Island Princess CA to FL March 22 15 nights $250 more than RCCL 14 night Oct. 26th
Is it worth the extra $500 for my husband and I to pick this cruise over RCCL. Also is the weather or seas any better or worse spring to fall?
It is no mystery how I feel about Princess, and especially Island Princess. Is it worth $500 more? Only somebody who has been on both could really answer that; and even then you wouold probably get different answers depending on their individual likes and dislikes.
If I were you, I would get as much information as possible, brochures, etc. on each ship, and read reviews of each and ask specific questions. As you get more information I think you will find yourself leaning toward one or the other.
Personally, I have always felt I received good value for my cruise dollar with Princess. I feel that I got what I paid for--usually, even more than what I paid for.
I don't think there would be much difference in the seas, but I have always enjoyed spring weather more than fall in hot and humid climates.
I really don't see how you can go wrong with either choice here. I'm sure you will have a wonderful cruise with either line in either season--the is no wrong answer here.
Thanks, I think...
I will definetly check out all options when planning my next cruise. The last time I went directly through the cruise line...I heard a lot about "upcoming discounts, savings certificates, etc..." and none of them panned out. Yesterday I was trying to locate a cruise for my father and ended upfinding a better price and better room (same ship, deck, dates) through online than directly with the cruise line. The Panama cruise sounds wonderful but pricey. We're already going on a big cruise in Oct, so even though March weather would be better...don't think we can swing the money...maybe we'll wait for '09 or go in Oct with RCL.
Hello again; I see Princess has a 10 day Ft. Lauderdale to Acapulco and an 11 day reverse. This would be fine if time or resources are limited. I prefer longer cruises with more sea days which is what I get with the Ft. Lauderdale to L.A.; and I only have one flight. I can't remember if you live in Florida, or I'm thinking of someone else--If you do, either the L.A. or Acapulco to Ft. Lauderdale would be great--they are both on Island Princess; it just depends if you want 11 or 15 days.
The best kept secret on Coral Princess and Island Princess is mini-suite B205 and B206; they are high and all the way forward (not a good location for someone prone to motion sickness); But the two cabins in front of them don't have balconies and there are no balconies above-only the bridge--so they have privacy and no smoke wafting in; and practically no foot traffic past the door. Plus you are steps away from the panoramic front balcony which is hardly ever used; it's like a private balcony with a foward view.
So there: the cat's out of the bag! But be forewarned--you'll have to book over a year in advance to beat me to it!