(First, wonderful forum!)
I'm looking for some opinions. We're doing a Mexican Riveria cruise in Jan 2005. The two cruises that work best with my schedule are Diamond Princess (a slight nod to this one as far as dates go) and Royal Carib's Vision of the Seas. We've put a deposit on the Diamond but don't mind changing for the better. Price is about the same and we'd be doing an inside cabin either way. I've never traveled with either line. I did a Carnival Cruise in 1991 and wasn't impressed. The cruise was pretty much a loud drunken party on a smelly ship, which isn't our style.
Any comments as to the differences between the Diamond and Vision of the Seas? We'll be traveling with two kids ages 7 and 9. We aren't into the bars/dancing clubs, casinos, or exercise facilities, and are looking for something relaxing but with lots of kid activities, good pools and on-board entertainment, and lots of meal options.
RC has a little more time in Cabo, which would be cool. But a couple of travel agents I spoke with played up that Diamond was a new ship and shold have better facilities.
Any thoughts? Thanks so much!