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Liberty of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2586 reviews
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Don't book if you have problems with exposure to smoke!

Review for Liberty of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 2020s

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Sail Date: Nov 2021
Cabin: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Picked this cruise for a quick get away from Galveston as it was a convenient drive. First cruise from a Texas port. Easy embarkation and disembarkation process; except when embarking they had three different places to check in. First check in line to see your vaccine card and recent covid test report. Then, second check in line to review your passport AND your COVID vaccine card and recent Covid test report. Then through security, then to check in desk where they rechecked your sail pass and your passport! On board, masks required everywhere except where noted only for vaccinated guests, yet the vaccine was supposedly required for all passengers anyway! But wearing a mask was not a real issue and compliance was very high overall. Staff was GREAT, friendly, eager to be of service - could not have asked for better.

Could not use the casino as the stench of tobacco was ever-present. The odor permeated the lounge area and photo area near the casino, and since there is a stairway from the 4th floor casino to the 5th floor promenade the odor of smoke made walking through the promenade area where semi-aggressive vendors tried to lure you into their shops as you walked through. As a result of this my wife and I avoided the casino totally, so it saved us quite a bit of money, but did reduce our entertainment value.

The food was very good, and the specialty restaurant, Chops was GREAT ! We did not partake of the Mexican (Sabors) or Italian (Giovanni's) specialty restaurant.

Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Adequate but if you want to use your balcony and don't want to smell smoke, do not get a port side balcony !! Ours was on deck 9 - smoking allowed port side on deck 11 and 4 so whenever we tried to sit on the balcony we had to go in due to the smoke smell!

Port Reviews

Costa Maya

Just got off here and walked around the shops port-side. Did not do excursion at this port.

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