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Old December 18th, 2007, 10:56 PM
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Hi All,

For a while my GF and I have been seriously considering taking a trip on RCI's Adventure of the Seas. We're both familiar with RCI's voyager class ships so we knew what to expect. However, prices for this cruise are pretty steep so we've had to revaluate our options.

I was looking this evening and found a Princess intinerary that looks pretty interesting. The cruise is on the crown princess (a new ship) but I don't know what to expect if we were to book this cruise.

Could someone point out some of the bigger differences between both the ships and service between these two lines?

If it matters, we're both fairly active and in our mid to late 20's.

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I think you'd find Royal Caribbean move lively with more activities, especially later in the evening compared to Princess. Princess is more layed back with a slightly older crowd. You'll find more things to do on Royal Caribbean, epecially the Voyager or Freedom class ships, which I love. Its a personal thing, Princess had great food.

I find the entertainment to be better on Royal as well, in fact Carnival has some great shows too.
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If the itinerary really interests you, this might be a good time to stick your toe in the water with Princess. Your familiarity with RCI has given you a comfort level, and you know what to expect. You may have a different style, but great cruise, with Princess, & I think this ship is a good choice to start with.
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If I found a great price on Crown Princess, I'd grab it. While the ship is enormous, it's one of the most beautiful ships in service. You'll find a wide range of ages, extensive fitness, nightlife and entertainment. Cabins are larger than you'll find on RCI ships. Princess' food is much better, and so is service. And, Princess has a very flexible dining program while RCI still has the old assigned, single seating.
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If I found a great price on Crown Princess, I'd grab it. While the ship is enormous, it's one of the most beautiful ships in service. You'll find a wide range of ages, extensive fitness, nightlife and entertainment. Cabins are larger than you'll find on RCI ships. Princess' food is much better, and so is service. And, Princess has a very flexible dining program while RCI still has the old assigned, single seating.
I agree with Anne. We just got off the Crown Princess in November it is a very beautiful ship and, while huge, you never get a crowded feeling. The ages on our sailing ran the gamut with the greatest concentration from mid-30s to mid-50s. The food is excellent and we loved the flexibility of anytime dining as opposed to the traditional two seatings. We loved our RCI cruise and our Princess cruises.
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I also agree with Anne.........Princess has really great activities at night....especially at Skywalkers! Talk about an active nightlife!
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