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Old September 5th, 2017, 03:07 PM
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This is my first post on here. My wife, 7 year old daughter, and I went on our first cruise this past summer. We were on the Splendor. We loved it and loved the ship. We have another cruise book for next year on the Triumph. The Triumph is smaller but also has good reviews.

We are looking at some other cruises that are on the smaller and older fleet. Fantasy, Elation, Sensation..... My question is: Do the older and smaller ships look dated as they are 22-27 years old. And do they feel that much smaller.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 05:26 PM
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Most ships in all the major cruise lines go through a refurbishment about every 3 to 4 years, so it really depends on where your ship is in the cycle. If it's due for refurbishment, then it will look a bit old, dated, and worn from the tens of thousands of passengers. Obviously, if it just came out of refurbishment, then it'll look fresh, new, and bright.

As for size, some people like the smaller ships better, because they provide a more intimate feel. Plus, the food is normally better on the smaller ships, because they don't have the huge quantity of passengers, like on the larger ships. Then again, the smaller ships are limited in the number of amenities for their passengers, so there are less things to do.

It's like I said, some people prefer the smaller ships more, while others prefer the larger ships. It's the same for cruise lines; some prefer one cruise line over another - just depends on your lifestyle, budget, and requirements.

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