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Old 12-02-2006, 12:19 PM
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this will be my first cruise on a carnival cruise and am wondering if the inspiration will be a dissapointment compared to rccl's enchantment of the seas>???????

also how is the size compared to the enchantment??? small large??

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Old 12-02-2006, 12:47 PM
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It will not be a disappointment as long as you have your expectations properly set. Inspiration is an older ship that isn't as "pretty" as the Enchantment. Carnival offers a different cruise experience than does RCCL. I like both lines, and personally think Carnival has better buffet choices (great pizza and deli), as well as larger standard cabins. To me the dining room food is about equal. The Fantasy-class ships are not especially appealing to me, but they offer a fine cruise experience. Actually my favorite Carnival ship is the Holiday - which is smaller than the Inspiration and older too. Yet my favorite RCCL ship is the Freedom Of The Seas - about 4 times the size of Holiday. Remember what I said - if your expectations are properly set you will have a fine time.
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:18 PM
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thanks... but how does the size of the inspiration compare to the enchantment?
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:39 PM
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They are very comparible in size. The Enchantment is slightly bigger because in 2005 it was stretched.
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:26 PM
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In your personal opinion, what are your pro's and con's on the Carnival inspiration?
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:41 PM
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That's a pretty open question, Brandon. My pros and cons will be different from yours, and from Dave's. A better question might be: what did YOU most like, or dislike, about your experience on the Enchantment? After knowing that, those having cruised on the Inspiration might be better able to answer according to your needs.
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:41 AM
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If this is your first Carnival Cruise you are in store for fun!

The Inspiration is a Fantasy Class Ship that is over 70,000 tons.

If you are looking for a fun and a great vacation, I can vouch for this ship.
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Old 12-03-2006, 03:03 PM
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where is the best inside room???

i am looking at the revera deck... the 1st one... is this a good choice?
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:02 AM
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I've been on the Riviera deck on Sensation and Holiday, but with oceanview cabins. Initially I was concerned that the cruisers on the lower levels would be more concerned with partying down, rather than letting me sleep (some were), but most were in it for the economics of a cheaper cabin. Both cabins were mid-ship, with no engine noise, and hardly any motion, just enough to rock me to sleep.

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