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View Poll Results: What size of ship is your favourite
10,000 - 40,000 tons 1 2.56%
40,000 -60,000 tons 3 7.69%
60,000 -90,000 tons 17 43.59%
90,000 -115,000 tons 8 20.51%
115,000 - 150,000 6 15.38%
Build em BIGGER I'll sail them 4 10.26%
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 03:06 PM
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What size of ship suits your cruise needs best?
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 03:49 PM
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LMAO You been reading Honey I'm home too much..

I've only been on a larger ship. I'll be on a smaller one in the next month. I can answer better after I get back.

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I prefer ships about the size of Carnivals Spirit Class.

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Bigger is not always better It is service that counts.....
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I have to say that the ships that I have "enjoyed" the most have been 77,000 tons and under.

They have most of the "big" ship amenities that I like and they do the itineraries that I enjoy.

If you would have had a 35,000 to 80,000 that would have been the one I would have gone for.

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Tonnage doesn't mean anything to me. I prefer ships that are not less than 1200 but no more than 1800 passengers. And yes, service, food, tasteful decor, and a sense that you, as a paying customer, are being treated like an adult mean a lot.

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Old January 22nd, 2007, 05:13 PM
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I'm going to take Dave's word for it. It seems like he has lots of experience in this "area". So I am going to trust his judgement. So then bigger may not always be better. All I know is when we got off the Enchantment and Dave got on it, the motion of the ocean seemed to change lol.
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Size does matter!!! I didn't get to pick the other, but when it comes to ships, I like mine BIG.

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Beanie Weenie, It was you that logged into Cruisemates and then I got onboard and posted something on the same computer you had used and my post was under your name. Remember?
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Size does matter -- and bigger isn't always better.........

The huge ships remind me of why they call it "mass-market" cruising.

70,000 - 90,000 ton displacement ships are just the right size, not too big, not too small!

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135,000 plus. we love being able to find something going on just about all the time, on three or more decks at the same time.
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We started on 77,000 tons and have worked our way up to 116,000. While we did all right on the smaller one, which was our first cruise, and I thought THAT was a big ship, we now prefer the larger ships. Somehow, I feel safer on them and I don't feel the motion as much. We really enjoyed the Grand Class and upward to the Caribbean Princess.


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I like to stick with 60,000 to 90,000 tons. It really depends on the number of passengers, an average of 1800 suits me.

When ships have 3500 to 4500 passengers (or more as the new ships are being built) I'll just go to a large city and be lossed in the crowd.
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Dave, yes I remember, thats the day you stole my identity, lol! That was a nice trip, and the ship was perfect size. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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The more stuff the better. I've had crappy service on a small ship.

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Steve, nice to see you posting! And I agree with you! What puzzles me is that I've talked with so many people who say they prefer smaller, but they blithely book huge! I don't get it!

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I really like the 30,000 - 50,000 GRT size. Of course, as Steve mentioned, the number of passengers is also critical. I have seen 50,000 GRT ships with 700 passengers and also 1,400 passengers; the former is far superior.
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I like the size of the ships from Holland america. mostly are mid size.
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I have been on small ones (Carnival Celebration) and large ones (Grand Princess) and I have no preferences really.
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