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My DH (age 66) and I booked this cruise to celebrate my 60th Birthday. It was our 10th cruise, 6th on Carnival. We chose this itinerary because we sailed it last year on the Triumph and loved all the ports. First of all, we had VIP boarding since we splurged and booked a Category 11 suite. We arrive at port around 10:00 and boarding was a breeze. VIP boarding is all it is said to be. No waiting in lines and first on the ship. We were enjoying lunch on the Lido deck around 11:30. The Liberty is a beautiful ship from the lights in the atrium to the dining rooms. It is in great shape and shows little wear. The crew keeps it spotless. CABIN: Our cabin was spacious. So much closet and drawer space. I don't know how we will ever go back to a balcony cabin. The bathroom was huge with a bathtub and two sinks. Also there were two sitdown makeup areas with large mirrors and drawers. It was totally worth the extra expense. The location was fantastic with hardly any noise and was easy to get to since it was right by the glass elevators and the atrium. FOOD: As usual we enjoyed all the meals. We dined in the dining rooms as well as on the Lido deck. The deli, Fish & Chips restaurant, Pizza and Grill were all delicious. Great choices. SERVICE: Our head waiter and assistant waiter were the best. They provided a birthday cake and all sang "Happy Birthday". We never had to wait for a course, and they remembered our preferences. Our Cabin Steward was also amazing. He helped us when we locked ourselves out of our cabin and always remembered to keep our ice bucket full of ice. The cabin was always immaculate. The entire staff and crew were very attentive. ENTERTAINMENT: This is one area that we have not checked out much. We dine at the late seating and after our shore trips and large meals, we usually go into a food coma. Can't stay up that late. We do enjoy the trivia games and bingo during the sea days. PORTS: First of all, we were disappointed that Grand Turk was replaced with Nassau. Grand Turk is a beautiful Port but we can understand that the people are having a harder time getting their lives back together after Hurricane Ike. I believe we were the last cruise scheduled this year to Grand Turk so the people will have all winter to rebuild their homes. Half Moon Cay is the most beautiful place on earth. The water is crystal clear and the sand has the consistency of sugar. It is idyllic. On St. Thomas we took an island tour and really learned alot about the people, flora and fauna. The scenery was breathtaking especially looking out to the British Virgin Islands in the distance. San Juan has all the old charm of the past centuries. We took a walking tour of Old Town and visited many of the shops. Nassau was also a great shopping destination. DEBARKATION: This by far was the easiest debarkation we have ever experienced. We self-debarked and were off the ship and in our car by 7:45. Since we drive to port, we like to get on the road quickly for our long journey home. No problems here. SUMMARY: The "FUN SHIPS" of Carnival are advertised mostly for the young and middle aged cruisers. We have always felt at home with Carnival and even more so now that we are in our sixties. It just goes to show that no matter what age you are a Carnival Cruise is the best vacation ever.

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Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by USA41018

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My DH (age 66) and I booked this cruise to celebrate my 60th Birthday. It was our 10th cruise, 6th on Carnival. We chose this itinerary because we sailed it last year on the Triumph and loved all the ports.
First of all, we had VIP boarding since we splurged and booked a Category 11 suite. We arrive at port around 10:00 and boarding was a breeze. VIP boarding is all it is said to be. No waiting in lines and first on the ship. We were enjoying lunch on the Lido deck around 11:30.
The Liberty is a beautiful ship from the lights in the atrium to the dining rooms. It is in great shape and shows little wear. The crew keeps it spotless.
CABIN: Our cabin was spacious. So much closet and drawer space. I don't know how we will ever go back to a balcony cabin. The bathroom was huge with a bathtub and two sinks. Also there were two sitdown makeup areas with large mirrors and drawers. It was totally worth the extra expense. The location was fantastic with hardly any noise and was easy to get to since it was right by the glass elevators and the atrium.
FOOD: As usual we enjoyed all the meals. We dined in the dining rooms as well as on the Lido deck. The deli, Fish & Chips restaurant, Pizza and Grill were all delicious. Great choices.
SERVICE: Our head waiter and assistant waiter were the best. They provided a birthday cake and all sang "Happy Birthday". We never had to wait for a course, and they remembered our preferences. Our Cabin Steward was also amazing. He helped us when we locked ourselves out of our cabin and always remembered to keep our ice bucket full of ice. The cabin was always immaculate. The entire staff and crew were very attentive.
ENTERTAINMENT: This is one area that we have not checked out much. We dine at the late seating and after our shore trips and large meals, we usually go into a food coma. Can't stay up that late. We do enjoy the trivia games and bingo during the sea days.
PORTS: First of all, we were disappointed that Grand Turk was replaced with Nassau. Grand Turk is a beautiful Port but we can understand that the people are having a harder time getting their lives back together after Hurricane Ike. I believe we were the last cruise scheduled this year to Grand Turk so the people will have all winter to rebuild their homes. Half Moon Cay is the most beautiful place on earth. The water is crystal clear and the sand has the consistency of sugar. It is idyllic. On St. Thomas we took an island tour and really learned alot about the people, flora and fauna. The scenery was breathtaking especially looking out to the British Virgin Islands in the distance. San Juan has all the old charm of the past centuries. We took a walking tour of Old Town and visited many of the shops. Nassau was also a great shopping destination.
DEBARKATION: This by far was the easiest debarkation we have ever experienced. We self-debarked and were off the ship and in our car by 7:45. Since we drive to port, we like to get on the road quickly for our long journey home. No problems here.
SUMMARY: The "FUN SHIPS" of Carnival are advertised mostly for the young and middle aged cruisers. We have always felt at home with Carnival and even more so now that we are in our sixties. It just goes to show that no matter what age you are a Carnival Cruise is the best vacation ever.
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