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#41
North Yorkshire U.K
286 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
You've all convinced me that multiple sailings on the same ship isn't a problem,thanks!

I've struck while the iron is still hot so to speak and booked a 14 nighter on the Italian Med september 09 this morning.

Pity I can't charge it to CC. Lol

Thanks again Doc07
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#42
Helsinki, Finland
848 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
On Navigator 3 times. Liberty 2 times.
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#43
Bonita Springs, FL, USA
5,369 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
Grandeur 5 x; Radiance 2x; Enchantment 3X; Legend 3 x
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295 actual days at sea so far!
#44
Southern VA
87 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
We've been on Brilliance three times and Grandeur three times - not necessarily because of the ship, but because the itineraries were ones that we wanted to take. We like the Radiance class ships (includng Brilliance) the best, and have taken Jewel and Radiance as well. We just wish that Grandeur had a Concierge Lounge for the Diamond and D+ passengers.
#45
Dartmouth, MA
1,226 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
I cruised the Empress twice, same itinerary, different departure port. I sailed her as the Nordic Empress and then again after her refurb as the Empress of the Seas. I loved that ship!
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Mariner of the Seas - May 11, 2008 - E. Caribbean (2nd Anniversary)
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#46
Dartmouth, MA
1,226 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
I cruised the Empress twice, same itinerary, different departure port. I sailed her as the Nordic Empress and then again after her refurb as the Empress of the Seas. I loved that ship!
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Disney Magic - July 8, 2012 - NE/Canada (DD's 1st Cruise!)
Grandeur of the Seas - January 5, 2009 - W. Caribbean (Babymoon)

Mariner of the Seas - May 11, 2008 - E. Caribbean (2nd Anniversary)
Enchantment of the Seas - July 16, 2007 - W. Caribbean (1st Anniversary Cruise)
Empress of the Seas - July 15, 2006 - Philly - Bermuda (Honeymoon Cruise)
Nordic Empress - August 25, 2002 - NY - Bermuda
#47
Texas
2,985 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
We sailed on "our ship" the Rhapsody nine times, and still mourn that RC took her away from us!!!

She is a lovely ship with a fantastic crew. I doubt we'll ever feel that way about another ship. We brought her to Galveston in 2001 from San Diego through the Canal, and then, sadly, took her through the Canal back to San Diego and bid her adieu in Sept. of '07.

In desperation, because we don't like to fly these days, we took a B2B on the Carnival Conquest in April, and really liked the ship---we were very apprehensive about that booking. She is very classy, food was great, entertainment good, service excellent . . . but she isn't the Rhapsody, and it isn't RC. What's a RC Rhapsody lover to do?

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#49
Melbourne Fl, Originally Cambridgeshire UK
6,582 Posts
Joined Apr 2006
Sovereign x 7 Majesty x 4 Adventure x 2 Freedom x 2 Marnier x 2

Navigator x 1 but going again in 21 days
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Sovereign
2002
Majesty Majesty Majesty
2003
Sovereign
2004
Sovereign Sovereign
2005
Mariner Sovereign Grandeur
2006
Sovereign Navigator Freedom Majesty Mariner
2007
Sovereign Adventure Adventure
2008
Freedom Navigator Sovereign
2009
Monarch Independence Liberty Oasis Freedom
2010
Freedom Freedom Freedom Monarch Voyager Monarch
2011
Allure Freedom Freedom Liberty
2012
Explorer 9 night Independence
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Oasis
2014
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Allure Freedom

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#50
San Diego
8,858 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
been on Monarch twice...other than that all have been different
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11/05 Disney Wonder - Bahamas
05/06 Caribbean Princess - Eastern Caribbean - Honeymoon
12/06 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Mexico
05/07 Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean - Maiden Voyage
10/07 Vision Of the Seas - Mexican Riviera
04/08 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Mexico
09/08 Rhapsody of the Seas - Alaska - now C&A Platinum
01/09 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera
04/09 Carnival Elation - Baja Mexico B2B part 1
04/09 Carnival Elation - Baja Mexico B2B part 2
12/09 Celebrity Equinox - Southern Caribbean
04/10 Radiance of the Seas - Mexican Riviera
10/10 Caribbean Princess - Southern Caribbean
03/11 Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas
05/11 Carnival Paradise - Baja Mexico

So far 101 wonderful days spent at sea!!
#51
Hudson, NH,USA
697 Posts
Joined Apr 2001
We are doing Italy and Croatia on the Legend of the Seas in 10/08 and it will be our third time on it. We also did Legend for Panama Canal and Alaska. It seems she is always where we want to go and ANY Royal ship is fine with me.
#52
Southern California
3,504 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
We have been on the Vision of the Seas 6 times. Why, two reasons, we love the ship and we can get to her without getting on an airplane!!

Mike
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#53
Saltash Cornwall England
646 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Originally posted by PAFC
We are going on the Independence for the third time on the 15/10/08 we were on the inaugural cruise in May then 14 days to the med in June, we loved it so much that when we got back we booked 11 days in October to the Canary islands such a bargain.
Just found my old post and chuckled to myself - 3 times on one ship lol!! Saturday I embark Indy for the 16th time- still trying to decide if I like her!!
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#54
Orlando
1,405 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Holy zombie thread, Batman!
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Royal Caribbean cruises:
04/2001 - Voyager of the Seas
09/2002 - Monarch of the Seas
11/2003 - Voyager of the Seas
04/2005 - Radiance of the Seas
11/2010 - Liberty of the Seas
03/2011 - Navigator of the Seas
10/2012 - Freedom of the Seas
04/2013 - Jewel of the Seas
05/2014 - Vision of the Seas
08/2014 - Enchantment of the Seas
11/2014 - Independence of the Seas
12/2015 - Enchantment of the Seas
03/2016 - Oasis of the Seas
10/2016 - Oasis of the Seas

Other cruises:
06/1990 - Carnival Holiday
03/2003 - Disney Wonder
#56
Orlando
1,405 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Seriously, though, you've sailed enough on Independence that you probably have more days on her than most of her crew.

If you ever figure out if you like the ship or not, please let me know. I'm scheduled to sail on her for the first time in February.
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Royal Caribbean cruises:
04/2001 - Voyager of the Seas
09/2002 - Monarch of the Seas
11/2003 - Voyager of the Seas
04/2005 - Radiance of the Seas
11/2010 - Liberty of the Seas
03/2011 - Navigator of the Seas
10/2012 - Freedom of the Seas
04/2013 - Jewel of the Seas
05/2014 - Vision of the Seas
08/2014 - Enchantment of the Seas
11/2014 - Independence of the Seas
12/2015 - Enchantment of the Seas
03/2016 - Oasis of the Seas
10/2016 - Oasis of the Seas

Other cruises:
06/1990 - Carnival Holiday
03/2003 - Disney Wonder
#57
2,906 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by UCF_Knight
Seriously, though, you've sailed enough on Independence that you probably have more days on her than most of her crew.

If you ever figure out if you like the ship or not, please let me know. I'm scheduled to sail on her for the first time in February.
If you liked the Liberty you should like the Independence and Freedom.
#58
Los Angeles, CA
2,006 Posts
Joined Oct 2008
I sailed the Monarch 5 times. Would have been a lot more if they hadn't sent her away. And sailed both Voyager and Navigator twice.
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#59
Columbus, OH USA
26,347 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Originally posted by Doc07
Hi Just returned from a really great first cruise on Independance of the Seas.Am booked to cruise her again May 09.looking to book another cruise September - October 09.My wife who uses a wheelchair had such a good experience that although we would like to try other lines or vessels, now we 'know the ropes'on Independance we feel comfortable going for a third time.

Would value your opinions.

Regards Doc07
Good question, I was set to give my answer, but since a lot of what you probably need might be based on the wheel chair access, RC's newer ships are PROBABLY better equipped. Since Indy works for you, Her sisters, Freedom and Liberty of the Seas should be comparable and I'll bet people with wheel chair needs probably find Oasis and Allure equal or better.

Back to the subject, I've sailed Majesty twice, I'm booked for my 2nd on Alllure, and next year I may return to Freedom, unless something makes me have to book the new class of ship when it comes out.
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2nd cruise - 5/11/07 Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas. MOTHER'S day cruise!
3rd cruise - 4/27/08 Freedom of the Seas -Western Caribbean. Freedom's 100th cruise!
4th cruise - 4/16/09 Navigator of the Seas - Cozumel/Belize.
5th cruise 11/15/10 Majesty of the Seas - Key West Nassau.
6th cruise -5/1/11 Allure of the Seas Eastern route 30th anniversary cruise
7th cruise 4/14/12 Jewel of the Seas Cozumel Costa Maya
8th cruise 4/28/13 Allure of the Seas Eastern route
9th cruise 10/28/13 Majesty of the Seas Halloween in Key West
10th cruise 5/3/14 Jewel of the Seas Southern Caribbean
11th cruise 4/26/15 Freedom of the Seas Western Caribbean
12th cruise 4/30/16 Oasis of the Seas Eastern Caribbean
13th cruise 10/17/16 Majesty of the Seas 4 day from Port Canaveral Bahamas
14th cruise 4/29/17 Adventure of the Seas Southern Caribbean ABC islands.
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#60
New Jersey
3,713 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
We've sailed the Serenade twice in the Southern Caribbean. I would sail her again in a heartbeat.
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