17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We came back to Royal Caribbean after 8 years. We have sailed on Princess and Carnival recently so I have a comparison basis. Royal Caribbean blew the others away! When I take a cruise, I don't board with super high standards the ... Read More
We came back to Royal Caribbean after 8 years. We have sailed on Princess and Carnival recently so I have a comparison basis. Royal Caribbean blew the others away! When I take a cruise, I don't board with super high standards the cruise line has to meet. I go to relax, be entertained and to have a great time. If all the above happens, the cruise is a success. We boarded the ship at 1 when the crowds were few and we were able to go directly to our cabin. The terminal was organized but I can see how during peak times, it could get a little chaotic. We had a group of 12 with my time dining. The dining staff set us up with a table for 12 and we had the same waiter team every night. They were outstanding! We had two young girls with us. Our waiter would make them oragami animals every night. I bought the all inclusive digital photo package for $99 on a pre-cruise offer. It was well worth it. I ended up with 130 photos on the USB drive! Our cabin staff kept the cabins spotless. In fact, the whole ship was spotless. Entertainment was outstanding. The In the Air and Saturday Night Fever shows were great as was the ice show. Shows with live music make the difference for me and these didn't disappoint. The water slides and flow rider were all operational. The tidal wave slide is faster and way more fun than it looks! The ship is amazing with more to do than you can fit into a day. We had to re-route because of Hurricane Earl, we ended up going to Cozumel and then detouing to the Bahamas. We ended up with one less port and one more sea day. I didn't mind as it gave us one more day to enjoy the ship. They refunded us $10 each for the missed port. Overall, the cruise was an overwhelming success. It was the little things that i remember from 8 years ago that they still do. Even in the age of cutbacks everywhere. Royal Caribbean went over and above everything I could want. Now we have to go back and finish the trip we started! Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
It's the only Royal Caribbean ship that sails out of Galveston and since we live in Houston it was easy. We had cruised on the Navigator out of Galveston a couple of years ago. This year it was the Liberty. We were supposed to stop at ... Read More
It's the only Royal Caribbean ship that sails out of Galveston and since we live in Houston it was easy. We had cruised on the Navigator out of Galveston a couple of years ago. This year it was the Liberty. We were supposed to stop at Belize, Roatan and Cozumel. Thanks to Hurricane Earl, the Capt made the wise decision to change itineraries and go to Cozumel and then the Bahamas! Wow! I was so happy. Everybody was totally ok with losing a stop as long as we went to the Bahamas. I would gladly do that cruise again. The ship is excellent. Very similar to the Navigator except for all the water slides on top. The Promenade is fantastic as always. This one has a few more ($$) options there like Ben & Jerry's and a few wine places. I wasn't impressed with the food in the dining hall this time as much as I was in the Navigator. The Navigator had ok Windjammer food and fantastic dining room meals. The Liberty is backwards. I was impressed with the meals at the Windjammer but not the dining hall. To the point that we ended up dining at Chops, Giovanni's and Johnny Rockets for three nights and a fourth night at the Windjammer. The service was excellent everywhere. From Lloyd our cabin attendant to Karim our waiter. The ship was spotless at all times. Considering, we were all on the ship an extra day due to losing one of the stops, I was impressed how the crew handled it all. They added extra events like a cooking class. I really enjoyed that. The shows were ok. They didn't blow me away as the Navigator but the dancers/singers were very good. They had the same comedian two nights in a row. Then the love/marriage show which wasn't as fun since they had the contestants write down their answers instead of having to say them out loud. Then another comedian. A singer. and then the Saturday Night Fever. Good show but not as exciting as Mama Mia. Overall, I was very happy with the cruise. I love Royal specially because of the ages of the guests. The majority is in their 30s-50s with either teenagers or parents. It's not super crowded with little kids like the Carnival. I'm a loyal Royal cruiser. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Here’s my better late than never review. This was my second cruise, and we were travelling with 7 adults and 2 children to celebrate my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary. My review won’t be extensive, but I will be sharing things that I ... Read More
Here’s my better late than never review. This was my second cruise, and we were travelling with 7 adults and 2 children to celebrate my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary. My review won’t be extensive, but I will be sharing things that I know I was searching for information on before our cruise. Embarkation was a breeze for us, since we were in the Presidential Suite the concierge, Carlos, met us while we were checking in, and escorted us directly onto our ship, stopped by our room (which was still being cleaned) so we could see it and drop off our carry-ons and gave us a quick tour of the ship that ended in Giovanni’s restaurant where we could sit while getting food from the windjammer café. We really enjoyed our time on the ship, there were visible signs of light wear and tear, but overall the ship was in great condition. We stayed in the Presidential family suite, which has 4 bedrooms, 2 master and 2 interior rooms. We slept in one of the interior rooms, and my SIL and BIL with their 2 kids (7 and 3) slept in the other interior room. We found the interior room to be enough space for us, just wish there had been more storage room. The rooms had a pull-down bed, which since my niece and nephew are young, they were able to share the space for sleeping, they were however kind of cramped in there with 4 people. Thankfully the living area was very nice and spacious so we only really used the room for sleeping and changing. The suite was very nice, we had breakfast several times out on the balcony, it was the only place we could all sit together. Our cabin was aft facing but has a big area behind it so we could not look directly down to the water, as you can see in the pictures. The “refrigerator” in the room is really just a cooler made to look like a fridge, so don’t count on that to keep a glass of milk cold. I personally did not like being in an aft cabin, the engines would wake me, especially when we were pulling into ports. I also did not like how dirty our balcony would get, our feet would be black from being out on the patio, and the children playing, goodness did they and their toys get sooty. Service on the ship was great, since we were in a suite we got some nice perks. The suite lounge, which had just been updated, was very nice with great views, we spent a lot of time in there, especially during the evening when they were serving complimentary beverages. During the evening hours, before and after dinner there was a bar set up in the Suite Lounge. We had two bartenders, Ishmael (Ishi) and Hitesh, they were very personable and remembered your preferences. The bar set up was simple with a few options for Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, with sodas and juices for mixing, as well as beer (I think just one brand), and a house White and Red wine. Another perk was being able to eat at/in Giovanni’s restaurant during breakfast and lunch. During breakfast and lunch, you could order off a menu they had or get food from the Windjammer and bring it in to eat. The menu was pretty basic, I didn’t get a picture of it. At breakfast, they had many different egg preparations, pancakes, potatoes, fruit, etc. For lunch, they had a few items, grilled steak, salmon (I honestly can’t remember) with pasta as a side. We never ate at Giovanni’s for dinner, but we did have their pasta at lunch and it was amazing! Also, having Carlos the concierge as a resource was great! He helped us with so many things, especially when our “Chef’s Table” dinner was in danger of being cancelled because for the date we wanted, we were the only ones signed up. He knew we preferred that date, not wanting to miss formal night with the family which was the other date option, so he talked the “Chef’s Table” up to some of the other suite guests and the dinner made the minimum! He also helped us find new activities to do when we had to get re-routed to Nassau when Hurricane Earl changed our itinerary. For dining on the ship, I will say for the most part my husband and I were under whelmed. There were only few things I enjoyed from the Windjammer. I did enjoy the fresh made waffle at breakfast and one lunch I tried the eggplant parmesan and it was actually really good. However, when I had eggplant parmesan in the main dining it was not good at all, I only ate one bite of it. I found a lot of the food in the Windjammer to be overly salted, on the first day I got meatballs and they just tasted like a salt bomb in my mouth. Main dining food was between decent and good. Other than the eggplant, there wasn’t any meal I did not enjoy in the main dining room. Our servers were great and our food was always prepared how we wanted it. They also did a great job catering to the kids. Room service breakfast was a FIASCO! We did breakfast for our group of 9 serval times and not once did the correct/complete order arrive, it was very disappointing. The star dining experience of the cruise was doing the “Chef’s Table”. The experience was amazing, the food was delicious and the wine was great! The dining experience was $85 per person and was 6 courses with wine pairings and a glass of champagne before dinner as well. We started by meeting at “Vintages” and were given a glass of champagne while we waited for the group to arrive and be escorted upstairs to the dining area. For the dinner, they closed off part of Windjammer, by Giovanni’s for our group. I was apprehensive of this at first, but it was very secluded and private for our evening. Everything was delicious, the chef did a great job explaining the process of making each dish, the sommelier then would explain our wine that was paired with it. Each dish was delicious, I was most surprised by how much I enjoyed the vegetables and sweet pea soup. The lobster, as expected was spectacular, and the dessert was amazing, the chocolate mousse in the little cup was remarkable, I raved about it so much they gave us an extra one to take back to our room. We didn’t participate in many of the onboard activities, we swam in the adults only pool, I also went down the slides as well. I would recommend doing the slides first thing when they open for the day, we did this and our first round we barely waited and then got back in line and it was already growing. By the time we went down the slides our second time the line was getting long, and I was glad to check doing the slides off my list. The slides were very fun, and not too scary for me or my 7-year-old niece. We did go to the ice show which we enjoyed. There was a comic-magician one night and we really his show. We also really liked the acrobatic show, I can’t remember the name, but the whole family enjoyed the acrobatics and music. We enjoyed our ports of call, and didn’t mind too much when our itinerary changed because of Hurricane Earl. We did overhear people complaining about the change, but honestly our safety comes first and the day we were expected to be in Belize was the day the hurricane hit. We ended up being in Cozumel on a different day as well, but that didn’t affect our shore excursions at all. In Cozumel we did swimming with the Dolphins at Dolphinaris, we really enjoyed it. We got ample time with the Dolphin, and then it included lunch and drinks as well. In Nassau two from our group went diving and the rest of us took a short walk to the Hilton and got a day pass to use their pools and beach, it was pretty reasonable because it also included a food/beverage credit. We had considered Atlantis but the passes that we wanted were already sold out (since our ship wasn’t planned on being there). All in all we really enjoyed our cruise. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We chose the cruise to get away for a week. Due to the storm, our itinerary was changed, which for us wasn't an issue. Except both Cozumel and Nassau was one shop after another, and very aggressive in Cozumel. If given a choice, I ... Read More
We chose the cruise to get away for a week. Due to the storm, our itinerary was changed, which for us wasn't an issue. Except both Cozumel and Nassau was one shop after another, and very aggressive in Cozumel. If given a choice, I wouldn't sail again in the summer. Much too hot and humid, and too many children left running around, unattended, for our tastes. Speaking of taste, we ate in the specialty restaurants almost every evening because the dining (both lunch and dinner) was below what we are used to on a ship. (we had the same issue on our last RCCL trip a few months ago) The Windjammer was worse. Our cabin was nice, as well as the friendly staff. We have another RCCL cruise in Alaska in a few weeks, so I'm in hopes that it will be much better. If not, there's always Celebrity. As far as the ship, I actually liked it. It was easy to get around, even for someone like me who takes a week to learn where everything is located. I would sail her again. Just under different circumstances. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our July 31, 2016, cruise on the beautiful Liberty of the Seas from Galveston. We drove down and stayed in Galveston the night before and arrived at the pier at the time indicated on our documentation. For some ... Read More
We thoroughly enjoyed our July 31, 2016, cruise on the beautiful Liberty of the Seas from Galveston. We drove down and stayed in Galveston the night before and arrived at the pier at the time indicated on our documentation. For some reason, the woman who checked us in and handed us our cruise cards told us we would not be able to board until 1:30. She suggested we go back to town and have lunch and a glass of wine! We totally ignored her, went to the Diamond Plus waiting area and boarded promptly around 11:15. Her “advice” was very annoying and totally incorrect. One of the worst parts of this cruise was the muster drill. It was so hot, so crowded and so long, many people felt ill after it was finally over. Yes, it is summer in Texas, but how about trying to keep it brief? We had balcony cabin 8540 with Camilo for our Stateroom Attendant. He was one of the best we have ever had. My favorite towel animal was Jar Jar Binks. At least that’s what he looked like!! Camilo was friendly and professional and always had our cabin in perfect condition. We thoroughly enjoyed the Diamond Concierge, Anis, and his assistants in the lounge, Ni and Farrel. They were so friendly, so much fun, but always so professional. The balcony for the lounge is not finished yet, but we were a small group on this cruise, so seating was not an issue. Anis even arranged a cake for me in the lounge on my birthday – this was just amazing, and we really had fun! Our cruise was diverted from the original ports of Belize and Roatan by Hurricane Earl. Instead we sailed to Nassau, and our weather was beautiful. Captain James kept us updated on everything, and we felt very safe. We enjoyed all the entertainment and tried the 3D movie, Kung Fu Panda 3. The 3D glasses worked great and the sound system in the theater was awesome. Most of the specialty restaurants were open on sea days for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed Sabor and Chops during lunch. Excellent food!! We frequently dined in the Windjammer, and the staff was very friendly and the food was always hot. Disappointed that our room service breakfast was ice cold. Disembarkation was the other unpleasant part of this cruise. We planned to carry our luggage off and lined up in the dining room as instructed. Lack of staff and lack of monitoring the passengers caused many people to breach the line, exchange unpleasant words, and become surly and aggressive. What a way to end your vacation, and it was so unnecessary. Come on, RCCL!! This is a beautiful ship with a wonderful staff. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
This entire cruise was simply wonderful from the ship, to the ports to all the onboard activities. My family and I live in the Midwest so driving the 10 hours to Galveston was much nicer than having to shell out hundreds for plane tickets ... Read More
This entire cruise was simply wonderful from the ship, to the ports to all the onboard activities. My family and I live in the Midwest so driving the 10 hours to Galveston was much nicer than having to shell out hundreds for plane tickets for 4 people. Boarding was busy and kind of long. But, to be fair, this boat is quite big and it takes longer to board. Luckily my parents were Gold Status so we were able to get priority boarding to push things along. We had a balcony stateroom on the 6th deck. Loved it. More on that below. The ship is incredible. Biggest I've been on yet. It was my 3rd RCL cruise (4th overall) and it's easily been my favorite boat. The Royal Promenade is a sight so see. The lights change for the time of day and the bars, restaurants and shops are a joy to stop in. My favorite bar was the "Hoof and Claw" which is a recreation of an olde British pub. Super cool interior and chill music at night. Speaking of entertainment. DANG. Ice shows was awesome. Some falls but come on...people are ice skating on a boat in the Caribbean. Also, get in line early for these. The space is small-ish and they fill up quick. Entertainment in the theatre was also great! Loved Saturday Night Fever and all the other shows though, SNF was by far the best. Food was phenom. Main dining room was absolutely delicious. I think RCL has the best food across the major commercial cruise lines. We at the steak house one night and it was just alright. Nothing crazy special though still equally good. Ports of call were: Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Falmouth, Jamaica. Cozumel: We actually didn't stay on Cozumel Island. We did the "Tulum Ruins + Beach Break" excursion. Half the excursion is spent on transportation; however, I think it was worth it. Tulum is really cool and the views over the cliffs are epic. The beach we went to was lovely and included a delicious lunch! Grand Cayman: Oh my gosh Grand Cayman. My favorite stop. The water is 100% clear and blue and it's just beautiful. We did Stingray City (an absolute MUST) and a Dolphin encounter! For Stingray City I HIGHLY recommend a GoPro or waterproof camera of sorts. It was all day and was well worth the time and money. Jamaica: Like in Mexico, we didn't stay at Falmouth. We went to Dunn's River Falls (Ochos Rio) and had a WONDERFUL time. We climbed the waterfall, me, my parents and yes, even my grandmother! We found paradise afterwards a beach as a part of the excursion where they treated us like royalty. Get the "Beach Break VIP" option. Worth it. Everything was beautiful and everything was wonderful! Only complaint was the price of the cruise; a little more pricy than we would have preferred I think. However, you do pay for what you get! I loved this cruise enough that I would do the exact same itinerary on this boat again! Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to create our first family cruise with folks coming from Kentucky and Virginia and we from Texas, totaling 8. And my wife cannot walk or fly because of an illness so leaving from Galveston filled the ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to create our first family cruise with folks coming from Kentucky and Virginia and we from Texas, totaling 8. And my wife cannot walk or fly because of an illness so leaving from Galveston filled the bill. Two grandchildren were 3 and 6, 4 adults in their mid-30s, and my wife and I in our mid-70s. My wife and I had sailed on RCCL before: 1979, Dec – Sun Viking and in 2004, Feb on one of their ships. Those were traditional ships with traditional experiences. But this experience was difference. Why? RCCL has changed – and become like Disney – marketed like Disney. Cartoon character breakfasts (that adults have to pay $10 to eat a cold breakfast). Walk outside to the pool area and you have to pass over the children’s/ youth plastic play toys of slides and pipes and all. It is fun for them, I am sure, but get’s old for some of us after a while. RCCL is way behind in TV viewing. Over half of the few channels are for children. Other example, we sailed the newer Royal Princess about 2 years ago and they have 50 inch TVs in the room with over 75 new movies to choose from and newer TV series. So in bad weather on just wanting to kick back and watch a film – enjoy. On this RCCL, our son-in-law said that one was $16 bucks to watch in the room. And on the small room TV screen. Food: dining room was ok, but down from our 2004 cruise. Budget cuts I am sure. Or, if not budget cuts, then the chef needs to be replaced. Most nights it was cooked as I asked for. Windjammer, up on top, was ok. Lunch I would head for the cutting table of the meat, then the mashed potatoes next to it, then the gravy – that was always good. Then on to the rest of the stuff that made sense. Breakfast was always in the dining room. Wanted to be served. Hate the grabbing up in the Windjammer in the morning. We did not even try the night entertainment in the evening. After the early dining – it is very hard for folks in a wheelchair to make it to the show and find seats to see. We only got off the ship in Jamaica for shopping – purchased a few gifts. We had been to all of these stops in years past – this was our 30th cruise. Biggest change to share with you --- RCCL is now marketing to families with children and youth. Thousands on this ship. Programs for many of them during the day, yes. They do have the VOOM or cell phone program for a cost from $12 to $19 per day. Parents pay it because it makes the kids / youth happy and they will not say “I am bored.” At night many of the youth just walk around in small groups checking things out, and texting one another, having fun. So, if you as an adult want a get away time, a romantic time, a time like you see in the cruise magazines like Princess, Holland America, older RCCL magazines, Crystal, etc. – best to look fully around. If you want a family reunion with two or three generations and granddad is paying the bill – then this is the one. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Convenience and the fact that we are Diamond members with Royal Caribbean(10+ cruises). The ship was very clean and separate pools & hot tubs for kids & adults. We had a great room steward who took care of our needs too. ... Read More
Convenience and the fact that we are Diamond members with Royal Caribbean(10+ cruises). The ship was very clean and separate pools & hot tubs for kids & adults. We had a great room steward who took care of our needs too. Embarkation was good but disembarkation was a nightmare until the cruise director came by and got us by all the lines diamonds dont have to do and off the ship. The food in the dining room was average. Not what we have been used to with RCCL. There was no "wow" to speak of in the food selection. Wait staff was just average too. The diamond lounge manager didnt socialize much with the diamond plus people very much, just sitting at his chair in the corner on the computer the whole time every evening and was actually rude to me when I took several pictures in the room and said I needed to ask 1st to take a picture. We complained later and was told that it probably be his last outing & thats it. The Winjammer cafe had the same exact food every day that was boring with all the cut backs. had just the same 2-3 pieces of cake and some custard and some cookies...etc. none of the fabulous black forest cakes, chocolate moose cakes and I didnt ever see any cheese cake on the whole cruise in either dining room or Winjammer cafe. Some of the wait staff on deck werent as friendly as in the past and there were a few that were great. Not enough show selections and the ice skating show was not near as nice as previous cruises. We werent very happy with most things. As a diamond member, we did get a lot of free drinks in the diamond plus lounge from 4:30-8pm every evening though. To put it all in a nutshell, It seemed like to most of the staff that we were just another herd of cattle. Not enough of smiling and out of the way niceness that were used to. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We chose Liberty of the Seas due because of the ships amenities, departure location, and status on RCI. The ship is nice, the Tidal wave slide is great. The entertainment is very good, Saturday night fever is an excellent broadway style ... Read More
We chose Liberty of the Seas due because of the ships amenities, departure location, and status on RCI. The ship is nice, the Tidal wave slide is great. The entertainment is very good, Saturday night fever is an excellent broadway style show. The only negatives are windjammer food, to many early shows, and slow disembarkation process at end of cruise. The ports of call were good, we took the cruise more for the ship than ports. We ate at 8pm in Michelangelo dinning room and the food was excellent, service was top notch. Food in Windjammer was HORRIBLE only ate there for lunch twice and Breakfast twice. Food was cold, limited selection of choices. Other ships have a much larger salad bar area, different ethnic food choices, ect. This ship did not have that. Chops was great as usual, except for red velvet cake which was dry and didn't have cream cheese icing, Mississippi mud pie was excellent and VERY rich. All of our shows were at 6-6:30pm which was very upsetting after dinner there were no scheduled shows. This forced us to leave pool early to dress and see shows, we enjoy the outdoor time which is why we pick second sitting for dinner. Other ships in RCI fleet have the second shows at 10:30 which is much nicer. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Background: 2 people, 21-30 years old, second cruise Departure at Galveston port leaves much to be desired. City is aged and just in-need of an overhaul but it's a summer "hot spot" for Texans for some reason. Water is ... Read More
Background: 2 people, 21-30 years old, second cruise Departure at Galveston port leaves much to be desired. City is aged and just in-need of an overhaul but it's a summer "hot spot" for Texans for some reason. Water is toxic so go at your own risk. idk - ate a decent meal and was able to relax prior to sailing, but do not make a long weekend out of it. Ship was at near full capacity and it showed: 2-3 minute wait for elevator every time and once it arrived it was crammed full. Pool chairs were a luxury on at-sea days, and people were just generally everywhere. Felt cramped. For the Texans –All over the ship the only way to get Dr. Pepper was out of a 2-liter bottle poured so by the time you got it, it was flat, warm, and watered down. Windjammer was only place they had it in a soda gun and was good. Promenade café has cold cans for sale for $3, and these weren’t covered by the soda package like the warm watery ones were. Lackluster food. Windjammer had a ton of variety and was your standard buffet food. Not bad, not great, just a la carte food. Desserts need improvement. Food in Main Dining Room was just really not good. They had a lot of options but the food overall was bad. For the pomp and circumstances of the 90 minute dinner I expected more tasty food. Portion sizes good. Food in the paid steakhouse was just as disappointing and not a good value, however the setting was nice. They have two formal nights for dinner and what a joke – some people in ball gowns – others in Ron Jon Surf shop tees and shorts, only to be served the same lackluster food you would get the other nights. Embarkation was OK because we had a junior suite so we were at the pier by 1030 and onboard by 1130. Disembarkation was a nightmare as everyone had previously commented. Try to leave the ship as late as possible to avoid the disaster. We left room at 7:15 am and were off and through customs by 11 am. We did a park stay go package at a local hotel and worked out alright. Ports of call were generic and nothing exciting and we did not get off nor do any excursions as we were here mostly for the boat. Pool and other venues were great once everyone got off. Costa Maya is a Joke, Roatan was pretty, Cozumel was generic Mexican port of call as it gets. Room – the only saving grace. Junior Suites were beautiful. We got upgraded because we paid such a high stupid price for our original superior balcony. Junior suite was comfortable and good bedding. Walls are thin and you can hear everyone’s conversations and televisions. Nice sized bathroom. Beautiful balcony to stand outside and watch oil derricks as you sail through the Gulf. Bring your own shampoo and toiletries as their stuff is horrible – pack your own!! We went at high time and it showed, not as many families as Carnival but there was nobody on the ship in our age bracket [21-30]. Premium drink package is a good value is you can drink 4+ liquor drinks a day and I’m glad I got it. Mudslides, daiquiri, mai tai were excellent, however the pina colada mix they use is gross. Internet package is good value if you need it. Slow at times but overall good. Staff was in need of a vacation day. Everyone was run ragged and tried their best to stay positive but overall you could see the misery in their eyes. Appreciate the effort guys. Bartenders were OK. Tried to keep up pace but would not offer drink suggestions and were robots. We did not do any entertainment on the ship because again – nothing appealed to our age group [21-30] no mixers or get to know people. Spent time with significant other and enjoyed that part. It’s true what all the other reviews say as far as continual pushy sales. Drink packages, crappy motel art sales, specialty dinners, and just junk junk junk. They call the room and leave voicemails for art auctions – just what I want on my vacation. Captain comes on and gives ship-wide address of wind speed, nautical miles to next port, and a bunch of other information 99% of the boat does not know what it means or literally could not care less about and sounds dazed and confused the entire duration. Someone please take the microphone away from this man, but thanks for boating us around safely for 7 days. Adult pool was nice respite. It and Deck 4 (where you go for the emergency drill) are the only places on the ship where music is not blasting. Overall it was ehh - our total out of pocket cost for the entire vacation above the cruise tickets was $4800 combined for two people, $2800 was cruise ticket, gratuities and tax alone. There are better ways to relax at an all-inclusive elsewhere and we will not be back on Royal Caribbean or leave out of Galveston.Our feelings were similar to most we spoke to on the boat. Good luck. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
This was a good cruise on a very large ship. In general, I like smaller ships at least half of the size of the Liberty of the Seas but this ship has its appeal in other ways. The entertainment was varied and excellent. The ice skating, ... Read More
This was a good cruise on a very large ship. In general, I like smaller ships at least half of the size of the Liberty of the Seas but this ship has its appeal in other ways. The entertainment was varied and excellent. The ice skating, areal, and play productions were excellent as the entertainers were athletic and very skilled in their sessions. The cabin was a bit smaller than other lines I've been but it worked. A larger sofa would have been nice as only a single soft chair was offered in my interior room. Closet space was adequate and the bathroom was typical for this type of room. Service on the ship was excellent in the dining room and in the buffet area. Staff were always pleasant and kind, even with their long work days. Kudos to them! Meals were tasty and about average for this type of cruise. Intellectual programs were lacking on this cruise as meatier destination talks would have been desirable. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We go on this particular cruise twice a year as it is convenient for us to drive the 4 hours. We do arrive in Galveston the night before and motel it. Do not participate in the sleep, leave the car and bus to port. We have discovered ... Read More
We go on this particular cruise twice a year as it is convenient for us to drive the 4 hours. We do arrive in Galveston the night before and motel it. Do not participate in the sleep, leave the car and bus to port. We have discovered that EZ Park is the way to go. Drive to the lot, park and take bus to pier. Porter waiting to take bags. The embarkation was very quick - from arrival at 10:30am at EZ Park to lunch at the Windjammer was 11:30 and painless. Cabin was ready at 12:30pm and all bags arrived by 5:00pm. Cruise itself was wonderful, water was like glass and the service was impeccable as usual. To address the dining experience, we actually cancelled our reservations at one of the optional restaurants as the food was excellent in the dining room. We do not do excursions as we have done it all and just enjoy the cruise itself.. The ship is nice and quiet on port days and we like the onboard relaxation and visiting with the other people who choose not to go ashore. The entertainment was quite good and we did go to the Ice Show twice - best one ever. By the way, we were told that there were 1700 kids on board but we never even noticed - except the few cute toddlers we ran into in the elevators. Can't say enough about Royal Caribbean except see ya in December and next April. One more thing, debarkation took 15 minutes (including locating bags), porter waiting and took us right to EZ Park bus. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Everything was top rated. The only issue that we encountered was at embarkation. The porters weren't available, even at 10 am. The line was disorganized and people were cutting in front of others and there was no real help. Dining ... Read More
Everything was top rated. The only issue that we encountered was at embarkation. The porters weren't available, even at 10 am. The line was disorganized and people were cutting in front of others and there was no real help. Dining was incredible. We ate at Chops, Giovanni's, Windjammer and the MDR during My Time Dining. We were seated at the same table each night we were in the MDR and our wait staff was incredible. Our cabin steward was pleasant every time we saw him, greeting us by name, and keeping our cabin in great shape. The 12-metre America's Cup race in Cozumel was great fun! Our fav excursion! The Turtle Farm and Hell wasn't as interesting. The turtles were neat to see, but not for a four hour excursion. We ended up taking a cab back early because we were over it. The restaurant at the turtle farm appeared to have good food but we were never given menus or service of any kind. In Jamaica, we stayed in the port area, which was fun and just right for our needs. The casino actually paid off with wins and Bingo was fun, even if we lost each time. We also went to a cupcake decorating class which was fun - the pastry chef was entertaining. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Embarkation was fairly smooth but bring a parka and boots! You can freeze frozen popsicles in the waiting area! We received an email that said to arrive approximately 9:00 am to board the ship. We were not allowed on until after 11:00 ... Read More
Embarkation was fairly smooth but bring a parka and boots! You can freeze frozen popsicles in the waiting area! We received an email that said to arrive approximately 9:00 am to board the ship. We were not allowed on until after 11:00 am and the buffet was not opened until 11:45 am so we were a little hungry by then. We were very disappointed with the adult beverage selection in the bars on the first day. We had the premium beverage package but the bars had very limited selections, many not on the premium list. Sooooo, we paid for premium, but premium was not available! Hmmmmm! The ship was very nice. Spacious enough for 4,600+ guests without being overcrowded!. Even though there were 1,300+ kids on the ship, we had no real bad experiences. There were enough attractions to keep them busy and they made use of all of them! We tended to stay out of each others way and things worked out fine! We attempted to spend some time around the pool, but many guests (contrary to signs in on the deck) claimed their area and placed their towels on the chairs with their books/etc. Many spent time in the pool and didn't come back to their chairs for hours! This was not a pleasurable experience! It would benefit all guests if RCL would enforce the rules they post throughout the ship! We had a nice size stateroom and the balcony was plenty large enough. There was sufficient storage space and the bathroom was adequate size. Our cabin steward did a great job maintaining our room. You will however, have to bring your own toiletries as RCL only provides bar soap and shampoo in the shower. On a scale of 1 to 10, the food was about a 5 (breakfast/dinners at room temperature and not very flavorful). We ate most of our meals in the main dining room. The service was ok. Some of the waiters were not on the top of their game, but a few others made up for them. The Chops restaurant was not at the level we expected. We both had the filet and it was way overcooked. My wife ordered mushrooms with her dinner and we are still waiting for them. Definitely not as good as Murano's on Celebrity! The entertainment was OUTSTANDING! The main show, the star attractions, lounge acts, promenade extravaganzas, and other acts were ALL GOOD! Top quality all around! Well worth the cruise! Tendering in Grand Cayman! This was a disaster! The tenders arrived late and were slow. We never found out what the problem was! Probably would not even try to go ashore if we took this cruise again! Just took too long to get off the ship and not enough time to take a corresponding tour. As Diamond level members, we spent time in the Diamond lounge on Deck 14. Very good place to hang out! The service was outstanding and they went out of their way to take care of us! Met some interesting people there! We also had a great time dancing to the DJ in the evenings in the lounge outside of the Diamond Lounge. Great hangout as well! Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
This was our first Cruise experience and the ship, Royal Caribbean, Liberty of the Sea was as we expected, beautiful. The service in our cabin was exceptional and We enjoyed the entertainment and activities on board. HOWEVER The food ... Read More
This was our first Cruise experience and the ship, Royal Caribbean, Liberty of the Sea was as we expected, beautiful. The service in our cabin was exceptional and We enjoyed the entertainment and activities on board. HOWEVER The food in the Main dinning rooms was not enjoyable. Again the service was superior, but the food was anything but. It was either over cooked or under cooked and tasted disgusting. I'm not a picky eater however mushy lobster, raw steaks when asked to be cooked well done, and the Italian night was unsuitable for human consumption. The eggplant was grey and slimy under tons of cheese and the lasagna had a funny taste and smell. The salmon was cooked too long and the sauce they put on it was very nasty tasting. I could go on and on. We have traveled to many of the Islands in the Caribbean and have enjoyed our excursion experiences, but the excursions from the cruise ship are extremely stressful. Especially if you tether and need a tether ticket and your late for the scheduled time, you are always checking the time. Then there were the unattended children who ran up and down the hallways outside the cabins who sounded like elephants and each day they intentionally got louder. When disembarking the ship with luggage make sure to give yourself extra time at the elevators. Our next vacation is booked at an all inclusive relaxing beach resort. Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We took the private shuttle from Hobby Airport Houston to the embarkation Port, the reason we did not use the transfer of the cruise ship since we have a very early flight in the disembarkation day, RCCL said they did not have transfer ... Read More
We took the private shuttle from Hobby Airport Houston to the embarkation Port, the reason we did not use the transfer of the cruise ship since we have a very early flight in the disembarkation day, RCCL said they did not have transfer leave that early, we took the advise to hire the private shuttle, the cost was almost the same as RCCL. I chose this cruise since I only have a very narrow window in order to accommodate all my family members, this is the only cruise that fit our need. The embarkation procedure in Galveston was pretty smooth, even though I left all my paper work in the check in suitcase, the staff was still very patience and willing to help. Just a reminder to everybody, really have to make sure you have the print out of your sea pass in hand before you go through the custom. We purchased the ocean view state room, the room size was satisfactory and everything looked clean, check in luggage came in pretty fast and crew staff came in introduce themselves and gave us a brief orientation about room service with nice attitude. Basically they checked the room two times a day, cleaned up the trash, changed the towels and made the bed. For dining, Windjammer Restaurant offered a wide variety of food and it's a buffet restaurant. The only thing is the beverage for free is very limited and have to pay for the soda. if you want to get the soda free, try to book your cruise with this offer. The quality of food was much better in the dining room, breakfast, lunch and as well as dinner. the waiters are very nice and information was given about the hours of the restaurant next day after your dinner every night. If you did not book the shore excursion online ahead of the cruise, you should do this as soon as you get on the ship, since the popular excursions like all the water sports will be sold out fast. We booked the Mayan Ruin and beach excursion in Cozumel and Zip line in Rosehall Jamaica. The Mayan Ruin and the beach is just ok since we did not have so much time to look around in the ruin and not enough time to enjoy the water on the beach, just make sure you don't eat in the restaurant on the beach since they are expensive and you do not have time to swim if you eat. For the Zipline in Jamaica was very good and everybody enjoyed it so much. We have to book our shore excursion with a private vendor in Cayman Island since it was sold out in the ship, but they were very nice to arrange a tender and try to let us get to the shore on time for the excursion. The entertainment in the ship was very good too, the ice skating show and the show In the Air were so good but the Saturday Night Fever was a bit boring. They took care of traveller in every age group, we got to enjoy everything they had in the ship. We got information paper about next day activities distributed every night, they also announced in the TV and after the show about the next day activities. We felt we were well informed. For disembarkation, the procedure was very smooth and efficient. We were very happy with this trip and will recommend to other people if they are looking for a cruise. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
The cruise itself was ok, but I am writing to get the word out that ALL of my kids came home with bed bugs! I am freaking out and worried if we now brought them in our house. CDC.gov website says that it can take up to 14 days for bites ... Read More
The cruise itself was ok, but I am writing to get the word out that ALL of my kids came home with bed bugs! I am freaking out and worried if we now brought them in our house. CDC.gov website says that it can take up to 14 days for bites to appear once bitten, but Royal Caribbean is doing nothing about it since the bites appeared the day after we returned home. I reported it with our cabin number for inspection. I just don't want anyone else to experience this! We had two cabins with adjoining door. The kids all slept in one cabin (and all have the bites) and my husband and I slept in another and don't have any. Has anyone else experienced this on this cruise line? If so, anything else I should do or people I should report it to? Two of my kids suitcases were stored under the beds....which is why I am worried now about our home! All suitcases are now in the garage, but we have been home for two days!!! Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Great accommodations, fun activities, kids loved the huge water slide and pools. Saturday Night Fever was entertaining not young age appropriate, comedians were entertaining, the Ice Skating show was great. Karaoke was fun. Wave runner a ... Read More
Great accommodations, fun activities, kids loved the huge water slide and pools. Saturday Night Fever was entertaining not young age appropriate, comedians were entertaining, the Ice Skating show was great. Karaoke was fun. Wave runner a favorite with our teens. The acrobatic show was enjoyable. The parade for Warner characters was fun and entertaining for all ages. The promenade celebration of 1970's music was fun. Some families wore costumes and the music was fun for all. Cupcake decorating was informative and . Food in main dining room was good. El Sabor was terrific dining. Lots of different activities for all ages. The excursions at Belize was not a good experience. If you didn't have excursions booked through the cruise line you were last to get from ship to Belize port. My family missed the cave tubing because the tender arrived too late to arrive on time. Would suggest booking through Royal Caribbean if there is really an excursion you especially want to experience. All in all our families had a good time. Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
This was a family cruise for our 50th wedding anniversary. We are only about 50 miles from Galveston, so I only had to pay for airfare for one family member. The Good: The entertainment was spectacular. The comedian, the ice ... Read More
This was a family cruise for our 50th wedding anniversary. We are only about 50 miles from Galveston, so I only had to pay for airfare for one family member. The Good: The entertainment was spectacular. The comedian, the ice show, the aerialists, and the production show, Saturday Night Fever, we're all just great. Our mini-suite, 9648, was large with a great bed and pillows. We had a large walk-in closet and lots of storage. The bathroom was small, but did have a tub/shower combination.Our cabin steward, Iken, did a great job providing unobtrusive service and kept our cabin spotless and anticipated our needs. Also, service in the Rembrandt dining room was excellent, thank you Mohammed and Leaford. The Bad: On embarkation, the cameras were down in the suite line so we had to wait. During the cruise, there was a lot of congestion due to photographers blocking passages and folks waiting for the slow elevators. Although there were smoke-free areas in the casino, the smoke was terrible throughout the casino. Folks reserved deck chairs at the pool for hours with no one using them. They were only supposed to be reserved for 30 minutes, but this was not enforced so unless you were at the pool early, you didn't get a deck chair. The Ugly: This was a sold-out cruise and RCI was not organized enough to handle the crowds. We had chosen MyTime dining, but there was no such thing. We were told we had a choice of 5:30. Or 8:15, we chose the later time, but still had to wait in lines even with a reservation. My son's family booked shore excursion in Roatan, and had to wait an hour past the time there were supposed to leave. The gym was full unless you were early. Overall, I just felt that RCI charged way too much for everything. Drinks were $10-$12 dollars, specialty dining rooms were $30, photos were $20 each. I felt like we were being nickeled and dimed to death. I also felt the staff was disorganized and not capable of dealing with the crowds. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2016
This was a once in a lifetime family cruise. We took our 2 adult children and their spouses and their teenage children on it to celebrate my father and mother who went on the same itineraries with my husband and myself on our very first ... Read More
This was a once in a lifetime family cruise. We took our 2 adult children and their spouses and their teenage children on it to celebrate my father and mother who went on the same itineraries with my husband and myself on our very first cruise in 1987. The 3 adult couples had outside junior suites and our teenage grand-daughters had their inside cabin across from our daughter and son in law and our teenage grandson had his inside cabin across from our son and daughter in law. When asked of the kids if this had met their expectations, they all said it had surpassed them by far. We all went on different excursions but always had dinner together every night. . The teenagers as well as the adults loved the dining options (My Time) and got to try many different foods that they had not tried before. Our wait staff was incredible. They remembered our names after the first night. This cruise was the only time we have ever all taken a vacation together and it will be remembered as one of the best times of our lives. We would do it every year if we could. Read Less
19 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
This is my 5th cruise. This was our First time on Royal Caribbean cruise. We sailed on Liberty of the seas on June 26 to July 3, 2016 out of Galveston, TX with Family of 20 people. Service is always excellent with all cruises because ... Read More
This is my 5th cruise. This was our First time on Royal Caribbean cruise. We sailed on Liberty of the seas on June 26 to July 3, 2016 out of Galveston, TX with Family of 20 people. Service is always excellent with all cruises because the employees are required to smile, talk and be friendly to all guests or lose their job. I found some of the employees on the Liberty unfriendly and unwilling to help. I have to say that this is the worst cruise we've been on. WORST! The check in was extremely fast for us since some of us had suites. Everybody else stated that it took about an hour to get on board. The ship itself is ok. Carnival does great job with decor in their ships. The Food in buffet (Windjammer) was mediocre at best and always the same for all 7 days. Breakfast or lunch, NOTHING changed. There weren’t many choices for Vegetarians. They frequently ran out of Chocolate milk as well as other food items. The scrambled eggs tasted like powdered eggs. Their coffee is very weak and not worth drinking. I mostly drank the Premium coffee because I purchased their Ultimate Drink Package. BECAREFULL…The package is actually only for 6 days cause the bars are closed on the last day (Sunday) of your cruise. Freshly squeezed orange juice is really good and included in this package yet they only have one machine and is only available at the bar where the buffet is and ONLY during Breakfast which they don’t tell you or is written anywhere. I got a refund for the last two days caused I complained. Overall I would highly recommend this package. There is no sharing but I did with my wife and daughter just like everybody else did who purchased any packages. Dining room food was ok. Most of the meats were very fatty and/or overcooked even though the waiters asked us how we like our meats cooked. The much anticipated lobster tail wasn't served until the last night of the cruise and it was chewy / rubbery. We weren’t impressed with the food in the Dining though we did eat there every night. Entertainment was lacking. An ice show, Acrobat show and some game shows is all there was. The only thing open for late nighters is the pizza place on deck 5. THE WORST UNCOOKED PIZZA I'VE HAD and lots of other cruisers agreed. Even Liberty’s employees will tell you the same about the pizza. They crust wasn't cooked at all. Floppy pizza. Same goes for its sandwiches. You ate more bread than anything else. Their photographers aren’t that good. Most of them used the ship’s interior as backgrounds. Didn’t have any props and those that did have backgrounds weren’t worth having your pictures taken with. We did purchase 4 pictures mainly because we always purchase our cruise pictures just as a memory. The ports, Cozumel, Falmouth and Grand Cayman weren't much to write home about. We didn't do any excursions. We did get off the ship and wonder around the ports but that's about all. Overall, we were extremely disappointed with Royal Caribbean and its ship, food, entertainment and overall it's moody senior employees. Skip this ship and go to Carnival Magic out of Galveston. You have many different food choices as well as late night pizza, hot dogs and burgers/fries which Liberty of the Seas was lacking in. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
My husband and I have been on many many cruises with most cruise lines. We had sailed with Royal Carribean at least twice before. Our adult children and grand children had never cruised and we wanted to take them to celebrate two ... Read More
My husband and I have been on many many cruises with most cruise lines. We had sailed with Royal Carribean at least twice before. Our adult children and grand children had never cruised and we wanted to take them to celebrate two daughters and my birthdays (milestones). I picked RC because it should have been an upgrade over Carnival and those were the only two out of Galveston in June. We chose to go out of this port as we all live in Texas and it was the most economical for our daughters and their families. There were a total of 11 of us in three cabins. Ages ranged from 63 down to 3 years. Checking in was a disaster. I don't know why this port is so hard to get in and out. The port authorities would not let us wait inside until our entire party was present. My two son-in-laws were parking the cars and it was 100 degrees waiting outside. Very miserable. Once inside, we did not get to stay together after all the waiting outside. My husband and I were taken to the shorter line due to our RC status and our family was in the loooong line. We finally met up on the ship hours later. Ship: The ship was beautiful. I have nothing negative to say about its appearance or cleanliness. Cabin: We all were on deck 6. My husband and I had one grandchild with us, our 9 yr old grandson. We had a balcony which the gs loved. We had plenty of storage and our beds were extremely comfortable. I wish I could have taken it home! Even the pull down was great. Our bathroom had a smell that was not always pleasant, but I think there was a broken seal in the toilet. My daughters rooms did not have that smell. Dining: We chose to eat at 5:30 each night in the main dining room. Our waiters were Marco and Ronald. They were excellent. With 5 children (17-3) in our group, they catered to them and kept them happy. Each night, they would bring the little ones a fruit cup before we ordered. The kids loved it. The food was good and the new cruisers all loved trying new dishes. To me and my hubby, it was just ok. We have had better. The prime rib I had one night, which is my favorite, was just ok. The negative I have is that if we wanted wine or alcohol, we had to ask each night. No one came around as in the past. However, I never had to ask for coffee with my dessert. Ronald brought it each night after the first. Entertainment: We enjoyed all the shows on the ship. The kids really liked the ice show and the ventriloquist. We didn't go to the Saturday Night Fever since it was on the night we needed to pack. It was very disappointing to me that they waited until the last night for the main event show. Service: Other than the service from the dining room, our room steward was not good. We had to ask for ice, toilet paper and soap when needed. We were not use to this as in the past these things were always kept stocked for us. I will add that I had told my daughters not to worry about bringing shampoo, conditioner or body soap as they would be in dispensers in the shower. Wrong! There was a two-in-one product in the dispenser, not at all what I have had on previous cruises. Also, why did they do away with the nice robes? I will address the customer service from the excursions below. Ports/Excursions: There was only one excursion that we wanted to do with the grandchildren and that was Stingray Alley in Grand Cayman. Being that we had a 3 year old in our group, there was only one that would allow him to come and it include a tour of the island and a visit to see the sea turtles. After touring the island and taking us to see things that were not on the description, our driver finally got us to the boat dock to go see the stingrays. He dropped us off and said he would be back in 2 hours. The lady working the dock was upset with him and told us she told him there was not enough time and not to leave us. There was another family with grandchildren like us, who wanted this event over all others with their family. We were all quite upset when she told us we would not be able to go due to the time. She called another van to pick us up and take us back to the ship, telling us we would get our money back. Ha! We immediately went to the excursion desk where we (both sets of families) were told we were lying. After going back two days in a row, we were told the manager would see us at noon the next day. We all arrived and he was not there. He was called and he said to come back at 6 pm. We refused and 1/2 hr later he showed up. He told us we would get back 1/3 of the cost which was not acceptable to us as the main part of the tour was cancelled due to time. The other family decided they would just get their tips refunded since we could not get the tour price back. My family did not want to do this since we did not feel it was fair to the staff. The manager told me that the tour company told them a completely different story. So much for believing your customers. Everyone we spoke to at the customer service desk was rude, called us liars and made us feel as though our presence on the ship was not wanted. I will never cruise with RC again. Cruising is not what it use to be. WE spent a lot of money to take 11 of us on this vacation. For our family, since they had never been, it was a great vacation. Don't get me wrong. WE had a blast with the family but the lack of service and downgrading of included items in cruises left my husband and I feeling cheated. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
It was great - only complaint is that there is no outdoor restaurant. Other cruises we've been on have outdoor seating for lunch and breakfast and we missed that. Otherwise it was great. We have a special needs grandson, and they ... Read More
It was great - only complaint is that there is no outdoor restaurant. Other cruises we've been on have outdoor seating for lunch and breakfast and we missed that. Otherwise it was great. We have a special needs grandson, and they were fantastic with him - he went into a kids program one grade level below his normal one and he was happy and they treated him wonderfully. We also loved the Jungle Tubing Adventure in Falmouth - it was perfect for grandparents, parents, aunts uncles and kids. Overall a great multi-generational vacation for everyone. We had a suite, and two indoor state rooms, and had a big balcony where we could all gather. The service people were amazing, as were the people in the dining room. We went to dinner one night in the steak restaurant, and it was one of the best steak dinners we've ever had. Overall, great! Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
The shows were excellent on this cruise and the food ranged from substandard to absolutely lousy. I have gone on Carnival and Princess ships for a few years and was ready to upgrade to something nicer than Carnival. The ship is ... Read More
The shows were excellent on this cruise and the food ranged from substandard to absolutely lousy. I have gone on Carnival and Princess ships for a few years and was ready to upgrade to something nicer than Carnival. The ship is gorgeous, though there are some areas where it will need new carpets and other minor details soon, but that's minor. The shows were great, especially the ice skating show, but the aerials and the musical were awesome. The occasional comedy act was ok. I missed the nightly comedy on the Carnival. But the biggest disappointment was the quality of the food overall. My son, my parents, and I were all disappointed. The Windjammer food quality is terrible. Carnival has so many lunch options, including good quality burgers, sandwiches, and pizza, as well as a nice buffet with some good desserts. EVERYTHING in the Windjammer is complete low quality dreck. The main dining room is slightly better. The appetizers were decent. The entrees were a far cry from the quality, variety, and foodie appeal of Carnival, and the desserts were not very good. The few that were pretty good were served in tiny portions. Disembarkation was terrible as well. Somehow the line was the longest winding line that never seemed to end of any ship, including bigger ships, that I have been on. Clearly, RC has determined its Texas customers don't notice food quality differences, unless it's this way on all RC ships. I would not go again. 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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