The Liberty runs their nursery different than Enchantment and Brilliance. They have booking hours all day long. Which in a sense is good, parents did not have to conform to the set schedule for dropping the children off. On Brilliance they had evening hours only. The Liberty gives the ability to drop the little ones off in the day if you're going to lay by the pool for some adult time or even get off the ship child-free for a little bit. The nursery did not offer any "open play." The program set up some toys in a lounge on the very top deck on the final day of the cruise, but it just wasn't the same as having my son play in the actual room with all of the regular toys in the nursery. Plus it was only offered on the last day of the cruise. We never used the nursery on this trip because we had both sets of grandparents with us. My mom even took him overnight once so we could see a show and do our own thing. As you can see in the photos below, the Liberty nursery is significantly smaller than the Brilliance nursery, but still larger than the one on Enchantment. Click the photos to enlarge them.
This was the first time we were able to bring my little guy in the pool on a cruise ship. Liberty of the Seas has a small section in the H20 Zone for diapered kiddos. So we strapped on his swim diaper and swim diaper cover and let him play. He LOVED it. It was small, but what more does a 20 month old really need?! There were a few other little ones in there with him and they all had a blast.
Being that this was my son's 3rd Royal Caribbean cruise he was given Crayola Twistables as a "Welcome Back Gift." While Royal Caribbean cut out welcome back gifts for most Crown & Anchors levels a few years back, they still give the kids a gift. Just a note, my 4 and 5 year old nieces also received the Twistable Crayons, so it is not age specific.
My mom was staying in a Promenade view room. It overlooks the Royal Promenade. It's a great alternative to spending more money on oceanview or balcony rooms. My son loved to sit on the window seat and watch all the action below. See the photo of him with my mom below.
I have no photos of this next event, because it took place in the dark! On the last sea day, Adventure Ocean offers a puppet show in the dark, with blacklights. It is called ImagineOcean. It was held in the lounge at the forward end of the Promenade. Kids and adults of all ages enjoyed it. The show was about 30 minutes long and included sea creatures singing and teaching manners. It was a bit "Nemo-esque." Very cute and be sure not t skip it if you have young kids!
This was our second visit to Belize. The first time we took a trolley tour around the main city area. This time we decided to walk around the shops at the port. We had a fresh cut coconut with some rum added to the coconut water once they cut it open for us. WOW! After our coconut drink we ventured in to the shops where the was free wifi. We used the free wifi in connection with an app I recently downloaded- WePhone. I bought $5 worth of minutes before leaving the US. The rates are a penny a minute for regular or 1.5 cents a minute for premium. This allowed my husband to call his employees and check on his business. It worked pretty well for what it was. There was about a 1-2 second delay in sound, but no big deal for a penny a minute!
We have been to Cozumel 10 times. Yes, that's a lot. I think it makes me an expert what what there is to do there. This time we chose to head over to Playa Mia Beach Club. There are options in which you can pay just to use the facilities, food, drink, etc. We chose to just pay for entry fees. We didn't plan to stay very long because we were unsure of how long my son would tolerate it. It's a great place, I'd love to go back when my son is a bit older though. The kids pool was downright cold. very few kids played in it due to the temperature. My son actually started to turn blue in the lips and fingers. We had to warm him up in the sun. There are plenty of evens going on all day. They even let the little ones hit the pinata a few times! Check out the photos to see all it has to offer!