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#21
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My dh and I have only been on two cruises and both were small ships. We are going on the Conquest soon and am really worried about the crowds and lines.

I loved the Fantasy when we sailed on her out of New Orleans. The Promenade was so pretty to me. My only complaint was that smoke would be everywhere on the Promenade due to poor ventilation. Hopefully that will be better with the new non-smoking areas. We also stayed in a suite so that my affect my way of thinking also. But would definitely go on the Fantasy again.
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#23
Georgia
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We've always sailed on the biggest ship that Carnival had at the time. We were on the Dream last October and will sail her again this October.

But last month we tried the Facination out of Jacksonville and I was ver pleasantly surprised........we had a great time. We will definately sail her again!!!

Hope this helps.
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#24
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Originally posted by mondello
Destiny stands alone...literally. CCL has it listed as the only Destiny class ship. Guess they jumped to building even bigger right after Destiny.

Thanks! Interesting to know
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#25
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Thank you all. Wife half here. We love reading all the info and just don't want to break rules or etiquette or upset anyone. I think we are booking the Fantasy. Found a room with a balcony because we tend to spend a lot of time away from the crowds on vacation. We were on the Glory and Dream and really used the Serenity deck on the Dream. Also rode the water slides a lot. Is there anywhere on the Fantasy that you all can recommend for a little quiet but still by the water slides? Also doing anytime dining for the first time. Any time at lunch they shoved us into a crowded ten top. Is it possible to have at least one romantic table for two during anytime dining on the Fantasy? Sorry if I am asking anything already answered and totally do not want to offend anyone.
#26
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Originally posted by crustysam
Thank you all. Wife half here. We love reading all the info and just don't want to break rules or etiquette or upset anyone. I think we are booking the Fantasy. Found a room with a balcony because we tend to spend a lot of time away from the crowds on vacation. We were on the Glory and Dream and really used the Serenity deck on the Dream. Also rode the water slides a lot. Is there anywhere on the Fantasy that you all can recommend for a little quiet but still by the water slides? Also doing anytime dining for the first time. Any time at lunch they shoved us into a crowded ten top. Is it possible to have at least one romantic table for two during anytime dining on the Fantasy? Sorry if I am asking anything already answered and totally do not want to offend anyone.
Stop apologizing! I can't speak to the ship, but when you have anytime dining, you can ask for a table for 2 (they are sometimes quite close to the other tables, but you're not obligated to talk to anyone else if you don't want to). We actually got to have some very interesting conversations with the tables for 2 next to us on the last cruise, however. But you don't feel OBLIGATED to talk to anyone if you don't want to
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#27
Florida
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Joined Feb 2012
Originally posted by Irishlinny
Stop apologizing! I can't speak to the ship, but when you have anytime dining, you can ask for a table for 2 (they are sometimes quite close to the other tables, but you're not obligated to talk to anyone else if you don't want to). We actually got to have some very interesting conversations with the tables for 2 next to us on the last cruise, however. But you don't feel OBLIGATED to talk to anyone if you don't want to
Great insight- wife is an introvert ( a nice one, but still would rather avoid crowds and small talk). I am an extrovert and think sitting with a group may be great for both of us for a few nights because I can chat it up with others and she can (hopefully) watch the water without me yipping into her ear :-)
#28
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Joined Feb 2012
Also thank you so much for the warm welcomes. We have been watching on here for a bit just didn't know how or when to jump in. So we did book the Fantasy with a balcony. OneAnd the anytime dining. Going to do cabanas at Grant Turk and Half Moon Bay and Atlantis water park in Nassau. We love the water slides onboard but could skip the pools. Does anyone know what kind of lounge accommodations are near the slides? We like to play "small" at the casino and try to catch a show or two but aren't big on planned activites. Any recommendations are most appreciated. We are actually pretty content sitting on a chair watching the water and sipping a drink.
#29
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Originally posted by mondello
Destiny stands alone...literally. CCL has it listed as the only Destiny class ship. Guess they jumped to building even bigger right after Destiny.
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO mondello: Actually, the Triumph and Victory were originally classed as Destiny class ships. However, they later reclassified the Triumph and Victory as Triumph class ships. The Triumph class ships have an extra deck than does the Destiny.

After the Triumph and Victory came out Carnival went and built the Spirit Class ships which are somewhat smaller. Then came the Conquest Class. in which Carnival went larger.