The last time I did a countdown about which cruises are the best for your money, Carnival came out on top.
Carnival had the most affordable 4-7 day cruises and the atmosphere was young and friendly. I guess Royal Caribbean got the picture because they have done many things to upgrade their services and appearance.
While both cruise lines have ships ranging from older:
smaller vessels to brand new mega-ships, Royal Caribbean and Carnival’s vessels definitely differ. Royal Caribbean is well known for having the largest cruise ships in the world. And while Carnival’s ships can be of comparable length, the size of Royal Caribbean’s biggest ships is noticeable.
Going to Key West in Florida can be just as fun.
When it comes to cruise food,
I have never really had a bad experience. Even cruises with super duper reduced rates have cooks that you can care takes food prep seriously. The buffets are really all you need to pig out during breakfast lunch and dinner. The selections are sometimes themed bt they will have a little bit of everything. Even for vegans your selection will be vast. And If you want to go get a bite to eat after hours, like 3am-5am, the ship that I was on gives you the option of all kinds of Pizza on the 12th floor and a Great Deli that’s slicing cooked meats which allows you to create fancy sandwiches. I have to admit that every cruise I have been on, I was that person who was still out of my room really late of the club looking for something to eat. All of the cruises has very limited options this time of night, but wait an hour or 2 and it will be breakfast anyway. Oh and at dinner, don’t limit yourself to one entree, order 2 and the wait staff will happily bring both. Pigging out
But what really changed my mind about who is king of the seas,
This is no longer the ship for old stuffy conceited snobs. Royal has turned “cool.” The night club played music you would hope to find at a party. The people participated in the events which can sometimes be tricky depending on who just happens to be cruising on the same day as you. And the fact that they have 2 super cool exclusive islands makes it a no brainier for people who just love visiting different cultures.