Royal Caribbean vs Carnival: Cabins

I love cruising! I’ve been on three cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Princess) and a total of 9 cruises. There’s something to love about them all, and each has its Loyalist!

Over the next few weeks, I will give you my perspective on two of my most traveled cruise lines, Royal Caribbean and Carnival.  I am comparing the smaller ships with a capacity of about 2100 guests (double occupancy).  This is not an in depth analysis, but my spin on the two cruise lines. I’ll start with cabins.

My favorite cabin is an ocean view.  I like this type of cabin because the price is generally pretty good, and you get an outside view without the premium price of a balcony.  After all, how much time will you spend in your cabin?  The ship is your resort and port days are opportunities for excursions.  However, the time in your cabin should make you feel comfortable and like you are on vacation.

So let’s compare the two cruise line standard ocean view cabins.  In general, Royal Caribbean’s ocean view cabin is about 154 sq. ft while Carnival averages 185 sq. ft.  Royal Caribbean does have larger ocean view cabins if you are willing to pay.  On Carnival, the view is easily accessible, with an open floor layout and more spacious bathrooms and showers.  On Royal Caribbean, the cabin layout, bathroom and showers feel cramped.  In addition, some Royal Caribbean beds are not high enough to slide your luggage under expanding the cramped feeling.

 

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Royal Caribbean Ocean View Cabin – 154 sq. ft.

 

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Carnival Oceanview Cabin (Sunshine) – 185 sq. ft.

 

My husband and I prefer the Carnival cabins.  What’s your favorite cabin type and why?  Can’t wait to hear from you!

 

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29 Dec 2018 – How To Get The Best Price On Your Cruise!

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Have you ever wondered how to get the best price for your cruise vacation?  Well, let me count the ways!  My family and I love cruising, and we have been to the “school of hard knocks” when trying to get a great cruise deal!  So, I’m sharing what I’ve learned so far.  I want your cruise vacation to be memorable and at a great price!  Before we get into how to get the best price for your cruise, there are some simple steps I recommend you take to become a cruise insider. Cruise insiders stay on top of the deals and promotions as they become available so you know a great price when you see it, and you have lots of great choices before you decide.

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