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Old 09-04-2008, 04:46 PM
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Hello All,
I have just returned from the 8/16 sailing of the Liberty of the seas. The ship is LARGE. I have sailed with Celebrity on three prior ocasions and the ships seemed much smaller in comparison. I was in Grand suite 1560 and the room was great. The best part of having the suite was the concierge perks. Free cocktails and appetizers from 5-8:30 in the lounge. Free dvd rentals and Mario to take care of any thing you need from appointments for the spa to the flowrider. We also had a roped off section near the pool and in the theater. Tickets to the ice show were no problem just show your card. Mario also assisted with a private party for my family in the cloud nine lounge. This really was a wonderful experience on a beautiful ship. I had very few complaints because all of the staff worked so hard to make sure we were having a great time. The only downside was running out of food at the Labadee barbq by 1pm. I would have thought they would have figured this out by now. They also ran out of ice but only for the free drinks. The bars had plenty Special thanks to Sonny and Dave for all of your help. I would be happy to answer any questions if I can. I just booked the Century for February 14th. I guess I just like smaller ships.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:52 PM
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Welcome back Alfred, and thank you for giving us a report. One thing that has cropped up over the past couple of days has to do with reports that RCI is now charging $14.95 for steaks in the main dining room, and that is the only option if you want a steak instead of the other entrees. The reports are that the "free" steak is no longer available. Can you tell us if this happened on your cruise?

Running out of ice is inexcusable. I also see you have confirmed other reports we've had about special areas being cordoned off for suite passengers at the pool and in the theater. Was this also true in the skating rink?
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I would like to welcome you back too. I'm happy to hear that you had a good time.

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Welcome back, Alfred, and thanks for your report. Sounds like you had a great time, especially in that Grand Suite.

Just as an aside, I sailed on Princess in May, and they, too, ran out of some food (ribs!) on their private island by 1pm. The food line had opened at 11am and was supposed to be open until 2pm, but the ribs were long gone by the time we lined up before 1. It was a big disappointment. I also said at the time that I thought they'd have the amounts figured out by then.

It's great that you have the Century booked already for the winter.

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Old 09-05-2008, 06:07 AM
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Welcome back, Alfred! Sounds like you had a "grand" time in the Grand Suite. Glad you've already booked another, it makes the debarkation blues so much easier. Thank you so much for your review!
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Welcome back Alfred glad to see you had a great time on a great ship.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:07 AM
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Welcome Back Alfred, glad you enjoyed your trip, would you mind confirming the formal nights were sunday and wednesday for me?

many thanks we're sailing on 4th of October - all excited!
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:20 PM
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The formal nights are Wednesday and Sunday. I wore a tux and would say about 30% of the men did. To be candid I was unaware you could order steak off the menu so I never tried. I really liked the large casino. We had several slot winners in our party. My sister in law won $1800 on wheel of fortune. The kids really enjoyed the large arcade as well. Games cost 1-2 dollars each but the budget of $20 per day worked out well. I never did try Johnny Rockets because the line was always about 30 minutes. There were always tables available for the Windjammer but eating in Portofino was a nice concierge perk. The ship seldom feels like its moving. I can remember plates sliding across the table on smaller ships.Is it the size? no sea sickness here.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:24 PM
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So another item is confirmed - they set aside the Portofino for suite passenger seating during breakfast and lunch.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:24 PM
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Sorry Dave,
I missed your question. Yes for the skating rink as well. You could attend any show and sit right up front.
 
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