we are trying to pick a ship that meets our needs. we are going to FL. in 2012 and we are thinking of taking a cruise after we do family things, these 2 ships meet our date and port issues, so which ship would you pick and why...PLEASE HELP.
2002- Celebrity Summit –Alaska
2004-RCI Vision of the Sea – Alaska
2006- Carnival Victory- Canada
2007-Crown Princess- Caribbean
2008- Carnival Miracle- Caribbean
2010-Explorer of the Sea -Caribbean
2011 NCL Jewel to Caribbean
2012 NCL Gem to Caribbean ( during Hurricane sandy)
Both ships are very nice. But if we had to choose we probably would go on the Valor again mainly because they have the large screen by the pool and it is so nice to be able to watch movies/concerts/ sportin events there. We do not go to a lot of the things in the theater and we do not gamble so having the screen is great for us.
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014, MSC Divina Oct 2014, Carnival Liberty Jan 2015, MSC Divina Apr 2015, Carnival Ecstasy Oct 2015, NCL Star Jan 2016
Since I have been on both of these ships, I can say both are great.
My worthless advice would be select your cruise based on the itinerary and price. The Valor is a little bigger, but in my opinion the similarities outweigh the differences. Ports of call...now they can really differ.
PAST TRIPS= Enchanted Capri
Carnival: Inspiration, Legend, Valor, Destiny, Holiday, Triumph, Splendor, Fantasy
HAL: Maasdam twice, Statendam, Oosterdam