This was our fourth cruise with Emerald and it was great to be back on one of their ships after 2 cancellations because of the pandemic.
Liberte is slightly shorter than other ‘Star’ ships but the only place this is noticeable is on the small deck in the bow where there were less chairs than on other ships, and as the upper deck is closed during most cruising because of low bridges this limited outside space when cruising.
Whilst most dinners had a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts or cheese, we felt the choices weren’t as varied as on previous cruises, possibly a feature of regional menus, or possibly a bit of cost saving after the last 2 years.
Arles was the final port on our cruise and we knew very little about it before hand. We had booked an extra night stay at a hotel in Arles to coincide with return travel plans; I’m so pleased we did.
Arles was one of the highlights of our cruise. The city is small, with a remarkable Roman colosseum and an amphitheater too, both still in use. The town is a maze of small streets with numerous cafes, bars and restaurants and a couple of really good museums.