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My mom loves to cruise and wanted my cousin to experience cruising for the first time. We chose this sailing since it was out of nearby Port Canaveral, included a private island, and was on a larger ship with upgrades. We thought 4 days was a good length for a first-time cruiser. We also found a good price for a balcony cabin. Getting around the port parking was a little confusing. There are signs telling you to take your parking ticket with you. They want you to pay after the cruise but before you head to your car. However, the exit had both a scanner to read your paid ticket and a person to take cash. Mom is Platinum so embarkation was easy. They take your photo just before you go thru security screening which was different. The Liberty is an older ship so she has “bumps and bruises” but is clean considering how much traffic she gets. Our cabin 7334 was comfortable but had the dated Carnival orange interior. Balcony had two chairs and a table. Our cabin steward was SO nice! In fact all of the Carnival employees we encountered we exceptionally friendly (except for one server in the main DR at brunch on our sea day). My cousin enjoyed the dining options and was able to try new dishes and desserts for the first time. That is one reason cruising is so enjoyable. Try ordering the cheese plate as an appetizer and having mac&cheese with bacon and ratatouille as sides orders. Yum! In Nassau we took water ferry to Paradise Island and walked to the Atlantis Resort. Access is limited but the blown glass sculptures are beautiful. We caught a taxi back to port and shopped at the kiosks near the port. Princess Cays was great! Most guests exit the tender boat and head to the beach and activities located on the left side of the island. The secret is to exit and go to the right! Stay on the dock, go over a small foot bridge, and then find a less crowded beach with chairs, clam shells for rent, bar, swimming & snorkeling area, basketball court, restrooms. There is even a separate food area that serves lunch to guests at no charge. Sweet!

Princess Cays is a Jewel!

Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by LoveTheLidoLife

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
My mom loves to cruise and wanted my cousin to experience cruising for the first time. We chose this sailing since it was out of nearby Port Canaveral, included a private island, and was on a larger ship with upgrades. We thought 4 days was a good length for a first-time cruiser. We also found a good price for a balcony cabin.

Getting around the port parking was a little confusing. There are signs telling you to take your parking ticket with you. They want you to pay after the cruise but before you head to your car. However, the exit had both a scanner to read your paid ticket and a person to take cash. Mom is Platinum so embarkation was easy. They take your photo just before you go thru security screening which was different.

The Liberty is an older ship so she has “bumps and bruises” but is clean considering how much traffic she gets. Our cabin 7334 was comfortable but had the dated Carnival orange interior. Balcony had two chairs and a table. Our cabin steward was SO nice! In fact all of the Carnival employees we encountered we exceptionally friendly (except for one server in the main DR at brunch on our sea day).

My cousin enjoyed the dining options and was able to try new dishes and desserts for the first time. That is one reason cruising is so enjoyable. Try ordering the cheese plate as an appetizer and having mac&cheese with bacon and ratatouille as sides orders. Yum!

In Nassau we took water ferry to Paradise Island and walked to the Atlantis Resort. Access is limited but the blown glass sculptures are beautiful. We caught a taxi back to port and shopped at the kiosks near the port.

Princess Cays was great! Most guests exit the tender boat and head to the beach and activities located on the left side of the island. The secret is to exit and go to the right! Stay on the dock, go over a small foot bridge, and then find a less crowded beach with chairs, clam shells for rent, bar, swimming & snorkeling area, basketball court, restrooms. There is even a separate food area that serves lunch to guests at no charge. Sweet!
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