What's your favourite cruise line? Why?

We've only cruised on Carnival so far (except for a very short cruise on a Disney Big Red Boat about 30 yrs ago), so I'm wondering which line is your favourite and why it is. We've strictly gone by the price, so far, and that's why we've chosen Carnival.

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We've only cruised Carnival so far.  We haven't been able to beat the prices.  We are open to other cruiselines if we find a deal.  

Loyal Royal here... I love the ships, atmosphere and service I have received. Crowd is a good mix for my preferences and age range.. I'm always open to other experiences. 

So far I have only sailed NCL and am a very happy camper with them. I have heard that some do not like the freestyle dining but to us that is a plus. We enjoy the flexibility. I love the layout of their ships and have always enjoyed great service and food. I also like that they run ships out of NY year round and Boston in the summer so flights are not necessary for cruises.

I have cruised on RCI, HAL, Princess, NCL, Carnival and Celebrity.  Some of those lines I do  not consider anymore when booking future cruises after issues on prior cruises.

 

My favorite for a long cruise is Celebrity.  Celebrity has modern elegant ships, excellent service in cabin and MDR, Great guest lectures (on one cruise we had a retired WWII British Commander that gave a series of lectures on the rise and fall of German U-boats during WWII,  other time had lectures on great ships through history),  no need for the extra charge dining on Celebrity the MDR food is very good.  Celebrity also caters to demographic with few kids on the ship.  It is an over all upscale cruise. I also like my loyalty benefits of laundry, pressing, priority boarding and free cocktail party every night

 

When I'm in the mood for a short fun cruise nothing beats Carnival.   Carnival is just fun,  no need to dress up,  good comedy club, Piano bar, shows,  friendly staff,  good service in MDR and cabin.  MDR food is ok to very good and the steakhouse is great.  We can not forget the people watching on Carnival. 

I have only cruised with Carnival.  Like you, I am going by price.  I do enjoy Carnival.  I drive from NC to Port Canaveral and spend 2 or 3 nights at the Comfort Inn.  Carnival to me is fun and I like the ships.  I have considered a lot about RC and did research on Oasis of the Seas. I wish someone would make some comments about that ship.  What spooked me is not the price but the amount of people and that you have to make reservations on line for dinner and shows.   ??????  Seems like a major hassle and how the heck would I know where to eat and when and what shows?

I have cruise MCL and Princess. For short trips I will use NCL (like Bermuda)

Long cruise I really ;like Princess.

We had a lot of fun on NCL, Great demographics and a lot of new friends.

Princess is a little more sedate and quiet.

I will be doing the RCL thing with this group and looking forward to cruising on a Mega ship, But maybe just once.  

I can tell ya which one irritates me the most, LOL.  We have cruised only Carnival and have had loads of fun on their ships.  We have tried to book with NCL twice now and one they cancelled the cruise due to a chartering reason and the other they cancelled the main port we wanted to go to.

I have cruised both Carnival and Princess, and Celebrity in the very near future. They are each good for what they offer. If I am in a high-energy mood, the non-stop atmosphere of Carnival is fun. On the other hand, if I want a more relaxing vacation, then Princess gets the vote.

I will probably sail Carnival more since it has a (somewhat) local port, as well as smaller prices, but Princess (and probably Celebrity) are always on my short list.

We've been selecting between Celebrity and Princess for the last couple years but have sailed w/CCL, RC, and NCL as well.  I'd have to say PC is probably our top choice because of the food quality, the passenger demographic, and high level of personalized service.

I'll be on the oasis in September, and been on the Allure (sister ship) back in April. You do need to reserve the shows for best chance at going to the shows, but there is a MDR like most other ships and then some specialty restaurants. I will be doing a review as always, so if you want to know something, or see pics, let me know! Happy

 

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