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Old March 18th, 2004, 11:08 AM
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Hello, I would like opinions on ship size and how it relates to a comfortable cruize. My family will be cruising the Carnival Paradise or Carnival Triumph for our next vacation. I am wondering if the size of the Triumph makes for a crowded pool side experience, long lines at lunch/other buffets, harder times to get a table to sit at on the deck. Any information regarding your opinion on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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We were on the Conquest (LARGE) & had a great time, there was a llines at the 2 buffets but you would also have lines on the smaller ships.... Of course the larger ships will have more things to do such as lounges, food stations,...etc...

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Old March 18th, 2004, 06:21 PM
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Large ship vs Smaller ship.

Large Pro's
Mulitple public areas->More to see
More People???

Large Con's
More to see
More People??

Smaller ship Pro's
Less public areas
Less People

Smaller Ship Con's
Less public areas
Less people??

I think the ships are designed to handle the crowd. Depending on the time of year, you most likely will find a nice balance of crowd and activities. The big difference in the ships you mention is Paradise is Non-smoking until September. Maybe go with her for this cruise to have the experience. The other ship will be available for your next cruise anytime. Just a thought, maybe other cruisemates have some input. Have a great trip!
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