October 1, 2017
Just The Facts
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Sailing: October 1, 2017
Captain: James MacDonald
Cruise Director: Drew Devine
Ports: Galveston - Isla Roatan, Honduras - Costa Maya, Mexico - Cozumel, Mexico - Galveston
Weather: Very nice typical Caribbean weather
This is my 23rd Royal Caribbean cruise, third time on the Liberty of the Seas, and my 131st cruise overall. I am sailing solo.
|View from Diamond Lounge of Breeze sailing past|
Day Two—Monday—at Sea
|Lifeguards now on duty|
Day Three—Tuesday—at Sea
|Salad Station for MDR lunch|
Day Four—Wednesday—Isla Roatan, Honduras
|Beers and Lunch in Coxen Hole, Isla Roatan, Honduras|
Day Five—Thursday—Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
|The long cruise pier at Puerto Costa Maya|
Day Six—Friday—at Sea
|Sky Bar on Liberty of the Seas|
Day Seven--Saturday--at Sea
Fair seas overnight and I slept very well…until 9:30 am in fact on this mostly overcast day. This is college football Saturday so that is the plan today. I wore my Oklahoma Sooners football Hawaiian shirt to the Windjammer for another nice breakfast of scambled eggs, bacon, ham, and more. OU has the early 11:00 am game today and I'm very disappointed that they still show European soccer on board on Saturday and not American football. Probably would not have shown OU anyway as it’s on Fox this week, but to not show the ESPN or ABC broadcast games is wrong. I could not get the televised game streaming probably not enough bandwidth and it was cloudy. I was able to live stream both the Radio and Stat feeds. That was pretty good considering OU was upset. Disney Cruise Line has great college football Saturdays in their lounge, but Disney own ESPN and ABC and broadcast ALL the games. When the Captain made his final noon report he said it will be cloudy the rest of the day but the now Hurricane Nate is east of us heading towards NOLA and we are currently just south of Galveston. He said we will go in a little early tomorrow morning docking about 6:30 am. We did had a mix of rain and sun in the afternoon. I had a very late light lunch and scored some more Raisin Oatmeal cookies. Soon it was off to say farewell to friends made in the Diamond lounge and final Cosmopolitans for the cruise. Final dinner tonight was good, I ordered the Conchiglioni Pasta (as a starter), Shrimp Gyoza (Japanese shrimp dumplings, bok choy, oyster mushrooms, shittake mushrooms, & ponzu sauce), and the Grilled Pork Chop entree with Strawberry Kiwi Pavlova for dessert. I retired after dinner to do some packing and watch some football. It was a busy and great final day on the Liberty of the Seas.
Smooth seas overnight and we were docked well ahead of the Captain’s time stated yesterday. Even though we were early, Customs opened later. It was a mess. Over an hour in line from ship to final US Customs. At least we no longer need a Customs Declaration Form, just your ID. I took the EZ Cruise shuttle to the car and I was on my way about 9:50 am. (Galveston Raceway gas price $2.25) and off the island about 10:00 am. I took I-45 to the Beltway, to 290, to Highway 6 to Bosque County. Home at the ranch about 3:15 pm..
I have cabin 6221 an interior cabin forward on deck six on starboard side. The room is a standard size interior with: key pad safe, hair dryer, refrigerator (empty), small couch, full chair at vanity/desk, nice sliding shower door, and good lighting. Another great feature was the flat screen TV that could be adjusted to view from anywhere in the room. Very well designed. The air conditioning & water pressure worked well, but I’m glad I brought my personal cabin fan for circulation.
Overall very good. My cabin steward Wilbort, from Nicaragua was very adequate I always had ice and clean cabin. My MDR wait team, waiter Vasti from India and her assistant Joel from the Philippines, were very good. The three bartenders in the Diamond Lounge were fantastic.
My assigned 8:00 pm dining room was the Michelangelo Dining Room, deck four the mid level of the 3 level restaurant. Only one very nice couple and myself for the week. The bread and appetizers were good, the entrees were from fair to very good depending on item. The Windjammer is the buffet area and the quality of food was good. Room service now charges a fee for cabin delivery other than continental breakfast. Johnny Rockets Soda Shop is a good alternative for lunch or afternoon snack…not near as good as Carnivals free Guy’s Burgers. Lunch in the Sapphire Dining Room has the same menu each day with one special item that does change daily. I believe breakfasts were the best meals. There are several ice crème and yogurt machines on Lido deck. The Cookies on this ship are outstanding my favorite was Oatmeal raisin.
Highlights of the Cruise
Diamond Lounge and Friends in Diamond Lounge
Fresh red snapper lunch in Coxen Hole Honduras
Thank you for reading. As an older/experienced cruiser my activities will be much different from a newer cruiser as I will be doing fewer things on board simply because of the 'been there done that' factor. There is a variety of Activities, Shows, and Entertainment on board ship, but frankly I don't have the energy as I once did...Priorities do change over time. I do still love to cruise!!