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I disagree with you. I have sailed both lines. I could see the difference. It doesn't take a genius to see it. I have only sailed RC once. Did not like it. The food was not any better. I sail the Carnival ships as soon as they come out. I just prefer ships new or a year old. I have sailed Carnival a dozen times. I will take them anytime. We have also done Disney once in a suite. Too many kids for me. No casino. We always sail balconies and Suites. I like to enjoy my cruises. I am sick of idiots knocking Carnival. If you don't like them , go the hell back to where you came from. They are not the bottom of the lines. It is the idiots who are the bottom of the lines who don't know what the hell you are talking about. We enjoy the Supper club and the Specialty Restaurants. We just did the Magic. It was a great ship. Service was excellent . Food was delicious. I don't usually care what the heck you complain about. We cruise where we want. We have met many wonderful people on Carnival. Go knock another board. Many great people on the boards too. Who cares that RC has nothing better than to knock Carnival. I met a couple on Carnival who knocked them non stop. They were awful. I asked them why they were there. She couldn't answer. They were trolls. I couldn't stand listening to them anymore. I told them to go back to Celebrity where they liked it. She said too many old people. They were about 65 or so. Never understand people! Already booked the Breeze. Who cares what jerks think!

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When it comes to cruising, I would have to say the "you get what you pay" thing does not apply. I've had some incredibly good deals on RCCL, CCL, HAL and Princess. Also "bigger is better" does not fly. Yes I have favorites, HALs R and S class ships, they are the smaller ones that they are not making anymore, so we plan on doing most of our sailings on these ships until they break. One thing that really bugs me about RCCL and Celebrity 1000ft long ships is that they only have two elevator shafts. Even the CCL Dream (the supposed cheapo line) has three. For mobility impaired folks thats a lot of extra walking.

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The one thing I will give to RCCL over CCL, and you know this going on the Pride so many times, Port Canaveral is not one of their stops. I have looked at the Pride a hundred times, but I will not spend money on a cruise that stops in Port Canaveral...I can fly there and leave on a cruise, I don't want that to be a destination...

 

Hmmm...Just curious to what you meant here. Saying RCCL gets the "nod" over CCL because one of the Prides itineraries stops at Port Canaveral? Pride does have a Bermuda itinerary and a another that stops at HMC. I get maybe not wanting to stop in PC...but it's not the only itinerary the Pride has. Just sayin.

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Probably already said, but either you decide to have a good time, or you don't. That concept will determine whether your vacation is good or not. I have always started off with a good attitude, and that has carried me through to very happy cruises.

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I laugh when people make such assumptions about Carnival , we have sailed both lines, I would say I prefer RCI ships over Carnival , especially the Voyager class ships are our favorite. But then they want a premium price unless I sniff out a deal. But we have no problem with Carnival.

 

But I really laugh when I go to the Royal board and read some of that garbage over there. Its unreal some of the crap they post over there , you would think Carnival ships are filled with rats and they serve you bread and water while you take turns on the oars.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Enjoyed our Mariner cruise immensely. Loved our Carnival cruises. Very likely to have a great time

on any cruise I am fortunate enough to go on with my wonderful wife.

 

Frito, you ain't kidding about the crap on the Royal board concerning Carnival. They seem to need to justify the usual RCI premium.

They are not alone though. My original TA tried to talk me out of Carnival but then again, she considers RCI slumming.

She has never cruised it but "knows" it is low class. I've met a bunch like her. Oh well.

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I don't know what lines you're talking about paying twice the price for. You obviously need to do better research!

 

There are plenty of cruises out there that you pay twice or more for over another cruise that is similar. And I do my research.

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Hmmm...Just curious to what you meant here. Saying RCCL gets the "nod" over CCL because one of the Prides itineraries stops at Port Canaveral? Pride does have a Bermuda itinerary and a another that stops at HMC. I get maybe not wanting to stop in PC...but it's not the only itinerary the Pride has. Just sayin.

 

Its not JUST one of the pride itineraries, they have more than one ship that stops there, that is why so many people from the Northeast fly to Florida to cruise CCL. They do have Bermuda and HMC, but only certain times of the year...they need a year round option that skips Port Canveral. And that is the only "nod" I give to RCCL over CCL and that is not all ships, just the east coast ones that happen to seem to have to stop here. And not even OVER, but I just think that RCCL was smart to not make this a cruise stop.

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And most people, myself included, that have sailed both lines KNOW that Royal IS superior! There is a reason for the saying...... You get what you pay for. It's true, carnival is cheap and you get a cheap experience!

 

I have sailed them both along with a few other lines and didn't fine they SUPERIOR in any way...and Carnival isn't ALWAYS cheap.

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And most people, myself included, that have sailed both lines KNOW that Royal IS superior! There is a reason for the saying...... You get what you pay for. It's true, carnival is cheap and you get a cheap experience!

 

Having experienced both lines myself, I respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree. Aside from the amenities that some of the RCCL ships offer(rock climbing wall, flo rider, ice rink, etc..), these two lines couldn't be MORE similar. They are about as alike as X and HAL, which is... very similar!

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My family and I are fortunately able to go on vacation each year.

We have been on RC, NCL and Carnival. All three cruise lines are

more or less the same. We love them all. ;) What really gets to

me are friends of ours that never go on vacation but yet can always

tell me that cruising is not for them - that they will be bored to death

My question is ....... If you never went cruising, how do you know

its not for you. Don't knock it till you try it :eek:

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And most people, myself included, that have sailed both lines KNOW that Royal IS superior! There is a reason for the saying...... You get what you pay for. It's true, carnival is cheap and you get a cheap experience!

 

Superior? I think not.

 

They have nicer ships, pools, and pool areas, but everything else is more or less right on par, at a premium price.

 

Unless you sail in interior or inferior rooms.

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I'm glad some people think RCCL is better than Carnival and won't try it. The day they come over and start booking CCL then my rates go up and I won't be happy about that.

 

So, RCCL fans who wouldn't try Carnival...............Have a nice day. Don't change your mind, LOL.:D:p;)

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My first 3 cruises was on NCL and a few on CCL I had so much fun on both, I know put me on a cruise ship whatever line and I will have fun, I was shocked when I started reading reviews a couple years ago I thought everyone was happy, dumb me:):):)

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My first 3 cruises was on NCL and a few on CCL I had so much fun on both, I know put me on a cruise ship whatever line and I will have fun, I was shocked when I started reading reviews a couple years ago I thought everyone was happy, dumb me:):):)

But then I remembered someone told me once some people you can't make happy with a gold as.,ole

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My family and I are fortunately able to go on vacation each year.

We have been on RC, NCL and Carnival. All three cruise lines are

more or less the same. We love them all. ;) What really gets to

me are friends of ours that never go on vacation but yet can always

tell me that cruising is not for them - that they will be bored to death

My question is ....... If you never went cruising, how do you know

its not for you. Don't knock it till you try it :eek:

 

My husband said the same thing. I had to drag him onto our first cruise. The second night he asks "How much did we pay for this?" I told him, his answer was "It is worth every penny!"

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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;).

 

 

All I can say is this guy is an idiot!

Never would I spend my hard earned money for a vacation knowing or even thinking that I wasn't gonna enjoy myself before I even boarded the ship, that's just stupid!

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