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kj_connections 03-18-2007 04:27 PM

Which ships are better: those in the Spirit class (Carnival Spirit, Pride, Legend, Miracle) or those in the Conquest class (Conquest, Glory, Valor, Liberty, Freedom)?

Of course the conquest class ships are newer but are they much different? And what about ships WITHIN each class - is there much difference?


gdjoslin 03-18-2007 05:26 PM

On Carnival I have only been on the Spirit calss, It is hard to beat IMHO.

Charley 03-18-2007 05:40 PM

I would recommend the conquest class it is bigger and very nice. I have been on the conquest, glory, valor, and pride. We are actually going on the glory this sept. for the second time. The layout can be a little confusing but you get to know your way around the ship very fast.
If you have any more questions just ask.

terri77 03-18-2007 06:09 PM

I think the Spirit class ships have 80% ocean view rooms so chances of being upgraded to an oceanview room if booking an inside room would be greater. A lot of people think this ship class is just the right size.

The Conquest class is a newer, larger ship. I guess it just depends on what you like. I've never been on either class of ships. Just the Holiday and next month I'll be cruising on the Fantasy. I hope to try the other classes on my next cruise.

I guess you can't go wrong either way.

papaflamingo 03-18-2007 06:49 PM

I've done Glory, Pride, and Legend (Pride and Legend are Spirit class). Spirit class is by far the best (have never done Destiny class). Because the passenger count is so much less, but the ship isn't all that much smaller, you never really feel crowded. In both cruises we never had trouble getting seats in any of the lounges or the theater. I really love that class ship. Even during the at sea days we still found deck chairs (although you did have to hunt a bit). But in comparison I really liked the Spirit class over Conquest Class. But not to be dismayed, we are doing Freedom in Oct. After all, cruising is cruising. It's all good.

29dawgs 03-18-2007 07:46 PM

We have sailed the Glory (Conquest Class) and the Miracle (Spirit Class). We enjoyed the Glory much better. Seemed like more activities to do during sea days. We also enjoyed the food better. Loved the Fish & Chips . We are booked on the Valor this October.

Dwayne 03-18-2007 08:08 PM

Have been on Pride and Glory. I like the smaller Spirit Class ie Pride.

I will miss the Fish N Chips on the Conquest Class ie Glory. But the layout is so much better on the Spirit Class.

The deck space and flow is great. And mind you those ships are pretty new too. To pick between the two if were the same ports and cost, Spirit Class for me.

Cruise Fanatic 03-18-2007 08:59 PM

It depends which Conquest ship you go on whether it is newer than Sprit ships.
Spirit Built 2001 Refurbished 2006
Pride Built 2001 Refurbished 2004
Legend Built 2002 Refurbished 2002
Miracle Built 2004
Conquest Built 2002 Refurbished 2002
Glory Built 2003 Refurbished 2006
Valor Built 2004
Liberty Built 2005
Freedom Built 2007

Dwayne 03-18-2007 09:54 PM

I did not know they re-furbished these young ships.

I thought if they did carpet and things was just maintenance.

Here I go learning again

Andrealovescruising 03-19-2007 10:50 AM

We've done both Conquest and Pride. We prefer the layout of Pride much better. Easier, user-friendly, no dead ends. It's a personal preference.

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