I still think your making a big mistake not considering the Carnival Pride. Everything about the ship, the crew and the food was excellent. Friends of mine just came back from a princess cruise and hated it. They said their room was cleaned 3 times in the week. Our room was cleaned twice a day and the steward was so friendly. Everyone seems to have good and bad opinions on every cruise. We met lots of nice people on the cruise. There was so much happening on board that couples, kids and even oldsters had a great time.