I'm not sure if this is in the right place for this question, but wasn't sure if it should go in the Royal Caribbean threads. Please excuse me if I am in the wrong place.
Our family just got back from a nine day Caribbean cruise on the Explorer of the Seas. We have only cruised twice as a family, both on Royal Caribbean. We have had wonderful experiences both times. In fact, we are ready to go back tomorrow!
We live in Ohio, and find driving to an east coast port a cheaper alternative to flying to Florida. We were looking at some cruises leaving from Baltimore and Cape Liberty.
A lady on the Explorer said that Bermuda is a great destination. We saw the 7 day cruise out of Cape Liberty on the Summit.
My question for the veteran cruisers is would you recommend the Celebrity ships and what distinguishes them from Royal Caribbean. I understand that Royal owns Celebrity.
We have had good luck with Royal Caribbean, but my opinion is, how do you know how the other lines are if you don't try them? Or, I guess, why mess with success? That's where I need your help and opinions.
What are the strengths of Celebrity? What would be the advantages of them over Royal Caribbean? (I think the Enchantment of the Seas goes to Bermuda out of Baltimore) Any weaknesses?
What about other lines? Should they be considered?
We have four children, ages 17-15-12-12. They like to do things. My wife and I enjoy doing things too, but we also just enjoy the cruise experience. The food in the dining room would be a plus if it is of excellent quality.
I think the thing is, we enjoyed our cruise very much, it's just that we felt the food in the dining room was somewhat lacking in choice and quality.
Thanks in advance for all of your help, suggestions, and opinions.