Just returned yesterday from my 1st cruise on Carnival after 6 cruises on RCI. To tell the truth, nothing about the cruise made me want to change my loyalty from RCI to Carnival. I went as part of a group, not an individual booking. While I did have a very nice cruise and enjoyed myself, nothing really happened to make me want to book Carnival in the future over another RCI cruise. Since we are up to Platinum status in Crown and Anchor and making headway towards Diamond, I'll stick with RCI. I'll do a review of the cruise and post it soon, as well as I put together my little list of "Carnival vs. RCI" differences I noticed on the Carnival cruise.
Now that this year's cruises are complete, now I can start working on my wife to approve a Southern Caribbean on the Adventure of the Seas for 2008!