My trip on RCI's brand new Liberty of the Seas was pure luck...literally. I actually won it as a prize on a local radio station contest. Once I was on the trip I found out that it was an exclusive one night preview cruise to nowhere sponsored by AAA as a way to introduce the new ship to it's travel agents and invited guests. I was one of those invited guests...they actually gave a few cabins to radio stations as promotional thing...lucky me! With that said, the short time I spent on Liberty was great. This was my fourth cruise over all (2nd with RCI). My last cruise was out of Port Canaveral so to say that Cape Liberty was a little dumpy is an understatement. I expected to see Tony Soprano dumping a body off of the pier...it was safe..just a little scary and deserted. The ship itself was everything a cruise ship should be...awe-inspiring and something you can't accurately describe in words. From the Royal Promenade to the 3-story Main Dining Room the ship was impressive. Having just cruised on RCI's Sovereign of the Seas (RCI's oldest ship afloat) in March I was not ready for what awaited me onboard the Liberty. We quickly made the most of our short time on board. Our first stop being the stateroom to drop off the luggage. Our room was an inside cabin...nothing fancy...but very well appointed...even a flat screen television. The next several hours we spent searching the entire ship...from the flowrider to the Catacombs Nightclub..Liberty just amazed us the whole time. We made our way to Windjammers and and had a good lunch. The food was very good...I wouldn't say it was 5 star...but combined with the ambience it would be hard to beat! Especially dinner in the dining room...it is like a picture out of Titanic. The staircase and chandelier really makes the dinner feel like a special event! Our favorite part of the evening onboard were the shows...the Ice Skating performance called 'Encore' was just that...you wanted it to keep going and going. It was hard to believe the skill of the skaters...especially because we were at sea...you would be hard pressed to see a better ice show on land! The 'Ever After' performance in the theatre was also top notch. Definitely the best show I have seen onboard a ship! The evening wrapped up on the Royal Promenade with a 70's Dance party...and let's just say that by then the drinks were flowing. Being an exclusive preview cruise all the booze was included...and I definitely over-indulged. My last recollection of the evening is blowing $40 in the casino. Next thing I knew it was 7 am and time to head to breakfast. Overall, Liberty is a ship that everyone should try at least once. I highly recommend it for anyone...first time cruisers or seasoned veterans!!