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Liberty of the Seas

Description

Freedom Class

Occupancy:3,634
Tonnage:160,000
Length:1,112 feet
Beam:184 feet
Draught:28 feet
Cruising Speed:21.6 knots
Ships Registry:Bahamas
Entered Service:May 17, 2007

Facilities

Ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, Royal Promenade (open 24 hours), extensive WiFi capabilities and connectivity for cell phones, full-sized, flat-screen TVs in every stateroom, theme bars and lounges, Adventure Ocean youth facilities, restaurants, and much more!

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Liberty of the Seas is a delightful ship with so much to enjoy especially on a 3 or 4 night itinerary. Embarkation was a breeze 5 minutes after being dropped off we were getting our welcome aboard photo and walking down the gangway directly stepping onboard. The Windjammer was open and had an abundance of food to select from. Everything we tasted was good and the service friendly. The exterior of the ship was well maintained and the interior was bright, clean and elegant. Our stateroom attendant Gavin was friendly and did an excellent job. Our stateroom carpet, couch were spotless, no stains or wear on anything which was amazing considering the ships age. The Freedom class has a truly fantastic Splash away Bay! Complete with large wall of waterfall. We were celebrating our Anniversary and cannot say enough about how wonderful the food and service was in Sabor!! I could dine here every evening. Entertainment was great, amazing sets, costumes. I would sail again on Liberty of the Seas in a heartbeat, preferably on a longer itinerary as there isn't enough time to enjoy it all on a short cruise Bahamas itinerary.

Chose the cruise as it was on TG holiday but it seems the rest of the world chose it also. The ship was full and 1,495 (official count) were kids…in extended families and in groups. Had not cruised RC in a few years and found the food to be okay as was service but MDR choices were more limited. My Time Dining required a reservation and only late seatings were left. We were accommodated and then given a 5:15 dinner seating every day.. this is not what we expected or are accustomed to on Anytime Dining. The first night seating was total confusion with long lines waiting to be seated. After that, each dinner was felt rushed by the waitstaff to order beverages and meal including desert. Not relaxing. The casino only had certain games in the smoking section so, as a nonsmoker, sitting down to play and then a smoker sitting nearby was an immediate invitation to leave. Their loyalty program ‘benefits’ were unclear as how to use them and staff did not offer info when your card was presented. Lots of activities for kids of all ages and families as well as a large water park facility and then going to CocoCay was another water park/beach. This ship I would recommend for families with kids/teenagers but not for solo retired couples.

I wen on this one because i needed to get away, I am Dimond Plus so you would think you be treated good! Let begin first off the good parts there were a few, one very easy getting on board two are room good locations. shows don't miss the ice show. there still doing Saturday night fever. which im seem so many times trivia the give to a highlighter if you win cheap. so as a Dimond plus you should get a welcome back gift I got nothing so i asked about it they seem me fruit from the buffet. there were over a 1000 kids on board running wild everywhere , parents could care less these kids were so fresh i was due $100 on board credit i only got 50 Now getting off was not to bad except they lost my suitcase could not find it. Waiting to hear if ithey find it Now if i dont they do nothing for you i am very turned off to royal now

We booked a 4-night Bahamas cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas to celebrate my birthday. Watching the weather forecast ahead of the cruise, I was extremely nervous. They were calling for 20-30 MPH winds and thunderstorms when we were in the Bahamas. Fortunately, before we even left the port, the captain announced that our itinerary needed to be changed because of the approaching cold front. He informed us that we would be going to Labadee, Haiti instead. Although I was disappointed to not be going to the Bahamas, I was happy that the cruise line was committed to giving us the best vacation possible. We ended up having decent weather throughout the cruise. The seas were relatively calm and we had sunshine most of the time. Our day in Labadee was perfect - sunny and calm. We ended up booking an excursion through the ship (a first for us) that we really enjoyed. It was the Snorkel Safari. I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone who enjoys snorkeling. The water wasn't exceptionally clear, but there was still a lot to see. Fair warning - there is a lot of swimming involved, but they do provide vests that can be inflated for flotation. Overall, our time aboard the Liberty of the Seas was enjoyable. This was the shortest cruise we've ever done. The ship has a lot of activities for cruisers of all ages. We actually tried out the water slides and had fun on them. We really enjoyed the daily trivia contests and entertainment as well. Because there is so much to do, there were a lot of families with small children on board. Our last cruise was aboard the Celebrity Equinox, which caters to an older demographic. I would say that was a much more "chill" cruise, but we still had fun. We ended up eating all of our meals at the Windjammer Cafe (buffet) because I had requested My Time Dining, not realizing that the only reservations available would be for 8:15 and later; plus, my husband didn't want to have to dress up for dinner, which was OK with me. The food was decent. They had a lot of the same choices each day, with the exception of whatever the nightly "theme" was (Caribbean, Italian, etc.) I really never had a bad meal. I believe that we'd still try to visit Coco Cay in the future, but we were very happy with the way our cruise turned out.

This is for a 9 day New England and Canadian cruise. We had an 11AM check in, but were quickly admitted on board 15 minutes ahead of time. Our balcony stateroom on the 8th deck was spacious and comfortable, but on the night of the 70s Promenade "Party" (just a motivation to buy drinks), we heard the bass noises from the 5th deck. Our room steward was very good, even though he forgot to fill up our shampoo container twice, resulting in urgent phone calls. The standard food quality overall was hit or miss, especially in the buffet. The burgers were dry, and some items were either too salty or bland. The Jade section in the buffet was over hyped as it didn't serve a lot of Asian cuisine daily. The ship ran out of skim milk on the 3rd day. While this wasn't the ship's fault as so much was Cream O Land, drinking whole milk daily isn't healthy for everyone...in which I couldn't drink. Food quality in the Crown Lounge was also hit or miss.  Speaking of the Crown Lounge, this is simply a walled off section of Olive Or Twist lounge with a secured door. While this is the nicest Crown Lounge I've ever been to with it's panoramic windows, it's also the smallest! Our cruise had 563 Diamond members, which was the largest of all loyalty group members on-board. As you could have imagined, the Lounge was not big enough to handle this amount of people. It was always packed and frequently there were no seats available since people liked to hang there all the time. Those who couldn't hang there due to lack of seats ended up in the Olive Or Twist lounge. Sorrento's Pizza was delicious, but on some days, they didn't open until 2pm, which wasn't convenient for the hangry people. Budget cutting much, Royal? I had Ben and Jerry's twice on this cruise and they were delicious as well, with reasonable prices. Food in Cafe Promenade wasn't too great.  Food qualities in the main dining room ranged from OK to excellent. The Voom Internet worked really well, and they have a computer lounge with FREE unlimited printing for all Internet customers. The arcadium is in need of serious repairs. I played Guitar Hero, and the blue button didn't work. I played NFS Underground, and the steering was out of sync. Lastly, I played F&F and the acceleration was also out of sync. NOT FUN AT ALL. The gym was very modern and organized with a fine mixture of LifeFitness and Hammer Strength equipment. This ship also has FREE access to locker, steam, sauna and shower rooms, unlike certain others that require fees. Those rooms were excellent. The Solarium hot tubs were comfortable, especially during cold weather since extra hot water was pumped in since these hot tubs were partially outside.  The Royal Promenade area looked cool with various shops and bars neatly organized on both sides. The pirate parade on the first day was hilarious. Services from the bars, buffet, and main dining rooms were excellent. The theater shows were very entertaining. Same is said for the ice show, even though there was only one narrative throughout the cruise. Note that there is no laser tag on this ship because the ice rink is too small. All ports of call were made on time, and the tender boat operation in Bar Harbor was flawless. Disembarkation was a little slow due to one person simply working at security, but more weirdly, there was no announcements made in the buffet. Silent Disco was boring as there weren't too many people dancing, but the wireless headphones were cool to wear and take selfies with. Overall, this was a mixed-bag experience. I would only be back on this ship if there is an interesting itinerary.

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