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8 minutes ago, Lucky TGO said:

Hi Mr. Steelers36,

My new friend (See Photo) said Princess is the cruise line for her. She can’t wait to go on her first Princess cruise. I hope you will join us.

Tony

 

 

 

Yes, she is a Princess for sure.  But I think her Mom will be wanting to take her on Disney first.

 

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Did equinox aqua class 2 years ago and coral mini suite before that. Celebrity no questions asked because of the food and service.  But there will be lots of changes across all lines upon restart so all opinions and recommendations are subject to change. 

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On 3/30/2021 at 11:27 AM, CineGraphic said:

If you like to use the spa, stick with Celebrity. If more days on board are more important to you, go with Princess. Vancouver is the most beautiful port to sail in and out of, much better than LA.

Agree with you 100%

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On 3/30/2021 at 2:20 PM, seaworthy1 said:

To those who have cruised on both, which would you do if the cost was about the same. Grand Princess 15 nt r/t LA to Hawaii in a mini-suite or Celebrity Eclipse 11 nt Vancouver to Hawaii in Aqua class.  We have sailed Celebrity quite a bit and pretty much know the ins and outs and have never sailed Princess and know next to nothing.

 

Living in Phoenix, the air fare would be cheaper on the LA r/t.  I know this is one of those "what's your personal preferences" questions, but I'm just looking for experienced opinions. Thanks in advance.

I have cruised on the Celebrity Solstice class of ships MANY times... it's actually our favorite class ship across all cruise lines.  It has a smart, easy to follow layout.  We LOVE the Persian Gardens, and you get that free as part of AquaClass.  We did AquaClass once, and we loved that as well.  Same cabin size as other balconies, just better placed and with better amenities.  Awesome multi shower head in bathroom shower as well.  The biggest plus is you get exclusive access to Blu, which is a fantastic restaurant.

 

We've only cruised once with Princess, aboard Royal Princess in the Spring of 2019.  We instantly fell in love with Princess!  We found the Royal class to be just gorgeous, but it has some strange layout where getting to one of the main restaurants is concerned.  We LOVED the Enclave!  

 

Comparing food: I would say that the main dining room meals on Celebrity are a step up from Princess' main dining room, but that shouldn't take away from Princess' offerings.  Princess and Celebrity have the BEST buffets at sea, in my experience.  But Princess' buffet (at least on Royal) are MUCH larger than Celebrity's buffets.  Specialty restaurants on both lines are exquisite!  Princess offers more free locations to eat than Celebrity does.

 

As for cabins, Celebrity balcony staterooms are larger and more comfortable, but on Royal, we had a Mini-Suite (which included a tub!), so if you can swing it, I'd go that route on Princess.

 

All the rest is the same on both Celebrity and Princess: great entertainment, similar excursions, great pool areas (the Solarium- Adults only pool - on Celebrity is second to none, though), awesome bars (Martini bar on Celebrity Solstice class ships is incredible), Casino... all you would expect.

 

You can't lose!

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