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And why? My husband and I have been on the Glory and the Valor and we are looking at booking a cruise this year, but don't really know what to go with. We are looking at one on the Triumph based soley on itenerary. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old January 24th, 2008, 09:09 AM
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The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I love the "Miracle". She's a Spirit class ship, perfect size, excellent staff with superior service, great entertainment and just refitted. Give "Miracle" a look. You won't go wrong.

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da PRIDE, da PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe cuz I know her better than any Carnival ship since a dear friend of mine "captains" her, amongst other Carnival ships.


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Agree with Ken, been on a few different ships, and Miracle is my favorite.
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I've been on the Fantasy, Elation, Celebration, and Valor. Thus far, the Valor by far. My least favorite is the Celebration (short deck & hotel like lobby) was the worst to me.

I'm going on the Liberty, March 1, 2008. I think this will be my new favorite.
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In Sept, we cruised on the Conquest, and lopved her. The last Carnival cruise I had sailed on was in 95, on the Fascination. We loved this newer class of ship. The Farcus interiors are not for the timid, but like on all the ships we have sailed, once the fun sets in, who looks, or cares ....It all becomes part of the fun atmosphere.
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I liked the Liberty better than any of the few I have sailed on.
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Well, my favorite Carnival ships prior to my cruise in June were the Valor and Glory. In June, we sailed on the Liberty and this is now our favorite ship....beautiful, clean, great service from all staff members, great food in the formal dining room. Our cruise was an 8 nighter that included Antigua and Tortola, they were breathtaking and the snorkeling in Tortola was one of the best I've ever been on. We sailed on a catamaran to a cove where pirates once hid their treasures in the caves, the fish and water were spectacular.
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For convenience whatever is sailing from Galveston. Right now that would be the Conquest and The Ecstasy. I'm very happy with the Conquest.
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For convenience whatever is sailing from Galveston. Right now that would be the Conquest and The Ecstasy. I'm very happy with the Conquest.
Agreed one of things I loved about my Miracle cruise was being able to sail out of NYC and past my "backyard" (Literally almost) in Staten Island.

The ship is also very nice too
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i HAVE BEEN ON HE MARDI GRAS, ESTACY, AND THE VICTORY,
but still looking for my favourite carnival ship, oh well, I guess I will have TO KEEP ON CRUISING until i find my favourite
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i loved loved loved loved the Valor. by far my favorite!
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I love Carnival Spirit and Carnival Pride, both ships of Spirit Class and easy to navigate.

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I don't think that I can give an honest answer until I have tried them all.

Now, if I could just guess the correct numbers for tonight's lottery drawing........
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We have been on the Elation, Celebration and Conquest.
We love the Conquest and we are taking her for our 3rd time.
Big, Beautiful and Fun. Very affordable for a family of 5. Taking the Graduates this year as a graduation present.
All the ships have their special appeal.
Galveston port is also only 10 hours away.

You will enjoy every ship if you Choose too.
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The (now defunct) Smokefree Paradise.

Nothing compares to the ability to walk into any space, along any corridor, or on any deck without worrying about second hand smoke.
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I need to go on the Miracle! However, my fav so far has got to be the Liberty! And I LOVE the sea side theatre!!
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My wife and I have been on the Destiny, Miracle and Victory. We really loved the Destiny but it was our Honeymoon and our first cruise. I would say the Victory was our favorite, especially the Seaside theatre because I got to see my New England Patriots play on it . The Destiny and Victory were very similiar. I wasn't crazy about the decor of the Miracle although I have no other complaints. The ships are like children you love them all just the same.
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What a wonderful way of putting it!!!!! They are like children------ you love them all the same. :-)
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We sailed on the Miracle in Sept 07 and loved every minute of it. We hope to do it again this year. This ship is the perfect size and the staff was excellent.
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Agree with Ken, been on a few different ships, and Miracle is my favorite.
Do you have any opinions about the Legend? She is the sister ship to the Miracle and pride, correct? We are crusing on the Legend in July... any input would be much appreciated.

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I really liked the Celebration. Yes, it's an older ship and soon to be sold off, but she's like that crazy unmarried aunt everyone has, quirky, but the family just wouldn't be complete without.

I've also been on the Legend and it was nice. The Rueben sandwiches are to die for on her. and we leave in 6 days to do the Miracle, so I'll have a new ship to compare soon.
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We have enjoyed our two previous cruises with Carnival:

Carnival Tropicale 1986

Carnival Pride 2003

It is nice to read so many favorable comments about the Liberty since that's our next cruise!


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Agree with Ken, been on a few different ships, and Miracle is my favorite.
Do you have any opinions about the Legend? She is the sister ship to the Miracle and pride, correct? We are crusing on the Legend in July... any input would be much appreciated.

Cheers.
I like the layout of the Miracle the best, so if you are sailing on a sister ship, you should love it.
Getting ready for a B2B on the Holiday in just 9 days!!!!!
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Agree with Ken, been on a few different ships, and Miracle is my favorite.
Do you have any opinions about the Legend? She is the sister ship to the Miracle and pride, correct? We are crusing on the Legend in July... any input would be much appreciated.

Cheers.
I like the layout of the Miracle the best, so if you are sailing on a sister ship, you should love it.
Getting ready for a B2B on the Holiday in just 9 days!!!!!
I wanna go too! Have a great time Chris. Drink a foo-foo for me and soak up the sun. I am sure you will have a lot of fun.
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