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FlyTriPacer
02-12-2012, 04:46 PM
Just watched Carnival, RC, & Disney leave Port Canaveral on the web cam. Hands down the Disney ships are much classier and prettier ships! Looking forward to our next cruise on the Dream 8/25/2013 with the kids (this time).

Until then, clear skies!

Chad

SRUAlmn
02-12-2012, 04:52 PM
How funny! We just watched them too and said the same thing! The Carnival Sensation looked so junky. Go Disney :cheer2:

extechie rbd/wdt
02-12-2012, 04:55 PM
FlyTriPacer, :thumbsup2

Clear skies and smooth seas!

Ex Techie :)

OKW Lover
02-12-2012, 05:13 PM
Certainly got to agree this this. The Carnival ships in particular are even worse when you are up close.

Erikas4228
02-12-2012, 05:45 PM
I have to agree. Disney ships just do it right. Even when I sailed on the Carnival Dream which is a newer ship you park it next to Disney and I would say Disney any day.

SRUAlmn
02-12-2012, 06:43 PM
Certainly got to agree this this. The Carnival ships in particular are even worse when you are up close.

Yes! We live in Charleston, and it would be so easy to just cruise out of here, but the majority of the ships that sail out of here are Carnival ones. You take the beauty of downtown Charleston and you park a Carnival ship next to it, and it just junks up the place. It's like parking your 1983 Chevy Cavalier on Rodeo Drive :rotfl:

CaptainNemo
02-12-2012, 06:47 PM
Disney ships are much classier on the inside too, not just the outside.

NancyIL
02-12-2012, 07:10 PM
I agree that the Wonder is a very attractive ship. However, the Dream is much larger/longer, and to me its shape isn't much different than that of Freedom of the Seas.

Britster18
02-12-2012, 07:24 PM
We were watching as well!!! LOVE Disney!

DH and I were laughing at all the people bundled up in jackets, hats and long pants! Hahahahha!

Jessika
02-12-2012, 09:04 PM
I watched too. The people on the deck of the dream sure seemed to be having more fun. I loved how the camera operator followed the couple in the Aquaduck. :rotfl2:

I agree.. The Dream sure did look much more well kept and just overall a more beautiful ship.

Can't wait to start watching the Fantasy!

PartofDisney'sWorld
02-12-2012, 09:11 PM
I can't help but admit that when DH and I were on our honeymoon cruise in August, we were next to a Carnival ship and I believe it was a RCI ship (not 100% sure though) in Nassau, and we were both saying "Wow! We are GLAD we are on the Disney ship!" :lmao:

PartofDisney'sWorld
02-12-2012, 09:12 PM
We were watching as well!!! LOVE Disney!

DH and I were laughing at all the people bundled up in jackets, hats and long pants! Hahahahha!

People are wearing jackets, hats, and long pants because it only got up to about 53 degrees today, and it was in the thirties last night and will be again tonight. I think that constitutes jackets, hats, and pants. :thumbsup2

Niebz
02-12-2012, 09:15 PM
I agree. The Disney ships are so much more beautiful and traditional looking. When I first saw one in person it took my breath away. I love the colour scheme. Ships from other lines I saw weren't very attractive, to say the least, IMO. Nothing against anyone who loves the other lines but I just love, love, love :love: the Disney ships. :cloud9:

TXDCLfan
02-12-2012, 10:04 PM
Certainly got to agree this this. The Carnival ships in particular are even worse when you are up close.

:confused3:confused3:confused3REALLY:confused3:con fused3 everyone loves to bash Carnival especially those that have never cruised with them :(

Sparrow78
02-12-2012, 10:16 PM
Dumb question....where do you watch them online leaving the port?

JennLK
02-12-2012, 10:24 PM
We watch them in Port Canaveral.... This past Jan we went to Fish Lips on a Sat early eve for dinner. Around 430ish. We saw the Magic, an NCL ship, and the Carnival Dream leave port. It was fun watching them all leave but for sure the Magic seemed to have the most "going on" on deck.

The next day we left on the Dream and watched the Sensation and I think the RCI Freedom leave as well. I think our deck party/sail away was the most lively :) I may be biased though

extechie rbd/wdt
02-12-2012, 10:26 PM
Dumb question....where do you watch them online leaving the port?

http://portcanaveralwebcam.com/

Free to watch HD feed (bandwidth dependent) from the Fishlip's restaurant that follow's all the ship's sail out of PC!

Ex Techie :)

Brumbie13
02-13-2012, 01:23 AM
To me, Disney did an excellent job duplicating the older "ocean liner" design of the early to mid 1900's.
I think the Magic and the Wonder are beautiful.

The Dream and the Fantasy are nice as well, but due to their size, look more like a cruise ship than an ocean liner.

Many other cruise ships look like floating barges to me.


Disney spent the extra time and money, and gave a number of verandah rooms in order the achieve the style they wanted.

I think they make up for that loss with their prices.


The two original Disney ships are consistently ranked the best looking cruise ships in surveys.

bluejasmine
02-13-2012, 06:24 AM
Yes! We live in Charleston, and it would be so easy to just cruise out of here, but the majority of the ships that sail out of here are Carnival ones. You take the beauty of downtown Charleston and you park a Carnival ship next to it, and it just junks up the place. It's like parking your 1983 Chevy Cavalier on Rodeo Drive :rotfl:

We also live in Charleston but will gladly drive to P.C to board a DCL ship!!

Tonka's Skipper
02-13-2012, 06:57 AM
:confused3:confused3:confused3REALLY:confused3:con fused3 everyone loves to bash Carnival especially those that have never cruised with them :(



Some do...........but you have to remember Carnival is selling cruises at a cheap price, and besides you can see the ships from the outside anyway......they go for a design and what I call.*Las Vegas neon/chrome boxshaped, buses afloat. IMHO opinion......they are not pretty and I don't care for the neon glizt!

That said, everyone is intitled to there own opinion

AKK

bluejasmine
02-13-2012, 10:58 AM
Ive actually done 2 Carnival Cruises and they were..just ok..I guess its the level of service you get from Disney that makes the higher cost worth it to me. That and Im a huge Disney anything fan..LOL

DisneyOHFan
02-13-2012, 11:03 AM
Ive actually done 2 Carnival Cruises and they were..just ok..I guess its the level of service you get from Disney that makes the higher cost worth it to me. That and Im a huge Disney anything fan..LOL

We would agree with you 100%. We have done 3 Carnival cruises before we ever experienced Disney. Now we stick with Disney. Love, love, love DCL.:lovestruc

Patrickprincess
02-13-2012, 01:50 PM
Dumb question....where do you watch them online leaving the port?

the disney ships are classy the pain on some of the other ships are terrible i wonder what are they thinking with the diffent colors and patterns they just spell tacky.:scared1::scared1:

SRUAlmn
02-13-2012, 03:30 PM
We also live in Charleston but will gladly drive to P.C to board a DCL ship!!

Hi neighbor! :flower3: (and I agree! That says a LOT that people would rather drive 7 hours to cruise with DCL instead of choosing to cruise out of our own city with Carnival.)

OKW Lover
02-13-2012, 04:08 PM
:confused3:confused3:confused3REALLY:confused3:con fused3 everyone loves to bash Carnival especially those that have never cruised with them :(

And even some that have sailed on Carnival 3 times will also bash them. :rolleyes:

DisneyOHFan
02-13-2012, 04:27 PM
And even some that have sailed on Carnival 3 times will also bash them. :rolleyes:

Yes, we did sail Carnival 3 times and I didn't bash them. We just hadn't discovered Disney at that time.

Patrickprincess
02-13-2012, 05:29 PM
:eek:Yes, we did sail Carnival 3 times and I didn't bash them. We just hadn't discovered Disney at that time.So glad that you have. I saw a princess once while i was in seattle and even though the ship was painted a decent color it sleemed verry dulll:scared1:

NancyIL
02-13-2012, 05:37 PM
As long as a cruise ship takes me where I want to go at a price I'm willing to pay, what others think of its appearance is irrelevant to me. Disney has beautiful ships, but that won't get me to sail on them if they charge up to twice as much as the competition.

mickey2000
02-13-2012, 06:33 PM
:eek:So glad that you have. I saw a princess once while i was in seattle and even though the ship was painted a decent color it sleemed verry dulll:scared1:

Thats because you didn't go inside! Also remember the Princess ships go to Glacier Bay NOT DCL ! You just missed a major attraction ..... :rotfl:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/DSC08386.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/a2.jpg

mickey2000
02-13-2012, 06:42 PM
As long as a cruise ship takes me where I want to go at a price I'm willing to pay, what others think of its appearance is irrelevant to me. Disney has beautiful ships, but that won't get me to sail on them if they charge up to twice as much as the competition.

I second That !

12 Night Cruise balcony Celebrity under $3000 on new ship with insurance and fees! NO NOT Carnival :lmao::lmao::lmao:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/hhhhhj.jpg
Same shipyard and same time as as DCL Fantasy ! Fantasy on Left!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/38888.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/999999.jpg

NancyIL
02-13-2012, 07:26 PM
I second That !

12 Night Cruise balcony Celebrity under $3000 on new ship with insurance and fees! NO NOT Carnival :lmao::lmao::lmao:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/hhhhhj.jpg
Same shipyard and same time as as DCL Fantasy ! Fantasy on Left!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/38888.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/999999.jpg

I'll be on the Silhouette for a 12-night Med cruise in May. :woohoo:

mdvlprof
02-13-2012, 07:29 PM
You get what you pay for.
We LOVE DCL, they are better on many fronts.
But we can't afford to be exclusive. Carnival is a decent 2nd choice. Just did a RCCL, and I think I like Carnival better.

NancyIL
02-13-2012, 07:48 PM
You get what you pay for.
We LOVE DCL, they are better on many fronts.
But we can't afford to be exclusive. Carnival is a decent 2nd choice. Just did a RCCL, and I think I like Carnival better.

Yep - all the "free" soda you want! :rotfl2:

extechie rbd/wdt
02-13-2012, 07:58 PM
Here we go...... Again.....

The experience once aboard is a totally different question from the look of the ships.

I think even a hardened Carnival cruiser can't say their ship's look as good as the Magic class DCL ship's.

Let's all be friends and admire the DCL ship's and appreciate that whilst some of Carnival's ship's are down right pig ugly, they are stepping they're game up, but still have a long way to go to be beautiful ships?

Ex Techie :)

NancyIL
02-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Here we go...... Again.....

The experience once aboard is a totally different question from the look of the ships.

I think even a hardened Carnival cruiser can't say their ship's look as good as the Magic class DCL ship's.

Let's all be friends and admire the DCL ship's and appreciate that whilst some of Carnival's ship's are down right pig ugly, they are stepping they're game up, but still have a long way to go to be beautiful ships?

Ex Techie :)

You're right - it's what's inside that counts!

NancyIL
02-13-2012, 08:16 PM
Here is a web site that has photos of most cruise ships. Some are definitely more attractive on the outside than others: http://www.shipparade.com/

extechie rbd/wdt
02-13-2012, 08:22 PM
Here is a web site that has photos of most cruise ships. Some are definitely more attractive on the outside than others: http://www.shipparade.com/

No. 1 is very unfortunate.

Ex Techie :sad1:

NancyIL
02-13-2012, 08:31 PM
No. 1 is very unfortunate.

Ex Techie :sad1:

Huh?

Oh - the Costa Concordia!

jrm11697
02-13-2012, 09:21 PM
Carnival ships don't look that bad, IMO. There aren't the classiest ships ever but have you seen the NCL Epic?! now thats the UGLIEST thing I have ever seen! :scared1:

Like others say, you get what you pay for.

NancyIL
02-13-2012, 09:27 PM
Carnival ships don't look that bad, IMO. There aren't the classiest ships ever but have you seen the NCL Epic?! now thats the UGLIEST thing I have ever seen!

Like others say, you get what you pay for.

I don't care for the Epic's rear end, and yet - I have 2 cruises booked on it in 2013!

FlyTriPacer
02-13-2012, 09:34 PM
Okay children, I simply started this thread to express my opinion about external appearances of the ships. Take your arguments about other aspects of the lines to another thread. Don't hijack this thread.

BTW, that was my opinion. If you like the others, say so. Argue elsewhere.

Clear skies and smooth seas (forgot the seas potion first go around since usually post on aviation sites)

Chad

OKW Lover
02-14-2012, 04:02 PM
Okay children, I simply started this thread to express my opinion about external appearances of the ships. Take your arguments about other aspects of the lines to another thread. Don't hijack this thread.

BTW, that was my opinion. If you like the others, say so. Argue elsewhere.

Clear skies and smooth seas (forgot the seas potion first go around since usually post on aviation sites)

Chad

Ummmm, so basically if we agree with you about the appearances of the ships we are OK to post here. But if we disagree with you or have a perspective on other aspects of the ships we should go elsewhere. You do realize this is a discussion board don't you?

I'm very interested in other peoples opinion on the different ships/lines.

jrm11697
02-14-2012, 05:28 PM
I don't know if any of y'all (you guys for those Yankees out there! :thumbsup2) but Carnival has a new ship soon called Carnival Breeze. I looked at the renderings and it looks sooo much more classy. Not all that in your face Vegas style neon and traditional Carnival decor.

I think carnival is trying to go away from the Las vegas neon decor on their older ships. The guy (who was with carnival for like 20 years) specialized in that stuff so they stuck with him. Now it a bit more classy. Honestly I like it better.

but there is no doubt in my mind that Disney has the best decor. Its something that sets DCL apart

mickey2000
02-14-2012, 05:50 PM
There are lots of CHILDREN on DCL ships !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/Copyof101_1001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/J_11SE152.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/J_11SE152.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/J_11SE152.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/diz/J_11SE152.gif:confused3

extechie rbd/wdt
02-14-2012, 05:50 PM
jrm11697,

The Breeze look's similar to the Dream but with some nicer rounded edge's on her aft, not so blunt:

http://www.cruise-ships.com/illustrations/passenger/001/Carniva_Breeze.png

http://carnival-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/BREEZE-RENDERING.jpg?84cd58

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2539/3962996154_bd959a0ab4_o.jpg


Interesting how her lifeboats appear to be in free air over the water rather than on hydraulic ram's to push them out.

She does look really sleek and much nicer incomparision to they're previous ships! :thumbsup2

Now just that whale tail smoke stack!!!! lol!

Ex Techie :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Disney_Magic_2.jpg

mickey2000
02-14-2012, 05:57 PM
jrm11697,

The Breeze look's similar to the Dream but with some nicer rounded edge's on her aft, not so blunt:

http://www.cruise-ships.com/illustrations/passenger/001/Carniva_Breeze.png

http://carnival-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/BREEZE-RENDERING.jpg?84cd58

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2539/3962996154_bd959a0ab4_o.jpg


Interesting how her lifeboats appear to be in free air over the water rather than on hydraulic ram's to push them out.

She does look really sleek and much nicer incomparision to they're previous ships! :thumbsup2

Now just that whale tail smoke stack!!!! lol!

Ex Techie :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Disney_Magic_2.jpg

OMG there go the children again :scared1: putting OVERSIZED pictures of the Magic on the DIS :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

extechie rbd/wdt
02-14-2012, 06:05 PM
OMG there go the children again :scared1: putting OVERSIZED pictures of the Magic on the DIS :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

I think if you weren't so busy trolling and showing your shock, you would see the picture of the Carnival Dream is actually larger than the picture of the Magic.
If I were hosting them, I would be able to resize them all the same size to suit you, but alas they are link's from websites.

As the thread is about DCL ship's and their exteriors, and Carnival's new design's have been mentioned, a comparative of both is appropriate IMO.

Have fun mickey2000,

Ex Techie :)

mickey2000
02-14-2012, 06:33 PM
I think if you weren't so busy trolling and showing your shock, you would see the picture of the Carnival Dream is actually larger than the picture of the Magic.
If I were hosting them, I would be able to resize them all the same size to suit you, but alas they are link's from websites.

As the thread is about DCL ship's and their exteriors, and Carnival's new design's have been mentioned, a comparative of both is appropriate IMO.

Have fun mickey2000,

Ex Techie :)

I can only see picture #1 and #3 ! Don't be so serious ! There was an earlier poster that called us children which I was refering to !
I'm a troll ??????????????

FlyTriPacer
02-14-2012, 06:49 PM
Hmmm, to respond or not.

When did prices of cruises, etc. == exterior styles of ships? Dander was beginning to get worked up with the picking of the nits about things not related to the exterior appearances of the ships, which is the topic.

I hope folks do express their opinions about the various exterior appearances of the ships. I even enjoyed the commentary on the folks who were bundled up on the ships as they were departing...I noticed that too and it was far different than ours when we sailed last Sept.

There's a nice button that indicates a new topic can be started if you click it.

So to answer the question about if I understand if this is a discussion forum (or however you phrased it), yes. I could respond with the same question to you, but since that isn't on topic, I won't.

Florida Dreamin'
02-14-2012, 07:09 PM
This is how I look at it. Quality > Quantity. I hope DCL keeps a small fleet to make the classic look feel just as prestigous as it's felt for the past fourteen years. You just can't win a fight between a solid white and turn of the century old timey feel.

NancyIL
02-14-2012, 07:21 PM
Hmmm, to respond or not.

When did prices of cruises, etc. == exterior styles of ships? Dander was beginning to get worked up with the picking of the nits about things not related to the exterior appearances of the ships, which is the topic.





I happen to like white cruise ships, and I think the shape of most Royal Caribbean ships is an attractive one. As I posted earlier, the Disney Dream looks pretty similar in shape to RCI's Freedom-class ships. The Carnival Sensation that sails from Port Canaveral (and most here have dissed) is almost 20 years old (1993), and most ships from that time period don't have many balcony cabins. Carnival's newer ships have come a long way in the looks department. Other large, white ships aren't as attractive - especially when they have a very boxy stern. However, I don't pick my cruises based on the prettiness factor of the ship. As much as I admire the exterior beauty of Disney's ships, that alone won't get me to sail with DCL if I feel their cruises are overpriced.

Florida Dreamin'
02-14-2012, 07:35 PM
I happen to like white cruise ships, and I think the shape of most Royal Caribbean ships is an attractive one. As I posted earlier, the Disney Dream looks pretty similar in shape to RCI's Freedom-class ships. The Carnival Sensation that sails from Port Canaveral (and most here have dissed) is almost 20 years old (1993), and most ships from that time period don't have many balcony cabins. Carnival's newer ships have come a long way in the looks department. Other large, white ships aren't as attractive - especially when they have a very boxy stern. However, I don't pick my cruises based on the prettiness factor of the ship. As much as I admire the exterior beauty of Disney's ships, that alone won't get me to sail with DCL if I feel their cruises are overpriced.

You've made that Dream vs. FOTS point twice and I have yet to agree with you.

http://www.shipparade.com/az/Freedom_of_the_Seas/Freedom_of_the_Seas_2008-11-12.JPG
http://www.5minutesformom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Disney-Dream-exterior-DCL.jpg

NancyIL
02-14-2012, 08:03 PM
You've made that Dream vs. FOTS point twice and I have yet to agree with you.

http://www.shipparade.com/az/Freedom_of_the_Seas/Freedom_of_the_Seas_2008-11-12.JPG
http://www.5minutesformom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Disney-Dream-exterior-DCL.jpg

Of the photos you posted, I think Freedom of the Seas has the nicer shape! ;) It's all in the camera angle.

Freedom of the Seas from the side:
http://www.shipparade.com/az/Freedom_of_the_Seas/Freedom_of_the_Seas_2012-02-02.jpg

Here's a better side view of the Dream:
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/disney-dream-cruise-ship/p47821-disney-dream-cruise-sh.html

That is an artist's concept and not a photo. Full side-view photos of the Dream aren't easy to find. DCL shows it from an angle so it doesn't appear to be so long.

The Disney Dream is 1,115 feet long (http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/dream/), and Freedom of the Seas is 1,112 feet long (http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/ships/class/ship/home.do?shipClassCode=FR&shipCode=FR&br=R).

Cousin Orville
02-14-2012, 09:07 PM
You've made that Dream vs. FOTS point twice and I have yet to agree with you.

http://www.shipparade.com/az/Freedom_of_the_Seas/Freedom_of_the_Seas_2008-11-12.JPG
http://www.5minutesformom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Disney-Dream-exterior-DCL.jpg

The Dream is much more attractive in that comparison. From the extended bow, the 2 funnels and the color scheme The Freedom isnt even the same league. It's ultra modern, all white, stubbier, with a big RCCL billboard on the side. It's like someone sucked the design and sense of esthetics right out of it. I suppose esthetics is subjective, blah, blah. Whatever, the Dream is the much better designed ship. The imagineers and Eisner at the beginning made sure of that. Kudos to them.

Florida Dreamin'
02-14-2012, 09:08 PM
I guess it's just a matter of opinion then. The classic bow and stern that the Dream and Fantasy both sport seem much more elegant to me than the flat-font bow and awkwardly chunked stern that most of the Carnival ships have. The paint job looks much sleeker on the Disney ships, than the dull white that Carnival, NCL and others have. Compare the DCL ships and Carnival ships with old time ships (titanic, brittanic, rms queen mary) and you can tell the true luxury. :)

jilljill
02-14-2012, 09:26 PM
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extechie rbd/wdt
02-14-2012, 09:32 PM
Of the photos you posted, I think Freedom of the Seas has the nicer shape! ;) It's all in the camera angle.

Freedom of the Seas from the side:
http://www.shipparade.com/az/Freedom_of_the_Seas/Freedom_of_the_Seas_2012-02-02.jpg

Here's a better side view of the Dream:
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/disney-dream-cruise-ship/p47821-disney-dream-cruise-sh.html

That is an artist's concept and not a photo. Full side-view photos of the Dream aren't easy to find. DCL shows it from an angle so it doesn't appear to be so long.

The Disney Dream is 1,115 feet long (http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/dream/), and Freedom of the Seas is 1,112 feet long (http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/ships/class/ship/home.do?shipClassCode=FR&shipCode=FR&br=R).

Each to their own and I respect that.

http://images.travelpod.com/tripwow/photos/ta-00a1-b62c-7348/disney-magic-freedom-of-the-seas-glory-st-thomas-u-s-virgin-islands+1152_12841707133-tpfil02aw-28690.jpg

http://www.orlandolimoride.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ships07.jpg

http://www.seateamimages.com/STI/pics/106/106218_big.jpg

http://themomsalon.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/0108ZZ_0579DR.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/Freedom_of_the_Seas_(ship,_2007)_001.jpg

It's all about taste and everyone's if different

Ex Techie :)

NancyIL
02-14-2012, 09:36 PM
I guess it's just a matter of opinion then. The classic bow and stern that the Dream and Fantasy both sport seem much more elegant to me than the flat-font bow and awkwardly chunked stern that most of the Carnival ships have. The paint job looks much sleeker on the Disney ships, than the dull white that Carnival, NCL and others have. Compare the DCL ships and Carnival ships with old time ships (titanic, brittanic, rms queen mary) and you can tell the true luxury. :)

I do like the dark hull on DCL's ships and on Holland America's ships. HAL's older/smaller ships are more attractive to me than their newer/larger ships. In the same way, the Magic and Wonder are cuter than the Dream and Fantasy. When you make a ship a lot longer, it loses some of its beauty. Fortunately, when I cruise - I spend most of my time enjoying the interior of the ship. Even not so attractive on the outside Norwegian Epic (http://www.shipparade.com/az/Norwegian_Epic/Norwegian_Epic_2012-01-24.jpg) has some lovely interiors.

Cousin Orville
02-14-2012, 10:29 PM
HAL's older/smaller ships are more attractive to me than their newer/larger ships. In the same way, the Magic and Wonder are cuter than the Dream and Fantasy. When you make a ship a lot longer, it loses some of its beauty...

Agreed. As far as exterior designs go, the Magic/Wonder are better proportioned in their design than the Dream/Fantasy. They're all pretty, but DCL's design is certainly based on early transatlantic ocean liners which were much smaller compared to today's Dream and Fantasy.

extechie rbd/wdt
02-14-2012, 10:42 PM
Agreed. As far as exterior designs go, the Magic/Wonder are better proportioned in their design than the Dream/Fantasy. They're all pretty, but DCL's design is certainly based on early transatlantic ocean liners which were much smaller compared to today's Dream and Fantasy.

It's all good for everyone then!

DCL are not trying to look modern, but classic and as classy as the golden age cruise liners but be cruise ships!

Everyone's happy from hardcore DCL fan's, to cruise on whatever line suit's my budget and goes where I want to hardcore Carnival/RC/HAL fans! who like those exteriors and love the interiors!

Ex Techie :)

ilovetexas
02-14-2012, 10:44 PM
The classic ocean liner look of the Wonder and Magic have always made me stop and gawk in whatever port I've encountered them. Truly beautiful ships.

Then again, I've sailed with four different lines and I'm always thrilled to pull up and see my ship for the first time. I've felt that each ship can and does stand on it's own merits without having to put down another ship by way of comparison. Isn't it great that we can all enjoy things in our own way!

NancyIL
02-14-2012, 10:48 PM
The classic ocean liner look of the Wonder and Magic have always made me stop and gawk in whatever port I've encountered them. Truly beautiful ships.

Then again, I've sailed with four different lines and I'm always thrilled to pull up and see my ship for the first time. I've felt that each ship can and does stand on it's own merits without having to put down another ship by way of comparison. Isn't it great that we can all enjoy things in our own way!

Well said, and welcome to the DIS!

ilovetexas
02-14-2012, 10:51 PM
Thank you! DH and I just booked the Fantasy for our 10th Anniversary. I can't wait to pull up to the port and see that one!!! I saw a YouTube video of the float out and it looks fabulous. :)