Great Time On Liberty: Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by 2nd time Cruisers

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Great Time On Liberty

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
Embarkation was a breeze as always with Carnival. No issues here, and staff was great.

The ship is very well taken care of. Very clean. The 2.0 upgrades were great. Guy's burgers are out of this world delicious. Red Frog's and The Blue Iguana were great. Plenty of seating, great service, and tasty drinks at both. Didn't go to the new martini bar or EA sports bar, although they did seem very busy each time we went by.

Room steward was fantastic. Room was always spotless and he addressed us by first names the entire week.

Dining wait staff was great as well. Very nice dining experience. I am not sure where all of the critics of the food ate while they were on the Liberty, as everyone in our party loved the MDR food choices. Our group had everything from the Didja starters to the mac-n-cheese and everyone loved the food. Steaks, fish, lobster, chicken, all done to perfection. The only thing I noticed from previous cruises is the portions were More smaller, not that that is a bad thing, I still went away over stuffed every night.

A special shout out to the tall cook in the Portside Omelette Station. Every morning he greeted my youngest son by name and prepared his "ham and cheese' without even taking his order, asking how his cruise was going, how he liked the previous port, etc.

Watched "The Edge" in the main theater, very funny and entertaining, not just a juggler. Went to two productions shows, and both were good, not the best we have seen, but still very good. The comedians were quite good, especially Percy Crews II, he kicked *$$!

One complaint was the kids in the serenity area. I was amazed at the PARENTS who brought their kids up there, sat in loungers with them, and pounced on a poor lady that sat up on a hammock and asked her if they could have it now. Now, I'm not talking 17 year old kids here, I'm talking 5 to 12 year old age range. Had there been anyone policing the serenity area, it would have been very obvious that they shouldn't be in an adults only area. I know some parents can't read the great big oval signs at all the entrances (or don't care), but somebody from Carnival should enforce it. Less

Published 02/02/12

Cabin review: 8D6442 Balcony

Love this stateroom! Only book for two guests as there is no sofa, just a chair. The balcony is HUGE! We had two chairs, two loungers and a table, with plenty of room for more. Would be perfect for a family of 4 wanting a balcony, and an inside stateroom to save money on the additional room instead of two balcony rooms. If you are a light/early sleeper skip this cabin. It is directly above aft lounge and until the late adult comedian is done, you can hear everything. It didn't bother us, and never woke us.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We walked down to Jack's Shack along the beach. We were the second Ship in port that day and the beach at Margarittaville was packed. We strolled down to Jack's Shack and got 4 beach chairs for $5 each. Food was outstanding, and the drinks were strong. Staff suggested we snorkel down by the pier (not cruise pier) and the snorkeling was very good. Had our first encounter with a Sea Turtle snorkeling off the beach here.
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Very impressed with this port. We just walked Old San Juan and toured the fort. The streets were clean, no litter, minimal graffiti, and only two pan handlers. The fort was very interesting, kids loved it, and so did I.
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We took a taxi to Sapphire Beach. Great beach, pretty decent snorkeling, although not near as good as West End Beach Roatan. Clean, nice food choices, beach chair rentals for $7. The beach experience was fun for the kids, rented a kayak for an hour which tired everyone out as there were stiff winds blowing into the beach with 2-3 foot waves. The downside of St Thomas is the filth of the Island. There were abandoned cars, trucks, boats and appliances littering the roadsides and ditches. We have sailed only western itineraries before this cruise and St Thomas is by far the dirtiest port we have been in.
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