A few things to know about us before embarking with us on our adventure:
- We are, in some ways, perhaps not the “typical” cruise demographic. We both dislike “live” music, unless it’s an actual concert, we don’t like crowds and we prefer mountains and seasons to beaches and tropical climates. We can’t sit on a beach – or anywhere, for very long. We are much more “work hard, play hard”, than we are Jimmy-Buffet types. We don’t like buffets. So, you would think a cruise might be a bad choice for us, but we liked the idea of travel with someone ELSE doing the driving, the freedom of choice that is offered, and just the novelty of being on such a huge ship. We weren’t disappointed.
- We are foodies. If you like “food porn”, this is your review. Welcome aboard.
- We are private, and with reason to be. Without going into details, we need to remain anonymous, and so thus cannot show our faces right now. Which is a shame for y’all, cuz we are hotties! Kidding. Sort of. No, we’re not celebrities or criminals or anything, but there are those in our lives who would use this trip against us if they found out about it, however unlikely. So, that will explain perhaps some weirdly-cropped photos coming up.
Since the last thing CC seems to need right now is Yet Another Liberty Review, I’ll try to do this one a little different. I’ll try not to rehash the same things everyone else has, will attempt to offer a different perspective where I can, and, as in the thread title, will attempt to debunk many of the myths that seem to surround Liberty, Carnival, and cruising in general right now. In fact, we had so many “revelation” moments that, I am going to blatantly ripoff Mr. Mom’s recent Liberty review, but instead of Tip/Recommendation snippets, mine will come with Myth/Reality monikers.
Anyway, enough of that, time for some gratuitous “first glimpse” shots!:
Although I couldn't tell at the time, this one really is my first shot, and it was Liberty. You can see much more clearly on the full-size.
06-02-2012 Carnival Liberty
Honeymoon cruise review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1651667