & Balmoral Island excursion. 1st we were directed to the theater, when we arrived we had no indication of what to do, then I was told to go sit down when I tried to ask questions or get one of the wrist bands. We wound up following a young lady who didn't give us any idea of what was going on, and boarded a bus that holds 25 people. The tour guide Christian was super nice and amusing, but unlike the description of the tour, we barely saw anything historic. I wasn't happy with one planned stop at the (tourist trap)rum cake shop, which was a tiny storefront. I was even less happy when the second stop turned out to be a 15 minute "break" that just happened to be a stop near a few vendors selling t-shirts, tote bags and jewelry. Balmoral Island is lovely, but the timing of the tour meant that we were hungry & 2 hotdogs with fries & 2 sodas costed us $42.00!! Also, unless you pay extra for the dolphin or stingray encounter you may not take pictures of that area, according to the worker there. You can swim or just chill on one of the plentiful number of beach loungers, it was kept very clean and the water was an amazingly clear aqua. There is also a swimming pool but we were happy with the loungers/beach. The best entertainment onboard was the shows like the "Gender Wars" , which was a hilarious audience participation game type show. I wish that they had more shows for the young lady who was really great at playing the steel drum, and we really liked the trio of violin players. The shopping was geared for people who want to get perfume, tanzanite jewelry, big name watches, or other glitzy accessories. Finding our way around the ship was a pain & the Carnival Hub app doesn't do anything to help you navigate. They should enable the app to help you get from point A to point B with turn by turn directions. Many times the route was complicated by having to avoid a galley or crew only area, necessitating a trip up the stairs, all the way down a hallway then back down stairs-and could it kill them to have arrows on signs? We kept seeing other passengers going through navigation headaches. Question for longer duration cruises on Carnival or other lines: Are you always smelling smoke onboard? I was worried about encountering too much smoke, since i am a non-smoker & my husband quit smoking many years ago (before we met). I was told to avoid the smoking areas & casino & that the rest of the ship should be free of smoke and cigarette stink. NOPE- They seriously need to fix the ventilation system. There were several areas indoors that reeked of smoke or stale dirty ashtray smell, including an elevator. I spotted a few people lighting up in non-smoking areas, even a 20 something man using an E-cig in line at the pizza place. I think something could be done to help the smells in the cabins, too. I brought a small air freshener spray form Bath & Body Works, but our clothes & luggage came home with a nasty funk permeating them. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
We went on this cruise for a little relaxation and to celebrate our anniversary. I knew what to expect as I have cruised before on Carnival. I figured it would be a majority party crowd and it was to some extent. This was my wife's first ... Read More
We went on this cruise for a little relaxation and to celebrate our anniversary. I knew what to expect as I have cruised before on Carnival. I figured it would be a majority party crowd and it was to some extent. This was my wife's first cruise and she had a blast. I was a little disappointed in the lack of excitement and entertainment as we set sail. No bon voyage party, games, or drink specials. No steel drum band on deck. Our cabin was very clean and larger than expected. They have utilized the space very well. The entire staff was nice and friendly from beginning to end. Buffett was great, Guys burger joint was awesome. Sit down dining was nice, the food was good not great. The casino was crowded and overwhelmed us with the cigarette smoke, so we avoided that. Nassau was fun. The day at sea was uneventful, maybe the rain had something to do with it. Overall we had a good time. We had a short wait to exit the ship. Check your bags the night before and use a porter, you go to a shorter line and breeze through customs. And drinks are expensive. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
I am usually a Royal Caribbean customer, and never do cruises less than 4 days, but my whole family was going and we needed a short weekend cruise, so we wound up on the Carnival Liberty. For most of my family this cruise was about getting ... Read More
I am usually a Royal Caribbean customer, and never do cruises less than 4 days, but my whole family was going and we needed a short weekend cruise, so we wound up on the Carnival Liberty. For most of my family this cruise was about getting to Nassau (where my father grew up). Embarkation was very, very smooth. I was surprised that we no longer had to go up to a counter and have someone check our credit cards and board passes. Instead, we only had to show our boarding pass and passport card and were immediately welcomed onboard. I was impressed when I first walked in. The Flowers Lobby is beautiful. We immediately went to the Lido Buffet. I'm used to the excellent food offered in the Windjammer on Royal Caribbean, so was a little bit let down at the initial lunch offerings. There was the usual prime rib, baked chicken, and fish. But overall the food was very average - like hotel banquet food. The dessert bar was awful. All of the desserts were bland and there was a fly circling around. I was disappointed by the availability of snacks. There was nothing to eat except pizza from 10:30 to 12 or 3:30 to 6. The "Taste Bar" was closed the whole cruise. I ate at the barbecue place once, but never ate at the taco bar (which was closed on the first day) or the burger place. They had a "Chocolate Extravaganza" one day that was underwhelming. I opted for a chocolate pudding which wasn't very good. The dinner in the dining room was average. I tended to just order a bunch of appetizers. Shrimp cocktail was good, but the shrimp were tiny. There was no escargot or Grand Marnier soufflé. Strawberry gazpacho and the cured salmon appetizers were the best. The main courses were nothing exciting. They did have lobster tails which were an upcharge of $20. I opted for this once and wasn't impressed. The lobster tail was overcooked and didn't taste like the fresh lobster I'm used to. As far as entertainment, for me that was pretty much limited to the casino. There was a very limited availability of penny slots, none that I particularly liked. I spent way too much money on the "claw" game that had stacks of cash. I saw many people loose a lot of money in there. It seemed that the machine was weighted in a way that made it impossible to pick up any money. The cash desk only had 1 cashier the entire cruise, even when there was a line of 20 people waiting to cash out. I won a free t-shirt, but no choice of size was given. I played mini golf once, which is fun for kids. But the course is run down and very, very small. It is only 8 holes and at the top of the ship, which means that it is really windy - not great for mini golf. We had bad weather so I never went in any of the pools. We were gone during the royal wedding and I thought there would be a screening or something - but it wasn't even mentioned. The nightclub was cool, but its hours were limited. Most of the day it sat empty. One of my main complaints was that the music was totally wrong for this crowd. They played country music all over the ship for a mostly urban crowd. I would've rather listened to tropical steel drum music than a bunch of country tunes. I was hoping there would be a disco night at the nightclub but that never happened. The souvenir shop was very disappointing. They didn't sell rum cakes anywhere on the ship. I will say that service on this ship was excellent. The housekeeping steward (I think his name was David) was very friendly. Our waiter and assistant waiter were very good. The maître' d (sp?) never came to our table. There was no midnight gala (I'm guessing they only do this on the 4 day cruises, but there was no reason this couldn't have been done on formal night). Overall, this was an OK cruise. I wouldn't do a 3 day cruise again, and will be hesitant to travel on Carnival in the future. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
Keetut deck 6 room cleaner awesome guy. Mongolian walk left cook amazing food . Ringo for chef's table thank you for the inside look at the inner workings of your operations. Javed baker thanks for showing lava cake. Shout out to Donkey ... Read More
Keetut deck 6 room cleaner awesome guy. Mongolian walk left cook amazing food . Ringo for chef's table thank you for the inside look at the inner workings of your operations. Javed baker thanks for showing lava cake. Shout out to Donkey for all the laughter. Sid the magician at chef table rope trick red balls excellent. Overall I'm a first timer thank you for the memories. Will be back just going somewhere else with Carnival. So give my few listed friends a paid day off. Oh black dude at rock show last night go Broadway. Enjoyed hot tub movies at night. Guys burger and blue iguana cantina burrito never let me down. Loved all tax free shopping. Very easy getting on but faster getting off without any hassle. Every worker I made eye contact with greeted and smiled. Impressed on how many nationalities are on board. U.N. needs to take mental notes. Thanks agian. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Carnival is obviously the cheapest so I didn't have very high expectations. Being that it was my first cruise I read many reviews and was torn. Let me say I'm glad I made the decision to go with carnival!! despite many negative reviews, ... Read More
Carnival is obviously the cheapest so I didn't have very high expectations. Being that it was my first cruise I read many reviews and was torn. Let me say I'm glad I made the decision to go with carnival!! despite many negative reviews, from my experience the cruise was amazing!!!! there was plenty of onboard activities and cruise director Tevin was very entertaining and full of energy! The staterooms were cleaned daily and the steward Sam was great as well. The waiters in the dining room were outstanding so much that we tipped each night. Embarkation was a lot smoother than I expected as well as disembarkation. I will definitely be using carnival again! The only issues we did incur was the refrigerator did not work. They did replace it once we made them aware but the wifi that they make you pay for is not worth it, It didn't work most of the time unless you tried it late at night, I was refunded for the wifi with no issues. Overall, great experience! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
My wife and I are in our early sixties and I finally talked her into trying a 3 day cruise. It was awesome, we had the time of our lives. I read some negative reviews about the Liberty but we didn’t experience any of that. We just ... Read More
My wife and I are in our early sixties and I finally talked her into trying a 3 day cruise. It was awesome, we had the time of our lives. I read some negative reviews about the Liberty but we didn’t experience any of that. We just chilled, went with the flow, and had a blast Embarkation We had faster to the fun so this was a breeze. We got there early and we were in the Atrium by 11:30 am enjoying a cocktail and the ship didn’t sail until 4. Debarkation Also smooth, we got off the ship with the first group because of faster to the fun and we were in our car within 20 minutes Cabin We had a balcony cabin on deck 10 and it was great. Really clean, roomy enough, hot shower, and the balcony was awesome. Food and Drinks We didn’t eat in the MDR except for the sea day brunch and that was great. The Steakhouse is off the charts good. Breakfast burritos and pizza were really good. Buffet was exactly what you would expect from a buffet, looks great but food is only ok except for fried shrimp and roasted pork which were excellent. We had the drink package and it was a great deal. Left cash tips at the casino bar and I never had to wait for a drink, the bartenders would come over when I walked up. Entertainment Bars, shows, casino, comedy club, shows, live music and on and on. We had a blast. Excursion We stopped in Nassau and we had stayed at Atlantis for a week 10 years ago so we went back to walk around. It is an amazing place. Crazy thing was my wife had them lookup her players card in the casino and they gave her $125 in free play. All I got was a new players club card, bummer. Overall great time and we actually booked a suite for a 4 day Christmas cruise on Carnival, can’t wait Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
This was our second cruise with Carnival and I wanted to make sure I came on and gave in my opinion an accurate review of the ship. We loved it!! I read several reviews on here of people complaining and was a little worried before going... ... Read More
This was our second cruise with Carnival and I wanted to make sure I came on and gave in my opinion an accurate review of the ship. We loved it!! I read several reviews on here of people complaining and was a little worried before going... None of the bad reviews measured up! We had an interior room with Anita as our room steward, She was Amazing and I wanted to take her home with me. We felt like the boat had plenty of room/activities to keep us content. The staff on the boat were always friendly and in a good mood. Now the passengers... to be on a cruise someone needed to tell most of them to smile and take a chill pill :) We tendered over to Princess Cay. This was our first time doing that and I have to say the process was smooth. The food that we ate in the buffett, dining room and Diamond Steakhouse was all Delicious!! I have to give a shout out to Dante on deck 3 in the Atrium he was my go to go for drinks and I just loved him! I really don't have any complaints we had a great time and would sail on the Liberty again!! Thank you Carnival :) Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
Great time on Liberty again. We had sailed on her also in November. This time we had one of the forward interior walkway cabins. It was very nice and a very convenient location but we don't mind walking. A lot of walking. When we Cruise ... Read More
Great time on Liberty again. We had sailed on her also in November. This time we had one of the forward interior walkway cabins. It was very nice and a very convenient location but we don't mind walking. A lot of walking. When we Cruise just as a couple we now prefer your time dining and get done in much less time. WE leave after dinner and go to lido later for dessert. One of our favorite things about the Liberty is the great movies they have on Lido deck. Did behind the fun tour. Nice and I recommend it if you like to get lots of background information! Also Princess Cays is beautiful. We really like Guys Burgers and we also very much like the breakfast in Blue Iguana. Read Less
Carnival Liberty Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.4
Dining 4.0 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.5 4.3
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.0
Family 5.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 4.0
Enrichment 3.0 3.5
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 4.5 4.2
Rates 3.0 4.3

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