Liberty of the Seas Review
April 21, 2019
April 21, 2019
Just The Facts:
Ship: Liberty of the Seas / Class and Type: Freedom Class Cruise Ship
Maiden voyage: May 19, 2007 / Tonnage: 155,889 / Length: 1112 feet
Ports: Galveston, TX - Cozumel, Mexico - Gerogetown, Grand Cayman - Falmouth, Jamaica
Weather: Very nice typical Caribbean weather
This is my 5th time to cruise on the Liberty of the Seas, my 29th Royal Caribbean cruise, and my 143rd cruise overall. I am sailing solo. I booked only a few days before sailing and it was a good value, enough that I had to do it.
|Sail away from Galveston (click to enlarge)|
Day Two—Monday—at Sea
|Solarium adult pool|
Day Three—Tuesday—Cozumel, Mexico
|Guacamole at Woody's Bar & Grill|
Day Four—Wednesday— Georgetown, Grand Cayman
|A Grand Cayman Tender view from above|
Day Five—Thursday—Falmouth, Jamaica
|Historic Falmouth Cruise Port|
Day Six — Friday — Day at Sea
Smooth seas over night and I slept very well. I did my blog/review updates this morning before going up to the Windjammer for breakfast. The pool decks were already filling up with guests when I walked by them after breakfast…as the weather is great. I had balcony time this morning before I started my binge viewing of Madmen videos. I was able to get through the entire season three just taking a break for lunch and dinner in the Windjammer. I even skipped cocktails this evening. They have plenty of activities on the ship today such as Arts & Crafts, Sudoko Challenge, Music Trivia, and Liars Club, but I’m preferring my primary activity today. When you have a LOT of cruises your really do not feel any pressure to do anything or worry that you are missing something. You have the freedom to do whatever you wish. I really enjoy catching up on these great TV series that I missed when we really didn't have Wifi in the country. I was another very relaxing day on the Liberty of the Sea.
Day Seven--Saturday--Day at Sea
|Main Dining Room at breakfast|
Smooth seas overnight and we were docked well ahead of the Captain’s time stated yesterday. I suspected they were beginning Self-debarkation early so I went down about 7:30 am and basically never stopped longer than a few minutes at any station along the way. They make good use of the deck 4 open deck with the ship check-out outside just before the gangway. Customs went easy as well. It was a mess when I debarked in October. I took the EZ Cruise shuttle to the car, but I had a panic when I could not find my car keys. I always put them in my backpack, but overlooked them a dozen times before I actually found them exactly where they were supposed to be. Even with this 20 minute delay I was still on the road and on my way about 8:30 am. (Galveston Raceway gas price $2.55) and off the island about before 9:00 am. I took I-45 to the Beltway, to 290, to Highway 6 to Bosque County. I did stop at Ama’s Restaurant in Hearne for great brunch Migas. Home at the ranch about 1:45 pm..