Eastern Caribbean: Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by bladesonice0027

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Eastern Caribbean

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
This was my first Carnival cruise and while I enjoyed the experience it was probably my least favorite of the six other cruises I've taken in the past nine years.

The staff was friendly and the ship was clean. Beyond that, Carnival didn't live up to the expectations of "fun" that I had heard so much about. The layout of the Liberty was far more confusing than the previous ships I've cruised on. The promenade deck did not encompass the ship, which for those that like to walk was a problem. They offer a smaller walking track on the sports deck, but it doesn't have the same feel as walking on the promenade deck.

The entertainment was so-so. The main shows were good however there were only two that involved the entire cast. One night there was no entertainment, or shall I say, paid entertainment...only a "game show". The comedians that I saw were very raunchy and sexual. As he said, "if you don't like his show, complain and then go to an earlier show". Really? The band More near the casino was okay, the area was not big enough to dance in and people were always trying to get by. Strange location to have dance lessons, etc., but they were making the most of the space on the ship.

Port of call were okay. Half Moon Cay is a gorgeous beach and an ideal way to start of the trip if you like to have fun in the sun! Lunch on the island was nice, nothing fancy or overly delicious but it was better than going back to the ship to eat (since you had to tender to and from). Carnival Corp., has put a lot of money into this island in recent years and it shows. Very relaxing day at the beach! St. Thomas is crazy...but what do you expect from one of the most popular cruise ship stops! The beaches were gorgeous and if you like to shop there was a plethora of places to do so! San Juan was gorgeous in a completely different way...not a beach destination. History and uniqueness sums up our visit to San Juan. If you like history and were tired of the beach this was a perfect day! Grand Turk. Not a place I would go back to. Carnival Corp., has once again put a ton of money into making this a "destination". It's not. The people on the island enjoy tourism and thankfully they have some, but it's not a great place to do anything except be a beach bum (on the beach that carnival has designed).

Overall this was a so-so cruise. If you are on vacation and don't enjoy your time, it's your own fault. However, cruising with Carnival was not up to the same standards as other lines I've cruised with in the past. Less

Published 03/16/12

Cabin review: 8C8360 Balcony

We had a balcony cabin, 8360, it was very nice. There are very few electrical outlets which is only a problem if you need to charge multiple phone, cameras and have curling irons, etc. to plug in. There is plenty of storage. The balcony was decent size. The only downside to the balcony was that we were on deck 8 and the lido deck was above us. The lido deck covered out balcony so sitting in the sun was not possible.

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Horseback Tour

The horseback ride excursion was fun. If you are looking for a way to enjoy and see another part of the island and do not want to sit on the beach all day this is a fun and relatively inexpensive way to do that. The horses know where to go, what to do and the guides were very nice. The water experience with the horses is something you'll never forget, even if it's just a few minutes. For the experienced horse back rider this would probably be boring but over a fun adventure!

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