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Old May 19th, 2006, 05:38 PM
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Default Advice needed Rccl or Carnival

This seems to be a "touchy" topic to post on either cruiseline board. However, my husband and I aren't sure which line to take this year. We are bringing my brother and his wife who are first time cruisers, therefore, we'd like a shorter cruise. (in case they hate it). We aren't sure what to do about cruiselines. We've been on Carnival for the past 3 years and have had no complaints but Carnival doesn't offer balcony rooms on their shorter cruises. RCCL does....I don't want to make a mistake on our once a year vacation. Any advice would be great.

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Old May 19th, 2006, 06:16 PM
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Both lines are similar and I don't believe you will go wrong if you decide to choose a different cruise line (RCI). Each cruise line has good and bad things about them. There are several great ships which run 4-5 day itineraries... Grandeur, Enchantment(one of my favs), Splendor just to name a few.
Celebrity Millenium
RCCL Mariner 3/12/2006
RCCL Radiance 10/05
RCCL Voyager 10/04
RCCL Enchantment 10/03
RCCL Adventure 2/03
Carnival Imagination 10/97
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Old May 19th, 2006, 10:24 PM
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Carnival does have some suite cabins with balconies on ships that go for 4-5 nights. I've been on both lines and loved both. I do think that Carnival gets a bad rap. I have no complaints about Carnival. WE had a great time and the staff was great (except customer service). IMO you'll be fine whichever you choose.
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Old May 20th, 2006, 07:56 PM
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This is my second cruise, my first was on Carnival. Me and my family had a great time on Carnival, but this yr I'm doing RCI since a friend told me she heard this line may be a lil better. So I'm trying it out to compare the 2. I say go with RCI, since u've been on Carnival already. You'll be able to see which one you like and this way u won't keep wondering if Carnival is better then RCI or vice versa.

Either way, I believe u will have fun.

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