You have two of the same thread running . . .
I'll post same info in both because eventually one will disappear . . .
Here is an excellent website for info on Cruise Ships . . .
I have found I prefer the mid-size or small ships. I've been cruising since I was 5 years old . . . Matson Lines Mariposa, Canadian National Princess Patricia (the original Princess Cruise),
Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
I was on Oceania Insignia at Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands, Chile earlier and the ship rocked quite a lot a few times.
An EXCELLENT choice . . . Insignia and her sisters - both with Oceania and Princess (Tahitian and Pacific Princess) - were from the former Renaissance Cruise Line. I used Renaissance before 9/11 (the casue fo their demise) for a couple of Med cruises. I enjoyed them because a) NO - I say it again - NO kids under 18 allowed and b) no real dress code c) nearly a 1:1 pax/crew ratio.
As for rough weather, well - entering the Med from the Atlantic thru the straits has always been a bit of a ride. No different on the R Class ships (Oceania) than on the Princess ship I was on. We got a fair bouncing.
Now, have a look at the photos of the QE2 and the QV
on the link below (you'll need to scroll down about 2/3rds of the page). Tell me, does it appear size really mattered:
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