Whats your favourite an why. We sailed on the CP for our first cruise this year and loved it. We'd like to try a different one for next year. Also who has cruised in February to the Caribbean, how is the weather?
Of the 3 we've been on i likes the Sun the most. The size is perfect, although we didn't have any problems on the Star of the Caribbean.
Haven't cruised in Feb but did in Jan and Mar. so Feb would be about the same. Great weather both times. Last Jan we did Western and this March did Eastern. The water was a bit rougher last Jan but not bad.
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
So far, we've only sailed on Grand Princess. (In the Princess line. We tried NCL but decided we liked Princess better). We had a wonderful time, but the ship was really a bit too big for our taste!
We're booked on Sun Princess for our next cruise and think it will be more to our style.
The weather in the Caribbean in February is very nice. It's not too hot! There may be some very short showers in the afternoon, but they just make things a little cooler!
Have a wonderful cruise!
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
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 Grand in 2003 and the Golden in 2005. The ships themselves are basically the same but the Golden is my all-time favorite cruise ship out of all my trips. The staff was just wonderful on that trip, the passenger mix was perfect, great port stops, and there was just a feeling in the air of people having the time of their lives. There was always something to do and the Grand class ships are so beautiful. JMHO
We too prefer the Golden, over the Grand or Caribbean Princess. True, they are all basically the same, except that the CP has an extra passenger deck, thereby making it a bit more crowded, and the after deck is much nicer on the Grand, and Golden in that they don't have the aft buffet line, and instead have more area outside, with umbrellas and tables with that fabulous view of the wake and pool. Both the Grand and Golden have this feature, but the Golden is a bit newer, and last time we sailed her, she had slightly better entertainment as well. You won't go wrong with any of the Princess ships however.
See you aboard,