I chose Carnival because or price, ports, and activities. I don't think I will ever cruise with RCL because of several reason. I am not into sports or sporting activities (no skating, rock climbing, boxing, or surfing for me), I have seen the laytour of the ships and they seem to use the same names for public rooms (like Windjammer Cafe, or Casino Royale) on all the ships. If I was to get a similar cabin on RCL I'd pay a heck of a lot more. I don't think a ship that the minimum passenger is 4000 would be my cup of tea, 3000 double, over that and embarkations/debarkation would be chaotic! I like to cruise solo, so Carnival has fair prices. Lastly, I like to shop, but the Royal Promenade is ho hum....
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
I gotta go where it's warm.....
Over 40 victim of fate.....