(Closed) Bees that have been on cruises

posted 7 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Which cruise line should we go on for our honeymoon
    Carnival Cruise line : (7 votes)
    20 %
    Royal Caribbean cruise line : (28 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If they’re the same price, 100% go with Royal Caribbean

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Royal would be better for a honeymoon. Carnival is good if you just want to party 😉

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    carnival is booze cruise. royal for a more relaxing romantic no chance of encountering vomit type time.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i am also wondering this. I went on a carnival cruise when I was 12 and had a blast. So I kind of want to go on Royal Caribbean. The only problem is that we have a certain cruise in mind cause we love the ports where it docks but it’s carnival ! decisions, decisions…

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee

    having been on both cruiselines, i think royal caribbean would be more appropriate for honeymooning

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have never been on a  Carnival ship, but I’ve been on 2 RC cruises, and both were a fun but without being too spring break-y.  From talking to other people, here’s the basic idea… with RC cruises you can find active nightlife and spring break style activities around the pool, etc.  But with Carnival, you have a hard time escaping that sort of tone of the cruise, if that makes sense.  I’ve also heard the food’s better on RC.  Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Carnival isn’t bad if its cheaper or allows you to get a better room or better destinations or something like that.  If they are really equal though, I would go with the RCCL.  I have cruised both and agree its a bit less of a part ship. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’ve only ever been on Carnival so i dont know about the differences – I had tons of fun on all the carnival cruise – but people are right – it tends to be a younger crowd though i didnt run into the whole booze cruise thing – except for the one time i happened to cruise during college spring break – i had no idea – it was entertaining for me and Fiance to say the least. But i would give carnival 2 thumbs up – i love ever minute of all 3 carnival cruises i’ve been on.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I went on a Carnival ship for a graduation cruise and I just felt like it was very cheesy. They’re always trying to get audience participation to the point where I was terrified of going to their shows b/c I don’t like going on stage.

    We did Royal Caribbean for our honeymoon, Oasis of the Seas, and I LOVED it! They just seemed a lot more laid back there. They had all that audience participation stuff for people who wanted it, but those of us that just wanted to hang out were able to do that too.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Oh man, FH and I had some time last February so we booked a last minute cruise on Carnival and it BLEW. I will never go on a Carnival cruise again. It’s like being on a floating Walmart. All I’ve ever heard is the food on cruises is amazing, but on our cuise it was like cafeteria food. And the one show they performed was so old that FH remembered it from a cruise he’d taken on Carnival 10 years ago. Just cheesy. Go Royal Caribbean, for sure.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    This is just my opinion based on the fact that I have been on 2 Carnival cruises and experience of others we have heard about RC.

    I’m a Carnival cruiser for life!!!

    Both times we have been the service has been impeccable, the food five star and the booze very reasonable priced.

    I’m actually a little surprised that it’s known as the booze cruise? We really didn’t feel that way? It’s def family friendly but not to the point where if you’re in the pool or hot tub you fear kids splashing you in the face.

    We went once in 03 then again in 05 and really the booze price barely changed! Which I was surprised at.

    I feel like the difference between Carnival and RC is that RC spends A LOT more money on the ships. They have more fancy stuff like ice skating rinks, rock climbing walls, etc. Where as Carnival seems to concentrate more on service, quality and food.

    Friends of ours and family have been on RC before and they said that the booze was really quite expensive and the food not as good as what we told them Carnival was.

    I love Carnival and can’t wait to go on a cruise again! I miss our free! room service breakfast on our private balcony. They have so many ahmazing items you can order off room service not available elsewhere on the ship!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    RC is famous for their food, I’ve heard it is much better than Carnival.  Carnival is aimed towards family vacations while RC is aimed more for couples.  We went on RC cruise last March and loved it.  It is very high-paced–getting up and going everyday so I wouldnt do a cruise for a relaxing vacation but if you guys are adventurous then I would say it’s a good choice.  We went to Labadee, Ocho Rios, Grand Caymen, Cozumel.  Loved it all!  Great food, wonderful service and beautiful vacation!

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