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I have cruised with RCCL many times and am a Diamond Crown and Anchor member. I travelled with my sister and 3 others in three side-by-side cabins. My sister and I had done this same sailing a few years ago and had a great experience overall. Overall, the ship was clean and well kept. Our cabins were facing the Promenade and were a lot of fun to people watch from. The downside was the afternoon music was awfully loud in our cabins, making napping difficult. Our cabin steward, Alfina was so great. Always friendly and took very good care of us. We chose the My Time Dining option and had a set reservation for 7pm. It worked out very well as we met for breakfast and dinner but went our separate ways otherwise. Adrian, Henri and Yan were terrific. Their level of service was beyond what I am accustomed to on RCCL. The food was good, but not fantastic. We did the Chef's Table one night and were totally wowed! I must say the Windjammer was chaotic and uninspiring overall. Dining room breakfast was much more satisfying. We enjoyed the Boogie Nights production as well as one of the ice shows. My sister and friend liked the comic and the honeymooners game show. The boys had a great time drinking and dancing. We dresses up for 70s night and really had a great time. Who could not like a conga line with the Village People? In Roatan, we booked on our own with Daniel Johnson sloth and Monkey sanctuary. The five of us had a private drive! Ann did a fantastic job driving around the island and showing us the sights. The highligh of course was being able to hold a sloth and be in a cage with monkeys. So cool. We ended the after noon at a private beach with lunch on a beach front veranda and time to walk in the surf and even swim for a bit. Unfortunately, Belize and Cozumel were not as smooth. We booked tours through the ship and were actually pretty disappointed. Before booking tours in Belize, we spoke to the Shore Excursion staff and verified the two tours we chose, City tour and Rum tasting, were actually different and covered different areas. We were pretty upset when the morning City Tour stopped at the Rum factory. And guess what? The afternoon Rum Tasting tour covered the same info and exact same drive as the morning tour. The only difference was a chance to view the "museum" at the Rum factory and taste several different ages of Rum. On to Cozumel and disappointment #2. ON our prior trip, the radio headsets didn't work and my sister heard none of the narrative. When speaking with Shore Excursions, we were assured they had new equipment and did the tours with tablets. In truth, there were tablets distributed at the port and collected upon arrival at Chichen Itza. Totally not used to their potential. They trotted out the worn radio sets only to discover the batteries were all dead because they had not been turned off the last time used. So again, my sister did not get to here the narrative and actually she and about half the group dropped out about a third of the way along. Last but not least, the Photos. As we had three cabins, we wanted to use all three cabin numbers so we could see all the photos without having everyone present. We were told by numerous photographers that only one number was need as they used face recognition and we would be able to access all the pictures. Silly us, we believed them. Last night on boad, we go down to purchase our pictures. There different pics on alll threerooms and we wanted somefrom each, We were then informed that we would have to buy THREE different packages, one for each room. Those packages start at $150/10 pictures. We complained to the managed=r who was a rude little jack @##. I took my free picture and walked away. Ultimately after we all calmed down, my sister's friend talked us in to one 10 picture package and 3 prints from the cabins. We did not travel with children but the adults had a good time on the slides! Would I go again? I'm not sure. This was very disappointing in many ways. I will be exploring other options for sure.

Disappointed

Liberty of the Seas Cruise Review by webdwarf40

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I have cruised with RCCL many times and am a Diamond Crown and Anchor member. I travelled with my sister and 3 others in three side-by-side cabins. My sister and I had done this same sailing a few years ago and had a great experience overall.

Overall, the ship was clean and well kept. Our cabins were facing the Promenade and were a lot of fun to people watch from. The downside was the afternoon music was awfully loud in our cabins, making napping difficult. Our cabin steward, Alfina was so great. Always friendly and took very good care of us.

We chose the My Time Dining option and had a set reservation for 7pm. It worked out very well as we met for breakfast and dinner but went our separate ways otherwise. Adrian, Henri and Yan were terrific. Their level of service was beyond what I am accustomed to on RCCL. The food was good, but not fantastic. We did the Chef's Table one night and were totally wowed! I must say the Windjammer was chaotic and uninspiring overall. Dining room breakfast was much more satisfying.

We enjoyed the Boogie Nights production as well as one of the ice shows. My sister and friend liked the comic and the honeymooners game show. The boys had a great time drinking and dancing. We dresses up for 70s night and really had a great time. Who could not like a conga line with the Village People?

In Roatan, we booked on our own with Daniel Johnson sloth and Monkey sanctuary. The five of us had a private drive! Ann did a fantastic job driving around the island and showing us the sights. The highligh of course was being able to hold a sloth and be in a cage with monkeys. So cool. We ended the after noon at a private beach with lunch on a beach front veranda and time to walk in the surf and even swim for a bit.

Unfortunately, Belize and Cozumel were not as smooth. We booked tours through the ship and were actually pretty disappointed. Before booking tours in Belize, we spoke to the Shore Excursion staff and verified the two tours we chose, City tour and Rum tasting, were actually different and covered different areas. We were pretty upset when the morning City Tour stopped at the Rum factory. And guess what? The afternoon Rum Tasting tour covered the same info and exact same drive as the morning tour. The only difference was a chance to view the "museum" at the Rum factory and taste several different ages of Rum.

On to Cozumel and disappointment #2. ON our prior trip, the radio headsets didn't work and my sister heard none of the narrative. When speaking with Shore Excursions, we were assured they had new equipment and did the tours with tablets. In truth, there were tablets distributed at the port and collected upon arrival at Chichen Itza. Totally not used to their potential. They trotted out the worn radio sets only to discover the batteries were all dead because they had not been turned off the last time used. So again, my sister did not get to here the narrative and actually she and about half the group dropped out about a third of the way along.

Last but not least, the Photos. As we had three cabins, we wanted to use all three cabin numbers so we could see all the photos without having everyone present. We were told by numerous photographers that only one number was need as they used face recognition and we would be able to access all the pictures. Silly us, we believed them. Last night on boad, we go down to purchase our pictures. There different pics on alll threerooms and we wanted somefrom each, We were then informed that we would have to buy THREE different packages, one for each room. Those packages start at $150/10 pictures. We complained to the managed=r who was a rude little jack @##. I took my free picture and walked away. Ultimately after we all calmed down, my sister's friend talked us in to one 10 picture package and 3 prints from the cabins.

We did not travel with children but the adults had a good time on the slides!

Would I go again? I'm not sure. This was very disappointing in many ways. I will be exploring other options for sure.
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Cabin 1V 6259
Cabin was average size - small. Overlooked the Promenade. I enjoyed the people watching but the afternoon music was loud and made it difficult to relax and nap.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Mayan Ruins
    Chichen Itza - radios did not work. No narrative was audible unless you were directly in front of the guide, not possibe with 27 people. Added tablets this year, handed out with soggy sack lunch on boarding the bus. Not used to fullest potential. Collected at arrival to ruins. No way to hear the guide because the radios were left on and were all dead. 1/3 of the group quit after about 10 minutes. Only had 15min free time total.
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  • Roatan
    Held Sloth name Sid. In the cage with monkeys. Great interaction! Private driver for group of 5. Lunch at the beach and plenty of beach time.
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