"Fun Ship" 2.0 Innovations
Carnival Liberty is
big and beautiful, with elegant and eclectic interiors. Crafts are an
integral part of the decor and as designer Farcus explained, "I thought
it would be interesting to explore a particular craft in each room
and tie it in to the overall design of the ship."
While some of Carnival Liberty's public spaces,
both inside and out, changed names with the addition of "Fun Ship" 2.0
features, the lighted signage atop entryways to the promenade
and other areas still reflect the former names. A handy
pocket-sized deck plan available at the Guest Services Desk and
the daily Fun Times schedule should be your guides to what's
happening and where to find it.
At the heart of Carnival Liberty is the Garden Atrium where a number of crafts harmoniously blend to
create an almost serene park-like setting. Beneath a 20-foot
diameter black iron chandelier, passengers can enjoy cocktails at
the Flowers lobby bar, take care of business at the
Guest Services Desk, or discuss tour options with the Shore Excursion
staff. The floral motif, ironwork grilles, and mini-chandeliers
repeat the theme throughout the indoor promenade, which flows into
other public spaces.
Figures & Venice-style Striped Mooring Posts Flank the
Venetian Palace Stage
Venetian Palace, the main show lounge,
anchors three decks forward. Design elements capture the artistic
variety of the romantic Italian city of canals and gondolas—Murano
glass tiles cover the walls, carnival masks highlight the ceiling
and tables, and harlequin figures appear to hold back the sparkly
curtain on both sides of the stage. Tiered seating provides good
seats on all three levels and views of the stage are obstructed by
The main promenade on Deck 5 connects the entries
to a variety of lounges and public rooms, each with a distinctive
style reflected in the decor:
EA Sports Bar, originally named
"Gloves," the bar no longer celebrates the craft
of leatherworking—think of boxing gloves and cushy leather
sofas in the form of catcher's mitts.
but display cases still honor sports heroes. With the "Fun
Ship" 2.0 upgrade and partnership with EA SPORTS, now you'll
find a contemporary sports bar featuring a wall of video
screens that continuously televise worldwide sporting events.
It's also where you'll find regularly scheduled gaming events such as sports trivia
Czar's Palace Casino, trompe l'oile
paintings expand the interior to mimic the great halls and
gardens of famed Russian palaces.
Sushi Bar, displays traditional
Japanese flower arrangements.
Jardin Cafe, the promenade patisserie
spells out its purpose in thousands and thousands of tiny
glass beads overhead and beneath the serving counter.
Hot & Cool Nightclub, a rollicking
dance club set amid giant arms and legs that were once
decorated with wild tattoo patterns. Thankfully, the arms
and legs have been toned down with silvery paint.
Alchemy Bar, Originally the location of
Paparazzi wine bar (honoring the modern art of photography),
the new Alchemy Bar is Carnival’s vintage-themed cocktail
“pharmacy”—the go-to spot for a unique experience with
interesting drink flavors and ingredients. Expert mixologists attired in pharmacists' white coats can
“prescribe” concoctions from different categories or you can
try your hand at creating your own custom cocktails. It's a
very popular bar with the ladies.
Piano Man Bar, features ivory
work and evening sing-alongs when the piano man tickles the
Stage Jazz Club, pays homage to
woodworking (even the curtains simulate carved wood)
and is the "in" spot for a brandy and cigar after dinner.
Victoria Aft Show Lounge, is a
sophisticated cabaret lounge highlighted by English-style
majolica pottery and is the venue for Carnival's popular
Punchliner Comedy Club performances.
Without Batteries, the expansive Teen
Dance Club and gaming center that recalls the days when toys
were powered by kids, displays giant antique toys that (what
else?) didn't need Duracell to make them fun.
The Fun Shops &
Cherry on Top are a shoppers paradise afloat.
You'll find just about anything you want and need inside the
shops, including cruise wear, tobacco, liquor, jewelry, logo
items, and miscellaneous toiletries you might have forgotten
to pack. Cherry on Top is Carnival's newest "sweet" shop
with a vast variety of goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
It's also where you can order special occasion cakes and
flowers, and even arrange a "renewal of vows" ceremony
during your cruise.
Deck 4 is where you'll find:
Antiquarian Library with a modest
selection of books and board games.
Cyberspace to surf the Internet if you
didn't bring your own laptop to capture the ship-wide WiFi
The Cabinet, an inviting hideaway
decorated with cabinetry work in the Biedermeier style
(popular in mid-1800s Austria and Germany) has vast, yet cozy
Photo Gallery, where you'll
find the photographs snapped throughout the cruise by the
Lido with Big Screen Entertainment
& Deck Parties
On Deck 3 are the self-explanatory:
Guest Services Desk
Shore Excursion Desk
Persian Card Room
With so many stimulating areas to explore, don't
overlook my favorites among the multi-million dollar art
collection: the tropical themed murals by Virginia Ferrara that
grace the stair landings. Inspired by the artist's adopted home
state of Florida, they measure up to six feet high and fifteen
feet wide and are calming scenes filled with palm trees, beaches,
hammocks, and swimming pools.
And... I've saved the best for last. Hovering over
the mid-lido Tivoli Pool area is the Seaside Theater, a
huge light-emitting diode (LED) screen, the first featured on a
Carnival ship. Programming includes not only music videos, but also
news broadcasts, movies, cartoons, and games.
At night the Tivoli Pool Deck area comes alive with
deck parties featuring dancing, contests, prizes and giveaways.
Themed for the "competing" bars on opposite sides of the pool, red
is the color to wear to RedFrog’s Caribbean Beach Party and
naturally blue is de rigueur for BlueIguana’s Mexican Fiesta. Every
Tuesday is Fat Tuesday aboard Carnival Liberty with a Mardi Gras
party and hot Dixieland jazz in the atrium.
For Active Lifestyles
Staffed by Steiner Leisure, the Spa on Deck
11 boasts a full menu of salon treatments and spa indulgences. For
those who can't miss a daily workout, the Gym sports
state-of-the art equipment and a wide range of exercise classes.
The entire gym has incredible sea views, but if your workout
includes nothing more strenuous than time in the sauna or steam
room, you won't be shortchanged—they each have glass walls and
endless vistas. Joggers and walkers can complete laps on the
uninterrupted jogging track's cushioned surface aft on Deck 11
(nine times around equals a mile).
|Adults-only Serenity Deck
If sunning is your thing, the Tivoli
Pool area has two pools and ample deck chairs on terraced landings with three
nearby hot tubs There is additional lounging space surrounding the quieter Versailles Pool aft that,
with its two hot tubs, is reserved for adults over 18. There's even more
room for relaxation
one deck up overlooking the action. New on Carnival Liberty is the
two deck Serenity Deck, the quiet spot reserved
for adults that has loungers, shaded clam-shell seating, and
two more hot tubs. Nearby bars serve soft
drinks, beer, and cocktails in both pool locations and the
adults-only Serenity Deck. In the midst
of the action at the Tivoli Pool are the Caribbean-themed
RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar.
Guy's Burger Joint, the BlueIguana Cantina, and ice cream serving stations are adjacent as well so you
won't lose sun tanning time if you get a case of the munchies.
For a quick thrill, try the 214 foot long twisting
With record numbers of families setting sail on cruise
vacations, Carnival Liberty's Camp Carnival counselors
are prepared. The 4,200-square foot play area is dedicated to
delighting youngsters with structured activities tailored for
specific age groups. Toys, games, computers, a children's pool...
and, most importantly, the trained counselors—Camp Carnival
provides an entertaining, educational, and safe environment for
Teenagers 15 to 17 years old can opt to
participate in a wide range of sports, dance parties, and
entertainment options offered in the Club O2 program or simply
hang out with new-found pals in Without Batteries, the
adult-free 1,800-square foot teen game room/dance club. For 'Tweens
12-14, the Circle C club has equally appealing activities
designed for their age group.
beads by the thousands spell CAFE
The Carnival Liberty
Should satisfy the tastes of even the pickiest
passenger—there's a little something to appeal to everyone. When
you're not ashore exploring the ports of call, if nothing appeals
to you, there's always your private balcony, a quiet corner to
read, or a deck chair from which to contemplate the sea.
You WILL Find:
suit a wide range of interests for all ages
Service by a
and quad staterooms suitable for families
accessibility for the physically challenged
duty free shops
A meeting room
for corporate functions, weddings, and religious celebrations
center and ship-wide WiFi connectivity for laptop users
well-equipped areas for children, 'tweens, and teenagers
Some of the most
professional entertainment afloat, presented by the Carnival
Liberty production team and guest performers
passenger laundry rooms with ironing facilities
and group babysitting services
Cards for children and adults, which provide unlimited soft
drinks throughout the cruise for a one-time, flat fee
automatically added to all accounts, but can be adjusted as
Fun, fun, fun!
You WON'T Find:
952 feet long
116 feet wide
Speed 22.5 knots
guest capacity (including uppers)
Spirit of FUN Permeates Carnival Liberty
Carnival Liberty sails alternating one-week Eastern &
Caribbean cruises from Miami.
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