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  1. I have not tried every link to see if they all work but I had the idea to use the waybackwhen machine to see if an archived copy of his website existed. https://web.archive.org/web/20041009220856/http://www.chesterh.com/chapters/1.htm is a working link for his first review. To search for other archived captures of his website, go to https://archive.org/web/ and paste the exact address into the box at the top of the page, and then hit browse history. Then you will be displayed various capture dates of his website, and you will need to play around with them until you fin
  2. Florida, when reporting their numbers, reports both confirmed and "probable" Covid deaths. New York's official reporting only lists confirmed deaths which is arguably more accurate although makes comparing against jurisdictions impossible and in doing so is another way that media continues to spin the facts to match their narrative. A great source is https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ See https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/us-data/ for an explanation on the different reporting methods. New York State Department of Health reports 2
  3. I will reserve judgement until I have sailed, but from the videos and other research I've done on Mariner, I think you are right. I am really really looking forward to my trip 🙂
  4. You're Welcome! Thanks for reading and enjoy your cruise, this is a great itinerary. I have started my next review if anyone wants to read along
  5. Thank you! The next cruise was fantastic! Celebrity set the bar pretty high, hope I can readjust to Carnival and Royal. The Horizon is the only ship I have noticed empanadas on also. I love Jiji's and the only thing I would add to make the Dream class perfect would be a Jiji's. I am really surprised they are not being added to the Sunrise and Radiance during their refurb.
  6. Thank you! Liberty is my favorite ship for short cruises. Although that may change after my cruise on Mariner Of The Seas 🙂 Thanks for reading along.
  7. Piano Man, the piano bar. The Stage Bar. I am not sure what goes on here. The Victoria Lounge. This is where the comedy shows are held and is located at the far end of deck 5. I will pick up next time with the upper decks.
  8. Club 02, the teen club. The arcade. Hot & Cool, this is the nightclub. I have also seen them hold art auctions in here during the daytime. The view looking back towards the casino. Alchemy Bar. Very good drinks, and expensive so if you have Cheers! this is the best place to quickly get your money's worth! 🙂
  9. Casino Bar. I've only found this machine on Liberty. I finally found it on another ship but I can't remember which one, I think Glory which has since moved to Nola and now it is no longer on Liberty 😞 Promenade with a great seating area to people watch and listen to music in the evenings. Just past the casino, you will find the former future cruise desk. It was now used for something else, I think it was Dreams Studio but I could be wrong. The Jardin Cafe, which is the coffee shop.
  10. Very gorgeous decorations through this area. Absolutely mesmerizing. Looking down to the lobby. Cherry on Top candy store. Sports Bar. Casino.
  11. Passing through the dining room, you have Circle "C" which is the club for 12-14 year olds. Taken from a very bad angle because there were people inside. Next, you come to the area where they display the photos that they take of you around the ship. When they are open they will be displayed on those big empty boards. The library. Moving up to deck 5, the Promenade deck. This is the deck where most of the inside action is. Of course all the way forward is the top level of the theater. Then we move on to the sho
  12. Moving from back to front now, next we come to The Cabinet. I believe this used to be a cigar bar. It is now used as a karaoke bar. Stairs leading up to the Promenade deck. Tapestry Conference Room. I have seen crew training going on here before, but not sure what this would ever be used for for guests. Then we are at the upper level of the Golden Olympian dining room.
  13. Next was the Golden Olympian which is one of two MDRs. It is two levels with the bottom level for YTD and the top level being used for traditional dining. Right before you reach the MDR there are two small rooms off to each side. The Persian Room which I believe is where Chef's Table is held. Opposite it, was the Satin Room which is the Art Gallery. This is where things seem to get tricky. You cannot get from Deck 3 Mid to Deck 3 Aft. First you must go up a deck and then back do
  14. The main lobby area. This is also where you board the ship at. There are some doors off to the side that lead to an outdoor promenade area that is excellent for taking in views and listening to the sounds of the oceans. Usually very few people around also. The view looking up.
  15. Ship Tour: Like I mentioned before, the Liberty is a gorgeous ship. The following are pictures I took of most of the ship's public spaces on my last two cruises on Liberty which I am going to share with you now. Starting at the bottom, Decks 1-2 are passenger cabins. We next move up to deck 3. All the way forward is the Venetian Palace which is the main show lounge on the ship. It spans decks 3, 4, and 5 fwd. Also located on this deck is the Shore Excursions Desk. Guest Services.
  16. After sail away I went to the coffee bar for a double chocolate frappe. I was deemed worthy of a straw but unfortunately it wasn't blended well and my sugar straw struggled with the large chunks of ice. Since I had cheers I got the Starbucks chilled coffees going forward. For dinner I grabbed a bite to eat at the Lido. I am bored to tears with Carnival's dinner menu so instead of going to the MDR I just made a quick stop at Lido. It was mostly the same foods but I was able to make a plate and move on with my night. Or so I thought. Unfortu
  17. Construction, I'm guessing the future home of the Mardi Gras. Two strange looking vessels in the water.
  18. Mariner of the Seas Victory casino boat coming back to port.
  19. I returned to my room until muster which was not too terribly painful thanks to the cooler temperatures outside right now. After muster I made my way back to the front of the ship to enjoy sail away from Port Canaveral. Mariner of the Seas docked just down the channel. Disney Dream where Elsa has now been replaced with the sounds of their muster drill.
  20. I relaxed in the room until after 1:30. I figured Lido would clear out once the rooms opened up. It was a little less busy when I went up. I got my taco salad I was craving. I grabbed an ice cream and walked to the front of the ship to get a better view of the Disney Dream docked next door. It's interesting the atmospheres the different ships try to create. On Liberty there was a man playing the steel drums on Lido. On Disney I could see Frozen being played on their big screen and could hear Let It Go being sung so loud it was as if
  21. The Liberty is gorgeous and sometimes I like to just stop and stare at its beauty. Passing through the casino I see they have a happy hour special going. I walked around the casino looking at all the fun games that I had to try and stay away from this weekend. I got a Gatorade at the coffee bar (I prefer Pepsi but I do miss the vitamin waters) and then went back to the room to unpack. I successfully managed to pack for this three day trip in just a simple beach bag that Carnival gifted me on a prior trip.
  22. For my first lunch I was craving a taco salad but went with Mongolian Wok instead because there was no line and I knew that would likely not be the case again. I also started in on my cheers package with a refreshing Bahama mama. I had read on here someone was refused a sugar straw when they asked for one. That seemed outrageous so I tested the theory (plus I had forgot to bring my straw up from the room with me) and sure enough, I was told rather curtly that those are for frozen drinks only. This really rubs me the wrong way. I am going to move on with the revie
  23. I was up way too early on Friday morning. It was 6am and I could not sleep. I knew I needed to sleep a little bit more but there was no point laying there when a fun ship was in my near future so I got up. By 8 I was on the road and at parking by 9:45. My memory is getting a little foggy but I was able to reread an old review to remember who I used so I could book them again, 528 Cruise Parking. I have have great experiences using this company and highly recommend them to everyone. There was a short wait for the next shuttle and then we were off. We stopped at Mariner of the Seas f
  24. I love traveling solo although the nature of the double occupancy penalty prohibits me from doing so often. I got a wonderful offer from Carnival for a casino rate as well as $500 OBC. Unlike fun play which comes with most casino offers, OBC is split between both occupants in the room meaning a quick three day trip that came in at or around $500 would be a perfect cruise to use this offer on for a solo trip. With that in mind I booked an old favorite that I've used twice before for inexpensive weekend solo trips - the Carnival Liberty. Total cost of this cruise with taxes was just
  25. After spending 38 days at sea in 2018 I decided that I may need to have just a little more self control in 2019. I love my cruises, but every dollar I saved went into the cruise fund instead of more important things like you know, savings. Fast forward another year and after spending 41 days at sea in 2019 I decided not to kid myself into saying I would do better in 2020. Now that I have forewarned you that I am not a responsible individual I will go ahead and tell you I booked 6 cruises from January-May of 2020 totaling 35 days at sea. My bank account weeps for me. The
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