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newtocc
May 8th, 2004, 06:10 PM
How do you think they compare?

This ship 10/91
That ship 11/95
Whatever ship 12/98
here a ship 13/99
there a ship 14/00
everywhere
a
ship ship 15/05

<font size="3" color=red>Over 1 year</font> into my LMBO cruise

srphnx
May 8th, 2004, 06:22 PM
Like two cruiselines one on one side the other on the other.

Life is at it's best when your address floats
<FONT color=red>Alaska</FONT>
Diamond Princess 05/04 ~~ Mercury 06/02
Rhapsody o.t. Seas 05/98 ~~ Legend o.t. Seas 09/95
<FONT color=red>Mexican Riviera</FONT>
Diamond Princess 12/04
Diamond Princess 11/04 ~~ Diamond Princess 04/04
Sea Princess 01/02 ~~ Vision o.t. Seas 04/02<FONT color=red>
West Coast-Baja Mexico</FONT>
Ecstacy 09/01
<FONT color=red>Eastern Carribean</FONT>
Century 12/97
<FONT color=red>Western Carribean</FONT>
Century 9/96

srphnx
May 8th, 2004, 06:50 PM
This mulroon posted the same thing on EVERY board.... somebody needs a pet or a tv.

Life is at it's best when your address floats
<FONT color=red>Alaska</FONT>
Diamond Princess 05/04 ~~ Mercury 06/02
Rhapsody o.t. Seas 05/98 ~~ Legend o.t. Seas 09/95
<FONT color=red>Mexican Riviera</FONT>
Diamond Princess 12/04
Diamond Princess 11/04 ~~ Diamond Princess 04/04
Sea Princess 01/02 ~~ Vision o.t. Seas 04/02<FONT color=red>
West Coast-Baja Mexico</FONT>
Ecstacy 09/01
<FONT color=red>Eastern Carribean</FONT>
Century 12/97
<FONT color=red>Western Carribean</FONT>
Century 9/96

zurmolly
May 8th, 2004, 07:34 PM
HEY NEWT! You little devil? Sneaking over from the Celebrity board?? Are you thinking Princess? Come sail with us...Feb 19th, Carribean Princess...!!! Z http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Marmarjudy
May 8th, 2004, 08:33 PM
It's almost, but not quite, a toss up, with strong preference going to Princess.
For reference: within the last 18 months, I have sailed Celebrity once and Princess three times, and Celebrity (among other lines) many times before that. Celebrity was always the standard, with all cruises compared to that experience (first Celebrity cruise in 1994, more later) Our first Princess cruise 18 months ago (on the Grand, plus the same again 4 months later) surprisingly compared favorably to all prior Celebrity, and exceeded in many ways. Our Celebrity cruise a year ago (on Century) was not near as good as Princess: the food was not as good, lacking in many ways (especially availability) the service was just okay, entertainment was mediocre. It was not the original Celebrity that we loved, especially the food. Cutbacks were obvious. Our cruise on Golden in January was great, better than the Century.
We are now totally hooked on Princess and I couldn't get my husband back on Celebrity; it's Princess or no cruise. We LOVE Personal Choice dining (always a table for two, at a time of our choosing) and the 24 hour buffet (no planning hunger around buffet hours)
It also doesn't hurt that the last two cruises on Princess we were upgraded to a full suite--talk about "hooking" us!
Judy

jemingway
May 8th, 2004, 10:27 PM
The shape of each ship is very similar. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JV The 4 stages of cruising: planning, anticipation, experience and reflection.

NitaBcruising
May 8th, 2004, 10:41 PM
Newt, you sneaky dog! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I like Princess and Celebrity about equally. Come join us on Star Princess Oct. 31st, eastern Caribbean. It goes to Tortola, nearly the only island in the Caribbean we haven't yet seen. We have just over 40 persons from CC on this sailing.
We got a great price on a balcony cabin. We don't usually splurge on one, but was the price of an OV.
I'm one of those that thinks Celebrity's food is better. But, Princess' is fine, too. Good service on both. Entertainment may be a bit better on Princess.

Nita

Commodore Suzy
May 8th, 2004, 11:04 PM
I would say Celebrity has the best food and service, but a VERY regimented and traditional experience.

Princess is all about choice, with fine if not fabulous food, good service, and lots of GREAT flexibility. I love eating when I want, with whom I want, and having multiple entertainment options each night.

Suzy

NEXT --> Monarch family weekend 10/15/04 & Grand Galveston 12/11/04
Diamond Princess http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 5/1/04
Star Princess http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 10/18/03 -- Wind Star Honeymoon http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 11/14/03
Star Princess Wedding http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 9/24/03 -- Mercury http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 10/5/03
Vision of the Seas http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif 10/28/02 -- Amsterdam http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif 4/22/03
Sun Princess http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 5/10/02 -- Star Princess http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 6/15/02
Carnival Holiday http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif 9/8/00

Bisous3
May 9th, 2004, 06:41 AM
Newt- you're busted.

Suzanne
Oceanic '82
Oceanic '83
Century '01
Century '03
Millennium '03
Island Princess '04
Thanksgiving on the Millie '04

Casey12
May 9th, 2004, 10:35 AM
Maybe in the minority, but our Celebrity cruise had the worst food and service of any cruise we have been on.

cruising with marti
May 9th, 2004, 06:27 PM
Newt, why do you want to know, you have never cruised and you are afraid of water.


Phil

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srphnx
May 9th, 2004, 06:52 PM
Need Info, Celebrity vs Princess

Actually it is pretty obvious the OP doesn't need it and was just playing.

Life is at it's best when your address floats
<FONT color=red>Alaska</FONT>
Diamond Princess 05/04 ~~ Mercury 06/02
Rhapsody o.t. Seas 05/98 ~~ Legend o.t. Seas 09/95
<FONT color=red>Mexican Riviera</FONT>
Diamond Princess 12/04
Diamond Princess 11/04 ~~ Diamond Princess 04/04
Sea Princess 01/02 ~~ Vision o.t. Seas 04/02<FONT color=red>
West Coast-Baja Mexico</FONT>
Ecstacy 09/01
<FONT color=red>Eastern Carribean</FONT>
Century 12/97
<FONT color=red>Western Carribean</FONT>
Century 9/96

jemingway
May 9th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

JV The 4 stages of cruising: planning, anticipation, experience and reflection.

NitaBcruising
May 9th, 2004, 09:57 PM
srphnx,
I told you newt was our comedian from the Celebrity boards!!! (didn't I???)

Nita

srphnx
May 9th, 2004, 10:51 PM
No Nita, when does the funny stuff start?

Life is at it's best when your address floats
<FONT color=red>Alaska</FONT>
Diamond Princess 05/04 ~~ Mercury 06/02
Rhapsody o.t. Seas 05/98 ~~ Legend o.t. Seas 09/95
<FONT color=red>Mexican Riviera</FONT>
Diamond Princess 12/04
Diamond Princess 11/04 ~~ Diamond Princess 04/04
Sea Princess 01/02 ~~ Vision o.t. Seas 04/02<FONT color=red>
West Coast-Baja Mexico</FONT>
Ecstacy 09/01
<FONT color=red>Eastern Carribean</FONT>
Century 12/97
<FONT color=red>Western Carribean</FONT>
Century 9/96

NitaBcruising
May 9th, 2004, 11:45 PM
srphnx,
Probably not on this board! He's a regular on Celebrity and the LMAO theme cruise. Actually answers some questions helpfully, or not! Frequently answers laughingly!

Hey Newt, say something funny and get me out of this fix, okay? http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Nita

Jacqueline
May 10th, 2004, 06:07 AM
They dont.

Jacqueline
Constellation 3/20/04
HAL Westerdam 7/30/04
Tahitian Princess August 2003
Grand Princess Western Caribbean 2003
Brilliance of the Seas Baltic 2002
Ocean Princess- Alaska 2001
Celebrity Zenith- Bermuda 2001
Grand Princess Med 2000

BB5953
May 10th, 2004, 07:28 AM
I was hoping you all could help. I was booked for Celebrity Summit on 4/1/05 and it now looks like it could be cancelled. I am thinking about trying a different line and would like to try princess if my cruise falls through. I see the Caribbean princess sails 4/2/05 and was hoping to hear opinions on what to expect. More specifically has anyone been on the Summit and the Caribbean Princess?

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Rustynail
May 10th, 2004, 02:34 PM
Hey Newt, trying to get that post count up again eh? It's funny how some people don't get your sense of humor.

I'd betcha you've never been called a "mulroom" before. By the way what is that exactly?

Rusty

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CruiseNut7
May 10th, 2004, 03:27 PM
BB5953 -

Just returned last Friday from a 7 day on the Celebrity SUMMIT. Also sailed on the STAR Princess last September. As you probably know, the STAR and the Caribbean Princess are sister ships and almost identical.

If your SUMMIT cruise falls through, I would have no reservation in recommending Princess. On the STAR, we enjoyed fine service, excellent food, wonderful entertainment and particularly personal choice dining.

On the SUMMIT we experienced the same, but the deal breaker for us in future bookings will be the personal choice dining. Although many cruisers enjoy traditional, my preference is to have my meals at a time of my choosing. With that in mind, Princess best suits us!

Hope this helps in some way! Happy sailing. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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thenewkid
May 10th, 2004, 05:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by srphnx:
This mulroon posted the same thing on EVERY board.... somebody needs a pet or a tv.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Or maybe just to pet a TV.... http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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newtocc
May 10th, 2004, 06:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rustynail:

I'd betcha you've never been called a "mulroom" before. By the way what is that exactly?

Rusty<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Rusty, no I haven't, I've been called a "maroon" before, ever since then I've stopped talking to Bugs Bunny!

Thanks to everyone for your honest opinions, I did post this to all the boards, it's amazing the different responses I've received, I mean truely amazing!

Thanks again, I may actually try Princess sometime, if I can learn to deal with this fear of water!

Thanks Nita, you da woman!

This ship 10/91
That ship 11/95
Whatever ship 12/98
here a ship 13/99
there a ship 14/00
everywhere
a
ship ship 15/05

<font size="3" color=red>Over 1 year</font> into my LMBO cruise

sueclark
May 10th, 2004, 08:46 PM
Hi Newt, Since we just sailed Princess for the first time I thought I'd try to answer.

We are comparing the Grand Suite on Grand Princess with the Royal Suites on Celebrity.

As to the decor of the suite itself, no comparison the Grand Suite wins. Of course, it's the top suite where the Royal suite is the next level down. Size is similar, decor - Princess wins; size of balcony - Celebrity wins; jacuzzi on balcony - Princess wins; Service - Celebrity wins - No Question!!!

We liked the decor of the Grand Princess ship throughout, but found that the size was not to our liking. We missed the special treatment Celebrity gives to the top suite passengers.

Sue
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CreativeCruiser
May 11th, 2004, 09:33 AM
At the risk of being tarred and feathered by the X fans ~ especially the Mercury fan-atics (I smell you our there) there is no comparison. I will always sail on Princess.

Rustynail
May 11th, 2004, 10:03 AM
Glad to hear that. Can't wait to try out Princess for the first time in Jan 2005.

If the cruise is at par with the Celebrity vacation we had we'll have a terrific time!

Rusty

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srphnx
May 11th, 2004, 10:04 AM
Tar and feather indeed, my last x sailing was mercury, I am happily ensconsed on Diamond now untill I run out of money. Although the aqua spa was very nice.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CreativeCruiser:
At the risk of being tarred and feathered by the X fans ~ especially the Mercury fan-atics (I smell you our there) there is no comparison. I will always sail on Princess.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Life is at it's best when your address floats
<FONT color=red>Alaska</FONT>
Diamond Princess 05/04 ~~ Mercury 06/02
Rhapsody o.t. Seas 05/98 ~~ Legend o.t. Seas 09/95
<FONT color=red>Mexican Riviera</FONT>
Diamond Princess 12/04
Diamond Princess 11/04 ~~ Diamond Princess 04/04
Sea Princess 01/02 ~~ Vision o.t. Seas 04/02<FONT color=red>
West Coast-Baja Mexico</FONT>
Ecstacy 09/01
<FONT color=red>Eastern Carribean</FONT>
Century 12/97
<FONT color=red>Western Carribean</FONT>
Century 9/96

Seaturtle
May 16th, 2004, 11:39 AM
I had a group of 16 cabins going on Mercury. Every month they were changing deposits, prepayment of tips, time in ports. After several letters and no response except for "they can make changes" with Celebritys' lack of concern to our disatisfaction. I have taken my group to Princess Diamond where we have been very happy with the service. Celebrity could be better (or nOt) but with the attitude before I even set on the ship I can imagine how they are once you are on it and they have your money