DAY 3 - 07 Oct 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
Among the oldest established cities in the US, Boston has a long history from the days of independence up to modern times as the home of the world famous Boston Red Sox. A trip to Boston has to include catching a game of baseball and a walk along the Freedom Trail, with stop-offs at renowned sites telling the story of the American Revolution. Visitors can also find authentic, classic Boston cuisine at many different Boston Food Trucks across the city.
Things to do in Boston:
Boston’s legendary baseball ground and home of the world-famous Boston Red Sox since 1912, making it the oldest stadium in US baseball. If you’re a sports fan, a tour of the proud history at the stadium is a must, or even catch a game and soak up the legendary atmosphere.
Freedom trail is the best way to learn about how the start of the American war of independence and the revolution affected the history and outlook of Boston and wider America. With sixteen historical sites and over two and a half miles of scenic walking, this is a must-visit for all ages.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
The city’s historic market place boasting interior and exterior stalls and stores, with plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, as well as three old market buildings ideal for a flavour and feel of Boston life.
Museum of Fine Arts
Established in 1870, Boston’s art museum boasts being the fifth largest in overall size in the USA and one of the most extensive collections of artworks with around 450,000 individual pieces to view, from ancient Egypt to French impressionist and Dutch golden age exhibitions.
DAY 5 - 09 Oct 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
A quiet harbour town popular for art galleries and studios, situated on scenic Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbour serves as the gateway to the stunning landscapes of Arcadia National park, ideal for exploring rolling hills, plunging cliff edges and even sandy beaches where the wilds meet the sea. If you’re only stopping here briefly, don’t worry as you’ll still get to take in the dramatic views of the Arcadia National Park while on the move to the next great location.
Things to do in Bar Harbor:
Acadia National Park
Right on the doorstep of Bar Harbour on Mount Desert Island is this 47,000-acre national park of outstanding beauty, boasting gorgeous hiking trails, serene lakes, isolated islands perfect for making the most of your time on land and really getting back to nature.
St. John, New Brunswick
DAY 6 - 10 Oct 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 5 PM
The charming coastal town of St John looks out over the Bay of Fundy towards Nova Scotia where the St John River ends to meet the sea. Here, you’ll find the famous reversing rapids where the tide backs up along the river. As well as this quirky natural phenomenon, the town is popular for its food and homemade craft stalls in the St John market, while the land out further boasts the Irving nature Park complete with salt marshes, volcanic rick and green forests.
Things to do in St. John, New Brunswick:
St John Market
Offering a unique and authentic market experience, the Saint John City Market is open year-round. Everything can be found here, from local produce to hand-made souvenirs and crafts, as well as delicious cuisine available at many restaurants.
DAY 7 - 11 Oct 2023
Time at Port: from 11 AM to 8 PM
As Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax has a great balance between trendy, urban city adventures and a plethora of water-sports, hiking and mountain-biking. Visitors can easily explore the highlights of the city on foot, admiring the Halifax waterfront and tasting a range of craft beers at multiple breweries before enjoying the exhilarating atmosphere of live ice-hockey. Many free performances are frequently held on the harbour, such as acrobatics, dancers and magicians.
Things to do in Halifax:
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Sitting atop Citadel Hill overlooking the town, the four forts of St George have dominated the landscape around Halifax since 1749. Built to secure Great Britains’ foothold on the region, the modern museum is a gateway to British Colonialism’s mark on the town and wider region.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Located in lively downtown Halifax, this museum dedicated to all things seagoing is a fascinating journey into the town’s relationship with the ocean, boasting 30,000 pieces on display including no less than 70 vessels, such as the famous SS Acadia steamship.
Customer reviews for Liberty of the Seas
Based on 12 reviews
Value for money
This was our first ever cruise celebrating our 25th anniversary. We planned for almost a year. Every excursion was booked through RC official site via emails sent to me. One excursion waswas very disappointing. The horseback on the beach in Honduras with lunch. The bus ride there was 45 minute drive each way. The horseback ride lasted all of 20 minutes, no lunch provided. We didn't bring a lot of cash, tip and souvenirs only. The driver didn't speak a word so the long ride there and back was likened to a funeral ride. The excursion was to be 51/2 hourswith travel consuming the majority. The rest of the time was spent sitting at the beach with staff pushing other activities for $$. The food was terrible, there was a long table under a hut with about 10 vendors pushing their goods on you. The experience was the worst.
7 Sep 2018
I have just returned from a most splendid trip aboard the Liberty of the Seas. This was my first experience of a cruise holiday of which I definitely am sold on a return cruise.
15 Sep 2014
We returned from our summer home in France to our winter home in Florida on the Liberty of the Seas, our second time on RCL (took Jewel the first time, also transatlantic). We took cabin 6258 overlooking the Promenade and despite my concerns, the soundproofing was amazing - we were never disturbed, even when the parades took place. Our steward Zolio was terrific - efficient, discreet, friendly but never invasive. Very handsome too! We overlooked the customer service desk, with its never-ending line of people grousing and complaining, determined not to enjoy anything. The staff were angels of patience. The shows were mixed and the ice show spectacular. Dan, from the art auction company, gave some wonderful talks about art prior to the auctions - he is excellent at what he does. We ate at the Windjammer for breakfast and lunch. Yes, you have to be patient. Some people take ten minutes to decide exactly what slice of toast they want but ...relax, breathe deeply, You aren't in a hurry, remember? The variety and quality of the food was good, with lots of fresh fruit and salad. If I could suggest an improvement, it would be a little flag at each table to say "I am coming back - just gone for more food" or "I'm finished, this table is all yours." We opted for My Time dining and met many interesting people from many nationalities by sharing a table. The restaurant food was hardly Cordon Bleu but it was what you would expect from a restaurant serving several hundred people at a time. We didn't try any of the specialist dining rooms. The coffee shop on deck 5 on the Promenade is great for an afternoon cup of tea or coffee and a place to chat to people and to learn about their lives and backgrounds. Our son lives in Saint Martin so we went ashore and spent a day with him - nice little bonus. We have booked to return to France again (via Barcelona - what a fabulous city!) on the Liberty, leaving May 1st. Hope to see you there!
15 Jan 2014
This was our first cruise and the Liberty of the Seas was recommended to us . From the time we checked into the airport Royal Caribbean were fantastic and even our return travel was faultless . Holiday was booked through IGLU and many thanks to Jason our sales advisor , very helpful and pleasure to speak to . We had a balcony stateroom which was fantastic . Our room attendant Jean Louis was a gentleman and we both agreed we had the best attendant on the ship ... Thanks jean . Eating, you we're spoilt , we loved all the restaurants but our waiter in the main silver service restaurant .......... Was excellent . Infact the training Royal Caribbean gives its staff must be of a high level because they were polite and very hard working . We did some trips through Royal Caribbean and some on our own , what I would say is make sure you factor in return travel time to the ship . We did and our return train from Rome could not have traveled any slower . Went to Pompey , a must on your trip . We booked this through Royal Caribbean and would recommend you do it this way, our tour guide Vito was funny and informative. Entertainment on the liberty was good but takes planing , all part of the holiday . The liberty is a great ship and we would recomend it and would travel on again
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