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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:52 PM
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Default Carnival is the Greatest!

I have to admit Carnival is the best cruise line in the industry. They are not called the Most Popular Cruise Line for no reason at all. They know what they're doing and have mastered the market.

Way to go Carnival!

You can't go wrong on a Carnival cruise!

Why not sign up for one today? There are excellent deals out there, why wait?
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:02 AM
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Can you tell us why you are so happy with them?

Did you have a really good experience with them? Please let us know?
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Please let us know. And have you sailed other lines as a comparision? We would like your over all experience.

I have never sailed Carnival but the wife has and not super impressed. Your input just might make a difference for me to book.
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Default I agree. Carnival is Great!

I've taken a lot of cruises over the years with a lot of different cruise lines and we always come back to Carnival. The activities are non-stop and besides Disney, Carnival has the best kids program out there.

Like anything else, there will always be a bad experience now and then like a waiter who doesn't give the best service, but overall, we think carnival is great!
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I haven't cruised yet, March is when I go, but I have to state right now I am not happy with the company's vacation planners. Hopefully they will make me smile like you, when i get on the ship.
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i have cruise twice with carnival and i have found there staff frindley
and helpfull and keep the cabins very clean they have also help us with our fun pass and there lost and found department was helpfull
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i have cruise twice with carnival and i have found there staff frindley
and helpfull and keep the cabins very clean they have also help us with our fun pass and there lost and found department was helpfull
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Chris, While I actually agree with you for the most part and CCL is my favorite line so far it would be nice if you posted WHY you like it so much and if you can compare it to other lines. Just saying how great they are doesn't help anyone really make up their mind just as someone just saying they stink does.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 05:05 PM
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I agree with Jim and Chris; Carnival gives you the most bang for your buck. Also love Royal Carribean, but I find them rather unyielding on cabin prices. Would love to book Freedom, but not at $1,600 per. Probably will take the grandchildren on Miracle next year.

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Have taken over 30 cruises thru the years starting back in the late 50,s from Miami to Nassau and have been on all of the major main line cruise lines to include those saling in Europe and I would not say that Carnival is the greatest.When I am asked this question as to which is my favorite my reply is that I like all of them and it sure beats staying at home.I do think the question neede to be more specific and by this I mean which one has the best food,best entertainment,best service,etc.The other part of the equation has to do with the age of the cruisers and travelling with children and their ages .Carnival is an excellent cruise line however it is not number one in all catagories by a long shot.
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I have yet to do any of the high end cruislines but for the mainstream lines we prefer Carnival. We are not yet into the "read a book, sip some wine, retire for the night" cruising but prefer a lot of activities and dancing into the wee hours of the night. Carnival offers this type of cruising with better pricing and options than others. We won't hesitate to take other lines if the itinerary and pricing is attractive though.

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Default They Don't Call it the Fun Ship For Nothing!

This company has mastered and far exceeded the expectations of giving their customers the most for their money. I've taken all inclusives with Disney and planned trips to various vacation spots abroad and nationally, but Carnival still beatsl their competitors hands-down.

It's a great vacation for the whole family. That includes Grandma-Grandpa-Mom-Dad-Kids-Uncles-Aunts-yada-yada-yada. If you don't want to have "fun" don't cruise with Carnival. They take their slogan "The Fun Ship" seriously.

If you are worried about your kids being bored on a cruise, again Carnival is the ship for them. Carnival has initiated programs that cater to students in Elementary School to High School. From what I understand their Teen Program (Club02) is the only one of it's kind. Carnival takes pride in catering to kids of all ages. They realize that one day that young people will grow up and have an income and will probably want to choose them for their future vacations.

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I have been on 22 cruises, 23rd coming up in 2 weeks on the Legend. Carnival delivers the best value and is by far the best for family cruising. While Disney is a family cruise line and offers a good experience, there are way too many young 'uns. Carnival's food variety is above that of other cruise lines. Their shows are much better than anything I've ever seen on Princess or Royal Caribbean. I do absolutely agree that favoring a particular cruise line is a personal choice and one can have many opinions, but Carnival clearly offers the best value in pricing compared to a land vacation and other cruise line companies. In addition, Carnival has more scheduled activities than any other cruise line keeping every member of the family occupied, from very young to the seniors. Carnival's Captain's Party and Past Passenger party is top notch in comparison to other cruise companies. While noone will be 100% happy all the time, I believe Carnival does the best in making sure customers are satisfied with their product.
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WOW Chris you sound like you are on a TV commerical for Carnival or something. Glad you are so happy with them. You get something for free or what? I only have been on one cruise with them which was my first and I was happy with them so I booked the same ship for a day longer this year. RO
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No, nothing for free this time, although did receive a great upgrade. Looking forward to the trip. Just not hearing great things posted about CD Brett Alan -I think I've sailed with him before, but can't recall for certain. Well, anyway the CD doesn't necessarily make or break the cruise (unless you're talking the likes of John Heald who is a definite bonus). What the heck, you've got to make your own fun anyway!
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I have sailed on several lines but always return to Carnival. I just plain like them the best. Sailed on Celebrity and liked it but found the overall atmosphere was a bit "stuffy" I loved Home Lines but they no longer exist. It seems my most memorable cruises have been on Carnival. This last on on the Glory was very memorable,lol. Carnival just seems to give the most value for your money.

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i agree, i have just tried princess and it was dull, i espcially enjoy myself with carnival and have dun eihgt cruises with carnvial.
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