In your opinion, Who has the best cruises Carnival or Royal Carribean? We are planning a cruise for October and I am trying to decide which cruise to take? This will be my first cruise. I went to the Bahamas on the discovery cruise last year but everyone says that the Discovery ship is not like a real cruise. Please help me. I want to take a really nice cruise this time but not too expensive.
I'd like to know what that means, the Discovery is not like a real cruise; the m/v Discovery is my favorite ship in the whole world!
As for who has the best cruises; Carnival or Royal Caribbean?
Either one, it really depends on what you want out of your cruise. In my opinion, Royal Caribbean had better shows, BUT Carnival has better rates. Everything else, to me, was equal. I always pick the better rate, which is why in about 6 days I'll be going on my 3rd Carnival cruise in less than a year Good luck with your search!!
Sovereign of the Seas, Royal Caribbean 11-17-03
Fascination, CCL 2-14-05
Fantasy, CCL 2-05-06
Elation, CCL 9-24-06
Carnival Victory, CCL 1-28-07
Sovereign of the Seas, Royal Caribbean, 9-24-07
both cruise lines offer great standard market products. Some people prefer Carnival, others prefer RCI. Ultimately, you will have to decide for yourself whether one is better than the other from your point of view.
I would agree that RC has better shows however Carnival has the better rates. I would suggest that if you want to keep money the factor that you should go for Carnival, just because this is you first cruise and I would say that you more then likly won't notice a difference in the shows they are both very good. RC just pulls it off a little better if you know what to compare it to. Carnival offers great kids programs (I don't know if that is a factor) and in my opinion the room are a little bigger. Save the money and spend it on your vacation is my advice.