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Poll: Just for fun - What is your favorite ship class?


What is your favorite ship class?  

104 members have voted

  1. 1. What is your favorite ship class?

    • Quantum Class
      15
    • Radiance Class
      10
    • Freedom Class
      17
    • Voyager Class
      6
    • Oasis Class
      54
    • Vision Class
      2


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I like freedom class a lot, but crowds are always felt and sometimes the cruiser atmosphere is not my cup of tea. If I could do 7+ days on a Freedom class ship, I would rate them way higher. But the 3/4N options give way to a particular type of crowd I don't really want to be bothered with.

I only choose Oasis class because I haven't sailed Quantum yet. Bigger ships have more space and even though they have more pax, you don't feel it as there are more options. Oasis class specialty dining options are also way more plentiful, I couldn't care less about slides and such.

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Some really good comments on here. 
If I had to choose I’d go with oasis class because Central Park is my favorite place in any class. Martinis at terrace bar is such a chill experience. 
absolutely loved navigator so I guess I like voyager class especially because of the promenade. 
I liked odyssey mainly because of the seaplex and cafe 270. The lack of promenade was problematic especially  weird was walking thru Izumi while people were dining. 

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5 hours ago, FloatyBoaty said:

Just wondering what you dislike about the Oasis class shows since you called it out. Everyone has their own preference, but the shows on Oasis class shows seem quite varied. Wonder actually has 3 very different shows running in the Royal Theater as well as an incredible Ice Show and Aqua Show. Not judging, just curious and making plans (and I’ve seen the threads on Cats - I know that that is quite widely disliked).

The broadway-style shows aren't my cup of tea.  Those shows ruin two nights that on a smaller ship would have been the Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers or guest performers.  We found the music too loud in most venues - really loud (Harmony, in particular).  The music in the Centrum on smaller ships was/is a normal (appropriate) volume.  The saving grace for Oasis class would be the intimate concerts in Central Park.  The Aqua Show is good but weather can be a factor causing cancellations, and don't get me started on how the residue on the seats got my pants dirty.  Never had that problem at the theater in smaller vessels.

I am not saying the Oasis class ships are bad, I just wouldn't vote for them on this thread.  Sailing out of Baltimore for several years on the Grandeur, I found the slightly larger ships very refreshing (Radiance and Voyager class) without being overwhelming.  I am not a foodie, so I don't need lots of specialty restaurants.

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I am team Quantum for now, but we are taking Mariner to Bermuda in a couple weeks so that could change. We are still in the beginnings of our exploration and have Grandeur and Anthem checked off the list so far. I hear so many great things about Mariner...the next 17 days are going to be rough! We have Odyssey slated for next June and I hope to add a few shorter getaways in between so I may have a more informed opinion in next years poll. lol 

 

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I loved Mariner as she was my first Royal ship but when I sailed her this year she fell into the spot of my least favorite ship. I wish I still loved her; it could have been the people and staying in the front of the ship that ruined her for me. 

I am looking forward to Nav in Sept and Odyssey in Nov.

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9 hours ago, SemperMom said:

I am team Quantum for now, but we are taking Mariner to Bermuda in a couple weeks so that could change. We are still in the beginnings of our exploration and have Grandeur and Anthem checked off the list so far. I hear so many great things about Mariner...the next 17 days are going to be rough! We have Odyssey slated for next June and I hope to add a few shorter getaways in between so I may have a more informed opinion in next years poll. lol 

 

In June on the Mariner we had fun hanging out at Boleros, and Royal rotated bands so that it wasn't just Latin music.  If the music volume gets too loud, there is a table next to Starbucks that faces the band and allows you to sip your drinks while still enjoying the music.  Have a great cruise!

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I loved the Oasis class.  So much to do.  Late night Lime and Coconut open till midnight.  There's so much to see and do that we enjoy, we had to book again.  I did enjoy Anthem of the Seas (Quantum class).  Bumper cars and shows were great.  They had alot to do as well and would book again.  

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20 hours ago, Vancity Cruiser said:

It appears that Oasis class is still by far the favourite class. Quantum class surprised me with the poor showing. Will be interesting to see how Icon class is received. 

The last cruise I was on for RC I hates the ship, so i didn't vote.  But when looking at RC website Oasis and Freedom are the two classes that catch my eye the most so the poll was interesting to me too.  Quantum to me was not interesting at all.  Getting rid of the ice rink and making it a large gym just seemed like an odd choice.  I wasn't impressed with it from the website and wouldn't book a cruise on it  Oasis just seemed to have better variety with the Boardwalk and Central Park too.

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I'm going to say Freedom class, but only because I haven't yet been on an amplified Voyager class. We love Explorer, but we're going on Liberty next month and I think the kids are going to be thrilled with the water slides. We also love Quantum, and Oasis, it's so hard to choose, lol.

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On 8/4/2022 at 9:01 PM, SemperMom said:

I am team Quantum for now, but we are taking Mariner to Bermuda in a couple weeks so that could change. We are still in the beginnings of our exploration and have Grandeur and Anthem checked off the list so far. I hear so many great things about Mariner...the next 17 days are going to be rough! We have Odyssey slated for next June and I hope to add a few shorter getaways in between so I may have a more informed opinion in next years poll. lol 

 

Also sailing Mariner on 8/21. I hope you love her as much as I do. The solarium is very different, no roof! Haven’t been on Anthem but have done Odyssey. Tried to enjoy the solarium one afternoon in Roatan and it was waaaaay too cold in there for me

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Always Oasis Class for me!

Had fun on Odyssey last week and I can definitely appreciate that ship for what it brings to the table but generally, I'd say Oasis Class is a far superior product to Quantum Class.

Freedom Class also great, Independence still holds a special place in my heart that got me into cruising. Shame none of them are in Europe any more as I'd like to go back to my roots. I guess Explorer will suffice though, seeing some good deals for her out of Italy next year.

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Love them all each for specific reasons.  I can't wrong with any of them.  Simply selected Radiance to give some love to a class I figured would be lower on the votes.  Most recent cruise was on Serenade (first time on Radiance class) and loved the Exterior Windjammer area.  Amazing!

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