We are hoping to book our next cruise for the fall of 2009 in the new year. One of the options is the NCL Pearl. The other is the Carnival Freedom. Any feedback, suggestions, warnings about either?? I have heard mixed reviews about the kids clubs on both.
Our last cruise was on the Crown Princess ... which we loved but I want to explore many different lines. The main reason we have selected these two lines is their fares are so much lower than RCCL (which we really want to cruise on). We are from Canada and with our dollar being so low, we have to add approx. 30 cents to every dollar the cruise costs ... so the price is important right now. If the dollar is on par to the U.S. dollar, we would probably consider RCCL.
We are a family of 4 ... me, dh, and two daughters aged 9 and 5. Safe, well secure and fun kids programs are important, along with a clean ship with good service.
I will probably post this on another area of this board for more feedback, but would love to hear from other family cruisers.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!!