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.
Caribbean Trip Reports
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
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,