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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;).

 

 

What she said, cause she said it well!:D

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You really need to do better research! How about comparing similar ships!

 

How about this research,,,

 

I took the RCL's Freedom earlier this year for me and my daughter

 

TOTAL: about $2,500 for 7 days eastern Caribbean with an inside cabin and 3 port stops. (not including what I spent on drinks and on ship stuff) That was $1,100pp plus taxes and gratuities. Had a wonderful time and don't regret it a bit.

 

Just booked CCL's Dream (about as close to the Freedom as you can get)

 

TOTAL: $1460 that includes taxes and gratuities. 7 day western Caribbean with a cove balcony and 4 port stops.

 

Will I have just as good of a time? Time will tell but I never used the rock climbing wall or the ice rink. Got on the Flo-Rider once and not again because the wait was 45 minutes because of long lines. I damn will be sure to have a great time regardless of cruise line but I am sure that I will be happy by saving over a grand for more stops and cove balcony!

 

NOW THAT'S RESEARCH!

 

Total savings $2480 - $1460 = $1,020

 

Hell, THAT's a whole 'nother cruise! :D

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Why are you even on these boards if you have such disdain for Carnival?

 

Because some day, when I feel like slimming it I may go for that cheap product you all so adore and book a carnival cruise. NOT! I come here to post my opinion, just like the rest of you do.

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Because some day, when I feel like slimming it I may go for that cheap product you all so adore and book a carnival cruise. NOT! I come here to post my opinion, just like the rest of you do.

 

Slimming? Oh you are fat and ashamed! I'm sorry! ;)

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Why are you even on these boards if you have such disdain for Carnival?
Because it is a troll. Look at its other Carnival related posts.

 

Because some day, when I feel like slimming it I may go for that cheap product you all so adore and book a carnival cruise. NOT! I come here to post my opinion, just like the rest of you do.

Why are you fat or is the fat just above your neck?

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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 both lines a number of time each and comparing ship classes from each line

RCCL Radiance Class vs. CCL Spirit Class

RCCL Voyger Class vs. CCL Destiny Class

I haven't found any area on Royal that I would say was superior above Carnival other than the prices and the fact that most RCCL ships will hold a larger volume of passengers, which means a little less space per guest.

 

You can't compare RCCL's Oasis and Allure cause they are in a class all by themselves

 

Royal is Royal and you pay a Royal price, but I have still had fun and enjoyed each cruise I've sailed with them.

 

Carnival is "The Fun Ship" and is most times cheaply priced and I've had fun and enjoyed each cruise I've sailed with them.

 

I have never left a Carnival cruise with the feeling that I had recevied a cheap cruise experience.

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Can I say that it's up to you to enjoy or not enjoy your cruise. Yes, a cruise can be terrible- the line can screw up, service not up to scratch, food less than expected... and I'm not saying that if that happens, it is okay- but ultimately, it is your decision weather to enjoy a vacation or not- no matter what the circumstances throw on you, you can turn them to make the best.

 

Even on the Splendor fire cruise, there were some people which turned the situation on it's head and had a great time- albeit, in greatly inconveniencing surroundings.

 

If the cruise line doesn't deliver, sure, by all means complain when you get back that the line wasn't up to scratch, this was wrong or that was wrong, but NEVER let it ruin your vacation! Don't you love yourself? This is your vacation, a time to relax and have a great time- don't let a cruise line ruin it for you.

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And do you use all the crap on the carnival ships? You sound very biased yourself! If you have never sailed Royal, how do you know you wouldn't like the size of the rooms? I've sailed both lines and can tell you that the difference in the size of the rooms isn't even noticeable! The big difference is that Royal arranges the rooms so well that it isn't problem. Now, the ugly decor on the carnival ships, that's problem for anyone with good taste.

 

What you may not realize is I've been cruising since 1984. Back then, rooms very VERY tiny. I had the opportunity to sail the Freedom recently and chose not to because the inside rooms were 163 sq ft! REALLY? They build a ship THAT BIG and the rooms are closets? Does this make any sense? And do not tell me that I would not notice the difference in 163 feet and the 220 I had on the Victory. You may not be able to tell the difference in 60 sq ft, but I certainly can. And do I use all the crap on a Carnival ship? Nope. I might get in the jacuzzi once. Don't go down the slide. Don't gamble. Don't play bingo. We cruise for R-n-R only. I've often said that if I could just do a 7 day cruise to nowhere on a ship that only had a comfortable bed, good food and a chaise in the sun, I'd be the happiest camper in the world. So in fact, I am not biased, I simply choose to spend my vacation dollars wisely. I don't want to pay more for an inside on the Freedom than I would for an OV on a Carnival ship if the price difference has to do with all the "stuff" the RCI ship has that I will never use.

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My son and his wife recently took a CCL cruise and loved it. Our son cruised CCL as a kid with us and we're platinum. We have cruised most of the American port based cruise companies and think CCL cruises are the best for us. Our daughter in laws family are real Royal C fans and they love to make the Walmart-CCL remarks. My son thought the CCL price was just so good that they and my daughter in law's sisters decided to try CCL and they all can't wait to take their next CCL cruises. See if you are a Royal fan and try CCL you just might love it too.

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Here's what I know.

Carnival has some of the largest standard cabins in the mainstream industry, with super comfy beds and nice robes for me to use during my cruise.

Carnival has a small-ish but decent quality room service menu that is FREE around the clock, vs. other lines that charge for certain delivery times.

Carnival allows me to carry on a bottle of wine when I embark, ANYTHING I want, could be a $200 bottle, they don't mind.

Carnival serves me complimentary cappuccino, espresso and hot chocolate at all 3 MDR meals, if I want it.

Carnival is introducing lots of interesting NO FEE dining options on many ships in the fleet. Guys burgers, Blue Iguana, Italian venue at lunchtime, etc..

Carnival is happy to keep the soft serve ice cream that so many people love flowing round the clock, 24hrs a day, FREE.

What about any of this delivers a CHEAP experience? I only use these examples because I know that they are things Carnival delivers that some other lines do not.. You can see from my sig that I am not loyal to ANY line, I just don't get where the RCCL lovers/CCL haters are coming from, makes zero sense to me.

I could go on from here but then it would just be my opinions, not facts..:D

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I have enjoyed every one of our cruises. Some have been better than others but just being at sea for 7 days with not a care in the world is why we cruise. The best parts are

 

Door to door transportation to this islands

No cooking, meal prep or making beds

Time with dh

A casino at my fingertips:eek::p:)

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Here's what I know.

Carnival has some of the largest standard cabins in the mainstream industry, with super comfy beds and nice robes for me to use during my cruise.

Carnival has a small-ish but decent quality room service menu that is FREE around the clock, vs. other lines that charge for certain delivery times.

Carnival allows me to carry on a bottle of wine when I embark, ANYTHING I want, could be a $200 bottle, they don't mind.

Carnival serves me complimentary cappuccino, espresso and hot chocolate at all 3 MDR meals, if I want it.

Carnival is introducing lots of interesting NO FEE dining options on many ships in the fleet. Guys burgers, Blue Iguana, Italian venue at lunchtime, etc..

Carnival is happy to keep the soft serve ice cream that so many people love flowing round the clock, 24hrs a day, FREE.

What about any of this delivers a CHEAP experience? I only use these examples because I know that they are things Carnival delivers that some other lines do not.. You can see from my sig that I am not loyal to ANY line, I just don't get where the RCCL lovers/CCL haters are coming from, makes zero sense to me.

I could go on from here but then it would just be my opinions, not facts..:D

 

Great perks list and great definitions...loved it and sooo agree....

I can't wait to sail all lines and enjoy all the differences and decor and ammenities offered..love Hotels for same reason, just think it is fun....but want to take my time smelling the roses too...will probably always enjoy a fabulous budget, but not "cheap" cruise on Carnival...Sarah

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I met my mother-in-law to be and still got married. Sometimes you just gotta suck it up.:eek:

 

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GOOOODNESSSSS!! I love it!!!!!:D:D:D

 

I tell every "single" person I know to marry an orphan............no in-laws!!!!!

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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;).

 

Self-fulfilling prophesy.

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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!

 

TWO BITS...FOUR BITS... SIX BITS...A DOLLAR...ALL FOR ROYAL STAND UP AND HOLLAR!!!

What a GREAT Royal cheerleader you are!!!:eek:

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I have sailed both Royal and Carnival and can honestly sat that each line has their pros and cons... None of which would keep me from sailing either...

 

But I can relate to the OP... My DH and future BIL, will not sail Carnival....

 

BIL - his reason is related to loyalty points he accrues on his RC credit card... Which I think is a pretty stupid reason...

 

DH?? Well, I'm working on him for a cruise on Carnival next February... He's coming around... The fact that we can book a balcony cabin on Carnival for the price of an inside on RC (identical itinerary; Carnival ship is newer) seems to be pushing him in the right direction...

 

I find the food quality is better on Carnival across the board and that seems to be working in my favor also as DH is a chef and was quite disappointed with the food on our last two Royal cruises... So disappointed that he decided if we sailed Royal again he wanted to book specialty restaurants for every dinner!

 

I can't justify paying for an inside and specialty restaurants on Royal when I can book a balcony on Carnival and enjoy the MDR with an occasional night at the steakhouse...

 

All things being equal, it comes down to value for my money and lately Carnival has been meeting that expectation more consistently than Royal...

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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!

 

Really now?? This is just ridiculous... Your arrogance in presuming that your view is representative of those of us who have sailed both lines is just laughable...

 

Thanks a lot! I laughed so hard I spit out some of my mornIng coffee... Now I'll have to brew another cup... :rolleyes:

 

Probably should start some popcorn too:)

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Really now?? This is just ridiculous... Your arrogance in presuming that your view is representative of those of us who have sailed both lines is just laughable...

 

Thanks a lot! I laughed so hard I spit out some of my mornIng coffee... Now I'll have to brew another cup... :rolleyes:

 

Probably should start some popcorn too:)

 

Didn't you hear that you have no class unless you drive Y's model of car, drink Y's brand of wine, cruise on Y's cruise line, wear clothes from Y's store. Y? I don't know:rolleyes:.

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I feel sorry only for those cruisers who might have to share a table in the MDR with this jerk! I've enjoyed sails with both Carnival and RCI and count it a blessing to be able to cruise anywhere and with any company.

 

this is why i have cruised NCL no sharing tables..

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Here's what I know.

Carnival has some of the largest standard cabins in the mainstream industry, with super comfy beds and nice robes for me to use during my cruise.

Carnival has a small-ish but decent quality room service menu that is FREE around the clock, vs. other lines that charge for certain delivery times.

Carnival allows me to carry on a bottle of wine when I embark, ANYTHING I want, could be a $200 bottle, they don't mind.

Carnival serves me complimentary cappuccino, espresso and hot chocolate at all 3 MDR meals, if I want it.

Carnival is introducing lots of interesting NO FEE dining options on many ships in the fleet. Guys burgers, Blue Iguana, Italian venue at lunchtime, etc..

Carnival is happy to keep the soft serve ice cream that so many people love flowing round the clock, 24hrs a day, FREE.

What about any of this delivers a CHEAP experience? I only use these examples because I know that they are things Carnival delivers that some other lines do not.. You can see from my sig that I am not loyal to ANY line, I just don't get where the RCCL lovers/CCL haters are coming from, makes zero sense to me.

I could go on from here but then it would just be my opinions, not facts..:D

 

PLUS +1 here I agree 100%, no reason to pay RCCL "premium price"! AND THE 24 HOUR FREE PIZZA as well on CARNIVAL!

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