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Old August 29th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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Default Which is your favorite Carnival ship and why?

Just curious as to who likes which ship and why that is your favorite? Is is the size, the ports, the crew, entertainment, or what that makes each ship special?
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My favorite at this point, is "Miracle". It's a Spirit class ship,,,not too big, but big enough to have lots of entertainment, and stuff to do. The crew aboard is outstanding, from the Captain right on down to the people who clean the railings. Everyone has a very positive attitude, and smiles, and takes care of business. The ship is clean, and neat and the food aboard is very, very good. Spirit class ships, in general, are the best IMO. 8)

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Our best so far is the Imagination. It was the crew and capt that makes this ship!
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All of them, haven't sailed them all but want to. Just like carnival cruise line.
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Have to say the Imagination has been the best and I agree with Marty that the crew/capt is what makes this ship better than the other two I have been on; however, the matre d on Inspiration George the Greek is the better than the matre d on Imagination.
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thank you to all the guys/gals who have complimented the Captain and his staff/crew!

Now, getting back on topic, the Captain's favorite is da Pride, da Pride.

Been all over that ship from the bridge, engine room and the captain's quarters . (Couple of UP & UP officers on da Pride are friends of mine).

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While I liked my cruise director and my head shore excursion guy on the Victory better than any other, I would have to say my favorite ship/cruise was the Valor.

I LLLLOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEDDDDDDDD the Valor. Her decor, the entertainment, the staff, everything about her was fabulous. I had absolutely no complaints on this ship and had the time of my life.

Of course, every cruise has been a blast...
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The Carnival Elation because she was so clean...
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Marty / Msblackjack.. when was the last time you were on the imagination??
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My favorite ship is the Carnival Elation because it was the first ship we cruised on. I couldn't believe how much I loved the cruise. I have been totally hooked ever since!!

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My least favorite was the Ark. Rained the entire trip, ship smelled like a barn.
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My least favorite was the Ark. Rained the entire trip, ship smelled like a barn.
I hate when that happens!
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My favorite ship so far is Sensation, as that's the only one I've been on!
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My favourite Carnival ship is The victory so far. I never felt crowded
on it. and well design!!
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Ours is the Miracle. Love the layout better than any of the others.
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So glad to see that the Miracle got atleast 2 votes. My family of four will call her home for Christmas and New Years. Its our first cruise with Carnival. Can't wait!
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I have to say the Victory. The decor and crew were awesome! I would have gone on the Valor, alas, I find the decor on the Valor too over-the-top American...it slams you in the face as soon as you walk on and it keeps hitting you wherever you go. I'd go on it eventually, but I'd do Liberty, Glory, and Freedom first. I'll be on the Conquest in February and in 16 days I'll be one in Miami prior to boarding the Triumph!

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My whole family loved the Elation, from the entertainment to the Camp Carnival Counselors.
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OK don't slam me --- but I love all the ships - HOWEVER -- the Liberty has been my favorite to date because of the 'big screen'
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Inspiration is the best Carnival ship......It was 6 years before i sailed my second cruise on her and my experience was magical~! I met my best friends onboard her that voyage.................INSPIRATION!
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Conquest both for it's staff and the fact that I was on it right after Katrina and it provided a safe and soothing haven for one week from the struggles and turmoils of the aftermath of the storm..plus it had a great week of smooth jazz music and performers
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I had a favorite in each class.

The Jubilee, as it was my first, and everything just gelled.

The Imagination

The Triumph

The Pride.

and holding. Have yet to try a Conquest class ship.
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Marty / Msblackjack.. when was the last time you were on the imagination??
Have to admit, its been 4 years. But of all the ships we have sailed so far we would sail on the Imagination and the Glory again.
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wish they put big screens on all the big ships
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My least favorite was the Ark. Rained the entire trip, ship smelled like a barn.

... great sence of humor!!!
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wish they put big screens on all the big ships
Carnival has that in the works!
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my favorite is the triumph my frist cruise was on the triumph
staff is friendly and helpful we had the best time on the triumph
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I see a lot of folks like the Legend, Spirit, Pride, Miracle-class ships. I've never been on one, but from what I understand, you can walk fore to aft on any deck and travel the length of the ship. That would be a definite plus, but what concerns me are the balconies. The newer class ships are all designed to feature more balcony cabins. The Conquest class balconies extend out beyond the sides of the ship with the lifeboats tucked underneath and providing a clear view fore, aft and down. The Legend class recess many of the balconies (in the area of the lifeboats) restricting view fore, aft, and down. If I'm gonna pay the extra bucks for the balcony, I want an unobstructed view in all directions. What say you that've had balcoies on this class ship?
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