âWhats your favorite ship size? I did like all the ships with a Promenade because after a long day its nice grab a drink and relax and watch people going back and forth. Also there is always something going on wether a sale or chefs showing off their cooking skills. You can shop or just relax between events or meals.
We've always been partial to the Radiance class in RCI but since we're done with them (after 18 cruises) we shall see what Princess has to offer.
Carnival has the Conquest class. Just the right size for us. The Breeze is a beautiful ship, but it is UGE!!!
I prefer the mega ships like the Oasis and the Allure. There are so many options on them for restaurants, better entertainment and more ctivities. The negatives are more passengers, inability to get into smaller ports and lots of walking to get from one end of the ship to the other.
Of all the ships we have been our favorites are, Seven Seas Voyager, Prinsendam, Pacific Princess (R-3), Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Mariner. These five ships run between 28,550 gross tons and 48,075 gross tons, or 490 guests to 835 guests. Every one of them is equipped for and suited for extended voyages circumnavigating the globe. The largest ship we have been on was 141,200 gross tons or 3,560 guests.
My comments regarding vessel size on our last cruise about nine weeks ago, Pacific Princess: "Excellent ship, confirms my preference for the smaller vessels. We both agree we like ships this size best, doubtful if we do much cruising in the future if all we have are the gigantic's to choose from. The smallest in the Princess fleet, a little over 30,000 gross tons with approximately 650 guests. In my opinion, more staff per guest, more space per guest and much less pushing and shoving than we have seen in quite some time on the high seas, plus much more quality and personal service. The library on this vessel is outstanding. The largest and quietest we have ever seen on any ship. Truly a library for a vessel engaging in lengthy exploratory voyages."
I started cruising over 20 years ago when ships were around 30 to 45 K ton. I like the smaller ships...... but then I like assigned dining and the 2 showtimes each night.
I like the fantasy class also.....so far I have been on 3 of the sisters....nice size to get around the ship.