We were on Liberty of the Seas January 12-19, 2020. We had only been on one cruise before, last May, on the Harmony. We had originally reserved an inside promenade view room but won the royal up bid to get a balcony. After getting on the ship, I was really grateful for the upgrade. We really enjoyed the balcony.
We stayed in Room 6628. Our cabin steward was James. This was his last cruise until he finished his 7 month contract to go home to his family. He was counting down excitedly while I was hoping the days would last endlessly! He left us several cute towel animals on the cruise - I think there were three of them. I love towel animals - just a fun perk on the cruise. Our room was always made nicely.
Because we sailed on the Harmony which is brand new, we were a little worried when we read reviews that said the Liberty was worn down. We chose Liberty because we live in Texas and this was a cheaper cruise for us to get away and celebrate without having to fly in to somewhere. Despite the reviews, I felt that Liberty was a great ship. If you looked for wear, you could find some areas, but, overall, it had a beautiful grandeur of its own. I thought the ship was beautiful and was not at all disappointed. Of course, it is smaller than Harmony and less glitzy (Harmony is the oooh lala of ships right now), but Liberty is beautiful and provided everything we needed and wanted for a wonderful trip.
We were upgraded through a royal up bid and I am so glad we were! I had originally done a promenade view to save some money, but this balcony room was very nice. There was one issue inside the sliding door that kept us awake at night when the seas were choppy. I am sure that it could be easily fixed but it was difficult to duplicate when seas were not choppy. We used ear plugs and it fixed that. The room was spacious and nice. It had a good layout with plenty of storage. Great place to put on makeup with a large mirror. We liked the quick access to the MDR and elevators. We did not get elevator noise. We would definitely book this room and this floor again.
I did not expect to love this port as much as we did!!!! This was a definite favorite of ours!! We got some beautiful tshirts for family at home, met many wonderful people from Jamaica, and enjoyed the craft area. There was steel drum music in the center of the port and authentic jerk chicken. Remember that, in the center craft area, you can bargain the price down. You can do this a little in the stores but not as much. I spent hours walking around just enjoying the beautiful day. I loved the people and all the items for sale were fun to see. I definitely enjoyed this port so much!!!