A hooked first time cruiser will be back again: Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by vpat48

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A hooked first time cruiser will be back again

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Loved almost everything about the Liberty of the seas. Ship was in great condition. Embarkation was easy and was completed in 10 minutes. With a full ship we never felt crowded at all. There are hundreds of things to do at any time to help spread the crowd.

Special thanks to our cabin attendant Cathy who was very proactive and always looking to help. Also Aliston Gonsalves our waiter was superb. He even brought out special dishes for our group to try along with our orders. Loved that RCL is proactive with cleanliness and had people working all the time.

Mostly did breakfast and lunch at Windjammer and they always had great selection. The quality was mostly good and you can't ask for much more when they are cooking for 4000 people. The main dining room food was okay. Some dishes were excellent and some were just average as grits. Loved the flo-rider and the rock climbing wall.

The Ice Skating show and Up in the Air as well as the variety show were all superbly More done. I don't really like the Saturday night fever type shows, so i skipped that one. The cruise director was very active and fun as well and held events all through out the day.

The best thing about the cruise we could completely let go and do whatever we feel at the moment. Loved that we could just be cut off from the outside world. While everything else was excellent the debarkation process was utterly painful. Even though we had an early exit, we switched to one of the later groups since we had a late flight. After they called about 15 groups, nothing moved for about an hour. Then they started calling about another 10 groups within 30 minutes and people piled up everywhere. We couldn't get out of the elevators or stairwells because people weren't getting off the ship fast enough. The lines for customs were some of the longest i have ever experienced and one our bags got its tags torn out and was left out near the exit. The debarkation process somewhat soured an otherwise great vacation.

Having been bitten by the cruise bug i will be back and it most certainly will be with Royal Caribbean. Less

Published 01/28/12

Cabin review: D16244 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Literally five steps from the elevators. First room when you step into the hallway. Still never heard any loud noises at all. Saved a lot of long walks.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Had a beach day at San Francisco beach. Unlike Paradise no need to pay for chairs or towels. But they require F&B purchase of 10 per head. The beach itself was very rocky and should be better kept up with. Unlike other along the shore they had no beach toys. Rented a jetski there for half an hour and it was a fun experience. Spent half the day at the beach and the other half just driving around Cozumel in a Wrangler we rented from Alamo. With insurance it was $85.

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