Need advice picking ship/cruise

This will be our 3rd cruise,1st Alaska on Norwegian Sun,2nd bahamas On royal carribean Enchantment of the seas. Planning another 3-4 day cruise back to the bahamas in april-may next year. i really am leaning towards one of the super ships with all the newer stuff,,slides etc. I am not necessarily going to use these said slides,,i just want to take a big ship this time. The norwegian Breakaway looks like a nice ship,,what other ships can anyone recommend. we are taking my sister in law on her first cruise and I really want her to be wowed.

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We've sailed the BREAKAWAY twice. I was impressed to say the least. More dining choices, more places to enjoy, and so on. The ship is so big, and has so many people you need to plan it and make reservations for your specialty dining and shows. We're going on her sister GETAWAY in a few months. I'm sure you'll get lots of recommendations of different ships and cruiselines.

We sailed Breakaway last February and liked it. 3-4 days, doesn't seem like much, unless you live close to port so you can do them more often.

Thought your cruise was much longer. theyre all 7 days out of NO not counting the next one which were on, thats a 9 day thing.

MRTOOL, suggest you ease over to the reviews section, and settle in. the kind of question you're asking, you could come up for air in a week. good luck!

Your options are pretty wide open. RCL has the Quantum class ships which are about the same size as the NCL Breakaway class and then they have the real behemoths aka the Oasis class which have about 50% more capacity than the Breakaway and Quantum classes and also have a plaza / mall open area down the middle of the ship with interior balconies opening onto it as well as outside balconies. With lots of toys and lots of venues.

I've had 3 cruises on the Oasis class (Allure, Oasis, Allure) and I have a 4th planned next year on Symphony. I have also sailed on RCI's current small ships (Empress and Majesty) The only time I noticed a real difference crowding wise between the large and small ships, was Dinner time, and the pool deck on Sea days.

I plan to eventually sail on every class RCI has to offer, however my favor defineately sways towards the Oasis ships.

It sounds like you need to sail Harmony next to complete the Oasis class (for now)! Big Smile

We've sailed RCL Oasis class a couple of times and became believers. I recommended to my brother who's wary of cruising because of sea sickness. We've found these ships very stable and well laid out to carry the high passenger loads. Never found them to be too congested. Well designed.

Agree that RCL knows how to do large. Their designs and layouts do not make it "feel" large whereas I found that the NCL design for large felt large. They used their design for many smaller ships influence the design for the large instead of changing it.

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