Layout of a Cruise Ship

Do you like that most ships within a particular cruise line are basically the same layout or would you prefer that they were all different?  The familiarity of a Princess ship (e.g. Crown, Royal, Ruby) makes getting around a lot easier but I wish there were more variations to the layout.

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It’s nice being comfortable and knowing where everything is. Even a brand new ship can feel like “coming home”. I’m glad that different cruise lines each have a unique feel though.

We like the PC layouts for ships we've cruised (Star, Crown, Island). Come January, we are going out on the Regal and look forward to seeing how that works out.

As for RC, we liked the Voyager class layout but not the Radiance class.

We have not cruised any of the mega-ships. Layout would not make much difference. The sheer size of the ships make them unreasonable for a disabled person who does not want to rent a scooter to get around.

Variations are great but I definitely like the familiarity. Like you said it makes it so much easier to get around.

I like the familiar layouts. On every Carnival ship I have been on, I can find my way around right away. It will be interesting to see how the Escape will compare to the Carnival ships.

I like the similar layout but the fact that each ship is still unique. It is nice to know roughly where everything is but still nice to explore the uniqueness of each ship

I like each cruise to be different, fun to explore and find my way around. My favorite lay out is Celebrity Solstice class ships.

In reality, there is not much to make different within the confines of the design. It's like a hogh rise building 4 sides 30 floors. So they can't do much with a ship.

But I still like to explore....

The Celebrity ships I've been on have been easy to get around in.

I like to go on a different ship each time that I cruise. I have only been on a couple of ships more than once. I have taken two cruises on the ms. Amsterdam and am booked again on her in 2018. I am also booked on the ms. Rotterdam which is a sister ship. I feel that I am on a different ship with the Ms Rotterdam yet the layout is the same, just the furnishings are different -m the best of both worlds..

The Celebrity Solstice is the one that I found most difficult to navigate with dead-end halls, stairways that entered only on one side of the split deck, and the center bank of elevators that were back-to-back, thereby ensuring that I always turned the wrong way getting off of them.

Carnival and Princess seem to have the same general design which makes it fairly easy for me to figure out how to get from A to B (especially after too many hours at Crooners or Red Frog).


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