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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:50 PM
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OK...well we are trying to decide which cruise would be better. We have been on 3 Carnival ships the Conquest, Holiday, & Legend. So..the debate is between the Sovereign of the Seas & the Carnival Elation. Think anyone can help me decide?
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i've been on carnival. i wasn't all that impressed.
im going on rccl, so idk.
i guess ill find out!!
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I was only on 1 carnival ship and didnt care for the atmosphere. I love RC. The Sovereign is an older ship, I say try to go on a Voyager class, if you have the chance , you will not regret it!
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out of Sovereign and Elation...i would pick Sovereign since Elation is a crappy older CCL ship (i havent been on either)

but it also depends on the itinerary. if the elation is going places you havent been that you want to go to...go for it.
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Well they both go to the Bahama's. We have been to the western carribbean, panama, costa rica, and belize. so the bahama's would be something totally new. the ports of call are like nassua, freeport, and cococay, and i think half moon cay but the two different ships only go to two ports a piece. thats why im just trying to get everyone's opinion on the two different cruise lines. all i have been on is carnival so i want something new but the parents are a little harder to change their minds.
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out of those ports...i have only been to Half Moon Cay. the CCL ship probably goes here. its a private beach with all the amenities you can think of bacially....and a little straw overpriced market.
coco cay is also a private island..for RCCL
my mom has been to Nassau...but a really long time ago...before they built Atlantis so yeah.
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WOW that is a long time ago. but i just want to change their minds. dont get me wrong the CCL ships are cool i LOVED the conquest and the legend. but i really dont want to go on another one. i want to go on RCCL.
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half moon cay....also pronounced key haha.


convince your parents to try RCCL!! they might love it!!!! and if you loved the conquest and legend (which are larger, newer ships) i dont think you will love the elation. its crap haha.
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yea i know. they are older ships but my mom cant take a ton of work off cause she just started there. so we are forced to take a 4 day or 5 day which SUXXXXXXXXXX! cause i am use to the big ships now udated and all. idk i wanna go on a 7 day bahama's cruise. thats what i want. but i probably wont get that wish.
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i dont think 7day bahama cruises sail from Florida. im not sure though. but i KNOW they sail out of New York on NCL Dawn and Spirit.

but go on the RCCL one!!! there will be tons of teens and you will have a blast!!!
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thanks a ton! my mom already is leaning towards the RCCL! YAY! haha i am using yall telling me this to convince her we should go..&& its working haha
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cry. just start bawling your eyes out and tell her you really want to go on RCCL. works every time for me.
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HAHA! I havent ever really thought about crying to get her to make her mind up. I need to try that one. hehe thanks for the tip. which cruise line is ur fav?
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my fav is HAL (so far). ive sailed on them 3 times and every time was better than the last.
i havent been on CCL since i was 11 and 12....so it wasnt that great since i wasnt in the teen club.
and X was sweet cuz it took me to Bermuda! and the food was by far the best!! but soon enough ill be telling y'all about Costa! whoo hoo!
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AWESOME! The sailing dates for the RC Sovereign is april 23rd or 30th. so hopefully we will go ahead and book it! OO and my mom said that I could take my best friend! So the crying thing i didnt even have to use. haha
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nice!!! thats not too far away!! like the perfect amount of time to make sure you have everything you need (clothes sunscreen ect) and thats so cool that you get to take a friend! i never have... but its ok i make plenty of them on the cruise!!!!

go for the april 23 sailing...its sooner!! haha
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HAHA! I know! I cant wait. This last time our neighbors went with us. Their oldest is a girl my age but the entire time she spent by the pool tanning and she was already dark. it made me mad cause i didnt want to spend all my time there. but this friend likes to party like me..hehe TONS of fun :] and either week is fine with me as long as im going.
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ship wise, rccl..

they're ships are usually pretty updated compared to carnival's. because i just went on empress and it didn't seem that old to me at all. i mean not like brand neww. but still.
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yeah i say go with the rccl sovereign.. i saw the elation this summer next to our cruise ship and it was kinda ghetto. lol but allota hot kids i saw were on it.
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Now allow me to chime in with my experience having been on the Sovereign and the Elation. I'd choose the Elation, its not a crappy old ship, its newer than the Fantasy which IMO is in excellent condition, yes it has been overhauled but when we were on the Elation it was in good condition. Much better than the Sovereign. The Elation also has Club O2 and the club on the Sovereign is well lets just say not as cool as the club on the Elation. Its an afterthought on the Sovereign and has pretty crappy sound and just doesnt feel like a club. Yes Royal Caribbean has nicer ships but their older ships just arent taken care of as well. Carnival, IMO has a better maintenance plan for their ships and have a better program for teens. Feel free to PM me if you have ?s.

(FYI i didnt read all the posts)
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I would SO do the Elation!!! I have sailed that ship 3 times and still after all of my crusies it remains my favorite!


Actually I cant see why yall are saying the Elation is old and "crappy" if you have never sailed on it before! Also did you know that the Sovereign is 10 years older then the Elation?? Yes the Sovereign Maiden Voyage was January 16 1988 and the Elations was April 1 1998. Really you need to do research on ships before you bash them!

No I have never sailed the Sovereign before, but I dont call it old and crappy!

But I am sure which ever one you choose you will have a wonderful time!!

sorry....lol that's just what I think about this...lol
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yeah that ship was next to us in grand turk!
it looks really old and ugly..and its so tiny!
but yes i agree with mel..they had some hot guys on their ship! haha
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lol devon ... when i was walking back to our ship everyone was like going off the elation.. and i didnt know so i was thinking in my head ...wow these good looking people are pooping outta nowhere cause i hadnt seen them on our ship. but then i realise its the elation. and then my excitement died down.
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haha yeah!!
i was thinking they should come on over to the crown princess..im sure we could have traded guys! hahaha
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ummm which one looks older....?



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both..i dont like either! but i would say go with royal caribbean
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well the sovereign has been refurbished twice.. and one in 2004.
but wtvr nothing we can do.. lol i think shes already going for the rccl one?
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OK...I just want to try a new cruise line. My parents have said that they are booking the RC Sovereign tomorrow while I am at school. & my BFF is going with me :]] yah but now that yall have said that I am not as excited because I LOVEDDDDDDDDD club O2 and if RCCL clubs arent as good thats gonna SUCK!
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Ohh you will have fun!! Every cruise is fun lol!! And if the club sucks just meet ppl and yall just hang out together!! lol make it fun!! That's what I did lol!! I'll cruise RCI anyday! But Carnival just remains my favorite lol!!
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i can not speak for carnival but royal caribbean is very good my friends went on carnvial and had a blast, but they had nothing to compare it to since it was their first cruise i think if i were to come from disney and royal caribbean i might have my expectations set toofar high and might be disapointed how ever if someone were to give me a free cruise with carnival would go
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