Carnival Liberty

It’s destined to be the ultimate banner year for cruises to the glittering glaciers, the snow-capped peaks and the wildlife of Alaska, along with opportunities to pan for gold. As overseas flights get more expensive and travelers choose to see “America First,” industry group Cruise …

  Every day and night on a Carnival Cruise Lines “Fun Ship” can be a non-stop party. On my final day at sea on Carnival Liberty, I swished baskets in spirited game of Horse on the basketball court, tried somewhat unsuccessfully to stay synchronized in …

  Arrive hungry, advises a sign at the entrance to Harry’s, the alternative steak house on Carnival Liberty. And that turns out to be exceptionally good advice — because there’s not a chance you’ll leave hungry. But it’s tough to come prepared for the grand …

Cozumel Island, where Carnival Liberty is docking for the day on its Caribbean cruise, was where the ancients came to get into the mood for love. The Maya are believed to have first settled in Cozumel a couple of thousand years ago, and it was …

After a full day of fun in the sun in the Caribbean the party has really only started on Carnival Liberty. There’s been so much to do that a day and a half after getting on board that I’m still exploring. Even long-time Carnival cruisers will discover new addidtions by day …

By WALLACE IMMEN Where to start? There’s dodgeball, boot camp exercises, Latin dance class, a free-throw contest, temporary tattoos, movie trivia, sports trivia. Or there are diagnoses based on looking at your tongue, or mixing a drink to fit your mood or taking a plunge …

By WALLACE IMMEN The party hearties had already been bellying up to the Red Frog Rum Bar and its twin, the BlueIguana Tequila Bar on deck for a while by the time I joined them as Carnival Liberty prepared to sail away from Miami for a …

WALLACE IMMEN takes a look at ship refurbs that are adding some firsts. Here’s the lowdown on what’s coming to many well-loved ships in 2012 and beyond. Ice bars, spa staterooms, multiple alternative restaurants, gastro pubs and wi-fi access everywhere are among the “wow” factors on …