Thursday, December 29, 2022

Carnival Liberty Review - Nov 2022 Sailing

 My honest review:

Sailed Monday, Nov 28-Dec 2nd. (We are the sailing that arrived late on Friday)

This was my fourth cruise with Carnival, my first on the Liberty.

I brought my best friend along for his first cruise and I upgraded us to a suite. We were in cabin 7231. It was very quiet - probably my quietest cabin ever. 

We got on the ship around 10:45am and were able to drop our bags off in our room and get changed into swim gear. We jumped in the hot tub pretty much right away. My friend went down the water slide (I'm too chicken).

Muster was the quickest ever: we walked over, they scanned us, asked us if we knew how to put on a life jacket, we both said 'yes' and they told us to go have fun. 

I saw no issues with the condition of the ship or cleanliness. I didn't find it worn down or anything. I was just on the Horizon in June, so while there's no comparison there, I didn't see or smell any issues.

I love these smaller ships. Easy to navigate and find everything. Our cabin location was great. 

I spent a lot of time in the steam sauna. It was never crowded, and there were always lots of towels and very clean. The showers there were also nice and hot and no one was ever in there. I feel like I was the only one who used them. My friend used the gym and running track. 

We went to the Steakhouse the first night. It was excellent and the view of the sunset was magnificent.

Sea day brunch was a little wonky. They all seemed very rushed and they forget my friend's tea order. 

I eat gluten free and never have an issue finding safe food for me to eat. Carnival does this well consistently, in my opinion. I enjoy the gluten free cake option every day at the buffet. 

Only had one disappointing meal the whole time. It was in the main dining room. My ribs were extremely tough and dry. Couldn't eat them, gave up, and asked for a salad. I had that and the lava cake for dessert. 

When it was announced we would be arriving to port late on Friday, I was able to sit back and relax because we had Fly2Fun. Carnival rebooked our flight home for the next day and put us in a hotel for the night. They emailed me all my changes and info before we were off the ship. 

All in all, nothing to complain about, and would absolutely sail on the Liberty again.

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