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  1. We are taking Liberty this December. Does anyone know the days/times for the show Saturday Night Fever? Trying to plan my dinner reservations around that Thanks :)
  2. quick question does the liberty of the seas offer the wrist band key cards that can be used liked the set sail card ????
  3. When I checked in for our cruise, the earliest arrival time I can pick is 11:30am. If we get there around 9:30 or 10, do you think we will have to wait long to get on board? We’re arriving early because 2 people are flying in and they will be at the port early. 6 of us are Gold members but 2 grandparents are not. Will the 2 be able to come aboard w us instead of a separate line? Thank you.
  4. Does the liberty have a poker table? If so what are the buy ins and limits to their games and average stacks of players to start. We have only done carnival in the past and they have the awful video hold em tables with mega rakes.
  5. I know a lot of folks have done the Cape Liberty to Quebec City cruise. I am wondering if anyone has parked at Cape Liberty and found a way back to the car. I assume you can fly from Quebec City to Newark and Uber it. I am wondering if taking the train from Quebec City to Montreal and then flying back is any better (more direct flights, slightly cheaper, etc). Then again we have to worry about the luggage. We have never been to Quebec City or Montreal, so it may be worth doing both. I am sure this has been posted before, but my searches came up with nothing but roll calls. I know some retired person is going to suggest doing back to back cruises...
  6. Who's on the Liberty right now? Wondering if you're having a good time.
  7. how many years has the LOS sailed from galveston ? 6 or 7?
  8. My wife and I are traveling on Liberty of the Seas this fall. What are the best menu items in the specialty restaurants? (Chop's Grille, Giovanni's Table and Sabor) Thanks!
  9. Which side of the ship and which deck do you board on the Adventure of the Seas out of Port Liberty? Thank you, Yanceycruiser.
  10. Hi to all who have boarded and disembarked from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, I hope to leave on Saturday, Dorian permitting. I walk with a cane and stairs and slopes are problematic. I have used wheelchairs and porters in the past when the gangways are really long and steep but would prefer not to if possible. From the videos I have seen, I think there is an elevator and then a pretty level gangway onto Anthem of the Seas. Can anyone confirm this from their experience? Or should I wave down a wheelchair when I get there? I have 'booked' a wheelchair at other ports but have still needed to flag one down once I am in the terminal so I am not sure how helpful 'booking' is. Thank you for your responses.
  11. Just returned from LOTS on 8/25. 32nd cruise; 7th on RCCL; 3rd on LOTS. Embarkation was a nightmare for us as we waited in the security line for one hour, and it was very hot, even inside the terminal. When we arrived we were extremely disappointed to learn that Platinum and Emerald level passengers are no longer given priority embarkation until AFTER the security line, at which point it didn't really matter. Only Diamond/Diamond+/Pinnacle Club/Suite passengers receive priority embarkation upon arriving at the terminal. (I only saw 5 people go through that priority line while we were waiting.) The terminal staff indicated this began in January 2019. I asked the onboard Loyalty Ambassador about it, and she said it had been in place for about six weeks, and it was a fleet wide policy now. We are also Platinum on 2 other lines, so this will only encourage us to sail with them even more, as they still honor the priority embarkation. This is a huge perk for us. Enough about that..... Pros: Food/service in the MDR was very good. Beef tenderloin was amazing! Windjammer food is definitely improved since our last sailing. Don't miss the ice cream in WJ each night! Crew/staff are great! Captain James was out and about mingling with passengers on a regular basis - nice to see. Cabin steward was fabulous! Eagles cover band was amazing - saw both shows! The In The Air and Saturday Night Fever shows are both good - really enjoyed them even though we had seen them twice before. Cabin was extremely quiet, even with a lot of kids on board. A/C in cabin worked very well - a plus in August! Solarium pool area has lots of shaded areas to sit (although the music is way too loud!). Get to Solarium early on sea days for best choice of seats. Olive or Twist is always a great quiet lounge to use day or night. This is one of the ships that allows you to go to the front bow of the ship, conditions permitting (deck 4) - really neat view. Cafe Promenade is really handy for cookies/fruit/pastries if you don't want to fight the crowds in WJ. Ship is easy to navigate. Debarkation was much improved since our last two sailings on LOTS - we did self assist and were in our car by 8:00 AM. I will say it seems more and more people are doing self assist. My husband made the same observation. Cons: Ship is in very bad need of a deep cleaning throughout. Window sills in Windjammer area were full of old food and dirt; same for pool area. We tried to avoid public restrooms, but used them on occasion - they smelled of urine at all times. I asked for a robe, and it was in shreds. Carpeting in our hallway was very worn and stained - steward said it was being replaced in 2020. I've already addressed embarkation above - our biggest disappointment for sure. Overall we definitely had a relaxing vacation, as we stayed on board the whole cruise. We have been to these ports several times, so we just enjoyed the quite by the pool. The pros definitely outweigh the cons. Hope this brief review is helpful!
  12. I haven't tried Sabor yet. I was wondering if anyone has been given a good discount for dinner? We are vegetarians and there really isn't many food options for us and $30.00 a person for dinner is a lot when we don't eat meat. I was thinking of asking for a deal the first day when they hassle us for speciality restaurants. Was wondering if anyone has ever got a 2 for 1 offer? Thanks.
  13. Anyone know what time do they normally start boarding Liberty of the Seas in Galveston. Our information packet says check in begins at 10:45, is that info correct? TIA
  14. Well, it’s about time to get this thing started! I absolutely adore the trip reports/reviews that are full of extra detail and pictures and the nitty gritty. Therefore, I shall strive to provide such. If you’re looking for a quick rundown, this isn’t the place for you. I’m Erica, a 31 year old female heading out with my DF (dear friend…is that a thing?). Anyway, heading out with DF (it’s now a thing if it weren’t already) who is 27 and gasp vegan! I always like to say she is a cool vegan though. She doesn’t try to change the way I eat or lecture me or anyone around her. I equally love a good steak and a well-prepared vegan meal. So if you are interested in knowing all about the food options we will be sure to document well! Also, we got the drink packages. I know around these parts the camp is split into YOU MUST BE ALCOHOLIC TO GET VALUE OUT OF IT to eh, it is convenient and fun. We fall into the latter category. We are eager to enjoy some frozen drinks by the pool and a few Bloody Mary’s in the morning, and also plenty of specialty coffees, smoothies, fresh juices, and bottled water. I’m a water snob people. I grew up and live on the east side of the continental divide (Colorado) and my tap water is essentially fresh snowmelt and it is what I imagine the fountain of youth to taste like, even if it’s properties aren’t quite as magical. So bottled water it is for me on the ship. Anyway, we shall document our package value thoroughly because I am nerdy like that and I know there are those of you who appreciate that as well– you are my people. So WHERE ARE WE GOING? Well, we depart on the 25thand head to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Falmouth. I say semi-live in the heading because we are not purchasing the Voom package. I do however have T-mobile and if the website is to be believed I will have relatively ok speeds while in port. I will update each day as best I can while there. I’m also happy to answer questions if people ask them! I just got Tapatalk and will try messing around on there a bit before leaving just to practice. Maybe if you’re lucky I’ll show a pic of my sweet puppy (well, 15 months old BUT HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY PUPPY). Actually, he isn’t really my puppy. I’m just raising him. He is a Guide Dog for the Blind in training. He is getting puppy sat by someone in our club and will be thrilled to leave with them and it will only crush me a tiny bit. I digress… Anywho, today I am making last preparations. DF and I head out through Denver to Hobby late tomorrow (Friday) night. We are planning on Ubering to our AirBnB in Galveston. Probably won’t get there until after midnight, which is fine because vacation will have begun! We are leaning towards doing at least a half day at Schlitterbahn on Saturday and then maybe walking to the beach to see the sand castle competition that’s happening there. Our AirBnB is less than a mile away and these land-locked gals are eager to be in or near the water as much as possible. Forecast is for scattered thunderstorms, but we will just be flexible. I am just about to head out the door to find one more outfit I can wear at night for dinner/drinks/dancing. Then it is off to get my hair cut and back home to iron and roll and pack my clothing. Also gotta get some thread to fix a hole in a pair of my favorite shorts – see I told you this would have a lot of needless details. I do deliver! More needless details to come later today.
  15. I have My Time Dining reservations at 6:45 everyday, and I'm questioning if I should keep it, or change to the Main Dining times. I have been reading that on some ships, even those with MTD reservations are having to wait 30 minutes for their table. I believe that was for the Oasis class ship, but I'm not sure. Anyone from Liberty have My Time Dining recently and can give me an idea of how their experience was? Or what time worked out well in order to see most of the shows? I realize that shows are planned around the Main/Late seating dining, but those exact dining times were just a little too early/late for our group. Also....If I keep the MTD, I'm considering changing to a 7:30 seating (assuming the wait time isn't 30 minutes with reservation). I'm just really wrestling with what time would work best. Thank you all for any help with my decision.
  16. We are on Anthem Sept 21 and we are driving to the port and parking at the port. Oh our time says 11:00-11:30 but we plan on getting there at 10:15-10:30. They don't really care if you are early right? With the parking, can you elect to park in the over flow parking even though you are early enough to park in the garage? It looks like less of a hassle and I'm not the biggest fan of parking garages.
  17. My family has traveled on a few cruises, but we've always chosen itineraries instead of ships. I was wondering if it might be worth trying our home port (Cape Liberty) since we have 3 kids including an infant to be on a fun ship for the kids. My dream for a long time had been to travel to Cuba, but since that isn't an option I'm wondering if a local ship for an easy vacation might be something to try. The ships in Cape Liberty are: Oasis of the Seas Vision of the Seas Adventure of the Seas Anthem of the Seas Empress Are there any ships among these that would be your top choices of activities for a young family (children are currently aged 8, 4 and 9 months) . We'd wait until the baby was over a year to sail.
  18. Flying into Newark the night before sailing on Adventure out of Cape Liberty. Looking for recommendation of hotel just for the night as we will be arriving late and heading to the port in the morning. Thank you
  19. We are about book Liberty for next May. There will be 4 of us, myself, DW, DS and our 6 year old granddaughter, who has been on Harmony twice and Anthem once. She would spend hours on both the carousel and the lucky climber. LOS has neither of these. She really enjoyed Adventure Ocean on HOS. How does that compare with AO on Liberty. I hope there is enough on Liberty to keep her amused. DW is somewhat mobility challenged. She will use a scooter as much as possible. Her favourite port is Grand Cayman. That is a tender port. With some effort she will be able to get on/off the tender but it is quite a walk to where you get the excursions vans/ buses or taxi. Are there wheel chairs available
  20. Hello all, We have an upcoming cruise next month on RC LOTS. I've only cruised one other time, so am still an inexperienced cruiser. My wife and I will be bringing our 10 y/o and 4 y/o with us. The last time we cruised was also on RC and my wife and I really liked Sabor, and wished we had tried more of the specialty restaurants during the trip. I noticed that RC now offers specialty dining packages, so I purchased the unlimited one to give is the freedom to try them all out while we are there. One of our relatives, who is an experienced cruiser, shared with us that going to the specialty restaurants with our kids (mainly the 4 y/o, whom can be at handful at times), would not be appreciated by the other guests and that we may want to reconsider that option. I know RC will allow us to bring our kids, but we do want to be respectful of the other passengers. We were really looking forward to trying out some of the nicer specialty restaurants on the ship, so I am just wondering what the general pulse on this is and if I should cancel the specialty dining package, and just go to the regular restaurants on the ship instead? TIA
  21. I know there is information somewhere on this stuff but could not find it so...…..We will be sailing Liberty March 2020 and I was wondering what the best way to get from Hobby Airport to Galveston would be. Also a decent hotel to stay in the night before in Galveston. How long ahead of time should I make the reservations? Don't like to wait until the last minute and want to try to get the ducks at least flying in the same direction.
  22. The premium beverage package which does not include alcohol lists premium coffee except anything from Starbucks...so is there another option for lattes, etc. that is available on the ship? I don't need starbucks, but regular coffee is free so what are the premium coffees available and where do you get them? also, are they unlimited like the sodas?
  23. I know there have probably been people asking these questions but I have not found those threads so far. We are sailing Liberty in March 2020 and I need to book drinks, food, and I guess whatever we think we will need. I have just booked a week of internet for one and the mystery dinner for 5. Will those things be waiting when we board? In our suite or at check-in? I was looking at the Premium drink package at $28 but when I went to purchase instead of the $748 they were going to charge me almost $1000. Are gratuities added when you purchase the package, and when I purchase the dining package do they add gratuities at the time of purchase also. I have to be honest and say that at the cost we will be adding to the suite price I could have booked a Star Class room on Anthem and probably gotten away with less money. I would appreciate any help from anyone who has done all this on board stuff, where I my genie when I need him....on a different ship. Thanks
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