Old April 9th, 2007, 07:46 PM
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Why Carnival, what are the most significant factors that make you return as a customer?
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Old April 9th, 2007, 07:55 PM
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Why Carnival?
My reasons are mainly value. I feel like I am getting the most for my entertainment dollars. I have fun, get to meet many new people, and travel. I feel that Carnival is providing a great entertainment venue. It is also up to the traveler to make their own fun. I feel that Carnival gives me the opportunity to do this.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 08:33 PM
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I choose Carnival for several reasons, in their order of importance:

1. Price (I cruise solo and this line gives me the best price)

2. Atmosphere (I have done other cruiselines and IMHO Carnival is the most suited to my personality.

3. Selection (Carnival is the big dog of the industry and therefore has the most variety)

4. Food (Carnival's is better than the others that I have tried)

5. Customer Service (Carnival is the most general in terms of refund/compensation in the industry - again, just MHO)
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Old April 9th, 2007, 08:34 PM
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The 1st cruise I went on was carnival. I had a great time so I have just stayed with them. I am sure a person would have a great time on any cruise line. The cruise is what one makes of it.

Also I feel carnival might be a little less expensive than the rest. Some cruise lines pamper you more but I would not feel comfortable being pampered more than I am on carnival.

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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:01 PM
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I first cruised with Carnival so now I am saying that if I go somewhere else and don't get what I got from Carnival (Service, Great food, and fun) I will be very disapointed in myself. Plus Carnival is the "Fun Ships" so mainly I believe for what I am looking for in a cruise drinking and hanging out Carnival is the one!
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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:34 PM
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I've been on Carnival and Royal Caribbean, although I like Carnival I feel Royal Caribbean has much better service, food and entertainment. If there is anyone who would love to hop into a nice "hot-tub" 24hrs a day, you should book your next cruise on Royal Caribbean, Adventure of the Seas. Not only are their hot-tubs open 24hrs a day, they have the most amazing ice-skating shows you will ever have a chance to see. Happy Crusing!

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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:42 PM
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I choose Carnival for price/value and the casual atmosphere. Every time I hear something about them trying to be less of a party ship my heart breaks a little. If there was a value cruiseline that focused more on a hipper, active, singles atmosphere I would do it in a heartbeat. Maybe the Maloof brothers need to start doing cruises!

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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:56 PM
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Our first cruise was on Royal Carribean to Alaska. I loved it! We chose Carnival for our second cruise because the price was right to take our 6 children with us. I also had heard great things about Camp Carnival. We are within driving distance of Galveston now, so dh and I have decided we should take advantage of EVERY cruise we can that leaves from that port! We're taking our next cruise in September and, fortunately, before I booked it, cruisemates offered the 4B's group cruise the week after we had planned, so we're joining that, too, which happens to be on Carnival. We might be going again in Jan. 2008. My dh has received gift awards for participating in his company's wellness program and one of the companies the awards can be used at is Royal Carribean. I really enjoyed it the first time we went, but that was 9 years ago, so it will be interesting to see how it compares to Carnival.

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Old April 9th, 2007, 11:59 PM
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So far, we like both Carnival and Royal. However, we always end up choosing Carnival because during the summer when we can go, Royal doesn't have very many options. Unfortunately, they send quite a few ships to Europe and Alaska during this time. Also, the price is always right with Carnival!

As far as comparing the amenities goes, we think the food is comparable, the entertainment is better on Carnival, the drinks and bar service are better on Royal, and the cabins are better on Carnival....

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Old April 10th, 2007, 12:06 AM
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Carnival is just more fun!!

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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:42 PM
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Thank you all for your comments, we are confident that we chose Carnival has our first cruise.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 12:36 AM
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My next cruise will probably be on RCI to jump to the next level of perks. But Carnival - more bang for the buck in cabins, and ditto mehawk their ships do promote fun and a cruise with them seems to take years off your existence (if only for a week or so), there is a more profound "party" experience on Carnival, and - last but not least - the best pizza on the seven seas !
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