Which Ship- Its a big Question?

Discussion in 'Royal Caribbean' started by Sparkie, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Sparkie

    Sparkie DIS Veteran

    Jan 15, 2007
    We cruised RC for the first time May 2018 on Allure. We had a great time and the school age kids loved all the activities. The main dining room food and service for us was sub par but i have read other cruisers had great food and service. Next time I will book the specialty dining. The kids loved the pools, ice skating, rock climbing, ping pong, mini golf, the diving show and the movie night. The younger one went to the kids club twice but the older one wouldnt go. I think if they had been in the same age category and could have gone together they would have enjoyed it more.

    So.... Now we are looking into another RC cruise. With kids in the 8-10 yo age group, what is your favorite ship/destination?
  2. Denise W

    Denise W Disney Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    Quantum class. We loved Anthem.
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  4. Frozen2014

    Frozen2014 DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    We were on Allure when our kids were 10 and 6 years. We all loved it! For our next big trip we went for Symphony (booked for March coming up). It's similar strle (boardwalk, central park, aqua and ice shows, Broadway show etc) and also has waterslides and Abyss. We also booked 4 day Mariner which just got refurbished. And for year following our Symphony holiday we book Anthem for something different. It depends what is important to your family.

    As for destination, any Caribbean with nice beach is good. It's more about the ship to us than the destination.
  5. 3monkeys4me

    3monkeys4me Mouseketeer

    Apr 2, 2010
    For us it is more about the destination than the ship itself, but I think the Freedom class and above are great for kids since they have a lot of activities. Our next cruise is on Quantum class, it will be the first time on that type for us. We will be on Ovation. We have sailed Oasis class yet, but hope to soon. We sailed on Liberty several years ago and loved her!

    Glad to hear it! We are really looking forward to Ovation.
  6. smilie

    smilie I've been unwonked!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Do you notice a difference on the bigger ships as far as waiting for things and the huge crowds?
  7. Fuzzywuzzy

    Fuzzywuzzy and the wife..Cozumel/Magic/2009

    Jun 23, 2015
    Sailed on the Anthem earlier this month, first time on RCCL after 5 cruises on Disney ships. We were a little wary at first but were pleasantly surprised. Both lines have their pros and cons but 2 things will have us do RCCL again. The price of course. And to my surprise the food and food service was superior to DCL. We are not swearing off DCL for good but they now have a strong competitor for my time and money.
  8. Club Disney Chandler

    Club Disney Chandler DIS Veteran

    Jun 18, 2013
    Thank you so much for posting this, we’ve done 6 Disney and 3 Carnival cruises and loved all of them. We’ll be on Anthem 6/6/19, I’m really looking forward to it but am a little nervous because it’s new. The ship looks so amazing and we have great rooms booked so I figure if nothing else, we’ll hang out in our suite and order room service!!!
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