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Cruise Ship Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:42 pm

Welcome to the Cruise Ship Thread 2020. Please continue your discussion and to post your updates here.

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Re: Cruise Ship Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:05 am

Welp,

Carnival Ecstasy for me in about a month... Will be my smallest ship to date, though my wife has been on 2 other Fantasy Class ships.

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Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:46 am

northstardc4m wrote:
Welp,

Carnival Ecstasy for me in about a month... Will be my smallest ship to date, though my wife has been on 2 other Fantasy Class ships.

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Surprised they haven't renamed the ship
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Re: Cruise Ship Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:59 pm

stl07 wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
Welp,

Carnival Ecstasy for me in about a month... Will be my smallest ship to date, though my wife has been on 2 other Fantasy Class ships.

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Surprised they haven't renamed the ship

All the Fantasy class ships have not been renamed
 
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Re: Cruise Ship Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:06 pm

ArchGuy1 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
Welp,

Carnival Ecstasy for me in about a month... Will be my smallest ship to date, though my wife has been on 2 other Fantasy Class ships.

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Surprised they haven't renamed the ship

All the Fantasy class ships have not been renamed

Yes, but not every fantasy ship shares the name with an illegal substance
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:20 pm

It's been called the Ecstacy or Carnival Ecstasy since launch on 1990...and if they didn't change the name after it caught fire I really don't think they will because of a street drug name... And since Carnival is rumored to be looking at retiring the Fantasy class in 5 ish years I don't think they will bother with a renaming now.

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Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:31 pm

stl07 wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Surprised they haven't renamed the ship

All the Fantasy class ships have not been renamed

Yes, but not every fantasy ship shares the name with an illegal substance


The two times I was on it, I always referred to it as the drug ship..
 
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:01 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
All the Fantasy class ships have not been renamed

Technically speaking, they have been renamed.

Fascination became Carnival Fascination. Ecstasy became Carnival Ecstasy...and so on. The trend that started with Carnival Destiny, Carnival Victory, and Carnival Triumph, and follows other cruise lines like RCCL's "X of the Seas", NCL's "Norwegian X", and Princess's "X Princess".
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:37 am

A rollercoaster, tattoo parlour, submarines and an underwater scooter: All the amazing features to spot on the new cruise ships of 2020

Cruise ships have introduced some wild and wonderful attractions in the last few years, including dodgem cars, ten-storey slides, skydiving simulators and go-kart racing tracks.

Another hotly anticipated ship will be Scarlet Lady, the first launch from Sir Richard Branson’s new brand Virgin Voyages, featuring a tattoo parlour, drag queen breakfasts and champagne served at the shake of a smartphone.

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Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:51 am

Hey guys. Thinking of looking into a first cruise in September for me and mu partner. We are both young adults (25 & 32) and were lookinb at a couple of options. Currently tossing up between MSC Seaside and Harmony of the Seas.

I'm intrigued by Harmony due to the shear amount of things to do; broadway shows, aqua theater etc to name a few and have read some not so good reviews on Seaside regarding staff service, activities and food quality. Anyone with any insight?

Seaside is severely discounted at the moment too which raises a few eye brows. Anyone with opinions and experiences on either would be mucn appreciated
 
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Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:05 pm

ZKSUJ wrote:
Hey guys. Thinking of looking into a first cruise in September for me and mu partner. We are both young adults (25 & 32) and were lookinb at a couple of options. Currently tossing up between MSC Seaside and Harmony of the Seas.

I'm intrigued by Harmony due to the shear amount of things to do; broadway shows, aqua theater etc to name a few and have read some not so good reviews on Seaside regarding staff service, activities and food quality. Anyone with any insight?

Seaside is severely discounted at the moment too which raises a few eye brows. Anyone with opinions and experiences on either would be mucn appreciated


For me it would be Harmony of the Seas. I have done both cruise lines ( lots of RCI on lots of their ships ) . You get what you pay for. Food is far superior on RCI IMHO. Then again if its your first cruise you will not have anything to compare to.
 
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Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:22 pm

ZKSUJ wrote:
Hey guys. Thinking of looking into a first cruise in September for me and mu partner. We are both young adults (25 & 32) and were lookinb at a couple of options. Currently tossing up between MSC Seaside and Harmony of the Seas.

I'm intrigued by Harmony due to the shear amount of things to do; broadway shows, aqua theater etc to name a few and have read some not so good reviews on Seaside regarding staff service, activities and food quality. Anyone with any insight?

Seaside is severely discounted at the moment too which raises a few eye brows. Anyone with opinions and experiences on either would be mucn appreciated

I would suggest you start out with a smaller ship. One that is more proportionally sized to her passenger capacity. Remember that Harmony of the Seas can carry up to 6,780 passengers (at max capacity), and you will definitely feel the crowds in the outdoor areas. There's only so many pools and theater shows and lounge chairs and open dining places before crowds start to form. Embarking and shore excursions will be a pain (especially if there are other super ships on port the same day).

A ship from the Voyager-class or even the Freedom-class is likely a better entry to a first cruise, in my opinion.
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Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:43 pm

Another option is Virgin Voyages . Its going to be the biggest thing to happen in the cruise market this year.

https://www.virginvoyages.com/
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:14 am

Thanks guys. Will have a look into it more. Sounds like RCI wins and its just a matter of which ship.

The onlg reason Harmony was appealing was thatwe liked it after watching documentaries on it. And virgin doesnt have datesyet for our leave. Thanks so much for the suggestions. Will look into other classes as well

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Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:53 pm

Just booked my first cruise for 2020.

Going on the P&O Ventura, sailing from Southampton.

Visiting Maderia, La Palma, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Lisbon.
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Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:30 am

The Indian based cruise line, Jalesh Cruises is looking into acquiring a second ship as soon as October due to high demand in the Indian market with their first ship, Karnika. The Karnika was delivered to Jalesh last March after a career with P&O Australia as the Pacific Jewel. Itineraries for that ship are out of Mumbai and Goa with the ship rotating to the Middle East, where itineraries include Dubai, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain, and Sir Ban Yas Island. Looks like the India market will follow China's example in the next few years.
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Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:37 am

My wife and I are doing the Summer Solstice cruise to the North Cape of Norway on NCL in June. We're kind of bummed because we just got an email from NCL that the ship will just be out of refit, which requires a slower speed to test the engines. Therefore, many of the in-port times have been shortened.
 
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Re: Cruise Ship Thread - 2020

Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:48 am

The wife and I have done 4 cruises on RCL, two out of Galveston and two in the Med. The only other ships I have sailed on had Weapons Departments so RCL spoiled me big time. My preference are the smaller ships where there are no long lines and it is easy to get around the ship, and to head to shore. We need 9 more days with them before moving up in their loyalty program so I'm looking for some cheap, short deals out of Galveston with FF miles to get us to the Med in September or October.

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