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    shonandsuzie Guest

    Princess VS Carnival ?

    How does the Princess cruise line compare to Carnival? We have been on 3 Carnival Cruises and this year will be our first on Princess. (Caribbean Princess) From what I've read it seems that we are in for a treat. ??? Has anyone been on both?

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    mikesteg Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?


    I think it depends on what you're looking for. I thought the food, entertainment, and most other things were pretty equivalent. The ship (Grand Princess) was nicer, but I can't make a comparison to an equivalent Carnival ship in size and age. I'm sure other people have opinions both ways, though I'd guess you'll find more pro-Princess people on this group. ;)

    If you give an idea of your favorite things to do on a ship (dinner, shows, gamble, read by the pool, piano bar, disco, waterslide, etc) you might get an answer more applicable to yourself.



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    Cruizer Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?

    Carnival attracts a younger crowd than Princess.

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    shonandsuzie Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?

    For our cruise we like a variety of things. We aren't late night people but we like to have lots of fun things to do during the day. We like the organized activities and games on Carnival. Most importantly we desire good service and that is what we have heard was better on Princess in general. The rooms on Caribbean Princess (mini suites) look better than any room we've had on Carnival. Is this accurate? Do they have many organized activities besides the classes?

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    docbfree Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?

    Absolutely no doubt you will love your mini-suite on Princess. Have been on Grand and Star Princesses and Triumph and Legend. Stayed in Cat 11/12 suites on Carnival and I would prefer the MiniSuite on Princess to a Cat 11 on Carnival.
    Agree with other comments. Service may be better on avg on Princess. Food better on Princess, although I thought the Legend was excellent and the Triumph subpar. Princess is dead after 11PM, Carnival is hopping. Casino much livelier on Carnival.
    Ultimately, I suspect from your comments that you will like Princess more.

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    Miss Honey Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?

    I have sailed with carnival 5 times and just did my first Princess cruise. I loved all of my Carnival cruises. We were on the Caribbean Princess and it was great. The service was better, the staff seemed more willing to help . We always had great food on Carnival , but Princess was better. We loved the Personal Choice dining on Princess. You will enjoy either. Miss Honey

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    shonandsuzie Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?

    Thank you everyone for the info.. I feel much more at ease and VERY excited!

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    maw Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?

    Would choose Princess over Carnmival any day. we think food better, condition of ships. Just a more classy operation.

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    shonandsuzie Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?

    I think I made a good decision. I know the room is nicer. :) Still a little weary about the choice dining thing but I'm sure it will be fine. I wish they had a layout of all of the restaraunts diagram and what is served at each so we could fugure it out in advance. We love everything about cruising and are about to explode from excitement as ours grows nearer!

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    mlzangel78 Guest

    Re: Princess VS Carnival ?

    i love both lines and have sailed rccl princess and carnival, i love them all :) youll have a great time no matter what,,, it all depends on the mood of the crew, and your willingness to have a good time no matter what line your on, some people have a had good and bad cruises on the same line,, to me any ship any line is better than being home in NJ at work

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