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Old August 20th, 2005, 10:17 PM
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Default How do Carnival & RCI rate as compared to Princess

Have not cruised in a long time. Previous cruises were on RCI before the change in ownership (years ago!). We loved it then, but we're a lot older (& wiser?) now. We prefer the over 50 crowd. Is Princess more suited to us than Carnival & RCI?
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Old August 21st, 2005, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: How do Carnival & RCI rate as compared to Princess

Hi,
Most defenitely.

If you have fond memories of RCCL, why not consider their '' sibling '', Celebrity ???
For '' our '' age group looking for the golden age - type crowd, Princess is quite good,
but Celebrity would be noticeably better.

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CG
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Old August 21st, 2005, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: How do Carnival & RCI rate as compared to Princess

You really need to go to the Ships Reviews area and check out Anne's reviews to get an idea of what the various lines offer and who they target. Then read the personal reviews of the average reader who has been there and how they reacted. It is hard for one to say just what you would like unless they really know your personality and preferences. We are in out mid 50's and like most ships but think CCL fits us best. Close friends who are very much like us also like Princess, RCI, and Celebrity so go figure. It is your call. One of the reasons one line does not blow all the others away is because they all have something a little different from the others and it is a matter of personal preference only.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: How do Carnival & RCI rate as compared to Princess

My parents, who are in their 80's, and have cruised many different lines, sailed twice on Carnival with us. Most recently they sailed on Princess through the Panama Canal. They felt Carnival was better than Princess in 3 ways: bigger cabin, better food, better nightlife (they said it was really quiet -- "dead" -- on Princess after dinner). They said the service was better on Princess and that people really dressed up fancy in the evening (lots of tuxes). They also noted that they were constantly bombarded by bartenders pushing drinks on Princess............which I thought was funny because I thought it was bad on Carnival!
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Old August 28th, 2005, 10:46 AM
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Celebrity does sound like a good fit for your situation.
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