I definitely don't like the idea of the Carnival Triumph being classified as a "K-Mart" ship. I agree with everyone else, it's a matter of taste. I have found that Carnival is the "right" cruise line for me. In my opinion, the food, entertainment and service has been superior on Carnival - as compared to Royal Caribbean. I really don't think you've made a bad choice in your selection of the Triumph. Enjoy.