We’ve sailed four times with Royal Caribbean, but always on older, smaller ships — Grandeur of The Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Majesty of The Seas — and were itching for a chance to try larger ships. This summer, we opted for a cruise on Liberty to celebrate the high school graduation of our son and daughter. Later in the summer, we will be on Anthem of the Seas for a just the two of us cruise, to get the company’s more current take on a similar-sized ship.
If you haven’t been on the bigger ships in RCI’s stable, Liberty is, well, big and yet, oddly familiar. Many of the classic styling cues from the last three decades are everywhere on the ship, so it's both familiar and new.
One thing that was clearly new — and I’ll have a lot more to say about it down below — is The Key, RCI’s new program to give Suite-like perks to us mere mortal cruisers.
Well designed, well laid out and quite comfortable with lots of storage. These “hump” balcony cabins offer really great views and are worth snagging if you can get one — we enjoy a lot of time on the balcony on this trip. Our cabin attendant, Lilliana, was exceptional — she anticipated our needs and always seemed to be there when needed. She even was able to produce a foam bed topper, when it seemed like the bed was a bit too firm for our liking (she told us she hoped could find one by the next day, but managed to have it on the bed by the first night).