A relaxing time on a beautiful ship: Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by cmaher

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A relaxing time on a beautiful ship

Sail Date: March 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
The Liberty of the Seas is the largest ship we have cruised on. The ship is beautiful, clean and never felt too crowded. We arrived in Miami the night before and stayed at the Marriott Airport hotel, a convenient stay. A good dinner in the sports bar at the adjacent property right next door. The next morning we took a $24 cab to the port, arriving about 10:45. Still tons of people milling about from the prior cruise so not a good sign. We were able to swiftly get through security and get checked in but not able to board until noon, after customs had cleared the ship.

Breakfasts and lunches were always taken up in the Windjammer and we found it to be very good, plenty of food choices and seating not that difficult to find. We had second seating in the dining room and went 7 out of the 8 nights. We were assigned to a large table of 12, which really is too large as we could not talk very easily with the others at the opposite end. Also, with the large table, we were always More served last by our waiter. The waiter was efficient but did not have much personality; the assistant waiter was very nice and remembered each of our names from the first night on. The food was generally good to very good. The first night the prime rib was one of the best I have ever tasted anywhere. The ship also serves very good shrimp on many of the nights, either in appetizers or as main courses. One night we did go to Chops, the specialty restaurant. We are glad we went as we have never tried a specialty restaurant before but probably wouldn't go back. It is a very pretty dining room and the service is very good. The food was good but probably not worth the surcharge. Entertainment was hit & miss, depends on what one likes. The Promenade was wonderful, with so many places to grab a drink, get a snack, stroll and shop.

There was plenty of outdoor space and you could find a lounge chair easily if you were up by 11:00 a.m.

Leaving the ship took a bit longer than we are used to. We were called by 8:10 and made it to the gangway within a couple of minutes. But they were backed up in the luggage/customs area so we were held at the gangway for about 20 minutes. After that, we were off within another 20 minutes.

Would cruise again on the Liberty without hesitation. Less

Published 03/22/11

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