note: This is a partially sponsored post thanks to Royal Caribbean and Brandcation.
I have put off going on a cruise for years. Mainly because I worry about being bored. Otherwise the rocking and swaying and sound of the waves will just keep me in a wonderful coma! Yeah, I never worried about sea sickness or anything of that nature. It was finding things that would keep us having fun.
When I stepped on board of the Royal Caribbean ship Liberty of the Seas, I pretty much knew that keeping busy wouldn’t be a problem. There is shopping, shows, pools, a casino, and an arcade. And then you also have FlowRider, basketball, putt putt golf, and a rock climbing wall! Yeah, busy can be obtained quite easily.
For the adults, entertainment can be found in the form of a little gambling (or a lot if you must) in the Casino Royale. Slots and tables fill a good sized room. I have to say I am a 1 cent slot machine player. I donated a bit to the ship during my stay. Didn’t win but $50, but still I had fun. The casino is also one of the few smoking areas onboard of the Liberty of the Seas. If gambling isn’t your thing, there are two pools for the adults. One being adults only. There are also whirlpools for relaxing. Not wanting to lounge by the pool? No problem! You can visit the piano bar and listen to some music, go watch a show, or borrow a book from the onboard library. If you are looking for a really fun time, try out the FlowRider or the Rock Climbing wall. I never managed to try either of these. I’m just not that brave or adventurous I suppose!
For those traveling with children, there is just as much to do for the kids as there is for the parents. There is a kiddie pool that is awesome. And FYI the height limit on the kiddie pool area is 5’6″. So we shorties are completely able to play with our babies while they run screaming through the Sprinkles play area. There is also an arcade that I know my kids would love to visit. I was really happy to see that there was also little rooms where you could drop your littles off for a bit while mom and dad have some adult fun. Each room was broken up into age groups, which kept it easy to know where you child would be located. For the tweens and teens (ages 12-17) there was a special room called The Living Room just for them.
At different times during the day and night you can find a variety of shows. Ranging from Broadway style shows to comedy comedy shows, musicals and ice skating, and a little of everything in between. I saw four of the shows while we were cruising and enjoyed every single one of them. If you like Cirque Du Soleil style shows, then you will definitely want to catch In the Air. It was a beautiful aerobatic musical. High flying flips and twirls all around. For your Broadway yearning soul catch Saturday Night Fever. This was my favorite show! The sets and songs were done beautifully. I also got in an ice skating spectacular. No really. It’s called Encore: An Ice Spectacular. I have always loved watching ice skating, and this was a very enjoyable experience. There were several shows I didn’t catch, but hopefully I will the next time I cruise.
With all of that, you would think that there couldn’t possibly be anymore to occupy your time, but you would be wrong. Nights are made for the Catacombs (a club onboard the ship for dancing and partying), fun parties for the teens and adults, and make sure you end your cruise with the adults only game show The Quest. You will not regret it!
It seemed liked there was something to do around every corner of the ship. My thoughts following the cruise would definitely be that it is a family friendly excursion. I don’t think my kids would complain in the least!
Have you ever cruised before? What was your favorite activity on board?
disclosure: I participated in this cruise for Brandcation. I was given a room and WiFi. All other expenses were my own. In no way has the comped room and free WiFi made me write good things about The Liberty of the Seas or Royal Caribbean. It only allowed me the opportunity to experience it for myself! Any and all opinions implied or directly expressed are my own.