Hello cruiseluver33, welcome to Cruise-Chat! Yes, the sauna and steam rooms are free of charge--enjoy them, they're great. You'll be in AWE when you board this SUPER-MEGA ship. I'll be on the Independence in just 9 days. She's a sister ship to the Liberty. I was on the Liberty in October of 07, and I love it.
I was on the LOS in October 2008. The crew was amazing, the ship was great. we had a deluxe balcony room that was more than enough room. make sure you do the two restaurants, they are worth the $25. go to the champagne bar and see if Jemma is there. she was the best bartender on the ship.
My favorite ship. I think the crew had the highest level of energy of any cruise, and were obviously friends and enjoyed their jobs. Or maybe it's just because it was the last cruise I was on. It is a fabulous ship!
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The crew was great on our Liberty cruise in 2007. Very personable. Even the Captain was unusually gregarious, wandering the ship every night introducing himself to people and shaking hands, posing for photos, etc.
I just got off Liberty yesterday! The cruise was great. The first day we were aboard we saw the head chef mingling with folks. He showed up again at the Super Bowl party, by the pool, on the promenade, etc. I think we saw this man 6 or 7 times -he's a BIG guy, you can't miss him. I just thought it was great that he was so involved. I've been on other ships before and don't remember seeing the chef all over the ship.