Posted October 20th, 2012, 12:54 AM
Last edited by jannandjohn; October 20th, 2012 at 01:09 AM
REALLY??? By the looks of your past cruises you don't sail on HAL or Princess too much so you may not want to judge until you experience it more for yourself. We are in our mid 40's and would rather float on one of your "nursing home at sea" than with a bunch of rowdy drunk unruly kids. Post that statement on a HAL or Princess board and see what kind of response you get there. As far as activities, again "Have you been on a cruise or seen the daily program to judge?". You will find all sorts of people on every cruise line, that is your opinion and I hope the OP takes it with a grain of salt.
3 on princess ,(1 more than your list) so thats enough to make my judgements ...AND yes only one HAL( and will be the only one), so my experience with them, maybe not so much, but that cruise was so bad, that we refuse to take another HAL...the most drab we have ever been on...we actually thought some in the lounges had "passed"..
You obviously love Hal, and thats your choice.
And yes, we have been on a cruise, comparing our two lists it seems we are fairly even., And we have been further afield, so I guess I am as entitled as you to give a suggestion.
We do like Princess, I never said I didnt...I said it was a close second.
I was looking at the age groups of the OPs group, that is what I based my SUGGESTION on..nothing else..
nothing to do with a brand of cruiseline..
We like Ncl For fun, but although you have alluded to unruly kids , we have never seen any of those on Ncl..
.I think you are confusing Ncl with some other line, and as your list doesnt show any NCL , well I guess you cant judge either..
We actually prefer Celebrity over all, but the Op didnt give Celebrity as an option..and
Anyway, it was MY suggestion, that what was asked for..
We are happy to mix it up,with different cruiselines, so why would I want to post this on a Princess or Hal board, just to get bounced on for giving MY opinion.
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OLYMPIC COUNTESS ...SEPT '98 - GREEK ISLANDS & TURKEY
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RCCL QUANTUM of the seas..MAY/JUNE 2015 DUBAI OMAN INDIA MALAYSIA SINGAPORE
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