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Old March 2nd, 2006, 07:05 PM
luv2cruise99 luv2cruise99 is offline
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I have cruised Princess and Carnival both many times and found them to be very comparable in most areas. The one thing that I really liked better on Princess was the Anytime dining option and the more extensive dinner buffet. The 24-hour, fresh water pools on Princess are also really nice if you like to swim. However, I did miss the always available free ice cream that Carnival offers. On Princess, ice cream is only free for a one hour period each afternoon and at dinner. At other times, you have to pay for it.

Other than those things mentioned above, I found them to be extremely similar. My future cruises will probably be on Princess only because I really like the Anytime dining option, however if Carnival was to ever offer a similar option, I would book them again without hesitation.
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