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We have only cruised once 5 years ago on carnival glory. We are now thinking on going on adventure of the seas. Can you tell us the diffences and simualarities between the two ships. We were also thinking of a oasis class ship but are worried about being over crowed on a ship that holds that many people. 

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In my opinion, RCI Voyager Class (Adventure) and Oasis Class ships are far superior to those older Carnival ships.  Not even close.  I recommend Oasis Class first, then Adventure.  

 

I've cruised Oasis Class 4 times.  Don't be fooled by the passenger count ref crowding.  Yes, there are 6000 people, but the ship is much bigger than other ships.  In fact, the space to passenger ratio, which is a unit used to measure how crowded a ship is, 40 on Oasis and 30 on Glory.  The higher the number, the better.  In other words, Oasis is far less crowded than Glory.  Adventure is 33.  

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21 hours ago, Flyers0609 said:

We have only cruised once 5 years ago on carnival glory. We are now thinking on going on adventure of the seas. Can you tell us the diffences and simualarities between the two ships. We were also thinking of a oasis class ship but are worried about being over crowed on a ship that holds that many people. 

Thank you

Hi Flyer0609,

The Glory and Adventure are similar in their openness to the sea, however the Glory is a bit ahead, and feels more romantic and relaxing (forward open areas are superb). 

I would give a plus to Glory for MDR food, but other "included in the price" dining options (outside MDR) are superior on Adventure, and especially on the Oasis.

Specialty dining option on these RCI ships are far superior as well.

Oasis -class ships are the most entertaining ships at sea. No comparison with Carnival Glory.

Sports facilities and pools are far superior on these RCI ships.

5,500 passengers is not a positive factor in any way, but there must be no worries about excessive crowds on the Oasis. Internal space ratio for the Oasis is about 41, while the Glory has about 37.

The Glory is fully egalitarian, no "suite classes" of any kind, no pretense. 

Overall the Glory is 3*+, Oasis ~4*, Adventure is near 3.5*.

I would sail on any of these ships depending on the itinerary.

 

Happy cruising!

 

 

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Voyager class is my favorite with RCI...not too big, but definitely not too small.  Lots to do, and lots of space.

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You are better off on Royal Caribbean even though it tends to cost more than Carnival. While there isn't anything seriously wrong with the Glory, the Voyager class ships are much more spectacular and offer much more to do. Royal generally provides a better cruise experience than Carnival although I have to admit that Carnival's shows tend to be slightly better and there food is just as good. In fact, Carnival's lunch options (free ones) might be the best in the business. Still, when all is said in done, the WOW factor or Royal would the deciding factor in my view. As far as feeling too crowded on Oasis class ships, I had the same fear before going on one. These ships are so big that they absorb the crowds quite well and actually feel less crowded than the Glory or other Carnival ships of that class. Even from a technical standpoint, they have a better space ratio. Enjoy whatever you decide on.

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