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  • Royal Caribbean

    13 76.47%
  • Carnival

    1 5.88%
  • Princess

    2 11.76%
  • NCL

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    Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    So my friends and I are planning a vacation. We want to go on a cruise. We decided that the time that works best for everyone is may 3 - may 10. So, a 7 day mexican riviera cruise seems to be the most practical. So now we're having a debate over which cruise line to pick. We all have had previous cruising experience on 3 separate lines (disney, royal caribbean and carnival) and while our general consensus says we should go on royal caribbean i thought id get your feedback first. what have you done? what have you liked? disliked? do's and don'ts? thanks.
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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    There's only one cruise ship line where you've got some Royal Caribbean coming. So, that's the one I chose. Disney cruise ships would have trumped RC if you would have included it in the poll. Why did you leave it out. The 4-D theaters Disney is getting ready to Imagineer for them will be a blast ..making the overall experince a much bigger SPLASH!
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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    Each of the cruise lines you've named have different atmospheres and while I would like one, you might like another.

    Royal Caribbean is the most diverse and has the most for everyone. Depending on what ship you sail on, you might get ice skating, a promenade, etc.

    NCL touts itself as being a "Freestyle" cruise line, which means that you;ll have to make dinner reservations every day. It has a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Carnival wants to please everyone, but personally I think is more for a younger crowd. The larger Carnival ships are better than the smaller ships in my opinion.

    Princess has a more country club type feel and the guests on board will be somewhat older.

    Personally, I'd choose between Princess and RCI, depending on price and cabin category.

    Let us know what you decide!


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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    I have been on Disney, Royal Carribean, and Carnival.
    Out of all, I will honestly say Disney was the best. But that was not in the choice.

    Between Royal Carribean and Carnival, they each had their pros and cons.
    Royal Carribeans food trumped Carnivals. It was just better.
    Royal Carribean was great when I was single. There was a lot to do and something for everyone is a correct statement. We had a great time, great activities. It was a lot of fun.
    Carnival is more geared to young kids and families- which I now have. They have great family events.It seems a bit more layed back than than Royal Carribean. Less formal.

    Seeing that you are traveling with friends, I would suggest Royal Carribean

    Also, I have never been on Princess, but know people who have and it is geared toward a more senior crowd. Not knowing your age, I would guess that is not what you are looking for.
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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    There's only one cruise ship line where you've got some Royal Caribbean coming. So, that's the one I chose. Disney cruise ships would have trumped RC if you would have included it in the poll. Why did you leave it out. The 4-D theaters Disney is getting ready to Imagineer for them will be a blast ..making the overall experince a much bigger SPLASH!
    Does Disney do a Mexican Riviera cruise?

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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    Thanks for this thread. My husband and I are hoping to do our honeymoon cruise this summer. We chose Royal Caribbean because it has less than of a party reputation than Carnival has. I have heard too that Princess is for older folks. We didn't even consider NCL!
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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    I'm a big fan of doing what I want when I want so we go NCL. Princess was very good as well. Carnival was the only one I wouldn't recommend.

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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    I LOVE Princess. I just got back from a Carribean cruise on Princess and I think it was 2006 or 2007 that I went on a Alaska cruise. The service on Princess is excellent!
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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    Quote Originally Posted by TacAlert View Post
    Does Disney do a Mexican Riviera cruise?
    The question related to the best cruise line, not the destination.
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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    I've been on RCL, NCL, Princess and Carnival. My NCL experience was before freestyle cruising on the Norway, which was a totally different type of experience. Princess is definitely more of an older group of passengers. Carnival, as was said, is more of a party type atmosphere. I've been on Royal Caribbean three times now and love just about everything. NCL is one to consider if you want the whole freestyle cruising thing.

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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    RC twice for us. Great.
    Princess 4 times. VERY classy, but yes, geared towards the mature. Our favorite.
    Carnival once. Party time!

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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    The question related to the best cruise line, not the destination.
    No, the question stated they chose a 7 day mexican cruise. Does Disney do a 7 day cruise? If they do, then yes, it should be included.

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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeland View Post
    NCL touts itself as being a "Freestyle" cruise line, which means that you;ll have to make dinner reservations every day. It has a very relaxed atmosphere.
    Just wanted to make a small clarification. No biggie.

    You do not need to make reservations every day. There are dining rooms where you can just show up, and they will seat you. There are also specialty restaurants that you WOULD want to make a reservation at just to be sure you will be seated at the time you want.

    I cruised once on The Big Red Boat when i was a kid, so that doesn't count. The only other line I have cruised on is NCL. I just got back from the New Orleans/Cozumel/Costa Maya/Belize City trip and I loved it!

    I know this will sound a bit dopey, but they had automatic hand sanitizers all over the ship!

    Hope you enjoy, whichever you decide!

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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    I've only cruised on RC, but had a great experience everytime. There's always something to do and it was a lot of fun.

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    Re: Royal Caribbean vs. Other Cruise Lines

    Quote Originally Posted by WRDup View Post
    So my friends and I are planning a vacation. We want to go on a cruise. We decided that the time that works best for everyone is may 3 - may 10. So, a 7 day mexican riviera cruise seems to be the most practical. So now we're having a debate over which cruise line to pick. We all have had previous cruising experience on 3 separate lines (disney, royal caribbean and carnival) and while our general consensus says we should go on royal caribbean i thought id get your feedback first. what have you done? what have you liked? disliked? do's and don'ts? thanks.
    i Have only been on RCI. twice on the vision of the seas and once on the Monarch OtS all on the Mexican riviera. RCI has the mariner of the Seas on the west coast now one of there voyager class ships, and that would be my choice. For a lot more information on cruising I would check out cruisecritic.com I call it the micechat of all things crusing
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