Sail Date: July 2018
We choose this based on previous cruise with Royal and the stops. The entertainment was great, service was great. We would not recommend the additional dining package as the main dining room is fantastic. And we tried the drink ... Read More
We choose this based on previous cruise with Royal and the stops. The entertainment was great, service was great. We would not recommend the additional dining package as the main dining room is fantastic. And we tried the drink package and don't recommend that either as it was difficult to drink that much and the staff didn't seem to appreciate the drink package people. Overall the service and shows as well as the room are great. The shore excursion in Grand Cayman was really bad. It was the Island tour. The driver didn't want to be there and basically didn't talk very much. He left us for 30 min at one stop and didn't tell us he was leaving. We thought we'd have to get another ride back and then he showed up. The shore excursion staff on the boat didn't really seem to care that we had a bad excursion. The entertainment was great, every single day there was something to do and the nightly shows were the best we've ever seen. We will be going again. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We have taken 2 other cruises with Royal Caribbean and always satisfied with value. We enjoy Galveston port which is close to home. The staff is always friendly and the drinks are strong - they do not skimp on alcohol. Just be aware that ... Read More
We have taken 2 other cruises with Royal Caribbean and always satisfied with value. We enjoy Galveston port which is close to home. The staff is always friendly and the drinks are strong - they do not skimp on alcohol. Just be aware that they try to upsell you on everything. So be prepared to say no and you will be fine. Cafe on promenade deck is open 24/7 so you can always get free coffee and hot chocolate and cookies at all hours. Food selection and service are better at main dining hall but if you want all you can eat and self service then go to Windjammer. Always check entertainment in main theater or you may miss a Broadway show or comedian. My wife enjoyed Eagles cover band. I liked piano bar and Latin band. Lots of good places to lay ouy in shade or sun on deck 12. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
Let me begin with --- We love the Daily Rant done by Jeff, the cruise director!!! There was a lot of relevant information for each day and we looked forward to turning on the television when we returned to the room after the day's events. ... Read More
Let me begin with --- We love the Daily Rant done by Jeff, the cruise director!!! There was a lot of relevant information for each day and we looked forward to turning on the television when we returned to the room after the day's events. His humor was hilarious. Almost everyday we shared some of his jokes with our friends. We seriously thought about trying to break the tinder boat record or potentially whipping out our single wheel luggage on our next cruise. #Lonmyforehead #onlytakes100toruinitfor4500 Additionally, one item we gravely missed was having the towel animals in our room every evening. We had an animal two nights but none any of the other nights. We had 13 friends with us, our Cruise Crew, and all of us expressed how disappointed we were arriving to no cute towel animals. Not sure if this was a corporate decision or a ship decision but we would really like to see them on our next cruise (already scheduled) in July 2019. Overall, we were extremely pleased with the cruise. Dining was amazing. Leonardo and Bernardo were efficient, friendly, and very humorous. Every evening they remembered each of our drink selections, and were extremely informative regarding the menu options. Having the right staff can make or break an experience --- hang on to these two, they are awesome!! Francisco was excellent with our room. He was friendly and courteous each day and always had a smile on his face. Overall, we were very pleased with the excursions we chose and the entertainment on the ship. Young Elvis was one of the best impersonators we have ever seen. Bill on the piano at the Schooner Bar was equally impressive. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We chose this cruise because we like the Royal Caribbean cruise line and the quality of the service and overall experience. We can drive to Galveston from the Dallas area, which eliminates the cost of an airline flight. We enjoyed the ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we like the Royal Caribbean cruise line and the quality of the service and overall experience. We can drive to Galveston from the Dallas area, which eliminates the cost of an airline flight. We enjoyed the Liberty of the Seas and we had an excellent balcony stateroom on the 12th deck. The service provided by our cabin steward was excellent. Our main dining room waiters (Dodgie and Gerald) were extremely efficient, talented and personable. They made the dining experience wonderful. The quality and variety of food was extremely good. Our shore experiences were very good, except for my wife's excursion in Roatan. The excursion was at a resort, but the staff seem unprepared for the crowd and did not have enough chairs on the beach nor enough wrist bands for the buffet line. My excursion with Jungle Top Ziplines (an outside vendor that was not an official RCCL tour operator) was excellent. We visited Starfish Island in Belize, and drove ATVs and went snorkeling in Cozumel. Both of those excursions were very good. Overall, we enjoyed our cruise experience and we would definitely sail on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines again. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We chose this cruise because it fit the needs for my daughter and daughter-in-law to marry. The cruise turned out to be far more. The staff was remarkable at every turn. Their cordiality was an entirely welcome change from land-locked ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it fit the needs for my daughter and daughter-in-law to marry. The cruise turned out to be far more. The staff was remarkable at every turn. Their cordiality was an entirely welcome change from land-locked vacation spots. The shopping and the almost continuous offers of free gifts turned out to be icing on the cake. I could hardly turn around without someone with a beaming smile putting a fresh drink into my hand. Pool service was great though we didn’t travel with children, one couldn’t help noticing the number and scale of the child friendly activities. At any time of the day one could find a quiet shady place to sit and ruminate, or if action was plan for the day, just take a few steps and those services were available as well. Everything was “en-pointe” from beginning to end! Thank you to the staff and crew of Liberty of the Seas. She is indeed a bonnie vessel! Read Less
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Sail Date: July 2018
I’ve been on about a dozen cruises on pretty much all of the major cruise lines. We went on a cruise on the RCL Liberty of the Seas. We had 3 generations of our family there, with age ranges from 18-81. The ship was nice, ... Read More
I’ve been on about a dozen cruises on pretty much all of the major cruise lines. We went on a cruise on the RCL Liberty of the Seas. We had 3 generations of our family there, with age ranges from 18-81. The ship was nice, similar to other large cruise ships we have been on in the past. A few callouts on what we thought of the ship. THINGS NOT TO MISS • Don’t miss out on the 5th floor. Sorrento’s Pizza was fantastic, far better than the pizza you could get on the Windjammer. The Hoof and Claw has a great, with an extended bar selection. There is also a café that has Starbucks for coffee junkies (for a charge, unless you have the drink package) • There were also great musicians on the 5th floor – both a piano and guitar players. • The wave runner was fun – and something even 50 year old me could do. But I wasn’t as impressed with the slide or the other things on the sports deck. My brother did the climbing wall and said it was nice. • Poolside was fine, there were different areas depending upon what you wanted to do. CABIN • We had room 7206, an odd shaped corner room in the front of the ship. THIS WAS A GREAT ROOM – had 2 huge windows. We also liked being in the front of the ship, because it was much easier to get around. Our room steward was great. • The other room that we didn’t stay in – but learned about, was room 6305 – which was the ‘sweet’ room. It overlooked Ben and Jerry’s on the promenade – and if you stayed there, you got free Ben & Jerry’s the entire week. FOOD • The food in the Windjammer was typical cafeteria fare. As long as you kept your expectations realistic, it was fine. Don’t skip over the Asian foods -- particularly the Indian food. The deserts were also very good. We ate dinner here one night, which was surprisingly better than we expected. • Main Dining room. The service was outstanding, but the food was only ‘fair’. It got MUCH better when I decided to let our waiter order for us rather than trying to pick. I would strongly recommend doing the same. • I didn’t go to the premium dining areas, but our family did go to Chops, which we were told was ‘just OK’. PORTS We had 3 ports – Roatan, Honduras , Belize and Cozumel. • Roatan –No need to book through the ship, they sell the excursions when you get off of the ship. We went on the zip line and also included visiting a few animals -- parrots and monkeys. The whole area was very touristy (that isn’t a bad thing) and limited to a small part of the island. We actually enjoyed it, but it was probably a ‘one time’ thing for me. Cost was $65 per person • Belize – THE BEST… This is the reason I wanted this itinerary. We went Cave Tubing with David from Cave Tubing R Us… We have been before – but as I was reminded by my 24 year old daughter – “I built it up so much – and it lived up to the expectations. I would DEFINITELY use David/Cave Tubing R Us rather than the ship. It was a lot more personal and fun. Cost is only $50 and it is the best shore excursion ever!!! I’d also suggest paying the extra $10 to get the meal at the end – it was a lot of fun getting to know Belizean food! I’ve heard that the scuba and snorkeling is amazing – and I’m sure it is. But if you haven’t been cave tubing, please do yourself a favor and do it. • Cozumel – been here many times and it’s not my favorite. If you haven’t been to Tulum, it is amazing – but a long bus ride (this is the one tour I would suggest booking through the ship). OTHER TIDBITS • Like all cruises, they are constantly trying to sell stuff to you. This is a sad reality of cruising in today’s world, because everyone needs to make a buck. • We brought dry erase boards and 3M strips, which was a really nice of letting everyone know where we were. It’s worth a trip to the dollar store to get these! • The drink package was probably overkill. It was nice because we didn’t have to think about anything – but I felt guilty if I didn’t have a drink in my hand. Unless you are a big drinker, I would pass on this. They do sell prepaid cards where you can buy 10 drinks for $79.99 or 15 premium coffees for $31.99 • Remember that you can bring a bottle of wine per person aboard. This is especially important if you listen to my suggestion above Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We cruised this ship for the second time because it is just easier for us to drive to Galveston rather than fly to another port. It is a good size ship that has plenty of activities for the kids (aged 16 and 13.) Both kids had a blast! ... Read More
We cruised this ship for the second time because it is just easier for us to drive to Galveston rather than fly to another port. It is a good size ship that has plenty of activities for the kids (aged 16 and 13.) Both kids had a blast! Embarkation was fine. It went smoothly enough. We decided to park and walk this time and we will definitely go that route again. The walk was so much better than having to ride a shuttle. In the MDR, the food was pretty good. Our service was excellent! Absolutely loved our waiter. We chose to eat at Chops and Sabor as well because the food is just so.much.better in the specialty dining rooms. Both were delicious! Lunch was usually pizza at Sorentos. I'm kind of over the Windjammer. The food is just strange and none of it is very good and the people everywhere make me crazy. Buffets are just not my thing. We didn't really take part in activities...we like to stay by the pool. There was never a long wait at the pool bars and the entertainment on the big screen as well as the pool activities (dancing, Belly Flop, etc) were lots of fun! The service was top notch! I love how the staff remembers your name and what you like. Ports and excursions: In Roatan, we chose the Plaza Maya beach break. It was all-inclusive and there were plenty of food and drinks to be enjoyed! The beach is super busy with vendors selling excursions, massages, bracelets, tobacco, etc. My daughter and I chose to parasail and we had a great time! This beach break was a great excursion if you aren't the type to be bothered by vendors and you are ok hanging out on the beach and in the beautiful ocean because it was hard to find a chair! We had blast! In Belize, we chose the Manatees and Mangrove boat tour. I wish I had chosen to see the Blue Hole or Cave Tubing. You couldn't see manatees, only their snouts when they popped up. The water wasn't clear enough to see them. The whole tour was 2.5 hours and we learned a lot about the country of Belize. The tour guides were great; we aren't nature watchers I guess. Now we know. In Cozumel we just toured on our own. Cozumel is fun! We will be cruising again soon I'm sure! Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We love cruising and realize the benefits of staying with one cruise line. After trying a few, Royal Carribean has won our vote. The food is excellent, service was quick and friendly, wide open pool area with many more places to sit and ... Read More
We love cruising and realize the benefits of staying with one cruise line. After trying a few, Royal Carribean has won our vote. The food is excellent, service was quick and friendly, wide open pool area with many more places to sit and see the pool and activities. Shows and entertainment were wonderful and there were multiple choices for all types of personalities and ages through each day. The boat was very clean, our room had plenty of space. If you go to Honduras, do the extreme zipline adventure...more fun than I could have imagined. I ziplined upside down!!! Also got an maxing massage at the spa. There were very few “overly drunk” people but plenty to drink and drinks were made just how you wanted them. If you didn’t like it, they made you another. No drink limit unlike other cruise lines. We can’t wait till our next cruise Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We absolutely loved everything about this cruise. The food was fantastic, the entertainment was amazing! Our cabin was clean and a nice size. We had a balcony room. The balcony was so nice to sit on and watch the ocean. The staff were so ... Read More
We absolutely loved everything about this cruise. The food was fantastic, the entertainment was amazing! Our cabin was clean and a nice size. We had a balcony room. The balcony was so nice to sit on and watch the ocean. The staff were so friendly and helpful:) Every person I met had a smile on there face and greeted me! The embarkation process went fairly easy, but we did have to wait in line for awhile. Now the embarkation process went so fast. We got off the ship in like 15 minutes and that was with customs. Get a porter to help you with your luggage and you will fly through! I will say this ship has there exit process down. Also, loved every morning the cruise director had a morning rant on our television about everything you need to know for the day. It is so helpful! I would go back on this ship anytime!! Also, they have a awesome huge fitness area with a workout room that has classes offered all the time. It was great! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
I was little nervous about being in the water. After, i did my research it appeared pretty safe. Our 1st family cruise was amazing! My time dining was great. Our servers were on point. Very attentive and friendly. food was tasty. buffet ... Read More
I was little nervous about being in the water. After, i did my research it appeared pretty safe. Our 1st family cruise was amazing! My time dining was great. Our servers were on point. Very attentive and friendly. food was tasty. buffet was average, but definitely a variety for everyone. Desserts are delicious in my time dining. You can try several or share if you don't like the 1st one. Housekeeping was good. He kept room maintained and made cute animals everyday for my daughters. The shower area is small, doable. I am glad we decided to get an ocean view room. Certainly, worth the cost. Wonderful view to look out and see the ocean. Formal night was nice. there were 2 formal nights on 7 day cruise. We wore cute sunday dresses and sandals. Overall, all crewmembers and guests are cordial. entertainment has plenty of things for all ages. I loved all the shows. Definitely, will do Royal Caribbean again Read Less
Liberty of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 3.5 3.9
Entertainment 3.5 4.1
Public Rooms 4.0 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.5 4.3
Family 4.5 4.3
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.5 3.7
Service 3.5 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.1

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