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Just got off Royal Caribbean, nothing compares to DCL!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by DisneyDoc5, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. carpenta

    carpenta DIS Veteran

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    We are cruising both DCL and RCL now and find service and food similar. Actually our daughter likes RCL kids'club better for they (RCL) seem more flexable on what the group wants to do for activities as well as the group usuing more of the outside decks for activities. The Dreamworks part is such a small part of the cruise it really does not affect us much. We like the diversity of the entertainment on RCL better for we just got off the Dream and they still are running the same variation of shows we saw years ago. That gets tired after a while. For us the price difference is a plus for we can get a suite on RCL for the price of a room on DCL. Each has pluses and we have never been on a bad cruise........except for NCL.....:furious:...never again.
     
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  3. sandrakit

    sandrakit Mouseketeer

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    We have cruised the Disney Dream 3 times & every time it was fantastic with over the top service . We just did a week long Disney Fantasy cruise & the service was exactly the same , top notch .
    The only thing I wish Disney would change is on the Dream is their shows , 3 cruises , 3 different years & still the same shows !!!
     
  4. lovethedream

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    I am curious about this. I do not doubt others opinions but I know our experience differed.

    Now it was the DCL Wonder we were on for two 3 day cruises in different years but we thought the service and food was far better than three longer cruises on Carnival (5 day) and RCL (7 day).

    I will readily admit food is very subjective and we have seen relatives we have cruised with shoveling in food with great pleasure while we were completely turned off by the same meal.

    Having been on ships big and small we also like the smaller ships. I have to admit we would like to try the Oasis some day.
     
  5. DisneyDoc5

    DisneyDoc5 Making memories...

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    good information, thanks for sharing! It only takes one bad experience!

    I can see why it would be a little frustrating to see the same shows cruise after cruise. We just saw Saturday Night Fever in February on RCI and it was fantastic! The kids weren't with us, but I think they would have loved it!
     
  6. tajz90

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    It does get tiring seeing the same shows over and over for frequent Disney cruisers, at least for me, but the shows on other lines are so sub-par that I can't quit comparing the quality. Especially when the show girls try to kick in unison, drives me nuts!!!!

    The only show I enjoyed on our last Royal Caribbean was the ice show.
     
  7. anniemck

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    Said the same last month after I came off the Wonder. Not impressed. Not when I could go for a week in a balcony on another line for what was paid for 5 nights in an inside. Food was not that impressive, and what is with everything shutting down at midnight???
     
  8. woody73

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    I agree. We saw Saturday Night Fever on RCI in November and it was excellent. I was particularly impressed that the music is performed live by the ship's orchestra.

    Woody
     
  9. DisneyDoc5

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  10. KashasMom

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    Very interesting. Just read a super review of the Oasis vs. DCL - quite a different opinion than yours. That's why it's good that there are so many options out there!
     
  11. DisneyDoc5

    DisneyDoc5 Making memories...

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    actually, I agree with most of the content of that review, that reviewer also notes slight edges going to DCL for overall customer service and a few other areas. And my review of RCI was based on not sailing with our children. Overall, I agree they each have their pros and cons, my main point is the attention to the children and the family friendly environment on DCL was exceptional. We will be trying the Oasis/Allure with our children when my DD gets a little bit older.:)
     
  12. Bear3412

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    I have no doubt your short cruises with DCL were "better" than longer ones with "those" competitors. And if you try DCL on longer itineraries I'm confident you will notice a difference in service compared to those short sailings. IMO

    I never mentioned food. I have to stay away from that subjective animal.

    I was attempting to imply the longer the sailing the more relaxed the PAX and crew are. It offers time, to get to know each other, and allows for a more intimate and relaxed experience for the crew and PAX. Which somehow translates into a better experience than the shorter sailings.
    That's all. :goodvibes
     
  13. FJS961

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    During my NCL cruise in Hawaii that starts a week from today :-)cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:) I will be wearing my navy DCL-T shirt and my black golf shirt with the DCL concierge keys on the chest that Rodrigo sold me on the Dream.
     
  14. Bear3412

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    Have fun and good luck. Go easy on that US crew. ;)

    I know it's a hotel, but ....

    Just wait till the Breakaway. ;) I cant wait. One more DCL and we are on the Getaway. :thumbsup2
     
  15. ForTheLoveOfDCL

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    Ok so I only read about 2 pages but what struck me is the op said how bad the smoking was on rccl. Now my daughter has asthma and the smell of smoke repulses her. So bad that driving in a car ,windows rolled up we can smell the smoke of others smoking around us!!!! Now on Disney my kids obviously don't go to quiet cove so smoke doesn't bother them. Just wondering if rccl is worth going on???
     

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