My family went on the first sailing of the Liberty for a 12 night cruise. We had a wonderful time! The ship is beautiful with cabins that were plenty large.The staff was very friendly for the most part, and the cruise director was funnier than any of the comics they had hired to entertain us. The food was good, although the portions are small. What they don't tell you is that you can order two of anything if you don't think one will be enough, which you'll want to do for something like crab legs.
The ports of call were very interesting and we found a shore excursion at each one that interested us. Some of the tour guides were better than others, and we learned to break off from the group if we were not enjoying the tour. It was very hot when we went, and the kids could only stand in the sun for so long listening to the history of whatever building they were showing us. We found we had very little time to shop on the shore trips we picked, and this was dissappointing. A coupleother things to note about the ship is that you might want to bring sweaters or tank top/sweater combinations for woman as the ship is kept very cold, and if you are bothered by noise, you might want to bring ear plugs. I had trouble sleeping because of the noise in the halls or my neighbor's balcony doors slamming closed at midnight, and the sound system in the theator is used to its full capacity and left me with a headache after each show.
Just came home from sailing on the Liberty out of Rome. As for the Liberty, to sum it up beautiful ship, great itinerary, and some issues that need to be resolved. My main problem with them is that I needed a refrigerator for my medicine. The one in the room is not meant to keep items cold like a refrigerator but is more like a cool box. It is used to store items that customers can buy. Their solution was that I keep my medicine at the information desk and retrieve it from there every day.
There was always a long line and no privacy and the infirmary refused to store it. Your choices are to wait in a long line or skip and receive even more attention from others that have been waiting for a long time! The other is to check your onboard account. Several people had problems with extra charges. Good points-movie screen by the pool was wonderful, the shows were fantastic, and time in ports was adequate. They did a great job of matching tablemates together. P.S. Some people said that others were getting on the shiparound 10:00 in the morning. If it hadn't been for the frustration and embarrassment that I experienced with the medicine issue I would rate this cruise a 7 out of 10. I have been on two other cruises to Europe. My issue with the lack of a refrigerator for medication really dampened my experience on this cruise. Please be prepared for this if you have the same needs.