Posted March 17th, 2018, 07:17 AM
We are considering a cruise in March 2019. When we sail our children will be 21, 19, 17, 13 and 9. I like the itineraries for each ship and the prices are comparable, so no deciding factors there. Conquest is only 6 days instead of 7. I know its subjective, but which ship do you think will be best for our family? We like a lot of activities and entertainment. We don't like crowds, lines or having to make reservations for shows and meals. We like to sort of go with the flow. We loved the piano bar on Freedom! Would love feedback or suggestions!
All will be fun, but here's some stuff to think about,,,maybe
The Breeze and Magic
are basically the same ship, so the difference there would be price, departure port, itinerary.
We cruised the Conquest after the Magic
, and you really see/feel the size difference on the open areas of the lido decks, The Breeze and Magic
have 3 decks open(10/11012), Conquest class 2(9/10)! But we really liked the feel of the Conquest, easier for us older folks to navigate.
We felt the extra pay restaurants on the Magic
were better(more choice) then on the Conquest, but we enjoyed the Conquest's MDR more!
Entertainment, both good, likely a little more to do for teens on the Magic/Breeze.
By 2019, I think the Magic
will be in Miami the Conquest in Ft Lauderdale, and the Breeze in Port Canaveral, our pick there would be Port Canaveral, especially if you're driving in, flying in, both Miami and Ft Laud. are easy, close to the port!
If you've cruised Carnival before, and have a favorite cruise director, check out John Heard's blog to see who is on each ship, unfortunately for Magic
fans, Dr D is leaving the Magic
this summer for Baltimore in the fall, he will be missed in Florida!
If I remember, the Conquest 6 day still has 4 ports, but only 1 sea day, so figure that in, do you want an extra sea day.
Whatever you choose, you'll have fun!