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Liberty of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
2,603 reviews

Classic RC "Spring Break" cruise

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Liberty of the Seas
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6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Mar 2023

Since I usually cruise in off-peak season, inlcluding a similar RC cruise just 2 months ago, it was easy for me to see how every aspect of the cruise was affected by the Spring Break passenger base - loads of college kids and families with children. I imagine these effects would be reduced on longer sailings, so I'll definitely keep that in mind next year.

Cabin was clean and in good repair, although our sink got slightly clogged part way through our 4-night Bahamas cruise. A little bit of wear and tear starting to show on small details like drain plugs. The rounded knobs to hang towels on the back of the door are not functional; the towels slip right off them. Towel animal service 2 out of 4 nights. I did not interact much with our room steward, although he did a good job. I imagine he was probably very busy with the ship at full capacity of young spring-breakers. Tiny cabin and tiny shower, as expected for the cheapest room option.

As usual on a budget cruise, food itself was hit or miss. It was mostly hits in the main dining room, although I had at least one bland soup and some dishes were inappropriately room temp (key lime pie, spinach artichoke dip). I enjoyed the Indian dishes, but I wish they would add a few veggies with the meat, like you would get broccoli and carrot with your steak, or plantain with your Caribbean chicken, for example. It was clear the team had a heavy passenger load, but service was great, despite being a little slow to get water refills at times. Our team was constantly in motion; they really made a heroic effort. Definitely as I cruise more I make more requests; our team were very accommodating with those, whether it be adding ice cream to a dessert, extra sauce, extra cook time, or a dish prepared without a certain ingredient. Windjammer buffet was kind of uninspired; desserts were very hit or miss. We really liked the "mudslide" (?) cookies and cappucino cheesecake on the last day, but did not like the cherry custard tart or dry apricot -almond-pistachio pie. I tend to stick to the Indian - Indonesian dishes at Windjammer, as I find these to be most flavorful. The gravy-looking mustard sauce they had next to the pork schnitzel was also really good. I wish they had a hand-washing station at the buffet like some of the other RC ships instead of just hand sanitizer.

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