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Native Houstonians, we had never sailed out of Galveston before. Embarkation (and debarkation) were a breeze. This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise and we had some misgivings about the age of the ship. We had a junior suite which was a bit worn, but otherwise just fine. We liked the Promenade concept and overall layout. What we didn't like (and thus the B-) was that the ship vibrated the entire cruise, except in port, of course. Never experienced this on any cruise before. Distracting. Food was on average, well, average - with the exception of the Italian specialty restaurant, Giovanni's, which was fantastic. Not that impressed with Chops or Sabor, but then its hard to impress Texans with steak or Mexican food. Only went to the main dining room on lobster night, which was good, but not great. Johnny Rockets was pretty good. The bright spot was service. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was friendly, attentive, and professional - best we have ever encountered. They made the trip enjoyable! Kudos! My parting comment was nothing to do with the ship. We have always cruised with our son, now 19 and in college. This was just the two of us, though sailing with friends taking a parent on a birthday cruise. Let's just say at 68 years old I was probably in the younger half of the demographic. Very different from screaming kids. Live and learn.

Service an "A+"; ship a "B-"

Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by Slark

Trip Details
Native Houstonians, we had never sailed out of Galveston before. Embarkation (and debarkation) were a breeze. This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise and we had some misgivings about the age of the ship. We had a junior suite which was a bit worn, but otherwise just fine. We liked the Promenade concept and overall layout.

What we didn't like (and thus the B-) was that the ship vibrated the entire cruise, except in port, of course. Never experienced this on any cruise before. Distracting.

Food was on average, well, average - with the exception of the Italian specialty restaurant, Giovanni's, which was fantastic. Not that impressed with Chops or Sabor, but then its hard to impress Texans with steak or Mexican food. Only went to the main dining room on lobster night, which was good, but not great. Johnny Rockets was pretty good.

The bright spot was service. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was friendly, attentive, and professional - best we have ever encountered. They made the trip enjoyable! Kudos!

My parting comment was nothing to do with the ship. We have always cruised with our son, now 19 and in college. This was just the two of us, though sailing with friends taking a parent on a birthday cruise. Let's just say at 68 years old I was probably in the younger half of the demographic. Very different from screaming kids. Live and learn.
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Cabin Review

Junior Suite
Cabin J3 1374
Room was a very nice size for two people. Great reading chair; decent balcony. A little worn and dated, but just fine.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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