Have been on Disney, RCCL and HAL. Just recently HAL Oosterdam - outstanding and loved every minute. Now we want to see more exotic locales such as Belize, Costa Maya, Progresso, etc., seems that Carnival is the only line out there with such itineraries. Looking into the Miracle, Valor, Glory or Legend in May 2005. Any preference on these ships? Some better than others? We are late 40s - no kids. We don't want a week from hell.
Hard for anyone else to say you will have a great time on a Carnival ship. I know i have great times on carnival ships. But i have no idea what your likes or dislikes are. I am in my fifties and my husband in his sixties. our group of 10 have great cruises.
We are in our mid 50's and have cruised with CCL 16 times and think they are the best fit for us of the 5 lines we have done. My suggestion would be either the Legend or Miracle as those ships have less people and frankly, I like the design of them <G>
If you're cruising in May 2005 I would go earlier in the month. Some schools are out by the end of May in various parts of the country and there would most likely be more kids on board. Just a thought.
Celebrity Century 1/09
Carnival Destiny 10/07
Carnival Destiny 9/06
Monarch of the Seas 3/06
Carnival Inspiration 8/05
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
Hi Carnival is great. We are sailing RCCL in two weeks. We go to Belize, Costa Maya, Grand Caymen and Cozumel on the Explorer of the Seas. There are plenty of cruise lines going to those ports. Dont choose based on ports alone. We have cruised Carnival twice and had a great time.
My husband and I have taken 3 CCL and are about to take number 4. I am 45 and my husband just turned 50.
We traveled back in late August with my parents for their 50th (dad is 70). We all had a GREAT time.
One thing about CCL is that they really fill all ages for entertainment. They have many lounges, all with different thems. My husband and I enjoy watching kareoke. Sometimes it can be a real hoot.
I would give it a try, and then you'll know. And early May would be good. We go May 1st on the Victory, before all the schools let out, because my parents are again going. Also, last Ausgust, we cruised in the middle between the first two hurricanes. We got luck there. Some didn't.
On Glory - 05-06-06
Sensation,Jubilee ,Maj.of the Seas,Conquest, Victory.