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I just had to share this story...

 

A co-worker of my DH would constantly tell my DH that we were crazy for sailing on Carnival because it was such a terrible cruise line (he's a Loyal Royal). DH told me that this co-worker had never sailed on Carnival and his comments all came from things "he had heard" (mostly from others on Royal). He even said this to DH when we were going on our last Carnival cruise, which was our 5th. DH responded with "you can't judge it if you haven't been on it and since we had sailed with them 4 times before, we obviously liked what we were getting for our money."

 

Well this co-worker is currently on his 1st Carnival cruise (one of the ships we had recently sailed on and enjoyed). He got "forced" into going because he and his wife were going with another couple and that was the cruise they wanted to go on. Before he even left he was complaining that he didn't want to go on this cruise and he was sure he was going to have a terrible time. DH talked to some co-workers who are facebook friends with him and they said he has been posting on facebook that the trip is bad because the ship is traveling too slow on the sea days and they are not getting enough time in the ports. :eek::confused::eek: I don't know about you, but I expect a ship to be sailing slow on the sea days so I can enjoy the open decks...and since they post the itinerary well in advance, I know how long I will be in ports so there is no surprise there.

 

I just don't get how some people can be so closed minded about trying something different. I would love to try Royal if they would ever meet the needs of a vacation we are taking...so far they haven't. I would never put them down to others, especially if I have never sailed on them, and I would definately sail with the mind set of having a wonderful vacation and not anticipating a horrible one. I think some people bring on their own misery;).

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I just had to share this story...

 

A co-worker of my DH would constantly tell my DH that we were crazy for sailing on Carnival because it was such a terrible cruise line (he's a Loyal Royal). DH told me that this co-worker had never sailed on Carnival and his comments all came from things "he had heard" (mostly from others on Royal). He even said this to DH when we were going on our last Carnival cruise, which was our 5th. DH responded with "you can't judge it if you haven't been on it and since we had sailed with them 4 times before, we obviously liked what we were getting for our money."

 

Well this co-worker is currently on his 1st Carnival cruise (one of the ships we had recently sailed on and enjoyed). He got "forced" into going because he and his wife were going with another couple and that was the cruise they wanted to go on. Before he even left he was complaining that he didn't want to go on this cruise and he was sure he was going to have a terrible time. DH talked to some co-workers who are facebook friends with him and they said he has been posting on facebook that the trip is bad because the ship is traveling too slow on the sea days and they are not getting enough time in the ports. :eek::confused::eek: I don't know about you, but I expect a ship to be sailing slow on the sea days so I can enjoy the open decks...and since they post the itinerary well in advance, I know how long I will be in ports so there is no surprise there.

 

I just don't get how some people can be so closed minded about trying something different. I would love to try Royal if they would ever meet the needs of a vacation we are taking...so far they haven't. I would never put them down to others, especially if I have never sailed on them, and I would definately sail with the mind set of having a wonderful vacation and not anticipating a horrible one. I think some people bring on their own misery;).

 

We have dear friends who are Loyal Royals also. They too had a very biased opinion of Carnival, based solely on hear say of other Royals. After they had "the discussion" with us, and realized that oh, probably 95% of what they heard wasn't true, they have changed their attitudes. Now granted, they won't sail Carnival, but neither too will we sail Royal, lol. Sorry, not paying my hard earned money for a room the size of a closet and crap I'll never use like surfing or rock climbing. To each his own. :D

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Quite frankly my sympathy goes to those "friends" who are sailing with him. Can you imagine the misery he is subjecting them too?

 

Bingo!

 

This sounds like the guy is a JERK who has to be right all the time. Even though my DH and I (secretly) hated RCCL, we'd NEVER say it to anyone we knew who was going to sail with them. We recently had some friends ask our opinion about RCCL (they were going to book their first cruise.) We politely said, "we didn't care for RCCL, we prefer Carnival and Disney.)

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We discovered the food on Carnival was better but the inside cabin on Royal was larger. Both vacations were just as fun though.

 

Which Royal ship?

 

To OP..agreed...I had heard snobby things too...then I was on the Paradise in extremely needed affordable getaway and fell in love with Carnival..the location and the simplicity of getting there..SoCal is only one plane change LOL..was on ship more than ports because exhausted and a bit of a helper to others at the time...and the older ship was great..next up Spirit class...:):)...Sarah

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When I researched ships when I was 19, I had a terrible opinion of Carnival (I've never partied or acted my age, I have an old soul) and refused to consider it. I fell in love with the Princess line. I was researching for my honeymoon which never happened. When it came time that I could cruise, I didn't work and my husband was E-4 in the military, we were working with limited funds. We choose Carnival ONLY because of the price. And we loved it. Sure they like brass which I think is ugly but really, you hardly notice it once on-board and it certainly isn't worth paying twice as much for another ship which might also use a lot of brass. I'm going on my 4th Carnival cruise this month. The only way we can cruise is to do it extremely cheaply which Carnival offers dirt cheap prices.

 

I bet I would enjoy the other lines, I might even prefer them. But I don't prefer to pay twice the price for the same or very similar experience. I'd rather take the extra money to spend during the trip or to book another one.

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We have sailed both lines, not much difference between the two. RC has prettier ships, but I give a slight edge to Carnival for food and service. I think they all travel about the same speed........

 

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We've also sailed both and didn't notice any major differences ..... except the price. :eek:

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Have sailed both.. do Carnival because of price/casino offers/etc... would go on a RCCL ship if it suited. The rooms seem to be a bit smaller on RC, but otherwise very similar, except for price.

Had some friends a couple of years ago take a NCL cruise... Because the price was $250pp for a 7 day with balcony... If I could have taken the time I would have gone! They had a 5 day notice from a TA friend.

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I can't understand having a bias towards any particular mass market cruiseline. I haven't had the chance to sail RCL yet, but I hope that someday there will be a hot deal that makes it worth my while. I can't justify the difference in cost between RCL and the Pride, and I haven't seen any deals that have made me want to fly. It's sort of, been there done that for the islands, so if I'm not going somewhere totally new and improved, I may as well hop on my old, familiar stand-by. I'd love to try one of the newer, bigger ships but I'll wait until the next new thing comes along and the prices drop.

 

There have been some things that each cruiseline have excelled at, and others have fallen somewhat short, but overall they rank about the same imo.

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We've also sailed both and didn't notice any major differences ..... except the price. :eek:

 

Doesn't that say it all...

 

Majority of these people that see such a big difference and area all about one line over the other have never sailed any other line.

 

I have a friend that bashes CCL all of the time, he has been on like 20 RCCL cruises and that is it...but he KNOWS that RCCL is superior. When the Splendor caught fire I heard about it for DAYS...that would never happen on RCCL, blah, blah, blah. Well, when the Monarch failed its CDC inspection I was THRILLED! I said, ya know, a CCL ship might have caught fire but they managed to feed the passengers and keep them as happy as they could...Monarch failed for having dirty dishes and bugs in the buffet and cheese and eggs at temps too high and had to throw it all out...he didn't have much to say for a while...I would rather be floating around on a broken cruise ship than one with dirty and bug infested buffets and dairy products that can give you food poisoning:eek::D

 

There are also think that because many times RCCL is more expensive than CCL they are superior...but I am also not someone to pay $8,000 for a week for a suite just so my 1 year old can have a bathtub and not just a shower like he does.:rolleyes:

 

But, to each his or her own. We know what we want and what we like and we will cruise whichever ship and line and itinerary that fits our needs.

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