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Which Carnival ship(s) would you never sail again?

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I would not go on the Sunrise again due to all of the overcrowding points made in the previous posts.  

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1 hour ago, Blondie419ag said:

I loved the Sunshine, mainly the Serenity deck. I love any ship with a pool on the Serenity or an adults only pool. I liked how you could still hear what was going on and see the large screen from the Serenity as well. I also loved the small bites in the Havana area. To each their own though 🙂

 

Pretty much everything you like about the Serenity area on Sunshine is why I don’t like it. Like my wife said, there is nothing serene about the Serenity area on Sunshine. Personally I love the Serenity area on Spirit class ships...quiet area, pool, hot tub, large covered bar.  But I agree with  your last point about to each their own. 

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43 minutes ago, PhillyFan33579 said:

 

Pretty much everything you like about the Serenity area on Sunshine is why I don’t like it. Like my wife said, there is nothing serene about the Serenity area on Sunshine. Personally I love the Serenity area on Spirit class ships...quiet area, pool, hot tub, large covered bar.  But I agree with  your last point about to each their own. 

 

I loved the Legend! I haven't been on any of the other Spirit class ships yet though. 

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I would sail any Carnival ship if the price is right. Which means much cheaper than the competition. For similar pricing with the competition, I wouldn't sail any Carnival ship again. 

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I would not sail any of the Fantasy class ships, I like a balcony and they are way too expensive on those smaller ships.  So far the only ship we would never go on again is the NCL Epic, cabin was very small and the shower and the toilet are in main area of the cabin, the sink is at the bottom of the bed.  We still had a great cruise, not going to let bad cabin design ruin our cruise, we would just not do it again.

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Ecstasy. The ship on multiple decks and areas smelled like sewage. It was an everyday thing. 

The food was not up to par. Ordered the flat iron steak medium and it comes out well done. I ordered the Surf and Turf and ordered that medium and it came out medium rare. I have never had issues getting meat cooked correctly on other ships. Room steward wouldn't get to room until 1-2 every day and night turn down between 8-9. I've never had it that late. If you go by your room to see if done they then will skip you versus knock on the door. I found that out the last night. One of the beds the springs were wore out it would just flatted down to a big hole. We told steward the 2nd night. We thought they would replace the bed. The  last night we checked under mattress and he just put 2 towels underneath it. Which made it lumpy then in a weird spot. I just think the smell,the poor food service and cabin cleaning and service were poor. 

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4 hours ago, jimbo5544 said:

Their names start with D, V and T?

Once again, I can't put one past you. 🙂

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Least favorite was the Vista, not because it wasn't a nice ship but I didn't not like the layout and I missed the large atrium. I would sail it again for right price and itinerary 

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There is not even one ship I have been on that I would not love to go on again. Our first cruise was on the Fantasy. It was like I had walked into a glittery, surreal, amazing fantasy land. I was hooked. So, the next cruise we planned, my husband asked me which ports and which ships I was interested in booking. I was adament about booking the Fantasy again, because I felt that the Fantasy was so magnificent [and huge] that no other ship could compare. 

 

The next cruise, I really wanted to go on the Fantasy yet again, but my husband was set on a new ship, the Elation. I was a little hesitant, but we had ordered the Elation VCR tape, with Kathy Lee  dancing and singing around the ship, and she seemed to think the Elation was the best ship ever. As soon as we boarded, I agreed. And I insisted that our next cruise be on the Elation again.

 

The same thing happened with the Conquest. Twice in a row because we loved it so much.

 

Two times in a row on Magic, for the same reason.

 

The Journey Cruise in November on the Breeze, will not be our second time in a row on her, it will be our fifth.

 

Every cruise and cruise ship we have been on has far exceeded our expectations, and there is not one of them that I would not be excited about sailing on again.

 

 

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I honestly am surprised by all the hate for Vista class. We sailed on the Horizon and loved it. I particularly liked the fact that we had to go somewhere other than the dining room to get our reservation for anytime dining. On the other ships everyone just lined up at he door and waited which wasn't a problem for us going in but coming out there were so many people waiting sometimes it was hard to get through, where on the Horizon everyone waited in other areas of the ship. The elevators were a mess but it was also very new for nearly everyone on board and hardly anyone understood the concept on day one. By day 8 it was less problematic. I really enjoyed the IMAX and was very disappointed to learn they were not including it on the Panorama. I agree about the skyride being a waist of time and money with how often its down. Maybe they can figure out a way to retrofit Bolt on these ships when they go to dry dock. 

 

For me the ship I will never go on again is the Sensation. It was too small, not enough balcony rooms (overpriced) and felt like it was missing some of the fun things we enjoy. It also felt very old, which I understand that its getting up there in age. They can start retiring this class of ship anytime now.  

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On 9/4/2019 at 11:46 PM, VentureMan_2000 said:

One that was taken out of service or never sailed again.

I concur

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Any of the Carnival's oldest ships.  I've posted this over and over again, that I stopped booking the Fantasy class ships about a dozen years ago, because they were old back then.  Too much over the top Farcus decor as well.

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Vista!!! stupid layout, from front to back, atrium is ugly and boring, cinema blocks 3 floors, casino is small and people just walking the floor are forced to walk right through the middle and too many people! Also any of the new boats I do not want to be on, too big, too many people!

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8 hours ago, vicky3vicky said:

There is not even one ship I have been on that I would not love to go on again. Our first cruise was on the Fantasy. It was like I had walked into a glittery, surreal, amazing fantasy land. I was hooked. So, the next cruise we planned, my husband asked me which ports and which ships I was interested in booking. I was adament about booking the Fantasy again, because I felt that the Fantasy was so magnificent [and huge] that no other ship could compare. 

 

The next cruise, I really wanted to go on the Fantasy yet again, but my husband was set on a new ship, the Elation. I was a little hesitant, but we had ordered the Elation VCR tape, with Kathy Lee  dancing and singing around the ship, and she seemed to think the Elation was the best ship ever. As soon as we boarded, I agreed. And I insisted that our next cruise be on the Elation again.

 

The same thing happened with the Conquest. Twice in a row because we loved it so much.

 

Two times in a row on Magic, for the same reason.

 

The Journey Cruise in November on the Breeze, will not be our second time in a row on her, it will be our fifth.

 

Every cruise and cruise ship we have been on has far exceeded our expectations, and there is not one of them that I would not be excited about sailing on again.

 

 

I LOVE LOVE this response and your attitude!  There is something magical about each ship and we are the same that we enjoy sailing on the same ship more than once.  We even had wrap aft balconies on Pride, Spirt, Legend and Miracle, same #8248 and it was like going home! Someone mentioned the Sensation which I would not want to sail on again, but  it was really because we went with a group of people/couples who were fighting and miserable the whole time and made the cruise awful and I guess I associate that ship with that.  I simply LOVED the color changing lights on the Liberty and would love to sail her again.  My favorite is the spirit class like many others.  I am an "atrium snob"  and love sitting there and watching the action and seeing the elevators and just looking up and up and up!  So I don't think I would enjoy the Vista or Horizon.  There are things I like and dislike on every ship I have been on.  And btw, I LOVED the lido on Sunshine where others hated it, so everyone has a different experience.  We are going on Sunrise a month from today and I'm a bit nervous with all the votes for her, but I'm sure we will be okay.  It's fun to exchange  ideas and opinions!  

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35 minutes ago, Crusin Karen said:

I LOVE LOVE this response and your attitude!  There is something magical about each ship and we are the same that we enjoy sailing on the same ship more than once.  We even had wrap aft balconies on Pride, Spirt, Legend and Miracle, same #8248 and it was like going home! Someone mentioned the Sensation which I would not want to sail on again, but  it was really because we went with a group of people/couples who were fighting and miserable the whole time and made the cruise awful and I guess I associate that ship with that.  I simply LOVED the color changing lights on the Liberty and would love to sail her again.  My favorite is the spirit class like many others.  I am an "atrium snob"  and love sitting there and watching the action and seeing the elevators and just looking up and up and up!  So I don't think I would enjoy the Vista or Horizon.  There are things I like and dislike on every ship I have been on.  And btw, I LOVED the lido on Sunshine where others hated it, so everyone has a different experience.  We are going on Sunrise a month from today and I'm a bit nervous with all the votes for her, but I'm sure we will be okay.  It's fun to exchange  ideas and opinions!  

Agree.  So much more in fashion to be negative..... as Don Henley says....kick em when their up, kick em when their down, how sad.

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On 9/5/2019 at 8:04 AM, jimbo5544 said:

A thread on Carnival love.....

 

Always looking at the bright side Jimbo.

 

Maybe this will brighten your day.  I've sailed the Conquest, Magic, Breeze, and Freedom.  Although the Freedom is my favorite so far, I would sail on any of them again.

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4 minutes ago, bury me at sea said:

 

Always looking at the bright side Jimbo.

 

Maybe this will brighten your day.  I've sailed the Conquest, Magic, Breeze, and Freedom.  Although the Freedom is my favorite so far, I would sail on any of them again.

Some might not believe it, but I am that way on everything in life.  There is so much negativity in everything including here.  Why take so much pleasure in it?  I have been on 36 and not a one (well one has moved on....) I would not sail on again, some are certainly higher on the list than others.  It does not always have to be roses, but it sure does not have to be shoveling dog dudu either, but that is just me...😀

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I don't have a specific ship. But, I think if I hated an experience that much, I'd be done with Carnival.  Mainly because in my experience, the ships are more similar than different.  

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My least favorite ship was the old Mardi Gras.  By the time we sailed on her in 1991 it was in pretty bad repair and the crew, especially the CD (no better than a used car salesman), was horrible.  When we got off that ship I said I'd never sail Carnival again.....well until our Big Red boat broke a rudder and we caught a last minute cabin on the Sensation.  Still fairly new we had a great time and have been with Carnival ever since.  Looking back I didn't realize the historical significance of the Mardi Gras and wish I could have sailed on her again knowing what I learned about her later.

 

Other than that one cruise we've managed to have a good time on any class ship we've sailed with Carnival, although my personal favorites are the Spirit and Conquest class.

 

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51 minutes ago, jimbo5544 said:

Some might not believe it, but I am that way on everything in life.  There is so much negativity in everything including here.  Why take so much pleasure in it?  I have been on 36 and not a one (well one has moved on....) I would not sail on again, some are certainly higher on the list than others.  It does not always have to be roses, but it sure does not have to be shoveling dog dudu either, but that is just me...😀

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On ‎9‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 10:28 PM, shof515 said:

 

this should be fixed via the Hub app, you can use the Hub app to make a dinner reservation instead of visiting the kiosk

 

For me it is a toss up between the Sunshine and the Sunrise. I hated the buffet layout on the Sunshine and the lack of pools since they removed a pool to add that Havana bar area and for the Sunrise due to lack of public space and how the current layout is unable to accommodate all of the people onboard the ship. Lots of cramped and crowded spaces due to a insufficient design like the current photo gallery layout. it is impossible finding your picture due to the small space, a space that can not handle crowds

Hub app or kiosk. Doesn't make any difference. That won't change the design flaws of the ship.

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Definitely the Triumph/Sunshine. We’re Platinum, but really almost turned off to cruising or at least Carnival. Decided to go again last year and the Dream turned all that around. Amazing how different the two experiences were

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The only ship I wouldn't like to sail on again is the Big Red Boat... problem solved: it no longer exists!

 

Other than that, I'd go on any cruiseship, any time, anywhere! I'm so excited that within 1-2 years I'll be moving back to Florida where I'll have 5 cruise ports within 3 hours! I love Galveston to cruise out of, but it does limit your choices...

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