I think Marty is 'right on' in her posts.
The Bloggers cruise did cater to 'lovers' of John Heald's Carnival. No doubt. I don't consider myself in that group ( I personally lean towards RCL), but Carnival was a fantastic cruise line for those five days for sure. They offer a great value for the cruise $. Also since CCL has more ships in Texas I'll be taking advantage of them.
I think Paul is very objective in his comments.