Liberty of the Seas Western Mediterranean: Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by cindykat
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Liberty of the Seas Western Mediterranean
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
In each port we booked tours through RC. We usually don't do this but there was so much to see in such a short time we thought it would be best and it was. First of all, Barcleona is great..try to allow yourself a day on either end to enjoy this wonderful city. The check-in at the port was seamless...the line moved so quickly, it was very well organized and everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. Our first port was Toulon, France. We took the tour to Aix-en-Provence. We went to a lovely city but the tour guide was not great and it was difficult to hear her on our headsets. The tour was only 1/2 day.We didn't really have much time to explore the city on our own but it was nice enough. Day 2 was Nice. We took the Cannes/Nice/St. Paul de Vence tour. It was a spectacular day...we drove along the coast and saw each city and had a very nice lunch in Cannes. (lunch was included in the tour). The highlight of the day was the ride to St. Paul de Vence. It was an unbelievably beautiful town! Well worth the long day. Again, no long amount of time to explore on our own but still worth the trip. Day 3 was Florence. We just booked the 1/2 day tour to Pisa. It was a nice day...sorry we didn't' also see Florence but thought we would give ourselves a break. Day 4 was Rome. The tour was great. It took quite a while to get to Rome by coach and when we got there it was very crowded. Saw Trevi Fountain and then off the Colisseum and Roman Forum. We had an excellent tour guide and learned so much. Day 5 was Naples. We drove to Sorrento and took the cruise up the Amalfi Coast. It was spectacular! Went in to Amalfi for about an hour on our own then back on the boat and back to Sorrento. We had lunch in a castle perched on the hillside overlooking the bay (again, it was included in the tour)...it was a great day. Each tour was very well organized and well worth the time and money. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and always seemed to take their responsibility for our safety seriously. Although we wished we had more time on our own in each city it was well worth it to take the RC tours. They all did a great job.
Getting off the ship was as easy as getting on. The whole process is very well organized. We had transportation from our hotel arranged so we didn't need to get a taxi but the long for taxis was very long. It may be worth it to arrange it through a hotel if you're staying in Barcelona to extend your stay.
All in all it was a great trip. We would definitely sail on this ship again. Less
Cabin review: GS1282 Grand Suite
We were in a Grand Suite #1282. It was a great location...mid-ship. The Mediterranean is very calm but we felt no motion at all in this room. It was also nice to be mid-way between front and back. Easy access to pool area as well as dining rooms etc. The cabin was very well appointed. Hair dryer is kept in drawer in vanity area by bed. Nice bath products and plenty of towels. Beds were comfy. You can put laundry (just for wash/fold service) in a plastic laundry bag given by suite attendant, and can have it laundered for $25 per bag. Nice service but not offered to us...we had to ask as we had known this from previous trips.Read All Grand Suite (GS) Reviews >>
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