Liberty of the Seas was EXCELLENT: Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by baseball16

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Liberty of the Seas was EXCELLENT

Sail Date: March 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
We sailed on the Liberty on 3-21-2010 out of Miami Fla. We went to the terminal around 11:00am and boarded pretty quickly about 20 minutes. The cabins are not ready until 1pm but lunch was ready at 12noon.

The Liberty is a beautiful ship. Even though there were 3600 people on board it was not crowded at all. The ship was sold out except for about 8 cabins.

The food was really good, the my time dining was strange because they ask you to set up your dinner time daily or you have to wait if the dinning room is full.

They had a parade one night early in the cruise at 11 pm which was strange as most families were already asleep. They did have a small pirate parade one day that was ok. They had a 70's disco party in the promenade that was fun. They had people dressed and singing like the village people that was great.

There was no midnight buffet but toward the end of the week all of the chef's had samples of their dishes in the promenade and you went More around to each and gathered what you wanted to try or eat. There was nowhere to sit and that was the only time during the week any place on the ship was congested.

The pool deck was not crowded at all and there were plenty of chairs stacked up not being used. The best part about the pool area was plenty of seating to the sides if you did not want to be in the sun where you could sleep or read. They had a couple of swings where you could look out over the ocean, need more of those. Plenty of chairs to pull up to the rails around the sides out of the congested areas and the sun. Also they have benches on the very front of the ship.

There were so many different stations in the buffet there were never lines, people just went up and got what they wanted. The specialty lines for pancakes were lined up some mornings. One morning it was really crowded but if you ask the buffet assistance to help find you a table they were more than helpful. The day it was bad they actually put us in the specialty restaurant, Portofino, to eat breakfast. They came around and offered you drinks so you did not have to keep getting up to get them. The last night on board we ate at CHOPS and it was the best. Of course Johnny Rockets is always great, ate lunch there one day.

We had a balcony cabin, D2, which was very large with a large sofa and plenty of walking space between the wall and bed and large bathroom. Our sons had an inside promenade cabin that was really nice and cute with it's window seat and small sofa. Plenty of closet space and vanity space with drawers and lots of hiding places for your stuff.

The entertainment was pretty good, but not the best I've seen. Singing and dancing shows were ok, not broad way still or Vegas style, a lot of stuff about dreams, fairy tail characters, very unusual.

The guy at the piano bar was good the first night, the catacombs disco was fun. A little disappointed with the lounges. The Sphinx seemed to be wasted, there was not much going on in there even though it was very large and nice with a dance floor. Most music did not start until late. All of the cruise lines need to have some entertainment at the lounges for music and dance for those who don't stay up until 11 pm for it to start. Some people don't go to dinner late so they want to hear some music have a drink and dance while everyone else is eating at 8 or 9 pm.

The photographers did not bombard you all the time like some lines do, which was nice, however they did not seem to take photos at dinner except formal nights. Would like to have had some family pics taken.

This was an amazing ship and a wonderful trip and we are looking to go again on this ship maybe in Sept 2010 with some other friends. Would recommend this over all others. RCCL is my preference for cruise lines. Less

Published 04/01/10

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Port and Shore Excursions

Our tour was really late. We went to the zoo and got cut off from seeing all of it and spent most of our time waiting on our bus, our time was cut short.

We also did the river ride which was late, but excellent. We saw many animals in the wild and was a lot of fun, they took us out into the ocean to go back to port.

Costa Maya is a nice little area however, beware of the retailers right off the port. They were pushy and very rude and really got angry if you looked at something and did not buy it. I wanted something but wanted it to say Costa Maya on it and the guy said he would paint it on and all he did was stick a sticker on it and then wanted to get mad when I did not want it. Go back behind the restaurants and pool area and they have the same things but for less and much nicer and more pleasant, also they put on their ethnic shows in the streets back there with the axtec mayans.

We had lunch at a restaurant around the pool area and it was really good.

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Cozumel is beautiful and always fun. Plenty of shopping and bars and restaurants. We went to Carlos and Charlies, if you say you are only there to drink they put you in the back of the restaurant away from the fun. Margaritaville is really nice and sits on the ocean and you can see the ships. We ate lunch at a nice little restaurant with all the walls open to the breeze. Be careful of the margaritas, their not like ours.

We went into Diamond International and looked around, if you look at anything they will drive you nuts. They started at 3000 for a ring and by the time 2 of them got done or I got done with them they were willing to take 1500 and may have gone down. They are big now on loose diamonds and the did not have the setting they wanted to put it in for me to see so I did not buy.

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This is a really beautiful island and could really live there. We did the tour to the turtle farm, stingray city and hell. The turtle farm was a lot of fun, you can pick up the turtles. Stingray city was ok but Antigua is better. Not many rays, but a lot of people. Our driver did not let us out on the sandbar and the water was over our heads where you got off the boat, very disappointed, since I do not swim.

Our bus driver had an appointment at the airport and left us waiting for our boat for 30 minutes too early, cut our trip to hell and did not get to see the carving of the devil and he lied and said it was not there. He rushed our tours and when he got back to pick us up he tried to dodge traffic so we did not get any shopping time, everything was closed when we got back, a lot of upset people. His name was John.

Beautiful place, would like to go stay a few days.

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