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famy27

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  1. I was really surprised. I've cruised RCCL, Carnival, and Princess in the past and never had a problem. Perhaps the ventilation was having issues on our sailing, but it was really bad. Everyone in my family commented on it the minute we walked on board. We couldn't even watch the welcome parade because our eyes were watering. That was the last time I sailed on RCCL. I've looked at a few sailings, but I haven't been able to bring myself to book since we had such a negative experience. It's a little reassuring that a few people think it's okay, but the fact that one person also says it's bad makes me hesitate. I'm looking at Disney or Celebrity instead. I think my kids would prefer the ship on RCCL over Celebrity. We love Disney, but it's twice as much as the others. Decisions, decisions.
  2. We sailed to Alaska in 2016 on Explorer and were pretty miserable. Because of the open staircase from the casino, the promenade was so smoky and disgusting that we didn't even want to walk through it. For a cruise where you are in a cooler environment and want to be inside more, it's very important to be able to breathe freely 🙂We are now considering Ovation for Alaska for summer 2020, but I am hesitant because of our poor experience on Explorer. Can anyone who has been on both ships (or ships of both classes) offer a comparison?
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