On this cruise was myself (Tracey) 5th cruise on Carnival, BF (Marcus)
4th cruise on Carnival, BF's aunt, mother, and sister. All first timers
except aunt. We flew from Rhode Island to Ft. Lauderdale and Marcus's
family flew in from New York. We met up at the airport and I had made
reservations for SAS transportation, so I called Steve and it wasn't
long before one of his drivers was there to take us to our hotel in
I thought SAS was a great service. We also had them booked for our
return to the airport. The price was $15pp for 1-3 people and $13pp for
4+. We all stayed at the Marriott Biscayne Bay. The drive from Ft.
Lauderdale went smooth, but I must say, the traffic lights are
loooooong! We were saying how many people must get tickets for going
through lights because they don't want to get stuck at a red..lol.
Hmmmm I wonder.
When we arrived at the hotel they couldn't find Marcus and my
reservation. I gave her my confirmation and still nothing. Finally, it
was found after the girl talked to a couple of people. We ended up with
a nice room with a view of the port. It was a beautiful view of Miami.
We put our bags in the room and since everyone was hungry we went
downstairs and walked through a little mall area to a restaurant and
had some lunch. After lunch we decided to go to Bayside Marketplace to
look around and check things out. There are so many little shops and
restaurants. After checking those out, we went to sit outside by the
water and there was a latin band playing. We bought a couple of drinks
and relaxed for a bit before heading back to the room.
The rest of the night was spent relaxing and I fell asleep so early due
to being awake and packing almost all night the previos day. The next
day we woke up, looked out the window and there she was. The Liberty!
Yay, our home for the next 7 days.
Here is our first view of the ship and also some shots of Miami from our room.
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