Carnival Liberty July 2012: Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by ugadan67

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Carnival Liberty July 2012

Sail Date: July 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
My wife and I had a wonderful time on the Carnival Liberty. Everything was first class. The only part we didn't like was the time it took to wait in line to check in (about two hours). Once we go on board we had to go to deck 3 for the safety drill. This took almost an hour crowded in the Miami Heat waiting for the actual drill that only took ten minutes. It was almost 5PM before we were able to relax in our cabin and unpack.

The ship, crew, and waiters and staff were very professional. The food was amazing. More food than you could possibly eat and we tried. The lobster night was the best. One of our dinner companion had four lobster tails! You could literally order three starters and three or more entrees for dinner each night. I suggest requesting the late dinner at 8:15pm so you don't have to rush for the early 6PM seating.

Every port was beautiful and I suggest the following excursions: snorkeling on grand turk, rain forest and old san juan tour in More puerto rico. A cab ride to Megen's Bay in St. Thoms. On Grand Turk skip Margaritaville restaurance and go the the "Last City Restaurant" and try the Conk and Jerk Chicken.

We had a wonderful time and recommend this ship and cruse to everyone. Less

Published 07/30/12

Cabin review: 5A

The cabin was very comfortable. We had a first floor cabin with a port hole. we had a good view of the ocean and port. The bathroom and shower was a bit small but adequate. The service was great. They cleaned the room twice a day and gave fresh bath and beach towels each day. They even made a different pet towel each night in the form an animal!

Port and Shore Excursions


Grand Turk was our favorite port. It was beautiful and convenient. The ship docked at the pier and there was shopping right there. Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant and large pool was very nice. We went on a great snorkeling adventure and saw nurse sharks! We went to a low key restaurant on the beach called Last City or something just down from Margaritaville. Had a great lunch of jerk chicken and fried conk. This was our favorite port!

The weather was a little overcast and windy. Thunderstorms in the afternoon. Our snorkeling trip was cancelled so we rebooked for Grand Turk. The beach and water was beautiful. The ship had a big lunch buffet on the island.

We had to wake up early for an 8am tour of the El Yunque rain forest and Old San Juan. The trip to the rain forest was 1 hour each was and seemed to take most of the time. The host was very good. We toured the old fort and had wonderful views of the old town and coast. The shopping was better than St. Thomas. Many good deals on clothing.
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City Tour

St. Thomas was a very nice island. The shopping is mostly jewelry and liquor. We took a ride with locals and they should us some of the sights and tried a Banana Daiquiri. We went to an exclusive beach and the water was crystal clear.

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