Originally Posted by PAJess
Hey Ryan. I've been on Ncl Dawn, Ncl Spirit, and Ncl Jewel. This year were not sure yet, thinking of trying the Carnival Dream or Freedom of the Seas. But its not a done deal. My parents are still working out the pros and cons to both of them, and the cost too.
Given the choice- I'd absolutely choose the Freedom. It has so many pros- it's more like the experience you're used to on NCL, it has much more to do onboard for teens than the Dream, it's priced much more competitively, and it's larger as well. The Dream will be a fun ship and good value in a year or so when things settle down and the rates come down. I couldn't justify spending the kind of money Carnival expects for a cabin on the Dream when in reality it's not comparable to similar ships of comparable size and passenger demographic.
Anyway, I digress. Welcome again and I'll stop hijacking the welcome wagon.