I think Carnival should use names from their retired ships. Names such as Mardi Gras, Carnivale, Festivale, Tropicale, and Jubilee. The newer Carnival ships have names with little or no relation to "fun". The 3 ships that have the same name as Royal Caribbean's names, Legend, Freedom, and Splendor, can be told apart from Carnival because the ship's name on Royal Caribbean is connected with "Of The Seas". So a Royal Caribbean Ship would be called Legend Of The Seas rather than Royal Caribbean Legend.But there is also a 3rd Legend ship, called the Seabourn Legend. The first three ships of Carnival's Spirit Class(Spirit,Pride, and Legend) were named after the Seabourn Ships, not Royal Caribbean. I don't know if the Carnival ships Freedom and Splendor were named after the Royal Caribbean ships. The last Royal Caribbean ship not to originally have the "Of The Seas" extension was the Nordic Empress. But after her refurbishment in 2004 she was renamed Empress Of The Seas.
Norwegian Pearl 12/19/09
Carnival Miracle 12/23/08
Carnival Legend 4/1/07
Carnival Liberty 1/1/06,11/21/06
Caribbean Princess 5/28/05
Norwegian Wind 3/20/04
Carnival Legend 12/20/02, 3/18/03
Carnival Fascination 11/1/02
Carnival Victory 3/17/02
Carnival Triumph 3/17/01
RCI Majesty Of The Seas 1/5/01
Carnival Ecstasy 1/15/99, 2/04/00
And I agree with Earl! Our last cruise was on NCL Sun, our next on Sun Princess. Very confusing!
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