Cruising is a special vacation fun, perhaps the most relaxing in the world. Stateroom prices for the weekend cruise----(Thusday) Dec 12 – Dec 16 (Monday) travel dates start at $234 for the Liberty of the Seas cruise vacation package. Royal Caribbean has 24 hour reservation holds. In total, a one person, 4 night vacation package to Mexico is $1,318 or $100 less for an interior room with no windows.
Liberty of the Seas began service in May of 2007. It’s 1,112 feet long (339 m) with 10 pools and whirlpools, 100+ spa treatments and a crew of 1,360. Liberty of the Seas has an ice skating rink, mini-golf course, and a rock climbing wall. The Broadway musical Saturday Night Fever is on board, as well as a 3D movie theater and a poolside outdoor movie screen.
The four night cruise departs Ft. Lauderdale at 4:30 p.m. on December 12. Arrives 7:30 a.m. in Cozumel. Docks December 14, and departs Cozumel Dec. 15. and returns to Ft. Lauderdale at 7 a.m. Dec 16 starts at $234.
Outside staterooms for $334; balcony rooms for $384; and deluxe suites--some with concierge services start at $854. The prices are per night, not including taxes.
Liberty of the seas travels from 16 locations in North America. Several ports in Asia and the Pacific: Hong Kong, Perth (AUS), Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, and Tianjin (CHINA). 3 in Italy: Rome, Sicily and Venice.
Liberty of the Seas travels through Northern Europe, South America and the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal and France.
Royal Caribbean’s mid December cruise offers a “best price guarantee.”
If booking now for the December cruise isn't an option, check with a travel agent for vacation cruise packages where cruise deals can be paid in installments. Better yet, organize a family or class reunion and book deals with large parties with a travel agent for cruise and travel.
Now is a good time to check out some of Royal Caribbean’s other cruise deals. There’s a Labor Day vacation special running with Bahamas cruises starting at $179 per night, Caribbean cruises starting at $349 per night (per person) and European cruises starting at $449 (USD) per night.
On the ship, US money is not used anywhere except slot machines, and gambling rooms. The Royal Caribbean fleet banned smoking on balcony cabins and staterooms. The ban doesn't begin until January 2014 and the only exemptions are in Asia.
Carnival Cruises and Norwegian and the two remaining cruise ships that allow smoking on board in interior spaces.