Picking the Best Cabins on the Liberty of the Seas

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

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Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: staterooms on Decks 9 and 10. Decks 7 and 8 also have very good cabins. Cabins to be wary of onboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas will be staterooms on Decks 3 and 6.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas

Deck 2

Most of the cabins on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Deck 2 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).

  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Cabins 2366-2678 (in the stern / rear of the ship) may notice a bit of propeller vibration. 
  • Port side cabins 2544-2594 and starboard cabins 2244-2294 are across the hall from elevators, the conference room, Studio B, and the ice rink. There will be more traffic in those areas during daytime and early evening hours, however, once the ice rink closes for the night, there should not be a concern over excessive noise.
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms (2568 & 2268) and Family Interior Staterooms (2313 & 2309) are quite spacious. Family accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin.
  • Inside cabins 2623, 2629, and 2633 are larger than standard and are wheelchair accessible.On the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas, exterior cabins 2640, 2644, 2648, 2340, 2344, and 2348 are nearly twice the standard size and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Aft cabins 2354-2678 are located beneath the main dining room. There could be noise during dining hours and during the clean-up after each meal. For dinner, the last diners usually exit by 10:30 and there is likely to some noise from the clean-up (vacuum cleaners) as late as 11:30. Given that most people don't get back to their cabins to after 11 PM, this shouldn't be a substantial issue. Breakfast typically starts in the main dining room at 7:30 AM, so, you might hear some noise above starting then. But, few people go to the main dining room for breakfast, so, this should not be a major issue.

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 2 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 3

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Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Deck 3 is right beneath several major public areas on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas, such as the bars, the casino, and the lounge. This does mean there could be noise after hours.

  • Forward cabins 3540 and 3240 are next to public bathrooms.
  • Port side cabins 3546-3568 and starboard cabins 3246-3268 are across from elevators and the disco, so noise after hours could be a factor on Deck 3 of the Liberty of the Seas.
  • Aft cabins 3600 and 3300 are closer to Studio B where noise might be a factor, but not after hours.
  • Port side exterior cabins 3604-3638, interior cabins 3605-3617, and starboard exterior cabins 3304-3338 could be close enough to sustain a bit of noise from the On Air Club, RCTV, Art Gallery, large public bathrooms, and elevators. Again, this is not considered a problem as these public areas and facilities are not populated into after hours sleeping time.
  • We are not suggesting this deck be avoided at all costs, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas are on Deck 3 because of the after hours noise from the bars, casino, and lounge areas directly above. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 3 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 may have potential problems.
Along this entire deck, you should be aware that the main drag of the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas runs beneath your cabin. However, with the exception of the main lounge more forward on Deck 5, and the top tier of the main dining room aft, most of the cabins will not have much of a noise issue because late night entertainment for the most part is two decks below.

  • Staterooms on the Liberty of the Seas Deck 6, including luxurious accommodations aft on Deck 6 (6384-6712) are just above the main dining room. There could be noise during dining hours and during the clean-up after each meal. For dinner, the last diners usually exit by 10:30 and there is likely to some noise from the clean-up (vacuum cleaners) as late as 11:30. Given that most people don't get back to their cabins to after 11 PM, this shouldn't be a substantial issue. Breakfast typically starts in the main dining room at 7:30 AM, so, you might hear some noise above starting then. But, few people go to the main dining room for breakfast, so, this should not be a major issue.
  • Forward, port side exterior cabins 6536-6550 and starboard cabins 6236-6250 are closest to having any noise issues from the main lounge which does feature live music. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 
  • Forward, 6506 and 6206 are oddly shaped and appear larger than other ocean view staterooms. Guests report tha cabins 6206 and 6208 are above a staff recreation area and a cigar lounge. Noise issues athemell of smoking are possibilities in these cabins.
  • Directly aft is the Presidential Family Suite, which represents the most luxurious accommodations on Deck 6 of the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas. Nearby deluxe ocean view staterooms (6710, 6712, 6412, 6410), ocean view staterooms (6700, 6702, 6400, 6402), and interior cabins (6707, 6499, 6407) are closest to this suite and likely near great cabin stewards!
  • Midship on the Liberty of the Seas Deck 6, 6620, 6624, 6320, and 6324 are larger than other deluxe ocean view staterooms and are wheelchair accessible.
  • While we are not suggesting this deck be avoided entirely, some of the worst cabins on the Liberty of the Seas are on Deck 6.

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 6 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 7

The Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Deck 7 has some desirable features. It's one of the quieter decks because the decks beneath and above only have cabins on them, and this creates a buffer zone from the public areas. Another advantage here is the fact that exterior cabins Port and Starboard are predominantly balcony accommodations!

  • Interior promenade cabins 7553-7631 port side and 7253-7331 starboard have a view of Promenade through bowed windows. Of these, 7607 and 7307 are family staterooms which have, at 300 square feet, almost twice the space of standard interior staterooms.
  • Forward, Family Ocean View Staterooms 7500 and 7200 are quite roomy. As mentioned, family accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin.
  • Least desirable cabins on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Deck 7 are interior cabins (7449-7499) wedged between other inside cabins.
  • Aft on Deck 7 of the Liberty, we suggest the best balcony views to be had are from cabins 7708-7408. In the center of these, 7712, 7714, 7414, and 7412 are Junior Suites which afford more luxurious square footage and larger balconies! Be on the look-out, however. Suite 7412 does have a slightly obstructed view.

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 7 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 8

The Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas's Deck 8 is also quieter, because there are cabins directly beneath and above. Here, you will find Royal Family Suites which are quite spacious, as well as roomy ocean view staterooms.

  • Forward, ocean view family staterooms 8500 and 8200 are oddly shaped and extremely roomy. Family accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin on Deck 8 of the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas.
  • Interior Promenade staterooms (8553-8631 port side and 8253-8331 starboard) have a view of the Promenade through bowed windows.
  • Just about all of the exterior cabins port side and starboard have balconies on the Liberty of the Seas Deck 8, but 8410 and 8710 do have obstructed views.
  • If you are choosing an interior cabin, be aware that there are cabins (such as 8449-8499) wedged between other inside cabins. These would be less preferable than other inside cabins on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas.
  • Aft on Deck 8 of the Liberty, Royal Family Suites 8714 and 8414 are very spacious (588 sq. ft.) and have over-sized balconies affording spectacular ocean views! Again, amily accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin. 
  • Aft on Deck 8 of the Liberty, deluxe ocean view staterooms 8712 and 8412 are smaller, but right next to Royal Family Suites. These also have excellent (and less windy) balcony ocean views.

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 8 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 9

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Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Cabins on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Deck 9 are also of interest because they have no public areas above or below them. Several junior suites are on this deck, all of which feature 317 sq. ft. with balconies that are over twice the size of average ocean view balcony staterooms.

  • Forward on Deck 9 of the Liberty of the Seas, 9504, 9502, 9202, and 9204 are large staterooms with great ocean views. Staterooms 9500 and 9200 are in the center of these, have the same great ocean view, and are more spacious.(When reserving 9500 and 9200, there may be a minimum guest requirement by the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas.)
  • If choosing an interior cabin, we suggest you avoid cabins 9483-9499 as these are wedged between other interior cabins aft on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Deck 9. Noise complaints have been reported in cabin 9295. The other interior cabins are better situated on this deck.
  • Inside cabins 9553, 9557, 9561, and 9357 are more spacious than standard and are wheelchair accessible. Past guests of cabin 9557 indicate that this stateroom is spacious, but emphasized the importance of having the sofa bed folded up every morning to preserve that space.
  • Aft, Royal Family Suites 9708 and 9408 afford the most spacious accommodations and have huge balconies! Ocean views from aft balconies are wonderful (and generally less breezy). Family accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin.
  • Aft, Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 9706 and 9406 are next to the Royal Family Suites. While these staterooms are smaller, you will still have that beautiful ocean view from your balcony.
  • Aft balcony staterooms 9404 and 9704 do have obstructed views.

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 9 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 10

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Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Deck 10 is arguably the high-rent district of the ship. The best cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas are generally on Deck 10. This is where the penthouse or Royal Suite, the Owner's suites, and Grand Suites are located. Given that this is where the high-dollar cabins are, this is also where the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Sea's best cabin stewards are usually assigned. So, if your budget only affords you an inside cabin, an inside cabin near a penthouse might be a very wise investment!

  • While you are in the luxury zone on Deck 10 of the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas, bear in mind that you are also just beneath Deck 11 which is Lido Deck. Luxury minded travelers need to know that exterior suites including Grand Suites and Junior Suites 1574-1616 port side and 1274-1316 starboard could have after hours noise from the pool areas just above, such as the scraping of deck chairs when staff are cleaning.
  • Interior cabins which would be the most affected by the after hours cleaning in the Lido Deck area just above are 1575-1615 port side and 1275-1317 starboard. Budget minded cruisers can find less noisy interior accommodations elsewhere on this deck.
  • Aft of the Centrum elevators, inside cabins 1659-1677 port side and 1359-1377 starboard may have noise from the bar above on Deck 11.
  • Inside cabins 1535, 1231, 1321, 1325, 1657, and 1357 are larger than standard and are wheelchair accessible. Of these, cabins 1657 and 1357 are the most spacious.
  • Aft on Deck 10 of the Liberty of the Seas, Superior Staterooms 1700 and 1400 are oddly shaped, more spacious cabins with over-sized balconies and a lovely ocean view!
  • Also aft, Junior Suites 1706 and 1406 are roomier than standard, feature over-sized balconies, and have great ocean views!

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 10 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)



Deck 12

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Highly rated by our cruise experts!

The Deck 12 cabins on the Liberty of the Seas were added during a major renovation. All of these staterooms are located in the forward section of the ship, so these are close to the Sky Bar and the jogging track, and just above the spa and fitness facilities. Deck 12 also includes two spacious Family Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms!

  • Facing forward on Deck 12 of the Liberty of the Seas are 1854 band 1804. These Family Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms each offer 406 sq. ft. of living space and some amazing vistas! It's always best case to reserve these family cabins early because these do book quickly!
  • Located between the Family Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms are 1852 and 1802. These Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms will also offer incredible views of the ocean. Each provides from 191 to 215 sq. ft. of living space. Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms 1856- 1862 portside and 1806- 1812 starboard flank the Family Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms, and each will also provide awesome forward views!
  • Looking for a larger than standard Ocean View cabin on Deck 12 of the Liberty of the Seas? With each offering 283 sq. ft. of living space, 1864 or 1814 are ideal. These Larger Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms are wedge shaped, allowing for floor to ceiling windows that are each 76 in by 253 inches in size!
  • There are twelve more Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms on Deck 12 of the Liberty of the Seas. These are 1866- 1876 portside and 1816- 1826 starboard.
  • Balcony Staterooms 1878- 1890 portside and 1828- 1840 starboard on Deck 12 of the Liberty of the Seas will each offer 164 sq. ft. with a 51 sq. ft. balcony. Enjoy!

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 12 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

 

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