After a terrific week aboard Carnival's 2005 ship the mid-sized Carnival Liberty, there are so many excellent things to report that it's tough to know where to begin. Liberty is the sort of ship that gives cruising and Carnival a good name. Her crew is friendly and efficient and it just keeps getting better! The ship was rehabbed in 2011 and is in excellent shape. The cabins are spacious--even the oceanview we selected was efficient and comfortable, although the artwork and color scheme of pink and green was a bit mystifying. Some of the public rooms have that overblown Joe Farcus look about them, but you can forgive a bit of garishness when the service is snappy and the crew smiles like they genuinely love their jobs. Prices for this 7 day adventure remain low through fall and winter--even if you select a balcony cabin, you're going to enjoy a first-rate vacation for a rock-bottom price!
The Liberty treated us to some of the best cruise food we've ever had. Elegant presentation was topped only by the taste of the dishes from the extensive and varied menu. I can personally attest to the quality and the amazing selection of gluten-free choices onboard. From fish to pasta to steaks to escargot to seafood to desserts, eating on the Liberty, especially in the dining room, is a daily delight! Made-to-order omelettes and Asian dishes in the Mongolian Wok were highlights of Emile's, the casual Lido restaurant. And yes, there's an extra charge steakhouse, but honestly, why bother?
The beds were comfortable and there was an abundance of clever storage place for everything in our mid-ship, ocean-view stateroom. Seas were unusually smooth and we felt no motion whatsoever (kind of a disappointment for me) anywhere on the ship! People we talked to in interior cabins and balcony staterooms alike all expressed their pleasure with the ship's accommodations. Our stateroom included a comfy sofa, desk and stool, coffee table, flat-screen TV and more-than-enough closet space.
The ship lacked for nothing. There were Guy Fieri hamburgers, a deli, fresh Mexican food, clever bars and pubs, a comedy club, big-budget production shows, six hot tubs, two pools, a poolside theater and Serenity, a quiet, adults-only retreat. Even the casino was relatively smoke-free and almost generous! The exotic Western Caribbean itinerary included port calls at Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize and Mahogany Bay, Honduras--a Carnival-developed beach on Roatan Island, off the Honduran coast.
You can sail the Liberty, too
The lovely Liberty sails every Saturday from Miami. You can sail the same itinerary we took on November 30 in a similar 6C oceanview cabin for only$1190 for two--and if you book with us soon, you'll have $200 to spend onboard when you sail. Use it for shore excursions, your bar tab, purchases on board or spa treatments. Sound good? Believe me, it is! If another date would suit you better, just let us know and we'll be pleased to get you the lowest price afloat! Your 7 Seas Cruises price includes fare and all taxes and port charges for two in an oceanview cabin for the November 30 sailing.
Carnival's Towel Animals...
are just one of the special touches that distinguish Carnival. After all their bad press this year, it was a pleasure to sail one of their run-of-the-fleet ships and see, for ourselves, just how good the line can be. The crowd on board was jubilant but not rowdy, dispelling another Carnival misconception. We'd recommend the Liberty to couples and families seeking a relaxing or active getaway, Call us at 7 Seas Cruises for excellent, discounted prices on any Carnival cruise (or your favorite cruise line!). Our toll-free number is 1-866-424-1090 or drop us an email at email@example.com. Bon voyage!