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Family Friendliness
Shore Excursions

Age: 70


Number of Cruises: 21

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Liberty Of The Seas

Sailing Date: 2009-09-4

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

Our 11th RCCL cruise, and as Crown & Anchor Diamond class, we enjoyed some of the perks, mainly the private Diamond Club for free cocktails each evening. There were close to 4000 passengers, including 1000 kids leading us to believe that smaller ships with half as many passengers would be more to our liking.

RCCL appears to be cutting corners in this economy. Fewer choices on the dinner menu plus smaller portions(which is OK!!). The buffet for breakfast and lunch in the Windjammer was good and the Portofino Italian dinner was excellent. My biggest gripe was at breakfast where they now charge $3.95 for a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. The concentrated OJ was available but it is terrible!!

Stateroom was fine and had plenty of storage space. Our steward(ess) Melvina from Jamaica was very accommadating.

There are plenty of activities for those who are so inclined. This is a fabulous ship for families with kids, especially pre-teens and teens who would love the Flowrider, ice-skating, basketball, and mini-golf, to name a few.

We normally do not take excursions - except to the stores!! Our shore time is generally spent shopping except for our traditional visit to Pancho's Backyard in Cozumel. We love the ambiance of Pancho's including the Margeritas and the Marimba players. It's next to Los Cinco Soles for shopping which is fun to browse.

For us, as Seniors, the ship is too big. For families, it's great. Hopefully, we can take our kids and their kids on a Freedom class in the not too distant future. The Liberty is beautiful and very well maintained. Overall, RCCL is still our favorite even though they are cutting corners in some areas.

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