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Happy Camper July 6th, 2005 09:24 AM

WHICH Ship Is Worth The Money To Try??
OK - it seems most everyone would spend more money to do the same route but on a better ship so which ships are worth it? Is it the Voyager Class or the Grand Class or the Spirit Class or HAL or Celebrity? WHich particular ships are worth it???

Thanks I've tried many of the older ships but if I'm going to pick any where for the ship itself which particular ship is the best?? Debbie

LisaK July 6th, 2005 10:09 AM

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Millenium Class

Tweety July 6th, 2005 10:11 AM

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I personally like Millennium class Celebrity ships, but Spirit class Carnival ships aren't bad either. Haven't tried any of the Voyager class ships.

Sunlover July 6th, 2005 11:38 AM

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Maybe try the new Carnival"Liberty". It is their new megaship!! Enjoy

Phyllbo July 6th, 2005 01:01 PM

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Boy, you'll probably get a lot of different opinions on this one. I always take Celebrity if I can. Otherwise RCI or Princess are my second choice for lines. I like the bigger ships, but that doesn't really matter to much to me. I haven't tried Carnival, HAL or any of the others yet.


Sea Trekker July 6th, 2005 06:52 PM

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My dream is to someday cruise the Cunard line QE2, Queen Mary, etc. don't care where they go, just get me on one. dream on, and on.
For now it's the CCL and the Liberty with the big 760' movie screen.

susancruzs July 6th, 2005 10:01 PM

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I really like the RCI Radiance class ships alot, all that glass, light, bright interiors, but I liked the Golden Princess (Grand class) real well, too! :-)

I favor light interiors, windows, bright and cheery. Carnival, Celebrity and Costa are way too dark for me, not enough windows.


antron July 7th, 2005 02:03 AM

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i have two years to plan and save for my fall 2007 canada/new england cruise. i love carnival but i am really leaning towards the 11 day ncl jewel ship for this cruise. i will get in more ports and i want to try freestyle cruising next. it has a great itinerary and i cant wait to sail on her. this will be a big step for me and i have alot of research to do and SAVING. it will be a wonderful cruise.

Mermaid July 7th, 2005 07:34 AM

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Which cruise lines have you cruised with Happy Camper?

Any burning desire to cruise a certain line?

I had wanted for a long time to cruise on the Grand Princess or one of her sisters, did it. And then there was the hype for the Voyager of the Seas class, did it. Celebrity's new Millennium back when she was the first in her class, did it. Hmmm, I see a pattern here...And now, I'm booked on the Carnival Liberty!

I'm interested also in sailing on a ship with the emphasis on the word "SAILING". I'm sure a cruise on a masted vessel is in my future sometime.

Happy Camper July 7th, 2005 09:24 AM

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Mermaid - been on Carnival, NCL (only once under old management before freestyle) and RCL. Many on CCL and RCL.

I've always wanted to travel on the "Love Boat" which is Princess cruise line. I've wanted to sail on the Grand Princess since she came out. The RCL Voyager would be great too.

BUT! I really wanted to sail on the Carnival Destiny when it came out and didn't think I'd get the chance. Well hubby really wanted to try it too - with all the hype about it we thought we just had to try it and I got a last minute "night owl" cabin back in March 99 and we flew to Miami last minute and boarded the Destiny... SO EXCITED!!! Well, it did the Western Caribean which we could do cheaper out of New Orleans (Not out of Galveston then with 7 nighters) but we flew to Miami because of the ship. NOT the route. Although one bonus was the route was in Cozumel till midnight so we could do a night dive for the first time. Well, I got sick from the flu. Combine that with a night owl cabin..... We did the night dive and froze in cold water. (great dive though and a great memory since we haven't done it again) and I guess the main thing was the ship wasn't worth it. In the end we had more fun on a smaller ship so we decided not to go for the ship itself as this one just didn't pan out to be anything really but a bigger (more cabins) version of their other ships and hitting college spring break head on didn't help any either! :) :) So maybe it was more me being sick and try to avoid violent (fights) rude and obnoxious college kids that happen to be 2000 to 1000 veteren cruisers colored my judgement. So now I'm asking others if they thought the ship itself - if you went out of the way to try a particular ship - was it worth it or did you figure out that the ship didn't make as much difference as the people on board or the itenerary?????? Debbie

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