I really don't have a particular ship that I like. Have been on a number of cruises on Conquest and Spirit classes and prefer them to the Fantasy class. The ship itself makes little difference to me as I am happy with all of them!
My favorites are "Spirit" class, and my favorite ship of all of those is probably "Miracle". I loved that ship from the first time I sailed her, and our last cruise aboard her was the 8 day to the deep south, and it was truly wonderful! Great ship, wonderful crew, outstanding food, and fantastic entertainment. What else could a cruiser ask for?
Spirit is my favorite ship so far. I have to say the Spirit Class ships. Love the layout and the ease of getting around them. The subdued decor of these ships are a pleasant departure from the ships of the past. The Spirit is lovely with its dark, rich coppery tones. The Pride is a wonderful glimpse of the Renaissance.
I do like the Conquest class also but not quite as much as Spirit Class.
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My favorite is usually the next one I am booked on! Seriously though, it is hard to narrow it because I like several of them for very particular reasons. Was just on Dream and it was very nice-the new schedule of comedy shows were are favorite thing. I also just came off Triumph and loved the shows (and cruise director Jorge!). But I have to say our favorite is Fantasy. We just feel at home there-have been on this ship 3 times and most likely will be our next cruise later in the spring or maybe Oct this yr.
Disney Wonder 04/02
Carnival Pride 12/02
Mariner of the Seas 03/04
Carnival Celebration 03/06
Carnival Fantasy 12/06
Carnival Fantasy 04/07
Carnival Glory 10/07
Carnival Fantasy Jan 2008
Carnival Fascination Oct 2008
Carnival Holiday April 2009
Carnival Dream Dec 2009
Carnival Triumph Jan 2010
Carnival Dream May 2010
Carnival Elation Jan 2011
Carnival Triumph May 2011
Carnival Fascination Feb 2012
Carnival Conquest 12/09/12
Not sure if the question was to me, but I will answer anyway. I have been on the Fantasy 3 times and the Glory 3 times. We like the Glory since it is bigger with more balconies, a better Lido deck for food and a Supper Club. However, it has been quite a few years since we went on a Fantasy class ship.
So far, my favorite is Inspiration. It was our first cruise and when we got to the port I was awed by her size !
We'll be sailing the Conquest next, so I might change my mind .
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Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
I have been on the Valor, Holiday and Triumph in that order and my favorite was the Valor. The crew on the Valor was the best I have had and everything was just wonderful from the decor to the great food and service.
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Carribean Princess 07
Carnival Valor 08
Carnival Holiday 08
Carnival Triumph 09
Island Princess 09
Carnival Miracle 10
Norwegian Pearl 11
my favorite ship would have to be the Miracle. been on her 3 times, and enjoyed them all.Love everything about the ship, itinerary, layout, etc., except i'm not big on the decor in the aft dinning room.
Carnival Mardi Gras 81
Carnival Tropicale 87
Carnival Jubilee 88
Carnival Holiday 89
Sovereign of the Seas 91
Carnival Celebration 92
Big Red Boat 93
Explorer of the Seas 03
Carnival Victory 04
Carnival Legend 05
Jewel of the Seas 06
Carnival Triumph 06
Carnival Miracle 07
Carnival Victory 07
Carnival Miracle 08
Carnival Miracle 09
Carnival Liberty 10
I have to go with my first, the Sensation. I think cruisers always love thier first. Second would have to be Inspiration which is our Honeymoon cruise and my husbands first cruise. :o We shall see if the Triumph makes it soon!!
I have to say one of my favorites is the Holiday. It was our first and my whole family went on that one. My next favorite was the Celebration, and my husband and I went on it for our 32nd anniversary. The next would be the Glory....well it was just Glory-us! My favorite one right now is the one I just booked on the Fascination. My brother and his wife will be going with us and it is their first cruise and I get to see their excitement and share in it with them. All of my cruises are my favorites!
I haven’t bee on enough Carnival ship to really compare. Both ships I have been on where fantasy class. If I had to choose one of them I would go for the Fantasy reason being it was my first cruise and I was wowed by the whole cruise thing. We had a suite and it was the most relaxing trip to this day that I’ve ever been on.
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Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
We enjoyed the M.S. Carnival Victory the best. It was our first cruise, (Dec. 2000), when the ship was less that 2 months old. Then we cruised abord it again on Dec. 2005. It was still the best of all of the ships that we've been on. We'll be glad to go aboard it again & again.
We love anything assocated with crusing and traveling. We are retired U.S. Navy...and loving it, "Been there...done that"! (almost).
MS Carnival Glory 11/2010
MS Carnival Liberty 11/2007
MS Carnival Spirit 10/2006
MS Carnival Victory 12/2005
MS Star Princess 12/2002
MS Carnival Victory 12/2000
USS Bristol County, LST 1198, 1980-1982
USS Turner Joy, DD951, 1973-1978
We have been on the Victory, Valor (twice) Eastern/Western itineraries, Freedom, going on the Liberty in less than two weeks, then onto the Glory in April. So for now I would have to say the Valor has a special place in our hearts. Had a wonderful time on all of them so far! We love Carnival!
What do you like about Triumph? We are booked for the end of the year. Thanks!
Actually, it is more like the Triumph, Destiny, and Valor were tied. The decor was more to my liking. The Valor was a bit wild, the Destiny a bit plain.
The 2 production shows were excellent on the Triumph. Certainly that Mardi Gras theme in the second show is a huge hit with New Orleans passengers.
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Carnival: Inspiration, Legend, Valor, Destiny, Holiday, Triumph, Splendor, Fantasy
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