GWM couple won a free cruise...advice? (NCL/Carnival/RCI?
GHM 28 & GWM 40 have our choice of NCL, Carnival or Royal Carribean 3-day - thinking LA to Ensenada October 6, 2006 on Carnival or RCI but we're open to other options. Since it's only 3 days we don't want to waste a day flying so West Coast ports are probably our limit. Seeking advice and opinions and maybe we can meet if we take the same ship. We're fun and play well with others. Done Carnival before - like the average Joe aspect...not fans of snobs or high-maintenance Queens. Thoughts?
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My partner and I have been on both Carnival and RCCL. Had a great time on both. RCCL is marketing heavily to families, which is fine, but be advised that there is often LOTS OF KIDS. Some parents do let thier kids run kinda wild. Its seems to be that age group 11 yo to 14 who are too old for the kids camp and too young for the teen boy/girl stuff. The three day Carnival cruises tend to be kinda "booze cruise" oriented but one can always get away from that stuff if you tire of it.
We have never felt any anit-gay attitude from crew and rarely from passengers, although we avoid cruises leaving from, well, let's say "red neck" cities. ie southeast and Texas.
Do enjoy, I hope you get as addicted to crusing as we are. Jim