Hi, our first three cruises have been on the Inspiration and Paradise. I honestly can't find a thing wrong with these ships, but have wondered what the Spirit and Destiny class ships are like. If anyone's been on all three, or two, what are your favorites? I've only got a year to plan the next one, and am curious if we should try the Legend next year.
Regarding the Spirit class, do they have assigned tables in the dining room? Seems like a lot of people to seat with only the one main dining room.
We just returned from the Sept. 21 Paradise western; my review is in the reader reviews section if anyone's interested.
The Pride, a Spirit-class ship, was AMAZING! I've been on the Fantasy as well, and they really don't compare. The pool deck and space is WAY better on the Pride. There is so much more room and there are big pools, with the waterslide separate, not emptying into the pool.
The lack of pool space/area was my biggest complaint on the Fantasy. The 8 night itineraries on the Legend and Spirit look amazing too.
I would say give a try to the Spirit-class ships...you won't regret it! Service was excellent, the cabins were nice, the food was great (especially the $20/pp David's Supper Club on the Pride) and the ship was beautiful. It was big, but very easy to find your way around!
I have also been on all 3 classes. Each has advantages and disadvantages. The larger ships are more closed in. I missed the areas that the fantasy class had where there was just a railing between you and the ocean. On the larger ships you have to go to the top decks for that. However the pools are much larger on the other classes and the back pools have retractable roofs which allow for swimming in bad weather.
I agree, we have been on all 3 classes and the Pride has been our favorite. The layout of the ship makes it easy to get around. The fantasy class is my second favorite class. we have been on the Celebration, Imagination, and Sensation. We'll be on the Elation Nov 30. The Destiny class seems to me to be a little bit cluttered on the Lido deck. BUT each one was still fantastic and I would go again on any of them!!!!!
February 25, 2011