Post # 1
Neither of us have ever been on a cruise before, so for those of you that have experienced them both, would you suggest a Carnival cruise or Royal Caribbean? And why? Thanks for your feedback and also any other suggestions you may have 😉
Post # 3
i dont have experience in both – but i’ve been on 3 carnival cruises – i really like the cruise line. from what i’ve heard Carnival tends to have a more boisterous crowd but that makes it so fun in my opinion. go for a balcony suite…its worth the money.
Post # 4
I’ve sailed with both and while both are prefectly fine and I’d happily sail with either again, I think Royal Carribean is a slightly better cruise line. I thought the boat was nicer, the food was better, and the activities and such overall were just a bit better.
But neither would be a bad option!
Post # 5
But I’d also try to steer you toward Celebrity or Princess. 🙂
Post # 6
Where are you planning on cruising ?
Post # 7
I HIGHLY recommend Royal Caribbean. I wouldn’t sail on any other cruise line!
Post # 8
RC. On their newer boats it is such fun you won’t want to leave for excursions.
Carnival, like PP said, is lower quality everything.
Post # 9
Royal Carribean is honestly a floating/ sailing paradise!!! I would love to have a Honeymoon cruise definitely!!!
Post # 10
Between the two, 10000% Royal Caribbean and I’ve never even cruised before! By any chance, have you looked into Norwegian?
We’re cruising to Bermuda for our honeymoon this October. Up until days before booking we were planning on going with RC. We would have gotten a 5 day cruise, with like 36 hours in Bermuda for roughly $3000. Someone suggested I check out Norwegian and I’m really happy that I did. We were able to get a 7 day cruise, in a suite, with almost 3 full days in Bermuda for $2200. It was a no brianer! We did tons of research and everything we saw, we loved. We actually just made our final payment on Friday!
Regardless of the cruise line you go with, you’re going to have an awsome time!
Post # 11
As a travel agent… If it had to be between the 2 of these lines I would say Carnival. Mainly because the food is so much better and the rooms are larger. Also the cruise will 9 times out of 10 cost less.
I have sailed on both, and much prefer Carnival, sailing again September 19.
However I would also say check Princess and NCL as those are my 2 personal favorites. I have been on 3 Princess and 6 NCL so far to date, and they are both awesome. My first NCL cruise was a 1 night cruise to nowhere out of New York in 2008, there were 3 weddings on board that day and 3 bachelor and bachelorette parties, but unless you were looking for them, you really didn’t notice. The one wedding was 150 people.
Post # 12
I’ve only sailed RC twice and I love it. And we’re planning on sailing RC again for our honeymoon next year!
Post # 13
I’ve cruised twice and both were Carnival.. and we’re planning on cruising Carnival later this year for a vaca. I’ve never been on RC, but my Fiance has.. and we’re planning on cruising RC for our honeymoon next year. Fiance says that the quality of food/ships is a bit better with RC, but if you’re looking to save some $, go with Carnival. It’s still tons of fun.. and the crowd is a bit more lively on Carnival. Just depends on what you’re looking for! :o)
Post # 14
I am suprised Carnival hasn’t had many votes. It all depends on what your priorities are, but I have cruised both lines and I must say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE CCL. I am going on my next cruise with Carnival in Sept.! It will be my 3rd with CCL. I cruised RCCL, and although I favor the look of their ships, I wasn’t very impressed.
This is just my opinion, and I am sure others will disagree,but the food was better on CCL. I had way more fun on CCL, and I am not the drinking, rowdy type. The showers and staterooms were more spacious on CCL. I preferred the adults-only Serenity Area on CLL compared to RCCL’s solarium.
I have to admit that I loved Portofino’s (specialty restaurant) on RCCL. I also loved the design of RCCL Radiance of the Seas because most of the views were of the ocean because there was so much glass to look through.
I am sure whatever you choose you guys will have a great time. Over all the cruiselines are more similar than different.
Post # 15
we are going carnival and i can only hope this happens on our ship
Post # 16
if you want to have a good time definately Carnival!! Its referred to as the “party boat” Royal C is for older crowds and the food is so much better on Carnival.