Posted on: January 17th, 2013 - Ship Overviews
CARNIVAL LIBERTY OFFERS YEAR-ROUND SEVEN-DAY CARIBBEAN VOYAGES FROM MIAMI
Carnival Cruise Lines’ 110,000-ton Carnival Liberty, which offers a year-round schedule of seven-day cruises from Miami, provides a truly unique vacation experience, with a host of “resort-style” amenities and an exciting array of stunning public rooms and facilities, each with a character all its own. It is also the first Carnival vessel to feature the “Fun Ship 2.0” enhancements which were added during a two-week dry dock in October 2011.
Carnival Liberty offers three different seven-day eastern and western Caribbean cruises each departing the Port of Miami every Saturday. Exotic eastern Caribbean cruises feature the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay; St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Another eastern Caribbean route visits San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten, while the western route visits Ocho Rios; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel.
PUBLIC ROOMS AND AREAS
Carnival Liberty features an interior design theme that celebrates the work of fine craftsmen in many different media. From ironworking to wood- carving, from stone cutting to jewelry making, from pottery to photography, the public rooms on Carnival Liberty showcase the skills of artisans, including those who build the line’s ships. Highlights include the Grand Villa Garden Atrium, where ironworking, masonry, pottery making and painting come together to create an elegant park-like atmosphere; and Venetian Palace, the ship’s main show lounge which is designed to capture the artistic variety and quality for which the fabled Italian city of canals is renowned. Other rooms include the Piano Man Piano Bar, with interiors featuring ornate replicas of ivory carvings; the Antiquarian Library, which celebrates the art of book-binding and offers a comfortable environment for reading and relaxing. Added during its renovation was the Alchemy Bar, a cocktail pharmacy-themed lounge with expert mixologists create custom cocktails comprised of unique and interesting ingredients and flavors.
Carnival Liberty offers a wide variety of formal and casual options, including the stunning Golden Olympian and Silver Olympian formal dining rooms with extensive menus and wine lists; a casual poolside restaurant, Emile’s, with full breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and a 24-hour pizzeria, along with a New York-style deli, an Asian specialty station, a grille and a rotisserie; and Diamonds, a reservations-recommended steakhouse serving prime U.S.D.A. dry-aged beef, chops, seafood and other cuisine.
Two recent additions to the poolside restaurant include BlueIguana Cantina – a complimentary dining destination offering guests freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas; and Guy’s Burger Joint, where guests have a choice of delicious fresh-off-the-grill burgers designed by Food Network personality Guy Fieri. There are also two new poolside bars – the RedFrog Rum Bar, offering a Caribbean-style vibe and a variety of rum-based drinks and beers, and the BlueIguana Tequila Bar, a Mexican-themed watering hole featuring a wide range of tequilas and other beverages.
Dining room menus also include vegetarian dishes and children’s menus, as well as Spa Carnival Fare, delicious health-conscious menu items that are lower in fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories. The ship also features a patisserie and a sushi bar, as well as complimentary 24-hour room service and ice cream and frozen yogurt.
‘CAMP CARNIVAL,’ ‘CIRCLE C,’ ‘CLUB O2’ – Building upon Carnival’s distinction as the family cruise leader carrying 725,000 children annually fleetwide, Carnival Liberty offers organized programs for three different age groups – Camp Carnival for 2- to 11-year-olds, Circle “C” for 12- to 14-year-olds, and Club O2 for 15- to 17-year-olds – with supervised activities and expansive, modern facilities for each group. Carnival Liberty also houses four swimming pools, including a children’s wading pool and an aft pool offering a 214-foot-long water slide.
‘HEALTH AND FITNESS FACILITY’ – Fitness has become an important part of everyday life and guests sailing on the Carnival Liberty can take advantage of the ship’s 13,300-square-foot Spa Carnival facility, which features exercise equipment, a gymnasium, and body and facial treatments, including a number of exotic European-style therapies. The ship also features a salon offering a variety of hair, nail and make-up services.
CARNIVAL’S SEASIDE THEATRE- Carnival Liberty also features the line’s popular “Carnival Seaside Theatre,” a massive 270-square-foot LED screen on Lido Deck displaying movies, concerts, sporting events, and other programming, including a “Morning Show” hosted by the ship’s cruise director. Utilizing the same technology featured in large stadiums and New York’s Times Square, the state-of-the-art entertainment system includes a 70,000-watt sound system, providing concert quality sound, even outdoors.
SPACIOUS ACCOMODATIONS- As part of Carnival’s fleetwide stateroom amenities, all of the Carnival Liberty’s staterooms feature the “Carnival Comfort Bed” sleep system, featuring plush mattresses, luxurious duvets and duvet covers, fluffy pillows and high quality sheets and linens. All accommodations include terrycloth bathrobes and all staterooms offer in-cabin amenity kits with a variety of brand-name product samples for men and women.
The Carnival Liberty also features two 750-square-foot “deluxe penthouse suites” – the largest in the “Fun Ship” fleet by far- featuring a new cabin configuration with a separate bedroom, expansive living area, and two full bathrooms, including one with a bathtub tub. Located on the ship’s forward section on Deck 9, the deluxe penthouse suites can accommodate up to five guests – rare in cruise industry staterooms – and include two twin beds that convert to a king, a sofa bed and two pull-down upper beds.
INTERNET CAFÉ, WI-FI ACCESS, CELL PHONE SERVICE – Like all “Fun Ships,” Carnival Liberty offers an Internet café with private workstations featuring flat-screen monitors, along with Wi-Fi access available in virtually all public rooms and areas. Guests can also make and receive cell phone calls whether the ship is at sea or in port.