by Ray Renaud
October 12, 2005
Was a passenger for 28 days sailing the Med and then a Trans-Atlantic to Miami. Fifth Carnival Cruise, Ship itself was spectacular although navigation somewhat difficult for the first few days. The Promenade is the main rouute from bow to stern. Food was good but,often cool and delivery often slow. Entertainment was less than acceptable, very few professional acts and some of these were painfully short. The use of passengers for Talent Shows and Legend Shows would have been beeter used during the afternoon hours. The absence of the Cruise Director at most activities was very noticeable.
The Venetian Palace is lovely but, has sight restrictions and leg room problems, to enter and exit some mobility needed in upper levels. Lack of organized activities noted. Bingo and Trivia overdone. Better use of FunVision with more variety on deck necessary.
Disembarkation and organization major problem. Overall experience reasonable but, not one I would soon repeat. Carnival has some major flaws that must be addressed with the Liberty.