Kevin1172
Contributor Level: Purser

Rc vs princess

I've been on royal Caribbean about 7 times.  Love it. Princes and carnival once 

 

taking new fiancée on first cruise      Torn between the new regal princess or the freedom of the seas.   Both leaving march 8

 

we r 42 and leaving kids at home 

 

It's been 5 years since my last Rc cruise.    I'm hearing dream works is now a big part.    So much that u sail away to children's music and dream works characters everyone instead of drinks and Caribbean music.         Is this true?    And how much dream work activity is there

 

trying to find out because if this is the case then I don't think this is the cruise I am looking for.    We have children from 2 to 17.      We want a break.    Lol

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SimonCommunity
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Contributor Level: Captain

Hi Kevin,

Good question!

First, have you checked out our new "Compare" feature? You can compare up to 3 cruises side-by-side and look at price, itinerary and port ratings, cruise line ratings and reviews, and lots more. I've run a Compare for you for these 2 cruises:

http://cruiseline.com/cruise/compare/33487-2015-03-08/38016-2015-03-08

Personally, I think it's hard to go wrong with either ship. I love Royal Caribbean's Freedom-class and think they're just about the perfect size for a cruise ship and have so many amenities. And, I just sailed on Regal Princess last week and was part of her inaugural festivities, and she's a beauty.

In my opinion, I think it comes down to what your expectations of the cruise are. If you want a more active vacation, I'd likely point you toward Royal Caribbean. If you want something a bit more relaxing and upscale, Regal Princess is probably the way to go.

As I said, though, you can't go wrong with either ship for a first cruise with your fiancee.
Hope that helps. Let us know if you have any other questions, and be sure to join the roll call for whichever cruise you pick!

EatSleepCruise
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

We love RCCL and Freedom class. We have sailed on both Freedom of the Seas and Independence of the Seas (Review: http://eatsleepcruise.com/cruise-reviews/independence-of-the-seas-january-2014/ and think the ship is perfect for any cruise. Whether it is families or couples, the size and amenities of that class of ship makes it one of our favorites. Can't go wrong with that ship!

Kevin1172
Contributor Level: Purser

It's been 5 years since my last Rc cruise.    I'm hearing dream works is now a big part.    So much that u sail away to children's music and dream works characters everyone instead of drinks and Caribbean music.         Is this true?    And how much dream work activity is there

 

trying to find out because if this is the case then I don't think this is the cruise I am looking for.    We have children from 2 to 17.      We want a break.    Lol

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

You can't compare RC to Princess.     RC caters to families and first timers,  much like Carnival, whereas Princess is more like Celebrity.  

That being said, for a first cruise, I would choose Royal Caribbean.  She'll have more fun, and so will you.

Congrats

Kevin1172
Contributor Level: Purser

I see this new Dreamworks kids adventure program added.    Just worried its not turning into Disney and they have characters and kids music everywhere

GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

Royal Caribbean  is my favorite

SimonCommunity
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Kevin, 

The Dreamworks activities aren't 24/7 or anything and are fairly easy to avoid if that's your goal. However, you'll almost certainly find more kids on Royal than Princess, so keep that in mind.

I stand by my original recommendation that if you want a more active cruise, consider Royal, if you want something a bit more laid back and upscale, you'd probably be better off with Princess.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Totally agree with Simons last post.    You might want to consider Norwegian too.  

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