Carnival vs. Royal C?

I went on my first cruise this year which was Carnival. This year I’m considering Royal Caribbean. Any recommendations of experiences you can share?

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Try Royal! You won’t regret it !!!

Will do. Thanks! Happy

We have sailed nine times on Carnival and twice on Royal Caribbean (Adventure of the Seas and Independence of the Seas). Have to say that we enjoyed RCCL a bit more.

Which Carnival ship did you sail on? We found the two RCCL ships we sailed to be comparable to the Breeze or the Magic.

I have been on both lines, When I started cruising I was loyal to Royal but then they left the west coast so I tried Carnival out of Long Beach and I had fun on Carnival. I have had fun on both but Royal is a step up from Carnival IMHO. Also With Royal your perk level transfers over to Celebrity so if you want a higher end cruise line your Gold or Diamond status will transfer over, If you go from Carnival to Princess or HAL, you start over in the perk programs.

To be honest, Royal Caribbean is a step up from Carnival. But I still love Carnival.

I’ve been on 15 Carnival ships and two Royal Caribbean ships. But only the newer Royal ships. Royal is for the more “Mature” crowd.

Wow! Thanks for letting me know about the nights transferring over! It would have been nice if Carnival allowed the nights to transfer over to all the ships that they own.

If you like dressing up, Royal has a higher (better) dress code than Carnival. I like a higher class experience and that what you get on Royal. But when it comes to fun, Carnival has a party everywhere.

I am looking for a cruise to replace my Carnival/Galveston addiction. I have found that I do not enjoy Carnival as much as I used to. RC is the only other line out of Galveston. Hopefully I will be testing them out late next year.

Our next cruise is in Royal Caribbean followed by one on Carnival, so we are interested in learning sbout the differences and preferences too.


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