Originally posted by penny3333:
I see the Sun Princess started your cruise addiction, mine started long before on the Costa Daphne, but my first Princess cruise was on the Sea Princess. I've been hooked on Princess since then. It doesn't mean I won't go on other lines, but so far Princess is my favorite. I sure hope I don't like Celebrity better, since Princess has better fares, but I can't wait to try the Solstice! Best wishes to y'all!
I love Princess and their rates! I especially like the deposit on board ($100.00 pp) they offer while on a cruise. But Celebrity just has a way about them, that we like when you are in a Suite! That aside, Princess provides extra amenities (w/o a butler) that are free when your in a suite. (Internet, Thermal Suite, etc) So they both have their pluses! It all boils down for us to one thing....Itinerary! Oh yeah, and Celebrity has a fabulous private hot tub on your balcony if you book RS. My S.O. likes the food on Celebrity, I prefer Princess. (Celebrity is more gourmet) I had the best bowl of Chile on a Princess cruise! The CS suites on Celebrity can't be beat if you'd like to stay dry and warm on an Alaskan cruise, while giving you a panoramic view! I think you will be nicely surprised when you board the Solstice.
Future Sailings :
NCL Repo Cruise - NYC-Miami, Nov 1, 2009 Norwegian Dawn
Celebrity Millinneum: April 30, 2010
14 Night Ultimate Alaska Cruise - San Diego to Vancouver BC April 30, 2010
Celebrity Constellation: B2B - 28 Days
Transatlantic-Barcelona-Ft Lauderdale, Nov 6, 2010,
Exotic Southern Caribbean - Nov 20, 2010
Princess Diamond May 06, 2011
Alaska & Far East Adventure Beijing to Vancouver BC 23 Days
Transatlantic Ft Lauderdale - Copenhagen, Emerald Princess, April-May 2009
Mexican Riviera, Ruby Princess, Nov 2008
Mediterranean, Celebrity Millennium, Nov-Dec 2007
Caribbean, RCCL, 1999
Mexican East & West Coasts, Carnival Cruiselines, 10 times (younger and could drink more and enjoyed the Fun Ships!) Sailing dates and names of the ships are a blur, but I know I had fun, cause I'm still cruising!
One that started it all:
Caribbean, Sun Princess, May, 1986