We have narrowed down our next cruise, will be March 2020 Mexican Riviera. We have done 4 carnival cruises (Splendor, Miracle, Vista and Magic) and we have loved everyone of them. We have our eye on the Panorama, but also noticed the Norwegian Joy has the same cruise, same dates, and today they have a sale for 5 free upgrades including beverage package, 3,4 guest free, excursion credit...etc
For the four of us on the panorama, balcony we want is $3,200. On the joy, $3,000. On paper, seems like Norwegian is a no brainer, but I have heard mixed things about food on Norwegian, and everything costs extra once your on board.
Would really appreciate any info or advice from any of you cruise veterans that have sailed both lines, or possibly on the Joy. It's hard to stray from Carnival when we have always had our expectations met or exceeded.
Thanks in advance!