Cruises Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

One more comparison of Carnival ships

Jump to last reply

Thanks for all the prior advice. I am being such a nervous Nellie and still having a hard time with final decision because the exact dates and itineraries I would like do not match with the exact ships I want. I keep reading reviews and re-thinking each choice. Now have more specific questions.

How great is the itinerary that does Belize (cave tubing?) Cozumel, Costa Mayo or Roatan compared with one in the more Eastern Caribbean like Turks, Caymans, Montego Bay, Jamaica, etc?

We have not been to any of the ports and I do not care a bit. My only reason for one over the other is what I thought DD would like, and a friend of hers went to Belize and loved it. OTOH, she loves any beach and I've read Turks and Caicos are amazing.

I also wanted as much time as possible, but I guess six days rather than seven isn't such a big difference.

Boils down to
1. Dream out of Port of Canaveral to Mexico area 7nts
(Fantastic ship and first choice itinerary, but at least $200-$300 pp more for airfare and transportation, cheaper hotel perhaps.) The extra total cost of around $800-$1000 would pay for some nice dinners or excursions on Breeze or extra for hotel stay in Miami.
2. Breeze out of Miami to E. Caribbean 6 nts
(Fantastic ship, great price and easy flights, but second choice itinerary. Cost of hotel might be more than at POC, but Miami would be warmer.)
3. Liberty out of Miami to Mexico area 7 nts
(Favored itinerary, easy flights, but older ship)

How is weather in your experience or to your knowledge, in the Gulf in early March compared with Caribbean in March? DH says winds are always stronger in Gulf. Is he right?

I hate Miami airport and Ft Lauderdale was so easy last time we fly into it, that is affecting my thoughts? How much of a pain is it to go from Orlando to Port Canaveral?

Right now, I am leaning toward newer ship, Breeze, flying into Ft Lauderdale, staying the night at a hotel on the beach near the port, and not overthinking itinerary.

If you think the other itinerary is lots better, then how different is Liberty from Dream?

Is it worth the extra cost and land travel time for the itinerary to Mexico on Dream?

5 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 MSC Divina Caribbean Cruise
  2. 2 1st time on NCL. Any tips please.
  3. 3 Carnival's newest ship Carnival Vista deck plans
  4. 4 Would you live on a cruise ship year round?
  5. 5 Celebrity Infinity South America and Antarctica Packing Help
  6. 6 1 night in Denali
  7. 7 Veendam vs. Summit
  8. 8 Optional Tours-Danube River Cruise with Viking
  9. 9 Trip Report Beware of Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel
  10. 10 Antarctica Cruise
  11. 11 Alaska in summer
  12. 12 Take my daughter on a one week cruise in March
  13. 13 Croatia Dalmatian Coast
  14. 14 Cruiseline's responsibility for customer injury
  15. 15 Cruise worries
  16. 16 Alaska Cruise
  17. 17 Transportation options around Miami and Ft Lauderdale
  18. 18 Trip Report Alaska Shore excursion on the cheap
  19. 19 RC Majesty of the seas versus Caribbean Princess
  20. 20 An Introduction to new member
  21. 21 Is dreamlines.nl scam?
  22. 22 Sunday in Livorno
  23. 23 Alaska Soutbound: Coral Princess or Zaandam?
  24. 24 Trip Report Oh Royal Caribbean…I’m so disappointed in you.
  25. 25 Alaska Cruise with 19 month old
View next 25 » Back to the top