Song of America Dec '90
Starship Majestic May '89
Sovereign X 5
Majesty Jul '01
Enchantment X 4
Regal Empress Dec '02
Mariner May '07 April '08
Grandeur Feb '08
Inspiration Oct '08
Radiance of the Seas Oct '10
Big Beautiful ships
Surfing, rock climbing, golf etc.
ton of activities
Bolero's - Latin dancing
Of course what one person likes and looks for in a cruise might not be the liking of the next person.
Ask around, look into different lines and ships, decide which ports you would like to visit, and what is in the budget.
Enjoy your cruise!!
CQ's Cruise Resume
Allure Of The Seas
Oasis Of The Seas x2
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x3
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas
Thank you all so much for your input. I really do appreciate it. I'm thinking that the cruise I'm on at the minute would be my favorite, . I was thinking about NCL but I am going to check out some of the others y'all have mentioned as well. I will be sure to let you know what I end up going with. Thanks again and keep the replys coming
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Carnival, I have always had a great time with Carnival, good food and good service. I tried Celebrity. I loved Home Lines but they are no longer sailing.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
CARNIVAL - Most Bang for the Buck. Celebrity - When I'm feeling like being pampered a little more, and don't mind spending the money. Princess - When I feel like sailing on a BIG ship but not fighting the crowds.
I'm right there with DTW, I love Royal Caribbean, just seems to be a good fit for me. I love the onboard activities and entertainment and their ports of call. They also have some very nice privite beach stops on some itinaries.
Holland (wonderful gorgeous ships that make you feel like you are actually at sea, not on some floating resort that escaped from land, unsurpassed crews, wonderful hospitality, great educational programs, the finest beds at sea, and great longer itineraries) and Princess beautiful ships, best martini bars afloat more vibrant crowd but no drunken low lifes.)
Actually Crystal is really, really great, but a tad out of reach price wise now.
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10
This is an ever-changing list, as we sail different lines, and as old friends seem to improve, or seem to deteriorate. . .Right now:
1. Oceania. We have evolved to a strong preference for smaller ships, with passengers who are generally well-traveled and bright, yet on a ship that is adult-casual, where most everybody knows what that means and don't obsess about it. We also tend to appreciate their itineraries, which are usually interesting and--partly because of the small ships--off the beaten path.
2. Celebrity. We started sailing on X in 2000 with the inaugural season of the Millennium, and like the line very much. However, we now strongly feel that M-class ships are about as large as we ever wish to sail, and actually prefer smaller ones. And although we have no objections to dressing up (I've owned a tux forever), it is becoming more and more of a hassle to carry lots of clothes around. Plus, we much prefer the various forms of "dine when, where and with whom you please" to the standard two-seating, fixed table approach. We look forward to trying Azmara at some point to see how Celebrity is doing with the same ships as Oceania.
3. Princess. A real love-hate relationship here. They're really a decent line, except for the couple really awful cruises we've had with them. They certainly do represent value, we believe, and we'd love to try one of their R-ships as well, just to try small-ship cruising on a mass market line.
We've also been on NCL, RCCL, Holland and Cunard, but not recently enough to count them in a current evaluation. In general, both NCL and RCCL were better than we thought they'd be back then, but we didn't expect much.
I would say that my favorite cruiseline is Celebrity because of their great food, the fact that they have a naturalist onboard that gives great lectures, their movie theaters, and their great customer service. I feel that with Celebrity you get top amenities without paying high cruise prices like on Silversea, Crystal, Regent, Oceanea, and Peter Dehlmann cruiselines.