All about the Carnival Liberty

Carnival Liberty cruise ship
Carnival Liberty

The Carnival Liberty was built in 2005. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 952 ft long and 116 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.6 football fields, as wide as 2.2 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 13-story building.

The Liberty can hold 2,974 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Liberty has a space ratio of 37. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.



Carnival
Liberty
ClassConquest
Gross Tonnage110,000
Length952
Beam/Width116
Passenger Decks13
Passengers (double occupancy)2,974
Crew1,160
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.6
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)37
Carnival Liberty Space Ratio
30 37 52

The Liberty is one of six Conquest-class ships currently sailing with Carnival. The Conquest-class has the most number of ships in the Carnival fleet. They're similar in design to the Sunshine-class ships but haven't received the major overhauls those ships had. Still, these ships have many Carnival staples like Dive-in Movies, Guy's Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Burritos, a kid's splash area, and the Alchemy Bar. The Liberty is very similar to its sister-ships; Conquest, Glory, Valor, Freedom and Splendor, although each ship may have some differences.


Carnival Liberty Restaurants

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Carnival Liberty. You have 12 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 8 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 4 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. 67% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
Blue Iguana CantinaQuick serveIncludedMexican
Carnival DeliQuick serveIncludedSandwiches
Coffee BarQuick serveA la cartCoffee
Guy's Burger JointQuick serveIncludedAmerican
Lido BuffetBuffetIncludedBuffet
Main Dining RoomSit downIncludedMain dining room
Mongolian WokQuick serveIncludedAsian
Pizza PirateQuick serveIncludedPizza
Seafood ShackQuick serveA la cartSeafood
SteakhouseSit downFlat feeSteakhouse
SwirlsQuick serveIncludedDessert
The Chef's TableSit downFlat feeFoodie

Carnival Liberty Bars and Drinks

Piano Man Bar on the Carnival Liberty
Piano Man Bar on the Carnival Liberty

Carnival Liberty has 13 different bars and lounges where you can enjoy a beer or cocktail.

BarLocation
Alchemy BarDeck 5 MidSee Menu
Atrium BarDeck 3 MidSee Menu
BlueIguana Tequila BarDeck 9 MidSee Menu
Casino BarDeck 5 MidSee Menu
Hot & Cool Night ClubDeck 5 MidSee Menu
Jardin CafeDeck 5 Mid
Piano Man BarDeck 5 AftSee Menu
RedFrog Rum BarDeck 9 MidSee Menu
SkyBox Sports BarDeck 5 MidSee Menu
The Cabinet BarDeck 4 MidSee Menu
The Stage BarDeck 5 AftSee Menu
Versailles BarDeck 9 AftSee Menu
Victoria Aft LoungeDeck 5 AftSee Menu

Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink package, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Carnival also serves the Pepsi family of products. That means Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Starry, Mug Root Beer, and Mountain Dew, although the selection can vary by ship.

Pools and Hot Tubs on Carnival Liberty

Lido pool on the Carnival Liberty
Lido pool on the Carnival Liberty

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Carnival Liberty has a total of 2 pools and 4 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Carnival
Liberty
Total Pools2
- Pools - General Access1
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs4
- Hot Tubs - General Access2
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


cruise coloring book

Cruise Coloring and Activity Books for Kids
Get your kids ready for their cruise or keep them entertained while on board with our custom made coloring and activity books. These are the Carnival editions with featuring places Pizza Pirate and mini-golf.

Cruise Ship Coloring Book for Kids 3-5 - Carnival Edition

Let's Get Cruising Activity Book for Kids 6-8 - Carnival Edition

Carnival Liberty Features

There are quite a few things to do on the Liberty. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Carnival
Liberty
Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
BasketballIncluded
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Dr Seuss BreakfastA la cart
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Water slidesIncluded

Cruise Costs

Carnival is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year.

The cost will also vary depending on the type of cabin you book. You can see the differences between the Carnival cabins and how to choose the best one here:

Carnival Liberty Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Carnival ship.

Carnival
Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
$16.00
Tip added to drinks & services18%
Soda Price$3.00
Domestic Beer Price$7.75
See drink menus
Drink Package Price$59.95 - $69.95
Learn more
Internet Plan$12.75 to $18.70 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.


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