Over the next few weeks I am going to feature ships I have sailed on over the past couple of years. Including the stats about the ship, features, what I liked and disliked and the itineraries it currently or will sail. So lets get started with the Carnival Liberty which I have sailed on twice.
The Liberty is a Conquest class ship, coming in at 110,000 gross tons, holding almost 3000 passengers based on double occupancy and has 14 decks.
The Carnival Liberty sails 3 and 4 Night Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral as far as I have seen will continue this into the future. The 3 Night itineraries are a visit to Nassau and a day at sea. The 4 Night can vary with stops in Nassau and Freeport and a day at sea or Nassau and Princess Cay and a day at sea. Currently the 3 nights leave on Thursday and the 4 night leave on Sunday but this will change in May when the departures change to Friday for 3 night and Monday for 4 night.
Dining i plentiful on the Liberty with Guys Burger Joint and Blue Iguna Cantina located on Lido deck. Also on Lido is the Lido Market Place Buffet where you will also find the deli. A little secret about the Lido Marketplace, if you go one deck up above the marketplace, you will find the barbeque place and extra seating. In the aft of the ship on Lido is Seafood Shack which is al a carte but great prices and the 24 Hour Pizza Pirate.
Located on the Panorama Deck you will find Diamonds Steakhouse. The steakhouse does have a per person charge but well worth the extra. And of course for your more formal dining, this ship has 2 dining room both located on deck 3. Traditional late and early seating plus My Time Dining.
There are plenty of locations on the Liberty to get your drink on. On Lido Deck is the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar and the Red Frog Rum Bar offering a variety of drinks made with tequila and rum. Down on Promenade is one of my favorite bars, Alchemy. Alchemy looks like an old apothecary where the bar tenders wear lab coats and mix up craft cocktails either from the men or upon request. Also located on Promenade is the Sky Box Sports Bar featuring numerous screens allowing you to watch all the games.
Outside Deck Areas
There is so much open deck space on this ship and some of it is for adults only. The Serenity Deck located in the front of the ship split between decks 12 and 14 (no 13). Here you will find comfortable lounges, hammocks, clam shells and sofas to bask in the sun or enjoy the shade. There are also 2 hot tubs with a view of the front of the ship. And if you need a drink, there is a full service bar located on deck 12 of the Serenity Area. This area is 21 and up.
There are three pools on the Liberty all located on Lido Deck. There is a small pool, primarily for kids under the slide, a larger pool in the center of the ship and an aft pool in the back of the ship. The aft pool does have a retractable roof which makes it nice when maybe the weather is not cooperating. This pool is for the most part adults only as well.
Located near the main pool on lido are two hot tubs and at the aft pool, there are two hot tubs.
Throughout decks 9 and up you will find lounging areas with plenty of chairs. The Lido deck near the main pool is tiered like a stadium.
Now one of the places passengers like to seek out are the secret decks. There are secret decks and I will only give you a hint on where they are. Passenger coridors will take you there and its forward. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know how to get there.
The Coney Island Waterside is located on deck 10 with the entrance being on deck 12. Its pretty fast which makes it fun even for adults.
Located on deck 12 near the funnel, there is a mini golf course. Now this can be a lot of fun on a calm day or while in port but is tough when its windy.
Also located on Lido is Movies Under the Stars. A large LED screen will feature movies primarily at night but some during the day. Each night will typically have a theme and they will be first run movies. They will also show major sporting events here as well.
Throughout the promenade deck you are going to find all sorts of entertainment options ranging from the Hot and Cold Night Club for late night dancing to the Victoria Lounge for comedians. There is also a full casino with slots and table games plus the Skybox Sports bar where you can catch all the games.
And of course covering 3 decks is the Venetian Palace Main Show Lounge. Here there will be nightly shows including Epic Rock, the Hasbro Game Show and the Love and Marriage Game show. Here you also will play bingo, see shore and shopping talks during the day.
I really like the Conquest class ships from Carnival. I like the size, the layout and amenities. My favorite area on the Carnival Liberty has the be the Aft Pool Area because it tends to be a little quieter than the main pool mid ship.
Without comparing to other ships and looking at the ship alone, there is not much I can say I dislike. The only thing I can really thing of is the location of the mini golf course at the funnel. It’s a great view but difficult to play with the wind.
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