Sail Date: January 2018
First and foremost we found all the crew members to be excellent. They were always attentive,pleasant, and helpful. Our cabin was always keep in great condition, although the carpet may be due for a shampoo in the near future. We ... Read More
First and foremost we found all the crew members to be excellent. They were always attentive,pleasant, and helpful. Our cabin was always keep in great condition, although the carpet may be due for a shampoo in the near future. We ate at Sabor and Chops and found both to be excellent. The remaining nights we ate in the Rembrandt dinning room using My Time Dining. I had made all our reservation prior to sailing and would highly recommend this. Omar and Andrea did a fantastic job and seemed to really enjoy serving us. We made a couple of special requests and they happily took care of them and made sure the following nights they were taken care of prior to our arrival. Cyril our cabin steward did a great job and continuously checked to see if there was anything else he could do for us. We choose a balcony cabin on deck eight, and despite the weather being colder than usual, we still enjoyed having the opportunity to get some fresh air. We did not take in all the shows. We saw both headliner shows and the ice skating show enjoying all of them. Prior to sailing we were looking forward to trying the water slides, unfortunately due to the weather they were not open to my knowledge. Weather also disrupted some shore excursions partially or completely. Our excursion on Grand Cayman was partially cancelled and we had the option of continuing to go at a discount or cancelling for a full discount. I felt RCCL handled the situation as good a possible and we received the partial discount on our sea pass account without problem. We played some in the casino and when engaged, all the dealers were very friendly and seemed to enjoy it when the players won. Having sailed on the Allure last year, the noticeably smaller promenade deck was congested at times, but we were on vacation and in no hurry, so it took a little time to make our way through the crowd. Overall, we all had a great time and I would not hesitate to sail on the Liberty again. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
My husband and I chose this cruise because of all the activities on the ship. We loved the flow rider, rock climbing wall, and water slides. One of our excursions was cancelled due to rough seas, so we got back on the boat early before ... Read More
My husband and I chose this cruise because of all the activities on the ship. We loved the flow rider, rock climbing wall, and water slides. One of our excursions was cancelled due to rough seas, so we got back on the boat early before everyone else that day. It was great because there were no lines for anything. We were able to go again and again. That worked great for us because for the rest of the cruise the lines were very long. 15-20 min wait time to go down a water slide. The ship itself was beautiful. I especially appreciated the extra attention the staff put into keeping things sanitary. (For example, they have everyone apply hand sanitizer before entering the buffet) I work in Public Health and Epidemiology so I know how gross and risky it is to have 4000 people from around the world confined to a small space together.... I would have to say though that the downside was the food. The Windjammer had better food than our dinner dining. The pizza at Sorentos was made with cheese that tasted fake. (Like velveeta or something) And the staff did not seem happy to be there. Granted, we bought the cheaper, interior cabin and we talked to people who had bought nicer cabins and they had a very different dining experience than we did. They said the staff were sociable and interested with them during dinner. That was not our case. I would do this cruise again if we bought better cabins. You do get treated differently on the ship if you do not upgrade to a nicer cabin. We sailed Carnival two years ago, and we felt that the staff treated everyone equally and was happy and excited to be there. Plus, the food was significantly better on Carnival. Overall, we had a great time and the shows were really good. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Ok, just got off the Liberty on the 14th. Cozumel, Georgetown and Falmouth. Here’s my take on the Liberty. Nice ship. A very decent size for getting around. Seems like it’s just a short walk to anymore. This is in contrast to ... Read More
Ok, just got off the Liberty on the 14th. Cozumel, Georgetown and Falmouth. Here’s my take on the Liberty. Nice ship. A very decent size for getting around. Seems like it’s just a short walk to anymore. This is in contrast to the Harmony we took last year. Seems like you have to walk a mile to get anywhere. I still love that ship though. My wife agrees and wants to go back. She also liked the Liberty but just felt the Harmony had better shows and such, which I agree. Will get to the shows in a bit. As I stated the ship itself is very nice, easy to negotiate. I’m a very early riser, usually 5 am and like to go wander the ship at this time to see what’s what. Learn the layout very quick this way. I like to let my wife lead at times and see how many times she goes the wrong direction. Just one of my little pleasures. I know, silly right? Anyway, was not a huge fan of the Promenade. Just seemed too tight to me. Too narrow, way to many choke points. They always have some type of sale out there and just adds to the narrowness. Add on to this the people who for some reason feel they need to congregate right in the middle where you are trying to walk and seem oblivious to what they are doing, really causes backup at times. Just my opinion, for the most party you could zig zag back and forth ok, would just be easier if they would step to the side to have their indepth conversations groups. I’m not a casino guy, but found we spent a good bit of time down there. A friend we traveled with likes blackjack so we would hang with him while he played. Well, we would sit at the bar. Met three awesome bar tenders who I would hang out with any day, Dana, Angelita, and Joey. If anyone goes on the Liberty go to the bar and look them up. Quick though, Dana is going on her vacation in a month and Angelita next week. They were truly awesome and a blast to hang with. One other thing, I hate cigarette smoke, but was very pleased I could rarely smell any while sitting in there. While wandering around in the early hours I smelt no smoke at all in there. Very good cleaning. On the Harmony it just seemed to constantly reekall the time. We visited several of the bars and all were staffed by greatworkers. Smiling and ready to help. We only saw two shows, the Headliners, which were the LongRun, an Eagles tribute, and Saturday Night Fever. Plenty of seating in the maintheater. We tried the Ice Show but the lines were crazy. Great shows, both ofthem. The outside areas were very nice. Seemed to be plenty of deck chairs around. It was a bit cold and windy on our cruise but there were times it sunned up and still seemed spacious. I don’t do ship pools or hottubs but they seemed fine. The sports deck was a little small on the rear of the ship but I’m sure it was adequate. Didn’t really hang back there. Did a slide one time. Was disappointed it was so slow. Either I’m too big at 230 or therewas just not near enough water running. Had to assist myself to get going at times. For our dining choices we are always super simple and probably get looked down on here as we only do the Windjammer. I know there are people here who absolutely despise eating there and say the food is garbage, Wesay It’s Not. It’s good food to us. God gave is free will to choose what we want and like, and we like the Windjammer. Plenty of choices in our opinions.We are not a fan of the layout though. Seems a bit chaotic and poorly laid out. Again, too narrow for me. My wife agrees. She feels it’s way too small. But I’m sure if you plan it right when there are the fewest people there it’s ok. We for the most part found a table pretty quickly and one of us would camp while the others grazed. We ate well. Levin, an attendant up there was always a hoot. Just a fun guy and remembered my name the whole trip. He was rewarded the last day just for entertaining me. We did not come close to starving. Our stateroom, in my opinion, was the best located room I’ve ever sailed in. Deck 8, 8636, right near the rear elevators, from which weheard no noise. 3 floors up to eat, 3 floors down to shopping and shows andsuch. Hardly needed an elevator. This of course helps with all the eating and drinking calories a little. The room was plenty nice. Clean, well laid out for us. I liked the bed near the balcony. Helps to open up the room when you walk in to the sofa area. Our attendant James was awesome. Whatever we needed he was on it. Great guy, hard worker, and made good towel animals, which we got 4 of the 7 nights. Not bad. Did have two issues with the toilet. One morning my wife used it and flushed. It would not stop filling. She had to keep flushing whileI called maint. They sent a guy down and it was fixed quickly. Another time Iused it and it would not flush at all. Again, I called and they fixed it in an acceptable time. Called us later to make sure all was ok. No complaints there at all. Embarkation and debarkation were a breeze. We got there about 11 or so, minimal lines for the number of people that were getting on, checked in and walked right on. I think that took about 30 minutes total. Getting off, even easier. We got up around 6. Went to eat in Windjammer, which filled up pretty quickly after we got there. We did self assist and were scheduled to start leaving around 830. Hear the call that self assist was starting around 8, so headed to elevators and hit a snag. No way were we getting on one of those.So I told my wife to take the two little bags and I grabbed both of our bigbags and humped them down the stairs. Luckily only 4 flights but I’m stillfeeling it in my biceps and forearms. Got to 4, walked out, well, after I ran back to Guest Services to close out my account and get my left over OBC. Anyway, walked off, headed down to customs. Went to Passport line, well, no line there, just walked up to agent, showed our PP’s, he asked if we had anything to declare, Nope, ok, have a nice day, 15 seconds of this and we were out. Car was across street at Park N Cruise, and we were on the road in record time. Here are two things that I’ve read in these forums and myexperience. As I said I get up early and wander. Not one time in those wanderings did I come across a worker who did not wish me a good morning. 100%of the time if I was in speaking distance of someone they smiled and greetedme. I’ve read here about rudeness. I saw not one tiny iota of this. Everyone was super. Also, I’ve read many times about hard sales from the employees trying to get you to buy things or book specialty restaurants. This did not happen once to us. Not once person came up to us asking to buy something. The only people coming up to us while we were eating were workers asking if we needed anything or wanting to pick up our empty dishes or just saying hi and asking how we are doing. Walking down the Promenade there were plenty of tables set up selling things but no one tried to stop you. They just smiled, and if you stopped they would ask if they could help you. So for us, not an issue. My overall view of the cruise is it was fantastic. Weather was not the best but that’s nothing I’m concerned with and not Royal issue anyway. Thumbs up all around, as for the Captain, James I think, man that dude can ramble. But I loved hearing him talk. Very down to earth, and easy to understand. Seemed like a great guy. The Liberty of the Seas appears to be a good ship in good shape. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We wanted a short cruise to just get away and relax a bit. The embarkation was very organized and fast....took about 15 or 20 min. Ports. We decided to stay on board at the 3 port stops. (Cozumel, Falmouth, Jamaica, and Grand ... Read More
We wanted a short cruise to just get away and relax a bit. The embarkation was very organized and fast....took about 15 or 20 min. Ports. We decided to stay on board at the 3 port stops. (Cozumel, Falmouth, Jamaica, and Grand Caymans). We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere when over half the ship’s passengers are gone. We played trivia, read, and spent time in the Diamond Lounge. The ice show was excellent and we saw it twice. The Eagles remembered show was good. The Sat. Night Fever production was quite good. I would suggest changing the show to another night, not on the last night of the cruise. We had early seating for dinner on deck 4 in the dining room. Our waiter, Santana and assistant Steven at table 460 (table for 8, 2 people never showed up) were attentive and friendly. The food was ok. We were happy to have scrimp cocktail back on the menu every night. Our cabin was an outside cabin on deck 2. It was adequate for us. Occasionally there was a foul oder in the hallway. The room attendant, Paulino, kept the room clean and insured our request for extra wash cloths and ice were provided. We did the walk off disembarkation and it was fast and efficient. Read Less
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Sail Date: January 2018
Chose this cruise with friends from the local area. Stayed in balcony cabin 7658 which was very clean and comfortable. Our cabin steward Nadine was most helpful, kept up our room well. Be advised the ship is worn thru out all areas but ... Read More
Chose this cruise with friends from the local area. Stayed in balcony cabin 7658 which was very clean and comfortable. Our cabin steward Nadine was most helpful, kept up our room well. Be advised the ship is worn thru out all areas but still okay. Food was good but not great. Seem like mashed potatoes and broccoli with every meal in the dining room. Had dinner one night in Geovanni's and it was great. Still feel the specialty restaurants are overpriced and underused. The Windjammer is typical cafeteria quality food. Nothing spectacular here. Our shore excursions were great. Salsa Salsa Margarita in Cozumel, Segway in Cayman and Bamboo Beach in Jamaica were lots of fun for our group. Lots of excursions available for all. Entertainment on board was mostly okay. Variety shows were great, singers and bands not so much. Background music to loud and drowned out the vocals. The Ice Skating show was the highlight of our cruise shows. Don't miss it, you will be amazed. Service in all the lounge bars before dinner and shows is lacking and under staffed. IMO smoking should be eliminated from all cruises. Casino stinks with tobacco smoke and you have to walk thru to the theater and ding room. The entire port side in the pool area is for smokers. All the ports had good shopping at the dock. Tender in Cayman went very well. Hand washing was everywhere and used by most. Overall, our cruise was very good and fun for all. Easy and quick to get on and off board in Galveston. Would I choose this cruise again, probably. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
Enjoyed the service people. Especially Flora and Xia... On table 331. There was a wonderful ...... Arroyo at the Windjammer and Thomas--the washy, washy, sicky, sickly guy. I enjoyed seeing these people daily. Liked the towel ... Read More
Enjoyed the service people. Especially Flora and Xia... On table 331. There was a wonderful ...... Arroyo at the Windjammer and Thomas--the washy, washy, sicky, sickly guy. I enjoyed seeing these people daily. Liked the towel characters put in our room. The beverage package was a big disappointment. The cups didn't hold much and the Diet Coke didn't taste right. Way, way over priced. The workers seemed really put out to fill the cups in the bars--not at dinner or Windjammer. The food was pretty tasty. Would have liked to have had tacos more than one day in the Windjammer. Would have enjoyed having more family entertainment during the day like a movie theatre--especially on this cruise since the weather was so windy and cold and couldn't enjoy the sun up on the decks. It was too cold to enjoy the pools and water slide. The kids enjoyed the climbing wall and the miniature golf. The night entertainment was so, so. The ice skating was great. I felt we were really nickel and dimed to death. I enjoyed Royal Caribbean, but will probably try another cruise line before using this one again to get a better comparison. I did really think the workers were great!!!! Read Less
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Sail Date: December 2017
I took my teenage kids on Liberty of the Seas for a New Years cruise. We had a good time despite them not wanting to do the teen program. Since the weather was cold there wasn't a lot to do on the cruise days except eat and play cards.I ... Read More
I took my teenage kids on Liberty of the Seas for a New Years cruise. We had a good time despite them not wanting to do the teen program. Since the weather was cold there wasn't a lot to do on the cruise days except eat and play cards.I booked two excursions through royal caribbean, the palacar reef and starfish snorkel in cozumel and the beach excursion with drinks in Costa Playa. They were both great excursions and even the teenagers had a great time. The excursion I booked for roatan was not through royal caribbean and it rained really hard so we didn't have a good time-- due to the rain not the excursion. The shows on the boat were terrible-- some old has-been comedians telling borderline offensive jokes and an offensive show Saturday Night Fever. The thick fake Italian accents were culturally offensive and there was rampant sexual harassment that was difficult to watch. There was even a suicide scene that was tough to take. The teenagers left after the first song. The ice skating show was great but we had to wait in line for two hours to ensure we got seats at all! We are vegetarians and it was hard to figure out what food was vegetarian because there was no signage. If you are sensitive to cigarette smoke keep off the third and fourth floors where the smoke comes from the casino and wafts throughout the floors. Read Less
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Sail Date: December 2017
The Liberty OTS was the perfect ship because of proximity since we live inTexas. Boarding on New Years added to the excitement and anticipation. We had our Granddaughter with us and purchased a table in the RBar for convenience and a great ... Read More
The Liberty OTS was the perfect ship because of proximity since we live inTexas. Boarding on New Years added to the excitement and anticipation. We had our Granddaughter with us and purchased a table in the RBar for convenience and a great experience. The New Year party did not disappoint! Balloons, drinks, music and people all made this a special night. Even though the weather could have been better, starting the new year in the Caribbean with 73’ vs Dallas with 17’ was just what the Dr ordered. This was our 4 cruise on Liberty and again, we were not disappointed. The ships staff couldn’t have been more friendly, passionate and accommodating. Because of the ships consistency to go beyond our expectations, we have another 3 cruises booked on the Liberty....if you’re considering a ship for your first cruise, we would highly recommend Liberty of the Seas and if you can afford it, stay in a Grand Suite. Not only do you get a larger room you get the use of the Suite Lounge, priority boarding and disembarkation, seating for the shows, a Concierge and just a better overall experience. Read Less
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Sail Date: December 2017
Liberty of the seas is the most beautiful ship ever! The food is amazing and entertainment is well balanced with a nice variety! Ship was very clean and well-maintained. Anyone with special dietary needs are definitely treated well and ... Read More
Liberty of the seas is the most beautiful ship ever! The food is amazing and entertainment is well balanced with a nice variety! Ship was very clean and well-maintained. Anyone with special dietary needs are definitely treated well and there is a great caregiving for that. The handicapped accessible rooms and Facilities was very good. The staff on board was great. Royal Caribbean embarkation is a process of long lines and that part is never nice. The departure process was a lot better. My only criticism is that there are a lot of extra built-in costs for things should not be there. For example, the gratuities and mandatory service fee of 7.95 for room service are ridiculous. Laundry cost are outrageous. No self serve laundry is also a problem. I do think the only other issue on Royal Caribbean would be that a limited number of late-night snacks is what is offered. We were on a smaller ship in December and the solarium Cafe Plaza had an excellent late night option with hot and cold food. I think liberty of the seas needs to implement something like that. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
For whoever does a Royal Caribbean cruise for the first time, every single detail will be just and completely perfect. But this time I have to recognize that being my 5th cruise in Royal Caribbean, I am starting to get curious about how ... Read More
For whoever does a Royal Caribbean cruise for the first time, every single detail will be just and completely perfect. But this time I have to recognize that being my 5th cruise in Royal Caribbean, I am starting to get curious about how does it feel to travel with others? Some of the shows, amenities, food, menus, etc. are very similar so I would love to feel that when i get on board it will be a completely new experience eventhough is the same cruise line. I would love them to organize game torunaments: Backgammon, Chess, with the possibility to have a prize (bottle of liquor, excursion tickets for one of the stops, etc. What I recognize I loved and is new, is the water slides and the flow rider, but weather didnt help to enjoy them at its full. I have heard other "cruise lines" include liquors in the price... that sounds interesting! Read Less
Liberty of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 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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