Post # 1
My Fiance and I have never been on a cruise, so we thought we’d take our chances and hop on one for our honeymoon. Price really doesn’t matter, however we want the most bang for the buck! I can’t decide between Carnival and Royal Carribean. Carnival’s rooms look nicer, but I hear their boats are always crowded.
Post # 3
i was told that carnival is the younger fun croud and that royal caribean is the older bed by 9 crowd. we picked carnival. they have all kinds of fun stuff on the ship.
Post # 4
I went on a Royal Carribbean cruise when I was about 24…and I totally loved it! There was a lot to do…we sometimes didn’t go to bed until the wee hours.
It doesn’t feel “old” like some of them can (ahem Holland America…) :
I was even on the Alaskan cruise which is usually tamer I hear. It was a lot of fun and really, really nice. The service was excellent and the actual boat was amazing. It was beautiful with a lot of amenities. Delicious food too! Good shows!
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
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My Fiance and I are making the same decision. We’re leaning toward a suite with Carnival. The excursions seem really awesome, too.
Post # 6
We never been on a cruise either and are going on the Carnival for our honeymoon:)
Post # 7
Celebrity is a great cruise line to consider. It’s owned by the same company that owns Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean is known for unique ship features like rock-climbing walls, ice skating rinks, Johnny Rockets onboard, etc. Whereas, Celebrity is known more for their food & spa-like ambiance. Both still have casinos, daily & nightly entertainment & shops onboard, so it really depends on your personal travel style, time of year (due to itineraries) & price range.
Post # 8
We booked ours with Carnival! I can’t wait (1st cruise for us both)! We got the Ocean Suite room… it looks lovely! Good luck in your decision =) make sure you check out the ports too. That and the date the cruise started made our choice easy. We picked one leaving the day after our wedding from a port an hour away… there were 2 to choose from but RCCL was going to 1 port in the Bermudas for 3 straight days and CCL was going to the Bahamas 3 different ports. I asked friends who cruise often and they told us 3 ports is better than 1 so we picked CCL instead of RCCL
Post # 9
I think it really depends on where you want to go. This isn’t one of your options, but I chose Norwegian.
Post # 10
Ours is a Carnival cruise too, Carnival Breeze….a brand new ship for 2012. we fly to Barcelona, and go to monte Carlo, Sardinia, italy, Sicily and Croatia., and then we dock inVenice and fly home from there. ……its a 12 night cruise, I cannot WAIT!!!!!!!!
we booked an indoor cabin, and its the 1st cruise for both of us.
we were told by the tour operator…..(she is getting back to me tomorrow.)…that they MIGHT upgrade us seeing as we are on honeymoon! all we have to do is take our marriage certificate with us. i would LOVE a balcony room, but cannot afford it so i hope they can upgrade us just a little bit.
Post # 11
I love Carnival. I have been on two cruises both with Carnival and Fiance are going on a Carnival cruise for our honeymoon. The only thing that you might get annoyed with is in June there will be a lot of families on those ships and lots of kids running around. May not be all that nice for a honeymoon. I would also check out other lines, my friend and her husband went on NCL and loved the freestyle cruising. Also, maybe look into leaving from alternate ports. Both of those do cruises out of San Juan, PR and go to the Southern Caribbean and that might be nice for your honeymoon.
Post # 12
We are going on Carnival, and our first wedding gift was an upgrade to an ocean suite from a generous family member!
The cruise leaves only 2 days after the wedding so we picked an itinerary that allows us a couple days on the ship without any port stops to recoup from all the wedding craziness.
I have been on one carnival cruise before and had a blast. I haven’t been on Royal Caribbean before, but I have heard second hand that they have a lot more fees once you get on the ship than carnival does. Don’t know that for a fact though.
Post # 13
We’re going on Carnival cruise for our honeymoon, too! I agree it tends to be a younger crowd and some people think of it more as a party crowd, but I think you could probably find whatever you’re looking for on either of those cruise lines. I think a lot of amenities vary by ship, so it always helped us to look online at Cruise Critic and check reviews. We can usually gauge by those if it will be a good vacation choice for us.
Post # 14
I went on a Carnival cruise (the only one I’ve ever been on,) and I was just surprised by how many little KIDS there were! (nothing against them, I was just surprised. It seemed that the main deck with the pools was crawling with them!) This was at the very end of February, right before spring break season, to the carribean.
Post # 15
I did a carnival cruise a few years ago and had a blast. We were on the Carnival Fantasy and it went to the Bahamas. We had a great excursion in Nausau. The food was fantastic. I didn’t really notice that it was overly crowded. If you want some privacy you can ask to be seated at a table for two at dinner, otherwise they will sit you at a table with several other people. We actually liked the people we sat with and it was nice to make friends on the ship.