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First Impressions of the Mediterranean Cruise

Despite our reluctance to board another cruise, we were instantly impressed with this ship the minute we boarded. The Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Sea is a far more elegant ship than the Norwegian ship we took two years ago. The staff were gracious and would go out of their way to help you. Will there still was the promenade of shops, bingo and other games, somehow it was less intrusive.

20120912-101908.jpgDespite the 4000 guests on the ship, there was only one occasion that we felt the crush of the crowds and that was the first formal night when everyone came out to the promenade dressed in evening gowns and tuxedos. I couldn’t even persuade David to wear a tie. I brought my favorite little black dress that travels so well. The ship’s Captain arrived on a bridge that slowly descended from the seventh floor to welcome all the passengers. He said that there were over 73 different nationalities represented on the ship.

We ate at a set time in the dining room which was a blessing compared to the mad rush and crunch as people scrambled for a set in the “free dining room” on board the Norwegian. We chose the 9:30 pm seating as we had become accustomed to the late night dining in Spain. We also knew we would be out each day touring and didn’t want to have to rush back for dinner. The formal dinning room was lovely with beautiful chandeliers and massive staircase. The food while classic was somewhat bland eliminating any spice or concentrated flavours that would offend the masses.


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