My family and I had the opportunity to go on this amazing five day cruise to Belize and Cozumel on Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas. This is a huge and beautiful newly renovated ship. Liberty of the Seas is packed with fun sports and activities such as: H2O Zone water park for children, pools, ice skating rink, FlowRider (which is an on board wave generator for surfing), rock climbing, and an outdoor poolside movie screen. It also offers a great unique feature called DreamWorks Experience, which includes character meet and greets, character parades, and much more.
We departed from Fort Lauderdale. It took us almost an hour to embark; there was a lot of traffic, and the line for security was pretty long. Once inside the ship, we were very impressed with the glamorous architecture and beauty of the ship. Our room had a nice size balcony and it was beautiful and clean.
One of the neat features of Liberty is the Royal Promenade on deck 5, which is four decks high and runs almost the whole length of the ship. Here you can find a wide selection of restaurants and entertainment. All kinds of activities take place at the Royal Promenade, including daily parades with the Dream Works characters, the Captain’s Welcome Reception, nightly DJ music, a 70’s party, and many other events.
This ship offers many food varieties and many places to go for snacks. Windjammer Restaurant was good for breakfast and lunch; they have a huge selection of food. A few other times we had also room service for breakfast, and it was pretty good as well. For dinner, we went to Botticelli restaurant, but I wasn’t too crazy about the food here. Cafe Promenade and Sorrento’s Pizza at the Royal Promenade are both great for meals, snacks, and desserts.
During the day I spent some time at the pool and I also tried to keep myself in shape by going to the fitness center every morning. The pools are very spacious and the main pool has a big screen where family-friendly activities including games, contests, and enrichment classes take place. There are a bunch of nice hot tubs to soak in and relax as well. The fitness center is huge and is filled with a wide variety of equipment. You can also enjoy the sauna and steam rooms and take advantage of the many fitness opportunities including: yoga, Pilates, spin classes, boot camp, and other classes. Some classes were free, some had additional fees.
The evenings were very fun; we tried not to miss any event. There were amazing shows, good music at the lounges, and a very active casino. Bolero Lounge, which played Latin music every night, was our favorite place to sit, dance, and have a couple of drinks. One night, we went to watch The Ice Show, and it was fantastic. We also enjoyed watching a Saturday Night Fever show which had professional sets and very good singing. There was also an aerial show, and it was wonderful to watch as well. All the shows and parties where super fun!
To add some adventure to our trip, we booked shore excursions for Belize and Cozumel prior to our cruise. We decided to do the “Goff Caye Beach Break with Snorkeling” in Belize and the “Jeep and Beach Adventure Sail and Snorkle” at Cozumel. The shore excursion at both places were amazing!
Once we arrived to Belize, we boarded a comfortable power boat that took us to to the Goff Caye Beach. The island is an unspoiled beautiful paradise with blue crystal water. Here, we did snorkeling with a guide and we were able to see many tropical fish and beautiful coral. This was a great place to lay back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Our Cozumel shore excursion “Jeep and Beach Adventure Sail and Snorkel” included: sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling, and a taste of Mexican cuisine. After we arrived at Cozumel, we meet with our tour guide and we were assigned a manual Jeep to drive. We had a tour guide and we drove our own Jeep through the beautiful scenic island. The first stop was at this ecological reserve at Punta Sur State Refuge. We visited a small Mayan ruin and also saw the Columbia Lagoon, which is a saltwater natural environment for crocodiles. Then we headed to Punta Celarain Light House. Here, I enjoyed the magnificent view from the top of the light house. After that, we went to the crystal-clear blue water to relax, swim and snorkel, and then stop for delicious Mexican fajitas. Our final bonus was to stop at the tequila factory for a tour and tequila testing. Best tequila I ever tried!
Overall, the experience and the service were beyond what we expected. The ship is beautiful with many fun activities and the staff is incredible. It definitely was well worth it.
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