hello all i just got back from the Freedom of the seas and yes the family is trying to get together for yet another cruise but this time on carnival so if you all could give me a little help and maybe some suggestions on ......which is the newest, biggest or just the best ship carnival has, if you could rate your favorite ship on a scale from 1-5 five being the best which would it be??? thank you for you help.
The Carnival Freedom is their newest ship. It just started sailing in March. It is sailing in the Mediterrean for the summer. It will be back in the Caribbean in November, and stay there until next May, when it returns to the Mediterrean. The Carnival Freedom is a sister ship to the Conquest, Glory, Valor, and Liberty, all which are 110,000 ton.
I don't do TPS reports since someone stole my stapler...
But, the Miracle is a Spirit class ship. Its a tad smaller than a Conquest class but not enough to be concerned with. I like the layout of the Spirit class ships better. But size-wise and ammenity-wise (if that is a word) they rank up there with the Conquest ships.
For Spiritfilled... if you liked the Freedom's size, then go with a Conquest or Spirit class ship. You can go down to a Fantasy class ship and still have the look and feel of a big ship (but not nearly the same number of balconies). If you want to try the other end of the spectrum on cruising try the Holiday or the Celebration. They are small, but with less passengers, the crew can be more accomidating. So the hospitality tends to be a bit nicer. But if you went on the freedom for the ice rink and the rock wall and flow-rider... you will be disappointed in even the biggest CCL ships. BUT most people don't use those things. If you are one of them, then you can have an equvialent cruise experience for less $$ (in my opinion, SonnyV will say otherwise )
If I were you, I would pick the cruise by destinations and then find a ship size you like going to those ports. CCL has a good choice of ships cruising the different routes that you should be able to get what you want.
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Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007