Why do people who love Carnival......

why do people who love Carnival, tell everyone else how bad all the other lines are ?

Maybe it's me, but I see a lot of posts from people who absolutely love Carnival, come onto a site, and tell everyone how bad every other line is. Phrases like, I'm going back to Carnival or I'll never sail xxxxxx again, or, we tried xxxxline, and we will never sail them again. I just don't get it. I think when Carnival lovers try a different line, they have a preconceived notion of how bad it's going to be. They tell themselves they are going to have a miserable time. Hey, not every ship is a party ship. People used to bash NCL for having so many alternate dining areas, with a charge. Guess what ? They all do that now. People, myself included, dext the nickel and dimeing on Norwegian. But it's up to me if I want to be nickel and dimed. How many times is Carnival going to change their menu ? But hey, if you want to go on vacation and eat meatloaf, fine. I prefer the NY strip in the steakhouse.

Open yourselves up, and go in with an open mind when trying something new. You'll have a better experience overall.

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33 Answers

This is my 2nd Cruise. Did Carnival Valor last year and doing Carnival Vista in May. I would like to try other cruise lines in the future but for now Carnival is in our budget. Yes, on the ship there are places that you get that party atmosphere, but there are other places that you can find out of the way spots that are relaxing and enjoyable. Carnival works for me because I expect only the bare minimum and the rest is like gravy to me.

You are the one making your cruise happen, you decide to plan your day, go where you want.

The thing that you have to remember is that a cruise is what you make it, not what others are going to make it, yes there are people out there that want to be pampered, there are people wanting the best, that they are expecting it.

I look at it this way a cruise is a part of life. you do your thing same as on land, if you expect that you might get more than you bargain for. Cruising is a time for relaxation and fun for me. I go because it would cost me the same as a land vacation and not having to decide about driving time and picking and choosing hotels and restaurants.

I know I'll enjoy my self at all of the places I visit because I plan and live in the moment, doing what I want, not what everyone tells me that I should do. Be yourself, ask questions, do thing your way, enjoy and have fun.(Oh, now I get off my soapbox)

Ok even though its my 2nd cruise I do have lots of questions, but I am not a know it all, just trying to help people out and my self too... so do your own thing, check out other web sites, cruise lines, they can only help you, this forum is great..

Happy Cruising

None of us know it all. Cruising is always a learning experience. But ask whatever you want. Someone here probably has an answer. Possibly even the one you are looking for.

We like Carnival as it is close to where we live(near Galveston). The ship does what the others do float has food and shows. The cruise critics says Carnival is the Wal mart of the cruise industry. We shop at wal mart.nuff said. We aren;t gonna pay an extra 2 grand for a Disney ship when both are in Cozumel at the same time. We are too old for Disney. We will stay with carnival as we are platinum working on diamond.

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