What is your favorite Carnival ship?

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#61
Texas
227 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Originally posted by golfadj
The one we are on of course.
Well said. I agree!
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Future
12/13/15 Magic - Western Caribbean

Past
02/02/14 Valor - San Juan, Puerto Rico
07/06/13 Liberty - Eastern Caribbean
02/03/13 Legend - Western Caribbean - PLATINUM
12/21/12 Imagination - Bahamas
02/05/12 Magic - Western Caribbean
02/20/11 Conquest - Western Caribbean
10/18/09 Splendor - Mexican Riviera
06/14/09 Legend - Western Caribbean
02/22/09 Valor - Eastern Caribbean
02/17/08 Conquest - Western Caribbean
04/16/06 Conquest - Western Caribbean
11/19/01 Ecstasy - Catalina/Ensenada

#62
Montana/Oregon
7,102 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by RMLincoln
Spirit. Been on her twice and love her, but she was our first, and there's no love like your first

Was on Liberty and found it very loud. But we're going on a very long cruise on Splendor so hoping that the "love the one you're on" attitude works for 48 days!

My motto is that "It's hard to have a bad day on a cruise ship m--
Just happy for you..48 days and trip of a lifetime..enjoy..sarah

My Favorite so far was the Paradise..surprised me..enjoyed the Spirit but think things were winding down for changes and people were out of sorts..there is something about what used to be big and is now small LOL..a Grand suite on a fantasy class with their big private balconies would be a special thing..and the old showers on them are great..Sarah

As a ship style these are only 2 Carnival ships I have been on,,,love the Spirit class too, want to try one more time next cruise with Carnival.....Sarah
#63
Louisiana
1,061 Posts
Joined Jun 2002
Fun thread!

Trying to not think about the "experience" but just the ship, I'll say mine are, in order of favorite to least favorite:

1. Conquest
2. Destiny
3. Triumph
4. Victory
5. Fantasy
6. Elation
7. Holiday
8. Jubilee
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Carnival Conquest 11/15/02 NOLA (Maiden Voyage)
Jubilee 9/15/03 Galveston (Last Jubilee Texas cruise)
Holiday 9/18/04 N.O. (Hurricane Ivan 2-day to nowhere)
Elation 2/25/06 Galveston
Carnival Victory 7/1/06 NYC (Thanks to Free Cruise Bingo)
Carnival Fantasy 2/18/08 & 6/13/09 NOLA
Carnival Triumph 12/31/09 & 12/16/10 NOLA
Carnival Conquest 5/5/13 NOLA Eastern
Carnival Elation 1/1/15 NOLA 4n
#64
South Florida
4,631 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Freedom....great ship and staff
looks like new
Tandoori section was delicious, and
"everything worked"...by this I mean air cond, plumbing, safe,
Platinum stuff was there, laundry done same day, our wine (perk)
was delivered with NO hassles
very well run ship...I noticed the lines at the front desk were much
shorter than usual and I thought it might be cause people didn't have
so much to complain about <grin>

I have a soft spot for Imagination....

I really like Glory and can't wait to see her new 2.0 stuff
Liberty is beautiful

Valor?? Ok...Spirit...ok


Destiny?? MY least favorite...maybe ok after her total redo JMO
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#66
Tampa - Florida
1,504 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
I would have to say the legend was by far the best ship I have been on. That's why I went twice and one of things I miss from living In Tampa.
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Past Cruises:
Carnival Freedom January 10th-18th 2015
Carnival Breeze August 16th - 24th 2014
Carnival Freedom February 8th-16th 2014
Carnival Glory January 6th-13th 2013
Carnival Freedom June 4th-11th 2011
Carnival Legend January 9th-16th 2011
Carnival Legend June 6th-13th 2010
Carnival Liberty January 9th-16th 2010
#67
1,477 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
[quote=sharecruises;35616446]Freedom....great ship and staff
looks like new
Tandoori section was delicious, and
"everything worked"...by this I mean air cond, plumbing, safe,
Platinum stuff was there, laundry done same day, our wine (perk)
was delivered with NO hassles
very well run ship...I noticed the lines at the front desk were much
shorter than usual and I thought it might be cause people didn't have
so much to complain about <grin>


Did the Freedom recently get drydocked?
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#68
Long Beach CA
7,903 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
I've sent all my favorite ships to the East coast- Paradise, Elation, Pride, and soon the Splendor. Aren't I unselfish?
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#69
Florida
7,552 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
We not ever going on the smaller ships bad experiences but just got off the Dream yesterday and she is bar far my favorite Carnival ship. We would like to try the Magic and Breeze or go back on the Dream.
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Oasis of the Seas, October 2015
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Allure of the Seas, 5-11/2014
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#70
Boca Raton
3,757 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
From what I have seen it must be the Breeze. Planning on going on her in the next couple of months.
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Enchantment of the Seas(2007)
Serenade of the Seas
Noordam
Caribbean Princess
Carnival Destiny
Norwegian Pearl
Carnival Valor (2008)
Ruby Princess (inaugural)
Carnival Splendor
Independence of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas (2009)
Carnival Liberty
Eurodam
Radiance of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas
Carnival Freedom
Carnival Triumph
Navigator of the Seas (TA)
Carnival Dream
Celebrity Solstice (2010)
Costa Fortuna
Summit
Norwegian Dawn
Carnival Glory (2011)
Brilliance of the Seas (2012): *Diamond cruise*
Mariner of the Seas (TA)
Liberty of the Seas
Carnival Breeze( Sept 2013)
Carnival Conquest *Platinum Cruise*
Serenade of the Seas (TA)
Carnival Sunshine (2014)
Independence of the Seas
Vision of the Seas
Vision of the Seas
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#71
South Carolina
2,178 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Whichever ship we are sailing on!!! But we have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to cruise 3 diferent calsses of Carnivale ships. Those being the Conquest class, Fantasy class, and Spirit class each class brings their own unique benefits and advantages!!!
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Completed Cruises
Soverign of the Seas 10/07 Bahamas 1st Cruise
Soverign of the Seas 2/08 Bahamas
Carnival Glory 11/08 Western Caribbean
Monarch of the Seas 2/09 Bahamas
Carnival Glory 11/09 Western Caribbean
Monarch of the Seas 1/10 Bahamas
Carnival Fascination 5/10 Bahamas
Carnival Freedom 11/10 Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 1/11 Bahamas
Carnival Fascination 5/11 Bahamas
Carnival Legend 11/11 Western Caribbean
Carnival Valor 6/12 Western Caribbean
Carnival Valor 11/12 Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Sensation 04/13 (Platinum) Bahamas
Carnival Fascination 07/13 Bahamas
Carnival Dream 11/13 Western Caribbean
Enchantment of the Seas 1/14 Bahamas
Carnival Conquest 5/14 (10th Anniversary Celebration) Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Sensation 6/14 (Father/Son Cruise) Bahamas

Carnival Valor 11/14 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Paradise 01/15 (Father/Son Cruise) Western
Carnival Liberty 05/15 Southern Caribbean

Freedom of the Seas 11/15 Western Caribbean
Carnival Glory 04/16 Western Caribbean
Carnival Elation 08/16 Bahamas
Carnival Conquest 10/16 Southern Caribbean
#72
Rhode Island
2,246 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Definitely would be the Magic for me. I love the big ships.
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Carnival Glory Western 2/7-2/14/09
Carnival Victory Southern Review with Pics 9/20-9/27/09 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1067722
Carnival Legend Western Review with Pics 2/7-2/14/10 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1146579
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Carnival Miracle Southern 2/7-2/15/11
Carnival Freedom Western 9/24-10/2/11
Carnival Magic Western 2/5-2/12/12
Carnival Valor Eastern 9/15-9/23/12
Carnival Dream Western 2/3-2/9/13
Carnival Liberty Eastern 9/14-9/21/13
Carnival Freedom Eastern/Western B2B 2/2-2/16/14
Carnival Glory Western 9/13-9/20/14
Carnival Conquest Eastern 2/7-2/15/15






#73
South Florida
4,631 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
[quote=thecruiserofships;35621698]
Originally posted by sharecruises
Freedom....great ship and staff
looks like new
Tandoori section was delicious, and
"everything worked"...by this I mean air cond, plumbing, safe,
Platinum stuff was there, laundry done same day, our wine (perk)
was delivered with NO hassles
very well run ship...I noticed the lines at the front desk were much
shorter than usual and I thought it might be cause people didn't have
so much to complain about <grin>


Did the Freedom recently get drydocked?
I don't think so...it has not had the 2.0 stuff added

but...it is in fantastic shape

Everything "worked"....I really didn't hear complaints.
Even the public restrooms were clean and working
The Lido was very nicely maintained.... NO dirty dishes sitting around on tables etc
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Emerald Seas, Dolphin, Majesty Cruise Line, Sea Escape 6x Discovery 8x : (all out of biz)
Star Princess 1x, Grand Princess 1x
Imagination 4x, Destiny(ugh) 2x, Glory 3x, Valor 2x, Liberty 1x, Spirit to Alaska 1x, Freedom 1x Conquest 1x
NCL Sky 2x, NCL Pearl 1x,RCI Navigator of the Seas 1x,
MSC Poesia 3x, MSC Divina 1x

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#74
New York
729 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by thecruiserofships
What is your favorite Carnival ship?

I would have to say that mine is the Ecstasy. I wish it still sailed from Galveston. I went on the ship 4 times and it never felt small.

If you have no idea what the ship looks like you can watch my Ecstasy vacation video from 2011:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOaiGoRm8D8
I have to say mine is the Miracle. But I've been on the Triumph and Legend.
#75
Dover,Pa
81 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
I have been on the Fascination,Destiny,Glory,And the Liberty and We love the Liberty and we will be doing another 7day Cruise in April on the Liberty so it would be The Liberty......But The Glory was very nice alsoAny Carnival Cruise is good
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#76
1,477 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by MszKitty
I've been on the Breeze, Inspiration, Elation, Paradise, Valor, Pride, Victory, Ecstasy, Elation, Holiday, Jubilee. And I never gave it a thought about which one is my favorite ship because I really don't remember the ship as much as I remember the whole experience of each cruise. BUT now that I've been on the Breeze, I would have to say that is definitely my favorite Carnival ship. I'm looking forward to sailing on the Magic next month to sort of compare the two.
Make sure you share a review of the Magic! I'm looking into going on it next year.
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#77
back in Florida 9 yrs, after trotting the US
8,548 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
I understand my New Fave will be Legend..on its TA... Never met a SHIP I didnt LIKE !!!
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#78
Dresden Ohio
587 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Other then the holiday we have only done fantasy class ships of the ones we have done our favorite is the fantasy have sailed on it 3 times now looking into a sailing on the carnival pride next year does anyone have any thoughts
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#79
1,477 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by okgirl
Until the Magic came to Galveston my favorite was the Conquest and I will be sailing on her for the 8th and probably last time next Sunday.

But I was on the Magic in March and really fell in love with all the extra bells and whistles. And since the Magic is in my homeport of Galveston, I would have to say she is my favorite ship at this time.
Is the Magic really just an oversized Conquest?
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#80
New Jersey
305 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Imagination
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PAST:
Carnival Fascination December 2001//Key West & Cozumel//4B
Carnival Legend August 2005//San Juan, Tortola & St. Thomas//8D
Carnival Imagination January 2010//Nassau//4C
Carnival Imagination January 2011//Key West & Cozumel//6B
Carnival Ecstasy January 2012//Nassau & Freeport//4B
Carnival Destiny January 2013//Ocho Rios & Grand Cayman//4J
Carnival Splendor January 2014//Port Canaveral, Nassau & Freeport//6B

UPCOMING:
Carnival Sensation November 2016//Half Moon Cay & Nassau//6C