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#1
Ewing, NJ
2,486 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Cruisers' Choice 2017 was announced a few weeks ago. I get so excited to see your results each year - to know what our members consider the best. It is slightly bittersweet though, because the past few years my favorite ships have done pretty well - and demand raises and with it the cost!

Do you have a favorite ship or cruise line? Who would you have voted the best?

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#2
Long Island ,NY
2,794 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
The ship that I liked the best is the Celebrity Silhouette .My favorite cruise line is Holland America.

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#3
Detroit MI
15 Posts
Joined Jan 2017
After cruising with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, it is easy to say that Celebrity is my preferred cruise line. The service and food have never been better.

The Celebrity Reflection has been my favorite ship that we have been on.
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Daryn

02/2017 Celebrity Reflection - Western Caribbean

01/2011 Celebrity Eclipse - Eastern Caribbean

04/2004 Celebrity Millennium - Eastern Caribbean

03/1996 RC Majesty of the Seas - Western Caribbean

04/1994 Carnival Fantasy - Eastern Caribbean
#4
New York
5,600 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by CC Help Jenn
Cruisers' Choice 2017 was announced a few weeks ago. I get so excited to see your results each year - to know what our members consider the best. It is slightly bittersweet though, because the past few years my favorite ships have done pretty well - and demand raises and with it the cost!

Do you have a favorite ship or cruise line? Who would you have voted the best?

Post your response as a reply for a chance to win this week's prizes. A few winners will be selected randomly from all who participate. While all are welcome to participate, At this time we can only ship within the US. Thanks for understanding

My favorite cruise line is Princess and my favorite ship is the Royal Princess.

MARAPRINCE
#5
Virginia
3,817 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
We've sailed with Carnival six times and Royal Caribbean once. As for ships, I love all the ones we've been on but I do have a favorite now. Carnival Liberty. She is the only one we've sailed on twice (our last two cruises) and although she has the same layout as Carnival's Glory and Valor, which we've both been on, Liberty has our favorite decor. We mainly cruise with Carnival mainly because we can find great itineraries that the other cruise lines go to, but Carnival is more within our budget and we can get a balcony cabin.

Soooo...here's my vote: Cruiseline - Carnival; Ship - Carnival Liberty

Liberty in San Juan a few hours before our 10PM sailaway


Liberty's atrium
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CARNIVAL LIBERTY - September 20 - 27, 2015 (Southern Caribbean: San Juan, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, San Juan); LIBERTY 2015 REVIEW: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2275573
CARNIVAL LIBERTY - April 5 - 12, 2014 (Western Caribbean: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Grand Cayman...missed port, Miami); LIBERTY 2014 REVIEW: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2039919
CARNIVAL VALOR - May 5 - 12, 2013 (Southern Caribbean: San Juan, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, San Juan); VALOR 2013 REVIEW: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1917645
CARNIVAL GLORY - May 9 - 16, 2010 (Eastern Caribbean: Miami, HMC Bahamas, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk, Miami)
CARNIVAL MIRACLE - March 12 - 19, 2006 (Western Caribbean: Tampa, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya, Tampa)
Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas - January 16 - 23, 2000 (Mexican Riviera: Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Los Angeles)
CARNIVAL FESTIVALE - June 14 - 21, 1992 (Southern Caribbean: San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Dominica, Barbados, Martinique, San Juan)





#6
Martinsburg, WV
1,887 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Royal Caribbean - Allure of the Seas!
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Carn Fantasy-Bahamas 1992~Cape Canaveral-Bahamas 1996~Grandeur-E Car 1997~Cel Horizon-Bermuda 1998~Disney Wonder-Bahamas 1999~Nor Sky-Alaska 2001~Golden Princess-S Car 2006~Grandeur-W Car 2006~Liberty-E Car 9/07~Brilliance-Panama Canal 2/08~Grandeur-Bermuda 8/08~Grandeur-Repo 10/08~Liberty-E Car 1/09~Cel Mercury-Bahamas 11/09~Adventure-S Car 2/10~Grandeur-W Car 5/10 B2B~Grandeur-W Car 5/10~Enchantment-Bermuda 10/10~Radiance-W Car 4/11~Allure-E Car 10/11~Navigator-W Car 12/11~Explorer-Bahamas 3/12~Carn Pride-Car 9/12~Brilliance-E Car 11/12~Oasis-W Car 1/13~Radiance-Alaska 5/13~Freedom-E Car 9/13~Enchantment-Bahamas 9/13~Explorer-E Car 12/13~Jewel-S Car 3/14~Allure-W Car 6/14~Explorer-14-Night Repo 11/14~Indy-E Car 1/15~Allure-W Car 1/15~Quantum-Bahamas 3/15~Jewel-Pacific NW 5/15~Oasis-E Car 5/15~Cel Summit-Bermuda 8/15~Liberty-NE&Canada 9/15~Navigator-E Car 11/15~Carn Valor-W Car 12/15~Brilliance-W Car 1/16~Allure-W Car 2/16~Navigator-W Car 3/16~Explorer-Alaska 6/16~Allure-W Car 8/16~Explorer-Pacific Coast 9/16~Oasis-W Car 10/16~Anthem-Bahamas 11/16~Oasis-E Car 12/16~Serenade-Transatlantic 4/17~Radiance-Alaska 5/17

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#7
4 Posts
Joined Feb 2017
Unfortunately I dont have any experience as we will be taking our first cruise on Pride of America in October for our 10th anniversary.
#8
Panacea FL.
575 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
My favorite cruise ship is NCL Getaway also loved the NCL Pearl and NCL Sun and NCL Spirit and etc. So maybe should say favorite cruise line is NCL and favorite NCL cruise ship is the one I am on! Have tried a few others cruise lines, Carnival, RCCL, Celebrity and MSC Divina. and the only cruise ship have ever wanted to book a 2nd time is the MSC Divina which am sailing that ship this saturday. It truly is a very beautiful ship.
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Carnival Legend 11/29/2009
NCL SUN, 12/04/2010, 4/9/2011, 3/24/2012, 12/16/2012, 10/09/2013
NCL Dawn 2/23/2014
NCL Epic 4/20/2014, 11/26/2016
NCL SKY 6/02/2014
NCL Getaway 9/27/2014 6/19/2016, 9/18/2016
NCL PEARL 12/01/2014, 1/02/2015, 4/6/2015, 11/3/2015
NCL STAR 10/19/2015
CCL Constellation 11/28/2015
RCI Serenade of the sea 12/14/2015
NCL Spirit 1/30/2016, 3/5/2016
NCL Escape 4/16/2016, 8/20/2016
MSC Divina 12/6/2016 03/18/2017
#9
7 Posts
Joined Mar 2017
I wish I could provide my choices ... but not able to since I've never been on a cruise ... however, there will be a group of 8 of us setting sail July 1st on the Carnival Glory ... hoping we all will have a blast ... Can't wait
#10
California
7 Posts
Joined Mar 2017
Back in the day I would have chosen NCL- they are the only line I've cruised on so far. I think they started the trend of "anytime dining" so my husband and I loved that for our honeymoon back in 2008. We are trying out Carnival next year for our 10 year anniversary- so excited!
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Carnival Fascination, January 2018
Past Cruises
NCL Bahamas, January 2010
NCL Hawaii, January 2008
#11
The Villages, FL 32162
127 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
I've sailed on NCL, Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Viking and Princess and my favorite line is Princess. And I love the Regal Princess!
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Tish

35 Cruises down...many more to go!
#12
NYC when working, anywhere else when not! :-)
1,609 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
I have yet to sail each ship of the RCL fleet, a good bucket list goal! After that, onto Celebrity's fleet. I believe your experience is guided by the attitude you bring to each cruise as that gets reflected with how passengers and crew will interact (or not) with you.

Sail on!!
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#13
1,346 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
I would have to say my favorite ship is NCL Gem. I feel very relaxed on that ship and have always had a good cruise. Actually any cruise is great but I do enjoy cruising on the Gem.
#15
PA
2 Posts
Joined Oct 2016
Originally posted by CC Help Jenn
Cruisers' Choice 2017 was announced a few weeks ago. I get so excited to see your results each year - to know what our members consider the best. It is slightly bittersweet though, because the past few years my favorite ships have done pretty well - and demand raises and with it the cost!

Do you have a favorite ship or cruise line? Who would you have voted the best?

Post your response as a reply for a chance to win this week's prizes. A few winners will be selected randomly from all who participate. While all are welcome to participate, At this time we can only ship within the US. Thanks for understanding
We have traveled on many Blue Water and River cruises. While we love Amawaterways for the European rivers, our favorite is the American Queen on the American Queen Steamboat Company. We love the American Rivers and most of all keeping American Jobs and our Economy running. Thank you.
#16
Pennsylvania
1,974 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Favorite cruise line Royal Caribbean for the wide selection of ship types it offers. There is something for everyone.

Favorite ship is MSC Divina for it's beauty and warmth.
#17
Granbury, Texas
27 Posts
Joined Jan 2017
I've only been on two cruises, both with NCL. The EPIC was just amazing. In June we have a cruise booked on the RCI Allure of the Seas! That one may be my favorite!
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#19
South Dakota
340 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
I have only cruised Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Of the 2, Royal is our favorite. We are giving MSC a try in Europe this summer too.

My favorite ship thus far is Navigator OTS. Best vacation yet!!!

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Adventure of the Seas, Dec 2017, S. Caribbean
MSC Fantasia, June 2017, Norwegian Fjords
Liberty of the Seas, Nov 2015, W. Caribbean
Navigator of the Seas, Nov 2014, W. Caribbean
Norwegian Jewel, May 2013, Alaska
Monarch of the Seas, April 2008, Baja peninsula
#20
central florida coast
1,329 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
My favorite is the Disney Dream
The food is great and the waitstaff so attentive and patient with the grand children's wants for fruit and chicken tenders every night. In fact, all service was wonderful. The stateroom was perfect for us with split bath, lots of room, giant window so well done. Entertainment was such fun -- so much to do.

Many Celebrity sailings on S-class - liked the ships but many changes to Celebrity that we are not thrilled with.

The Oceania Riviera was beautiful, just the right size and full of art. Food fantastic, cabin lovely, but not into their vibe.

Anxious to try Viking Ocean and Azamara.

Sometimes you are just not a good match with a cruise line-- its intangible.


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Carnival Mardi Gras, RCCL Song of America, RCCL Monarch of the Seas 2X, Celebrity Horizon, RCCL Sovereign of the Seas 2X, Celebrity Century 2X, RCCL Navigator of the Seas, Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Millennium, Grand Princess, Carnival Sensation, Celebrity Equinox, Disney Dream, RCCL Enchantment of the Seas, Oceania Riviera, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Silhouette
To come: January 2016 Celebrity Eclipse
To come: January 2017 Holland America Konigsdam