Picking the Best Cabins on the Carnival Liberty

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Carnival Liberty's best and worst cabins.

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Carnival Liberty Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary

Best Cabins onboard the Carnival Liberty: staterooms on deck 7--the Empress Deck. Deck 9, 10 and 11 also have very good cabins.

Cabins to be wary of onboard the Carnival Liberty: stateroom on deck 6--the Upper Deck.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins onboard the Carnival Liberty

Deck 1 -- Riviera Deck

Cabins on Deck 1 of the Carnival Liberty have cabins above them -- this means that they are typically quieter compared to cabins beneath the disco or sunbathing areas (the noise of moving deck chairs late at night / early in the AM).

  • Cabins 1420-1465 (in the stern / rear of the ship) may notice a bit of propeller vibration on Deck 1 of the Liberty.
  • Cabins 1201 & 1202 have an unusual shape to them and may have slightly more space.

Related: Carnival Liberty Riviera Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

Deck 2 -- Main Deck

Deck 2 of the Liberty is right beneath several major public areas on the ship, such as the main dining rooms and the main lounge. However, given the operating hours of the venues, these are times when most people are out of their cabins so this shouldn't present a concern.

  • The exterior cabins in the aft of the ship (2470-2483) all have unique aft-facing views that are quite picturesque on the Carnival Liberty.

Related: Carnival Liberty Main Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

Deck 6 -- Upper Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning***

Some cabins on this deck with potential problems***

Along this entire deck, be aware that the main drag of the ship is right beneath your feet -- including some areas that stay fairly noisy into the wee hours. This includes the Disco, Casino, Video Arcade, Teen Disco, Main Lounge, & Aft Lounge on the Carnival Liberty

  • Arguably, any cabin numbers from the middle of the ship to the aft of the ship (cabins 6356-6489) might have significant noise coming from the late night action below. While we are not shunning this deck, some of the worst cabins on the Liberty are on Deck 6. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer a cabin elsewhere on the ship, or bring earplugs. You may also consider investing in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds).
  • Balcony Cabins 6201-6205 all have unique forward facing views,
  • On Deck 6 of the Carnival Liberty, balcony cabins 6207 and 6208 are slightly larger than average Balcony Cabins.
  • The balcony category cabins in the rear of the Carnival Liberty (6442-6489) all have either over-sized balconies or the highly sought after rear-facing views (where you typically don't have to worry about the balcony being too windy)

Related: Carnival Liberty Upper Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

Deck 7 -- Empress Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

The Empress deck is without question the high-rent district of the ship. This is where all the suites and penthouse category cabins are located. There is also at least one deck of buffer both above and below this deck, so noise tends not to be an issue from common areas. Given that this is where the high-dollar cabins are, this is also where the best cabin stewards are usually assigned. So, if your budget only affords you an inside cabin, reserving one right across from a penthouse might be a very wise investment! Some of the best cabins are on Deck 7 of the Carnival Liberty!

  • The Balcony category cabins in the rear of Deck 7 of the Liberty (7434-7453) all have either oversized balconies or the highly sought-after rear-facing views (where you typically don't have to worry about the balcony being too windy).
  • On Deck 7 of the Liberty, balcony cabins 7201-7206 all have unique forward facing views, while 7205 and 7206 are slightly larger than average balcony cabins. However, unless there is a tailwind, forward facing balconies are usually very breezy when the ship is under way.

Related: Carnival Liberty Empress Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

Deck 8 -- Verandah Deck

The Veranda Deck on the Carnival Liberty should be considered in two sections. One has cabins on the deck above it, and the other one has the pool, sunbathing, and dining area above it.

  • The quieter areas on Deck 8 of the Carnival Liberty are cabins 8201-8291 on the forward part of the Verandah deck, which has cabins on the deck above it.
  • If you're in one of the Verandah Deck cabins in the aft sections, you can occasionally hear the scraping of deck chairs being rearranged above you on Lido deck. This is not a problem during the daytime hours, but it can awaken light sleepers after midnight until 6 AM when the crew is cleaning the Lido deck public spaces. Once again, we suggest you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, or, bring earplugs or a wave machine.
  • On Deck 8 of the Liberty, balcony category cabins in the rear of the ship 8442-8461 all have either oversized balconies, or the highly sought-after rear-facing views (where you typically don't have to worry about the balcony being too windy).

Related: Carnival Liberty Verandah Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

Deck 9 -- Lido Deck

Cabins on the Lido Deck of the Liberty are close to the pool, spa & gym facilities. They are also of interest because they have no public areas above or below them. While there are doors to suppress the sound from the pool area, cabins 9288-9294 are a bit close to the pool area and you may prefer to move further forward.

  • On the Carnival Liberty Deck 9, Balcony Suite Cabins 9206 and 9205 are slightly larger than average and feature forward facing views. Except when there is a tailwind, forward facing balconies are usually very breezy when the ship is under way.
  • Inside Category Cabin 9201 is a smaller cabin -- try and get 9202 or 9203 instead.

Related: Carnival Liberty Lido Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

Deck 10 -- Panorama Deck

Cabins on the Panorama Deck of the Carnival Liberty are close to the pool, spa & gym facilities. There are no public areas below these cabins, but several of the Panorama Deck cabins are beneath the gym facilities.

  • Generally, this should not be viewed as a problem since the gym generally doesn't generate enough noise that would be heard in the cabins below. If there is loud music, it is generally during hours when people are less likely to be in their cabins. If you are concerned about this, you might prefer to stay away from cabins 1001-1023 on the Panorama Deck of the Liberty.
  • While there are doors to suppress the sound from the pool area, cabins 1066 and 1067 are a bit close to the pool area and you may prefer to move further forward.

Related: Carnival Liberty Panorama Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

Deck 11 -- Spa Deck

The key feature of these cabins is that they are steps away from Spa Carnival, the salon and gym, and just a short walk to the pool. While the Camp Carnival Youth Program is one deck above, the facilities are above the gym and shouldn't present any problems for those in cabins on the Spa deck.

  • Carnival has not yet introduced the concept of "Spa Cabins" to the Carnival Liberty. However, the cabins on this deck are the likely candidates to be designated as "Spa Cabins" at some point in the future. "Spa Cabins" are strictly non-smoking and there is a $250 cleaning fee assessed if cabin staff notice the smell of smoking in your room.

Related: Carnival Liberty Spa Deck Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)


 

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