(Closed) Torn between 2 cruises. Which would you choose?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Which cruise?
    Royal Caribbean : (11 votes)
    12 %
    Norwegian Cruise Line : (81 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

    Where do each of the cruises go?

    Post # 4
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i dont know if ill be any help! free drinks is always a plus! but are you going to drink $900 in alcohol to make up for the difference? Also with cruises, having a nice room is great but really you wont be spending much time in the room – based on my experience – but then again its your honeymoon – so maybe you will be in the room alot ๐Ÿ˜‰

     i’ve only ever been on carnival so i cant tell you which one is better -but my vote is norwegian – more for your money!

    Post # 5
    Member
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d go with the longer one.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Norwegian without question!!!! $3,100 is crazy to pay for a 5 day cruise. DH and I took a 7 day cruise in February and it cost us less than $2,000 total for an upgraded balcony room.

    Tip: DH and I took our cruise on Princess. They let us bring on our own bottle of wine at each stop and let us bring it to our room and drink it during the cruise (no alcohol or beer, only wine). We would have to pay a corking fee if we had them serve it to us during dinner, but we had our room steward bring us wine glasses and we would drink it on the balcony and bring (really) full glasses to dinner so we wouldn’t have to pay anything. Saved us TONS of money! I’d ask about it on your cruise too!

    Post # 7
    Member
    2383 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’d definitely go with the 7-night cruise. Who doesn’t want a longer honeymoon?

    Post # 8
    Member
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted for the Norwegian cruise (I completely agree with the way that you’re thinking about things).

    Post # 9
    Member
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Hands down, go with the longer cruise.  I would have cried if we had to leave our honeymoon on day 5, I wasn’t ready for it to end…By day 7, I had gotten my fill and was almost ready to go home. lol

    Post # 10
    Member
    14299 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The longer one hands down for me!  It’s still a nice suite, so I’d give up nice little soaps and the “open bar” (which you’re really paying for since its $900 more) for an extra two days of fun, relaxation, and fooood on my hm.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    Definetly the longer one! 5 days goes so fast!

    Post # 13
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Definitely NCL because it is cheaper and longer. How many ports does each cruise visit? 5 days on a cruise is too short!!

    Post # 15
    Member
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Norwegian for sure!  I’ve done a LOT of cruises (man I miss living in Miami!) and my parents still do a Norwegian every year.   Concierge level perks are nice and all – but you won’t notice a difference enough to justify that extra cost. 

    Drinks can be pricey, but do your best to smuggle stuff in ๐Ÿ™‚  I’m a heavy drinker and I’d still do the Norwegian… since drinks in a room aren’t nearly as much fun as drinks out on deck or in the casino. 

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

    Post # 16
    Member
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @UpstateCait:  I went on Norweigan & really enjoyed it A LOT.  It was a great price, and you can eat whenever you want, which I really enjoyed LOL.  You are at Bermuda for a couple days, and can enjoy yourself there too.  We smuggled some alcohol in so it was way cheaper for us, as well.  I say go for cheaper, and then you can spend more on the boat if you want to go shopping, or anything like that!!

    The topic ‘Torn between 2 cruises. Which would you choose?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors