what is the earliest can I get on board the Liberty 7/7/7?
I sail on 07-07-07 on the Liberty and can not WAIT! I have cruised many times on Carnival and I never seem to get on board until 2pm. What is the earliest I should get my car parked and how early do they let you get on board?
We just returned from an 8 nighter on the Liberty yesterday. I'm so depressed...I actually had to pay for food today and make my own bed, wahhhh!!!
We arrived at the Port at 10:45 a.m. and were eating lunch on the Lido deck at 11:45 a.m. The staterooms were not available until 1:30 p.m. and the emergency doors leading to the rooms are locked down so if you have carry-on luggage, you will have to take it with you to lunch.
What itinerary are you doing? Eastern? Western? I think the Liberty is now on its 6 night itinerary. We did the eastern if you have any questions...beached it in St. Thomas at Megans Bay, traveled to Prickly Pear Island in Antigua and snorkeled, swam and drank complimentary rum punch and snorkeled off a catamaran in Tortola which was amazing (slurped down a few free rum punches here too). The giant movie screen on the Lido deck was a blast...we watched Cars and Talladega Nights. The food is fabulous, the best of any Carnival ship I have sailed on. If you have questions about the daily menu, let me know, I can tell you exactly what you're having for dinner every night, ha! I ordered the chocolate melting cake every night and was in heaven. They now have items on the dinner menu that are available every night in case you don't like any of the entrees. Prior to this change, not everyone knew that you could order a sirloin steak or grilled chicken. The Liberty is beautiful, our room steward and wait staff were great. I think you will really enjoy the ship. Don't miss the two big production shows, "Wonderful World" and "Rock Down Broadway".
Let me look at my notes....for lunch on Saturday in the buffet you will have red snapper, chicken marsala, potato planks, roast beef....dinner will be sweet & sour shrimp, tilapia, chicken w/penne pasta, prime rib, lamb chops and creme brulee and chocolate melting cake, yum!!!!
WOW rosetattoo! NOW I REALLY CANT WAIT. We are doing the Western 8 day. We go to Costa Maya, Mexico- Costa Rica- and Panama. I would love to know what all the activites onboard were. I cruised the Glory last year and this year we wanted to celebrate my twins 18th bday. (they cant wait to play slots, they've grown tired of the arcade games) What is the melting chocolate cake. It sounds DEVINE!!!! I am SO EXCITED. Do you know if they had Texas Hold-Um tables? If so how many and where?
Thanks for all and if you can believe it, we were actually watching the web cam while you were on YOUR cruise. I know how depressing it is to come back to the real world.
Yes, they had a Texas Hold Em table(s)...don't know if there was more than one, they were always so crowded I never had an opportunity to play on them. I found a lucky slot machine and actually came home with some winnings for a change. If you play on the slots that have Captain's Bonus on it, you will be eligible to win (at random) whatever money is in the pot at that particular time. I won four times...it usually pays between $25-$50 and you win a T shirt too.
The chocolate melting cake is served hot in a ramekin with a sidecar of vanilla ice cream. When you dip into the cake, it's all gooey dark chocolate in the middle....it is fabulous! I have had similar cakes at local restaurants such as Chili's but the one on the Liberty is the best. If you like creme brulee, order it when you see it on the menu because they don't offer it again. I'm just assuming they will have the same menu every night that our 8 nighter had. Items always available on the menu are: hamburger, grilled chicken, shrimp cocktail, baked potato, ribs, salmon, sirloin steak and chocolate melting cake. On Sunday (formal night), they had lobster and prime rib.
Let me look at my Carnival Capers....Saturday they had the usual Sailaway Party, bingo, karaoke and the welcome aboard show in the Venetian Palace. Beach Boys concert on the big screen and Cars. My grandson and I went to the atrium lobby every evening before dinner and enjoyed the live music before dinner. Sunday was formal night and the free cocktail party..."Wonderful World" in the Venetian Palace (the best show of the week)...and music and dancing everywhere on the ship, hairy chest contest, wine tasting, slot tournament, ice carving demo, newly wed, not so newly wed show. Monday was a sea day for us with a stop in San Juan. On the big screen was a Cher concert and movie was The Wild and Mission Impossible III. Tuesday we were in St. Thomas, not much going on until evening. We skipped the singer in the Venetian Palace and gambled instead, ha! Concert was Tina Turner and move was Superman Returns. Wednesday in Antigua and they had a deck party on the Lido Deck at night. Concert was Tom Jones and movie was Talladega Nights. Thursday in Tortola (great snorkeling), comedian in show lounge. Sheryl Crow in concert and movie The Guardian. Well, I don't want to bore you, Friday night was our 2nd formal night and a great show in the Venetian Palace.
I think you will love the ship, wish I were going with you!!!
Kevin....there seemed to be a lot of single females and males traveling together and they were always in one of the bars or dancing in the disco, they looked like they were having a great time. They booked a lot of shore excursions as a group also because they were on a couple of ours. Of course, the singles scene is hit or miss...sometimes you have a great singles crowd on a cruise and other times, lots of teenagers and children. If you're sailing in November, you'll avoid the teenagers and children because they'll all be in school. If you're a single on a cruise, you have to participate in the games, deck parties, disco theme nights, etc., just jump in and have fun.
Oh my gosh - I"m so jealous! The Liberty has got to be one of my favorite ships! When I sailed her - I was on the ship for 11:15 and although they said don't go to your stateroom until 1:00, we went to just see where the stateroom was - all was quiet and slipped on in without a problem. You are going to have a WONDERFUL time!!!!!!!!!