1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
Get-a-way winter cruise with similar generation guest onboard. Room service was excellent, room was clean and adequate square footage. Both dining room and Windjammer offered variety of tasty food....real orange juice would taste better ... Read More
Get-a-way winter cruise with similar generation guest onboard. Room service was excellent, room was clean and adequate square footage. Both dining room and Windjammer offered variety of tasty food....real orange juice would taste better than the watered down "frozen", service in dining room was slow (need more help), but very cordial and willing to serve your needs. Evening Entertainment was very good, would prefer more "clean" comedians onboard ship rather than filthy mouth comedians. Grand Cayman Disembarking by tender without onshore ship excursion booking was a two hour wait...not happy with rules for offloading...I paid same price for sailing to Grand Cayman and do not expect to be treated second rate just because I did not book an excursion. Biggest complaint is high price of drinks with added gratuity and high room service gratuity. For seven day cruise, room service gratuity for two is @$200 on top of basic cruise price...not very welcome or value added. All in All, the cruise was very enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
We liked the idea of galvestion sailing so no plane ride, we hoped the kids would be back in school (wrong). We have been on RC relocation cruises which were terrific. The food seems of lower quality and variety than our past RC cruises. ... Read More
We liked the idea of galvestion sailing so no plane ride, we hoped the kids would be back in school (wrong). We have been on RC relocation cruises which were terrific. The food seems of lower quality and variety than our past RC cruises. Lots of food spills in the buffet area. Ship seems to have been remodeled so there is less adult pool and more children's pool. No outdoor eating area. Entertainment lacked the wow factor of other RC cruises. To us a comedian is not really entertainment. On deck band played with lack of enthusiasm. Lots of emphasis on duty free shopping including a number of robo calls to our room. A large group was booked on the ship and they closed off some sections at times to the rest of the paying guests! It also seems like they have raised the prices of their specialty restaurants a lot from our past experience. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
Overall cruise experience was great! 6th time cruising and I have only cruised with RC. Food in windjammer was one of the best out of the 6 cruises I’ve taken. Entertainment was THE BEST out of the 6 cruises. MUST SEE – Saturday night ... Read More
Overall cruise experience was great! 6th time cruising and I have only cruised with RC. Food in windjammer was one of the best out of the 6 cruises I’ve taken. Entertainment was THE BEST out of the 6 cruises. MUST SEE – Saturday night fever and hyno-tainment! New to cruising – wait to shop on ship until end of cruise. They always run sales on clothing, bags, jewelry etc. Cabin -This is my 6th cruise, second time in an interior room and let’s just say I will not book an interior room again. Personal opinion, I felt like interior cabins got pushed under the rug - stains on towels & sheets. They didn't put a mattress pad on top of the two twins making a king, you had a valley where the beds met. Our lights in bathroom and desk area lost connection or breaker blew? Hair and dirt in drawers. Night before vacation was over - heard very loud noises coming from bathroom area – neighbors must have had an issue, couple of minutes later, our toilet overflowed/backed up causing water & other “things” everywhere which took over and hour and a half to get taken care & cleaned up around 10 PM night before getting off ship. On the bright side, everything was brought to staffs attention and every issue was taken care of immediately. Excursions - 1st stop - Roatan, Honduras - We booked last minute for the Gumbalima Park. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! such a cool experience. We already had a snorkel excursion planned and beach/speedboat excursion booked at the 2 other ports, so we thought to try something different. Bittersweet, again, excursion was awesome but knowing after the fact we weren’t able to snorkel at the other ports, I wish we would have went snorkeling. 2nd stop - Belize City, Belize - All water excursions were cancelled for Belize because of rough waters, luckily, we found out early morning the day before we were at port so we could rebook something else. We went to Kukumba Beach, it is a manmade beach which was pretty cool. The slide was awesome! There is a restaurant, bar and gift shop located at this beach. Tons of activities for all ages. I am also surprised they still tendered instead of skipping island because of the rough seas. The port is really nice, shops and bars! 3rd stop - Cozumel Mexico - always a great time in Cozumel! Again, water excursions were cancelled. Our excursion got cancelled but didn't find out until we were supposed to meet for our excursions at 10:15am, off the ship at 7:45am. We docked and were allowed off boat at 7:30am, RC made announcement at 8:30 am on the ship when more than half the boat was off that all water excursions were cancelled. When we finally were told our excursion was cancelled we had only 2 options to book, panoramic bus tour or dune buggies. We booked the dune buggies (4 people per buggy). Dune buggies was fun. It was called Dune buggies, beach and snorkel. Luckily since all water excursions were cancelled, we weren’t allowed to go snorkeling or to the beach. The beach is rocks…like big boulders covered in seaweed. The snorkeling…..doesn’t look great unless they take you away from the shoreline. Maybe it looks different if there weren’t rough seas but from what I saw, I am glad we didn’t “beach” and “snorkel”. The beach club you go to is ok. They have many mini stands (food, souvenir, essentials stand, bar and fish therapy). There is also a pool, but it looks like it’s just the ocean water. The beach club also shares an excursion with the captain your own speedboat. It might get busy there.. Food – We only ate in the windjammer and Sorrento’s. Some people say we miss out on the best part about cruising which is the MDR. However, it was so nice going to the windjammer every night on our time. Every night was a different theme, so you could get the same old thing (hot dog, burger etc) or mix it up every night. Dessert was always on point. Service was great. We have had no issues with breakfast lunch or dinner in the windjammer. The staff stayed on top of clearing tables during the busy time so everyone could sit. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
The entertainment was worth the cost of the cruise. The staff could not have been better. Wonderful week. The cruise director was so different than Amy other cruise director. He was funny, and his Morning Rant is not to be missed. ... Read More
The entertainment was worth the cost of the cruise. The staff could not have been better. Wonderful week. The cruise director was so different than Amy other cruise director. He was funny, and his Morning Rant is not to be missed. This is a large ship that regularly hauls 4,000 passengers, and it can sometimes feel crowded, particularly when you're waiting for an elevator or trying to angle for a slice of pizza in the Windjammer buffet. But while some areas of the ship feel cramped, others do not and once you get a feel for the flow of traffic and part ways with your at-home stress levels, you'll find the quieter, less traveled areas -- if that's what you want.One negative we had was getting off the ship was very, very slow. It seems like there could have been a shorter route or a faster way to get everyone to customs! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
I've cruised before (three times on Royal Caribbean, once on each of three other lines), and when my 86-year-old friend asked me to accompany her (I'm 77) on this cruise, which was her first, I was delighted it was again Royal ... Read More
I've cruised before (three times on Royal Caribbean, once on each of three other lines), and when my 86-year-old friend asked me to accompany her (I'm 77) on this cruise, which was her first, I was delighted it was again Royal Caribbean. She was never sure she'd have the energy to get through the days, and even I was apprehensive about my ability to manage her with all the walking and tight scheduling I knew we'd encounter. But we had nothing really to worry about. The ship is staffed by a huge number of people, all, it seemed, ready to help whenever we needed it--and sometimes even when we didn't! We drove to the port and from the moment I deposited her in her rollator with our luggage and went off to park the car, she was being cared for and assisted in everything. We got to our stateroom with no trouble, we found the dining halls we needed, and we thoroughly enjoyed our three days at sea. When it came time for shore excursions, we found three with mild activity and enjoyed all three. In Cozumel, we took a bus tour that involved a stop at a family tequila business (we had NO idea how good properly made tequila could taste), and we had wonderful people (Jose, Reyes, and our driver Pedro) to help us at every stop. In George Town, GC, we took a glass-bottom boat (which was plenty big but didn't show us as much as we'd hoped) and then a bus out to Hell, to a rum-cake factory, and to the Dolphin Activity Center. Again, driver and guide (and some passengers) helped us whenever we needed it. In Jamaica, we had high tea at the Good Hope mansion 600 feet up in the hills--our favorite excursion and so beautiful. And again, we had outstanding help from bus and mansion personnel (not to mention a lovely high tea)! Timing was tight on this tour, and we were told not to worry, the ship would not leave us. In addition, and to our great joy, the Port of Falmouth provided a golf cart to take us on the long walk from the tour bus back to the ship. Entirely unexpected and such a wonderful thing to do. Love that place! Getting on and off the ship we had all the help we could possibly have asked for. Our only disappointment (and it wasn't major) was that the food in the dining room was not as outstanding as I've known it to be on my past cruises. It was, of course, quite edible, but there were small things (creme brulee that was runny, oatmeal, too, that needed longer cooking, meat that was sometimes tougher than it should have been). But presentation was always good and the staff who served us were absolutely outstanding. We had My Time dining, which meant that we did not always sit at the same table and have the same waiters, but when we could, we asked for (and got) our favorites, Ikadek and Sanket, and we were beautifully served by them. All in all, it was a memorable experience. My friend was glad she decided to try cruising this one time, and I know that, when I'm needing assistance as she did on this trip, I can expect I will be helped, courteously and efficiently, by the outstanding Royal Caribbean staff. I heartily recommend this cruise line and the Liberty of the Seas. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
The wheelchair/scooter areas in main showroom had chairs despite a sign. People sat in chairs and when wheelchairs arrived, there was no or little room for them. Despite contacting the person in charge, most chairs remained. Personnel ... Read More
The wheelchair/scooter areas in main showroom had chairs despite a sign. People sat in chairs and when wheelchairs arrived, there was no or little room for them. Despite contacting the person in charge, most chairs remained. Personnel did not understand the point, if chairs were there, people would sit in them, and by the time wheelchair people arrived there would be no way to remove people sitting in chairs. A curtain on 3rd floor was pulled closed behind the chairs, but then people would walk by and hit the curtain, not realizing people were behind it. They hit me in head one night, my sister got poked on another night. very frustrating that they did not realize they should have a handicapped area and areas for wheelchairs/scooters. Food has overall gone downhill, less variety. Main dining room service excellent, windjammer buffet had a lot of helpful people but food was essentially the same night after night. Some food had Asian flavors that should not have been there, like alfredo sauce. Butter was great! Desert selection poor in buffet. Lunch (sit down) had good make your own salad buffet, breakfast make your own granola/cereal area. Pizza shop pizza was bad. Service a bit sloppier than on some ships, they lost our cleaning for a day or two, room steward did not make up room until afternoon, etc. Broken tv in one room could not be replaced, coolers in room instead of refrigerator and ours was broken and not cool and could not be replaced (steward brought ice daily). Beds comfortable. Plenty of closet space. Lots to do on ship, lots of trivia games. Main production show SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER had good dancing and singing but bad, outdated plot. Up in Air production show was excellent. Comedians fair. Lounge acts were good with good voices. Ice skating show was very good, though two guys fell when whether was perfect, smooth as ice seas... Layout of ship great, lots of lounge areas, places to sit. Beautiful open atrium down middle of ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
This cruise had many problems. Toilet had to be fixed 3 times. AC would not work, room was hot everyday, maintenance came 2 times to try and fix it. Day 5,6&7 finally a cool nights sleep. Bed was awful. It was very hard and ... Read More
This cruise had many problems. Toilet had to be fixed 3 times. AC would not work, room was hot everyday, maintenance came 2 times to try and fix it. Day 5,6&7 finally a cool nights sleep. Bed was awful. It was very hard and lumpy, first night almost no sleep, second night house keeping brought padding, a little better but not much. 3rd night requested more padding and was finally able to sleep. Refrigerator in room would not work, could not keep bottled water or milk cold. Bathroom smelled like feet. Also very low water pressure at sink. Room service food was room temperature at best, food not hot milk was not cold, juice not cold. The best part about this cruise was the crew! We had positive interactions with everyone from maintenance to wait staff to photo gallery to customer service desk. Everyone we met actually seemed glad to be there and happy to try their best to help us! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
If you have back pain it will get worse after sleeping on this supposedly new mattress. They didn't have anything substantial to put on the mattress to make it softer. We weren't told that they don't offer room service ... Read More
If you have back pain it will get worse after sleeping on this supposedly new mattress. They didn't have anything substantial to put on the mattress to make it softer. We weren't told that they don't offer room service on Sunday before disembarking the ship. We put the request on our door. We waited and waited on Sunday morning for our order. Finally I called guest services and found out there was no room service that day. Room service did not always deliver the correct selections. Check the food before they leave. We got tea instead of coffee one day. We received no bacon one day. We received nachos one day with all the trimmings which were very good. Next time we did not receive the trimmings. Very disappointed. Food in main dining room was not the high quality I have experienced before on RCCL Not as many selections and not as good as prior years. Entertainment in Platinum Theater was lame most of time. Ice show was spectacular! For the first time we are rethinking taking another cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
We chose this cruise because there were 13 of us. 5 of those with special needs. We flew to hobby and the a charter bus to Galveston. Once we arrived, the Building for Royal Caribbean was done with there expanding there space. Much ... Read More
We chose this cruise because there were 13 of us. 5 of those with special needs. We flew to hobby and the a charter bus to Galveston. Once we arrived, the Building for Royal Caribbean was done with there expanding there space. Much more faster to check in. Once on board. We went to the windjamer for lunch. So couple one which had a cane was sitting at the handicap table. Did i mentioning we had 5 people with disabilities three were in wheelchair. So we need to find tables that was not easy. I think thay need to open the dinning room for lunch on boarding day. Overall. That lunch was great. One of our clients special heating pad was held till we got back to Galveston. Thay did give her a free massage. Staff was awesome and very helpful. The caricature breakfast was reduced from five to two. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
It was close to our sons house so it was convenient for us, we have been to this area before. The embarkation and disembarkation was the smoothest we have ever had. The ship was a good size, cabin was big enough for three, there seemed to ... Read More
It was close to our sons house so it was convenient for us, we have been to this area before. The embarkation and disembarkation was the smoothest we have ever had. The ship was a good size, cabin was big enough for three, there seemed to be enough entertainment but some of the activities were not held in a big enough location so there was overflow into the hallway. We took an excursion on Jamaica, it was Island Tour and Shopping. We were very disappointed with this one and would never do it again. The tour guide, a young woman, was not as knowledgeable as we have had before, she had no microphone so the people in the back of the bus could hear her and was a little hard to understand her sometimes. It was a waste of our time and money and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. I don’t have enough space to tell you what we didn’t like about it. Our dinner in the dining room was always excellent and the service everywhere was superb. The food in the windjammer was great, it does bother me when l see parents letting their children go-up to get food by themselves sometimes when they shouldn’t at certain ages. There was one big thing that bothered my group a lot on this cruise, the dress code for the dining room. We saw tank tops , men wearing shorts and ball caps, even on formal nights. I guess people think they can do anything they want and get away with it and they do so that is real disappointing. It kind of puts a damper on dressing nicely and eating in a fancy dining room. We will cruise again but we will be watching...... Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise because it began in Galveston. Only one family had to fly, the others drove which kept cost down. We enjoyed the warm weather and a trip to Jose Cuervo professional tasting excursion and especially the educational ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it began in Galveston. Only one family had to fly, the others drove which kept cost down. We enjoyed the warm weather and a trip to Jose Cuervo professional tasting excursion and especially the educational part of the tour. The best of the entertainment was the ice show and has improved since we saw it several years ago. Also, the comic juggler Thomas John was a delight and it was clean and well suited for the younger crowd in the audience . I can't say this for the other 2 comics at the early show. Getting around on deck 4 was a chore if you were in a wheelchair. The casino had round of machines in the center of the isle and you had to go around but when chairs were out, you were blocked. Need isle for the disabled and children. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
I have traveled with Royal Caribbean several times before and every time I have had the same excellent experience whether it be the staff, the food, or the activities I always am busy and have a wonderful time. It is a very good cruise ... Read More
I have traveled with Royal Caribbean several times before and every time I have had the same excellent experience whether it be the staff, the food, or the activities I always am busy and have a wonderful time. It is a very good cruise line for any size family, because they are really there to look out for you and your little ones no matter how old. I love the food and usually eat 5-6 meals a day stuffing myself each and every time. If you want to eat before dinner you can head to the windjammer and get in a snack before you sit down with excellent and friendly waiters. The ports of call are all set up very well with taxis waiting to take you wherever you want to go. I recommend this cruise and any Royal Caribbean cruise to anyone looking for a great time and friendly people to be around 24/7 (including the other guests aboard :) ). Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
We have cruised several times with Royal Caribbean but not ever on this large a ship. In all fairness to the line, the Liberty was delayed in getting to Galveston by four hours. This made embarkation a nightmare with everyone pushing and ... Read More
We have cruised several times with Royal Caribbean but not ever on this large a ship. In all fairness to the line, the Liberty was delayed in getting to Galveston by four hours. This made embarkation a nightmare with everyone pushing and shoving to get on the ship. The crew on the pier were trying to maintain order, but finally just gave up. RCCL did give everyone a $25.00 credit for having to board late and about 8:30 p.m. we left the port. The ship itself is beautiful and the common areas kept very clean considering the amount of people using them. Our cabin was nice and roomy, well appointed and easily maneuvered with a wheelchair. The bathroom had a roll-in shower and plenty of grab bars, although the sink was a little high but doable for someone in a seated position. Our cabin steward was wonderful and the best thing on the cruise. The balcony was also large and easy to use. The dining room food was not a varied as I remembered it being on other cruises, but the food was plentiful, and the service was excellent. Windjammer was so crowded at all times that it was very difficult to move around or find a table. People were going in all directions with plates of food, children were unattended and it was very stressful to try and eat there. On past cruises there was usually crew to assist, but on this one I didn't see anyone offering to help. We only saw one band which we enjoyed immensely and the ice skating show which is not to be missed. Be sure to get in line early for the ice show as it fills up quickly. The skill of the performers is amazing. Cozumel port was a tender so I didn't get off the ship. Weather didn't permit us to stop at Grand Cayman so we missed that port. In Jamaica we just wandered around the shops and tasted the local food and drink. Most excursions are not accessible for a wheelchair user. All in all, I really think this ship is not a good fit for someone with mobility issues. All areas are crowded at all times and it seems there isn't enough room for as many people as they have on board. Elevators are an absolute nightmare and a long, long wait for room enough to get on with a scooter, wheelchair or walker. Seems RCCL is catering a lot to families with children rather than adults. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
It was slightly less expensive and a unique itinerary. One of our party traveled with a rolling walker. At embarkation NO ONE let us know we could have checked our bags at the curb. We schlepped them up to the Windjammer buffet and back ... Read More
It was slightly less expensive and a unique itinerary. One of our party traveled with a rolling walker. At embarkation NO ONE let us know we could have checked our bags at the curb. We schlepped them up to the Windjammer buffet and back to our cabin. The room steward never came by to introduce himself. Communicating via sticky notes on the mirror served our needs. Food & service in the Michelangelo dining room was good. The coffee was weak & too bitter. Room service continental breakfast on our balcony was the best dining experience. The comedians in the big theatre were enjoyable. The big broadway show, Saturday Night Fever, was well performed although not an uplifting story. We enjoyed the shows in the Star Lounge. The 18% gratuity charge is ridiculous! Disembarkation went OK. The Caymus wine tasting in the Vintages on Promenade deck was nice, although a bit expensive. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
there were over all great services and very sastify experiences. all crews member were very nices, polites, friendly and hard working. over all places very clean. this cruise ship provide lot of activies for kids and adults. Sure, we ... Read More
there were over all great services and very sastify experiences. all crews member were very nices, polites, friendly and hard working. over all places very clean. this cruise ship provide lot of activies for kids and adults. Sure, we will go again with Liberty of Sea and possible more friends. there were few things would like to make common 1. there were not enough seated in Windjammer dinning area. 2. should provide more various foods such Asian, Mexican food, not stuck up too much on Indian food every day. Also closed too soon (9:00PM) (should check with Carnival cruise) 3. Focus too much on sell products. 4. should provide more pool area entertainment (larger dance floor, check Carnival cruise ship). did not have speakers on the upper deck to hear movies. 5. As today technology, the cruise should provide multiple Kios (scan bar code on guest ID) to check stateroom balance and printing (option) for all guests who did not want stand in line for customer service. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
This was our second sailing on Liberty. We really enjoyed our first voyage but there were many changes we did not like on this most recent. Embarkation and disembarkation was swift with great attention to our disabilities. Our room, ... Read More
This was our second sailing on Liberty. We really enjoyed our first voyage but there were many changes we did not like on this most recent. Embarkation and disembarkation was swift with great attention to our disabilities. Our room, 1328 was nice. It was a mini suite accessible room but when we first entered, we thought the room would be too small for two scooters as there is a mini room with bunk beds, a night stand and small closet with dividing curtain right inside the door. However, we had plenty of room with a nice, large deck. We did not notice noise however my husband wears a cpac at night and I wear earplugs. The bed was extremely hard and asked for a foam mattress cover, but our steward, Kevin, said the cruise line no longer provided these but he did add some extra duvets underneath sheets which did help. We enjoyed his towel animals but missed the nighttime pillow chocolates. We were very disappointed in the shows. The first night was great but went downhill afterwards. The very best entertainment of all was the cruise band. They were fantastic. There were three or four nights of the ice show, which was the same every performance, and on those nights there was not a show in theater. The ice show was very professional and enjoyable. My main complaint is it’s first come, first served. The night we went it was too crowded too breathe waiting in line to enter. Accurately, not a line but a crowd mass. I heard many saying it was not their first time to see the show but there was nothing else to do. All the daytime events were designed to nickel and dime more money from cruisers. On another cruise line there were free programs such as painting, crafts, how-to programs, etc. but not on the Liberty! The Art Auctions on every cruise and cruise lines are ridiculous. I go to a lot of estate sales and can buy those prints for pennies. On this cruise, there seemed to be one everyday! It’s really sad when trivia and napkin folding are the highlights of your days. We also noticed a lack of lounge/bar/atrium music at night. I usually watch TV before sleep and have always enjoyed recently out DVD movies on cruises. If you do not want to pay $11 for one you are stuck with TCM or AMC, sports or news channels. To get to your ship station, you may have to wait for the next ‘queue’ for it to be available. The main dining room food was very good. However, our waiter would be looking around or eyeing the ladies while taking our order. Our assistant waiter, Adi, was excellent! We did not eat in the buffet, but one time for lunch. It was awful and seemed unsanitary. We just got sandwiches and pastries at the coffeehouse or pizza/salad for lunch. If you wanted a plain hamburger you’d have to pay $6.99! I was glad to see accessible excursions but we didn’t get to enjoy, it rained every port day which is not the ship’s fault! RCCL is cutting some serious corners on their older ships. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
My daughter and I chose this cruise out of Galveston because we could drive to the port in under ten hours, stay one night in a hotel and then board the ship early on departure day. Also we have to work our travel trips around her ... Read More
My daughter and I chose this cruise out of Galveston because we could drive to the port in under ten hours, stay one night in a hotel and then board the ship early on departure day. Also we have to work our travel trips around her daughter's school break schedule and her work vacation days. My husband and I have cruised with Royal Caribbean before and have always enjoyed the ship amenities and ports. This was a first cruise for my daughter's family so we were excited to have them with us This was also probably the last cruise for my husband and me due to his health problems so we wanted one last trip with our daughter and her family. Unfortunately, this was still during hurricane season and it was our bad luck that there was a hurricane headed toward our cruise route. As a result the Ship's Captain had to cut our port stops and we only made two of our three stops. Seas were pretty rough and the cabin with my daughter, her husband and daughter was near the bow and they had a very rough ride. They were seasick most of the at sea days and had trouble sleeping. My husband and I had an inside handicapped cabin that looked over the atrium/parade area. We had no problems with the extra motion of the ship and enjoyed our cabin's handicapped amenities. We also had a very attentive cabin attendant that we rewarded for all his attention. Our only struggle was trying to get his handicap scooter onto the elevators as the elevators were always packed with guests. We waited for 3 or 4 elevators sometimes to be able to load him into one. We tried to avoid the busier areas of the ship as a result but could not do that when we were on the way down to eat at the buffet which was also very crowded and had to maneuver his scooter through all the people and to a seating area for handicapped. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
It is our homeport so it was natural to choose RCCL. We were suppose to travel with family from New York, but an injury two days before sailing left them at home. But we went ahead and traveled and so glad we did! The ship is large and ... Read More
It is our homeport so it was natural to choose RCCL. We were suppose to travel with family from New York, but an injury two days before sailing left them at home. But we went ahead and traveled and so glad we did! The ship is large and has a lot to do...or not...it's really up to the client. The kids' water park was unbelievable....they should schedule an adult time for this feature! We had such a good time and would sail on the Liberty again for sure! The staff is GREAT! The porters helping with luggage for embarkation and disembarkation work their butts off! Entertainment was very good. We loved the RCCL band and really enjoyed Mark Preston's presentation. The Ice Show was the best on the ship - we couldn't believe the talent of this group! We liked Saturday Night Fever and the main singer (aka Tony) was really great, and the dancing was so much fun to watch. We would do it again! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We enjoyed our week on Liberty! Group of 13 family members from 70-1. The dining room took great care of the three grand babies all under 3! We ate all dinners there and always found something good to eat......usually multiple appetizers. ... Read More
We enjoyed our week on Liberty! Group of 13 family members from 70-1. The dining room took great care of the three grand babies all under 3! We ate all dinners there and always found something good to eat......usually multiple appetizers. Getting on the ship was a little delayed, but only about 20 minutes, it flowed nicely when it was time to board. Getting off was fast, walked off with luggage and no delays. We had an accessible balcony room, which was big enough to host everyone. My husband uses a medical scooter and needs the accessible shower also. Getting around the ship was very easy for him. We enjoyed the ice show, up in the air and encore, others enjoyed the quest also. We joined in on a few trivia games too. The baby pool was perfect for the little ones. The adults also enjoyed the Solarium pool too. We did our own thing in ports. Cozumel was a cab trip to Paradise Beach- not clear water, but we had a fun time. $3 to get in and you need to spend $10 per person on food and drinks. For $18 more you can play in the water play area. Grand Cayman- we took Captain Marvin's two stop snorkel trip and island tour. $70 per adult included Hell, turtle farm and a little history about the island followed by Stingray City and Coral Gardens boat trip. Even the little ones enjoyed swimming with the stingrays! Falmouth Jamaica-we stayed in the port area for shopping and Margaritaville (swimming pool was great). Our room attendant took great care of our room and always had ice in the bucket in the small fridge. The bartender in R bar remembered my drink of choice. The waiter was very accommodating and joined our two separate tables into one large one. We all had a great cruise on Liberty of the Seas! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
Just vacationed on first time Cruise and chose RCI Liberty of the Seas 9-10 thru 9-17 2017 and it was amazing and probably in top 3 of best vacations ever! Understand I am an over planner so I knew quite a bit from all the wonderful ... Read More
Just vacationed on first time Cruise and chose RCI Liberty of the Seas 9-10 thru 9-17 2017 and it was amazing and probably in top 3 of best vacations ever! Understand I am an over planner so I knew quite a bit from all the wonderful information available on the boards of Royal Caribbean, Cruise Critic and YouTube and the overall internet is still an amazing resource. So with so many Hurricanes and the threat of the cruise being cancelled, the good news was we made it and it was amazing. First 2 days at sea was a bit of a challenge with Irma leaving a more than a few 10 Ft swells, but the good news was while many were affected, Me and my significant other managed better than we thought we would. Liberty of the Seas is Beautiful and offers so much for everyone. And probably my only complaint is I wish there was more music in the bar venues during the day, or early evening as not everyone can take the heat and sun of the beautiful pool area, but I understand. The Shows and entertainment was amazing and the In the Air show was better than I imagined. Now for the surprises, I know the Staff has a job to do and some go above and beyond their Job Description and because they do, I also know someday they will move into leadership and management roles as they absolutely stand out and embrace more than the average staff and hopefully will be recognized by Royal Caribbean as more than a job well done. First let me say that Adan Coco Reyes from Dominican Republic, I cannot sing enough praise for this young man, always helpful, always accommodating and smiling and I always looked forward to eating in the Dining Room simply to brighten my day sharing with Coco. I even ate in the Breakfast Dining room and knew he was working and ask to sit in his area as I knew I would be well taken care of. Royal Caribbean do not miss out on the leadership skills of this man. He is amazing. Second, MD Mordul Alam from India, again could not have been more accommodating or helpful and really went above and beyond on more than one occasions. And to my surprise after meeting him in Windjammer also had the pleasure of his service and smiles in the Main Dining Room. and Third was our Stateroom Attendant Liliana Cardenas Paz from Peru, who absolutely went above and beyond on cleaning and providing information and amazing towel animals and making sure we had Ice all day long for our stay. She simply went out of her way on the many of my requests and always with a smile. I have traveled quite a bit and stay in 4 and 5 star hotels who did not come close to the service and attitude of this young woman. RCI you can be very proud of the support and services of yes, these 3 but for the most part many others. I did see a few not so dedicated and it just makes these I mentioned stand out even more. Yes we will recommend RCI and look forward to cruising with you again. Shore Excursions We Chose the Snorkel and Tequila Tasting in Cozumel and for 2 not so fit women Fernando and Angel went above and beyond to help and make sure we were okay. I never felt anything but safe in the water and highly recommend this excursion regardless of the level you may be. I honestly cannot praise Angel enough for going above and beyond for my partner ... Thanks so much Grand Cayman ... We had read so many great reviews on MobyDick Stingray City tour that for the smaller group and more personalized attention we just felt it was a better fit. It was amazing. I have always been fascinated by the stingrays anyway and this just more than met my expectation and I am now the proud owner of over an hour video feeds to relive my wonderful experience. Just the Best. Everything was amazing and if I was disappointed in any one thing it would be the casino. I am a gambler and I do love slots and while I did okay and had a great time it seems as if the machines are a little out dated and that may be true on most Cruise lines I do not know. I had already had a bad experience before I left from a person Cruise Critic would not let me name but was a Corporate representative of the Royal Caribbean Casino who found it necessary not to honor a mere $100 ob credit. Well yes I did reach VIP Status and Yes I did gamble and had fun but I will forever remember the Person Cruise Critic Edited out as leaving a bad First Impression for Royal Caribbean and She alone will be why my next cruise will be Carnival even though I will cruise on Royal in the distant future. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2017
We had 12 family and friends on this cruise.We had kids 10, 11 , 16 and 18. They did not do any of the activites for their age group. They loved the minature golf and the shuffle board and the pools. Our waiter in the dining room was ... Read More
We had 12 family and friends on this cruise.We had kids 10, 11 , 16 and 18. They did not do any of the activites for their age group. They loved the minature golf and the shuffle board and the pools. Our waiter in the dining room was very good to them. They enjoyed the food and he encouraged them to try new things. He would bring them things off the kids menu and adult menu. If they requested something, he would check to see if the kitchen had it. If they liked the dessert from the night before, he would check to see if they had any left. My grand daughter loved the towel animals and our cabin steward made several for her. I went to a presentation the first day at sea and they ran out of raffle tickets. Really it was the first day! The Shore excursion director was not friendly. He seemed too busy to answer my questions. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2017
Needed a vacation. Royal Caribbean was my choice because of the better class ship. also the ports of call were very interesting except the Grand Cayman as I could not get off the ship due to my handicap. I loved Falmouth, Jamaica and ... Read More
Needed a vacation. Royal Caribbean was my choice because of the better class ship. also the ports of call were very interesting except the Grand Cayman as I could not get off the ship due to my handicap. I loved Falmouth, Jamaica and look forward to going again. I would have liked to see more shows with more famous people like the cruise I was on with the Texas Tenors. I considered that a very special treat. I do not like the adult comedy shows .The food in the Windjammer was very good and the select was outstanding. The wait staff was excellent and very considerate of my needs. The casino could use a lot of improvements. There were machines I had never played and none that I have played in land casinos. I did not enjoy the casino and stayed away from it. I did find quite time in the Solarium for reading, meditation, etc. Overall I would probably go on another Royal Caribbean cruise if the price were right. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Royal Caribbean has made cruising a very enjoyable experience. Boarding the ship happens smoothly and quickly. The ship is clean and our cabin on deck 12 (with the floor to ceiling windows) was beautiful. I didn't even miss the ... Read More
Royal Caribbean has made cruising a very enjoyable experience. Boarding the ship happens smoothly and quickly. The ship is clean and our cabin on deck 12 (with the floor to ceiling windows) was beautiful. I didn't even miss the balcony with that view. The dining room was handled well and the food in Chops, Giovanni's, and Sabor was delicious! I definitely recommend the beverage package as well. It was so nice being able to stroll up to any bar and ask for bottled water, adult drinks, or specialty coffees without worrying about what it was costing us. This was our 2nd time on Liberty of the Seas but our first time in the spa and we were not disappointed with our couples massage. Our kids loved going to Adventure Ocean and the staff there made sure the kids were well taken care of. I love sailing with Royal Caribbean and I will absolutely be on more cruises with them. The only thing I wish was different is that Adventure Ocean isn't open all day. They are open for 3 hour periods with 2 hour breaks at mealtimes. That made it a little less leisurely because we had to be sure to plan our time without the kids for the hours when they were open. Overall a very enjoyable experience and I can't wait for my next cruise! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We were met at the airport by Royal Caribbean crew and was never disappointed the full 7 days we were on ship.Our food servers Admit and Jing made us looking forward to all our 8;00 PM dinners all week long. The choices on the menus every ... Read More
We were met at the airport by Royal Caribbean crew and was never disappointed the full 7 days we were on ship.Our food servers Admit and Jing made us looking forward to all our 8;00 PM dinners all week long. The choices on the menus every day was out of this world fantastic. We mostly dined the rest of the time at the Windjammer, clean fresh food with too many choices to try to taste all the varieties available. My suit pants was new and we didn't know the legs needed hemming called the service desk and liana who was very helpful the whole time we were on board solving all our problems and needs. She had Murby the tailor call us, he came right up took the whole suit and hemmed them perfect plus pressed them and my coat returning them as promised right on time. The hot tubs and swimming pools were very abundant so when ever we took the notion to go soak or swim there was room to do so. liked the music and drink chooses were great and they didn't cheat on the liquor Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
This cruise made traveling a pleasure for us. We were treated very courteously and the accommodations were on point. We are both disabled and we had great service plus it was easy for us to have so much fun! The staff is well trained and ... Read More
This cruise made traveling a pleasure for us. We were treated very courteously and the accommodations were on point. We are both disabled and we had great service plus it was easy for us to have so much fun! The staff is well trained and very professional. Our room was perfect. The food selection included a variety of cuisine from different countries and also included vegetarian dishes. The staff comes from all over the world and they all speak good English. One of our favorite experiences was talking with them about their homelands. As a teacher, I was very impressed with the cruising information and instructions available on line. We took advantage of the online check in information and also reserved our excursions before we began our cruise. In closing, I would recommend this cruise for families with children. There are endless fun things for them to enjoy as well! Read Less
Liberty of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 3.5 4.0
Entertainment 3.5 4.1
Public Rooms 4.0 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.5 4.3
Family 4.5 4.3
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.5 3.7
Service 3.5 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.1

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