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Liberty of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great Cruise - Exceeded Expectations!!

Review for Liberty of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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breakinwind
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2011
Cabin: Promenade Stateroom
Traveled with children

Background:

My husband and I have been on five previous cruises with Carnival, RCCL, and Norwegian. This was our first time cruising with our girls ages 8 and 10. We expected to have a lot of fun on this cruise and our expectations were not only met but were exceeded.

Hotel/SAS Transportation:

Cabin Review

Promenade Stateroom

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Not too far to walk from elevator. Small cabins. Good closet and storage space. Bathroom good size. Promenade windows a little fogged over not so clear to look through but could see things happening below. Rarely heard any noise from the Promenade events adn if you did very muted. Great blow dryer.

Port Reviews

Costa Maya

Costa Maya - This was our second time here and although the Malecon (walkway) is an improvement I don't feel the need to go here again. The port area shops are nice and the people are friendly but once in the village of Majahual you will be constantly approached by the locals to look in their shop, braid your hair, massages, play a guitar for you, etc. We took a taxi to the village ($2pp, have to walk out past the security gate to get one) and were conveniently dropped off at a "friend's" restaurant/beach area. We did the whole "save your seats on the beach for you in exchange for eating and drinking at our establishment" thing. Costa Maya is not very authentic (maracas are made in China), more of a build it and they will come kind of place. Check it out if you have never been so you know but set your expectations low.

Belize City

Belize - Did a snorkel excursion through the ship. Snorkeling boat picked us up right from the ship and took us to Rendezvous Cay. I actually liked it very much and so did my kids. The staff were very helpful and informative and snorkeled with us. Not the best snorkeling I have seen, but good and interesting. The island was cool and was loaded with conch shells! Did not go into port as we did not have time after snorkeling.

Cozumel

Cozumel - Unfortunately, didn't see anything but the pier shops. Kids were very tired and just wanted to be on the ship (go figure). Husband has scuba dived on Palancar Reef and loved it.

Pier shops had a lot of junkie trinkets in them - nothing to write home about. Shop keepers weren't too pushy.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Grand Cayman - Did the snorkel reef/wreck excursion. Met tour on the pier and walked about 150 yards to the boat. This snorkel tour is good for a beginner or someone who wants really easy snorkeling. The boat doesn't really take you anywhere. The reef and wreck sites are right there in the harbor. Snorkeling on the wreck was interesting and we saw a lot of fish when the boat operators threw bread into the water.

Tortuga rum cake is to die for.

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