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Carnival Liberty Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Still Beautiful but Things Have Changed

Review for Carnival Liberty to the Bahamas
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josebetzy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Interior
Traveled with children

We choose Liberty because of convenience to where we live and price. This ship despite its age is still beautiful and majestic. We were 6, 5 adults and 1 12 yr old. 2 Retired teachers, Phd. Chemistry professor, CIO of major University and a beauty salon owner. The renovations are very good but some areas need improvement. Our cabin was 2214 and at times when leaving the cabin the smell of backed up sewage was quite noticeable. This smell was noticeable in deck 1, where other family members had their cabin. At times, the smell of dead fish appeared but only lasted a few seconds. We choose You Time Dining and I would give it a B at best. The service is slow and we noticed that those who purchased drinks or wine were served first and attended quite a bit more than others like us that do not drink except water and coffee. On our second night, gala night, the server presented himself and asked what we wanted to from the bar. We said nothing and he then assigned another server and never came back. It took at least 10 minutes before he came and served us bread and water. Took our order and after 20 to 25 minutes no server. I went to the Maitre’D and he tried to speed up things. He apologized and said that he would send a food gift to our cabin, but nothing ever came. He just lied to try to appease us. Well the food finally came and it was cold. Apparently, it was sitting somewhere. We tried to eat and the server never showed up again. The Maitre’D also never showed face again, avoiding to pass by our table. At times, we thought that maybe it was because we spoke English and Spanish, I do not know. Well after waiting again for another 10 to 15 minutes, we just got up and left. Very disappointing since we have been on 20 cruises different cruise lines before. The entertainment was excellent. BlueIguana on Lido deck is excellent. The breakfast huevos rancheros are a must try. The Guy hamburgers are excellent. They are big and there are always a small line of folks. The music throughout the ship was quite good. My 12 year old granddaughter loved the Camp for her age group. Made some new friends. The shops were as always, on board shops. Nothing new or special to buy. Clearance sales was just old stuff that no one wants to buy. They need to lower the price quite a bit if they really want to sell. The food on the Lido deck was quite good, varied and good tasting. Although they close rather early 11pm (at least for us), the Pizza is always open. Their Pizza was excellent. The pool area was great and so was the outdoor cinema. The service to clean tables in the Lido Marketplace is slow. Maybe they are understaffed or just walk slowly. We had to clean for the most part to use a table. The cruise director is very good at entertaining and moving people to dance and just have fun. The port Nassau was nice. This was an overnight stay. We went to the Jankatoo beach, about 10 minutes walking from the ship. The service on the beach was excellent, since these are mainly young locals that want your business. Leaving and returning to the ship was quick and easy. Overall, the cruise was enjoyable. Personally I would only return if the price really goes down. Almost forgot, the brunch was excellent.

Cabin Review

Interior

The cabin was clean. When leaving the cabin at times there was a smell of backed up sewage. There are no more hand lotions placed in the cabin. The TV was 19in. screen. Rather small cabin but the shower was of good size. The closet had plenty of hangers. Ask for beach towels. The attendant does not place one in the room. Being Gold members we had to ask for the free water bottles several times before the attendant brought it to the room. We never received the VIFP pin. The attendant was very nice, cordial spoke both English and Spanish very well. Overall it was OK.

Port Reviews

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Port Canaveral is becoming one of the largest and busiest cruise ports. It is easy to get to. Parking at the cruise line parking was easy. The extra money you pay is well worth it. There are police officers everywhere (I like it) and they are professionals that help you with a smile.

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