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dave 3261 April 10th, 2011 12:42 AM

Help me choose my next cruise!
 
I think I have my next cruise narrowed down to two choices.

Option one: Nov 27th. Freedom OS out of Port Canaveral. Seven nights.
Labadee.
Falmouth Jamaica.
Grand Caymen.
Cozumel Mexico.

Option two: Nov 26th. Voyager OS out of New Orleans. Seven nights.
Cozumel.
Grand Caymen.
Falmouth Jamaica.

Which would you choose?

I would like to experience a Freedom class ship for the first option(never been on anything bigger then the Explorer). I would also like to spend a few days before the cruise in the French Quarter for the second option.

I will be flying out of New York. Both cruises are(give or take) about the same price. I should also say these are both 2011 dates.

I will have to make my final decision when air fare becomes available.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Carnival Victory, 2003
Carnival Victory, 2004
RCI Explorer of the Seas, 2009
RCI Explorer of the Seas, 2010
RCI Jewel of the Seas, January 2011

Donna April 10th, 2011 07:41 AM

I would go for Freedom, you'll have a stop in Labadee, beautiful piece of Haiti, one of the highlights on that itinary...You'll have to see what the prices are when you are closer to book, but I bet you'll love the Freedom class.

Trip April 10th, 2011 08:26 AM

I would take the Freedom..I have sailed her and really enjoyed it. The Port of Falmouth, so far, is not getting any raves, so you will have 3 enjoyable ports other than this one on the Freedoms itinerary.

Labadee,and all it offers, for fun in the sun, is the deciding factor.:)

Mike M April 10th, 2011 11:08 AM

Go for new. Try Freedom. The ports are almost identical and Freedom is larger and has a little bit more to offer. The private island stop is a great beach day.

Take care and have a wonderful time no matter which cruise you choose.
Mike

AF1 April 10th, 2011 02:36 PM

I have to agree with what everyone said. Freedom has a few more onboard options; it was just upgraded with the new Dreamworks Experience; new movie screen by the pool (the Royal Carbbean deal with Dreamworks, allows Royal to show first run Dreamworks movies on the ship; the same day they come out in theaters). The new touch screen navigation screens; ( I have used these on Allure; and they help a lot to navigate your way around the ship. Freedom has Flowrider surf machine; and you have Labadee; I have been there and it is one relaxing or fun filled day; you choose.

Manuel April 10th, 2011 07:36 PM

I would also choose the Freedom. I have sailed twice on her sister-ship, ( The Liberty ), amd we loved both of those cruises.

TM

dave 3261 April 10th, 2011 11:41 PM

Thanks for all your replies. It looks like I,m leaning towards the Freedom class.

Dave.

AF1 April 11th, 2011 10:54 AM

Good choice; happy sailings:D


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