Thanks to all of you. I do agree about the food since everyone's taste is so different. I have also read that the Carnival cabins are larger than the other ships but I would have to research to see how much square footage difference there is before booking.
I went to the Vacations to go site yesterday afternoon and did some research on the various lines, ships and itineraries. I chose them because they have a search engine where I can type in the port of call and a time frame and get a list of all the ships from each line and departure port. I printed out the info on each ship and the itineraries for each from this site, withouth having to go to each cruise line site. This gives me a lot to compare and all the detail I needed on each ship.
Now I just need to decide what we want to do on our next cruise so I can cancel the one we booked with Carnival for May 2010 and transfer my deposit with the TA.
Been there - done that:
2005 Holiday, Sensation, Conquest,
2006 Conquest, Celebration, Holiday,
2007 Freedom Grand Med, Holiday
2008 Fantasy & Sensation,
2009 Fantasy, Holiday & Dream Grand Med
2010 Fantasy and B2B Elation
2011 Monarch of the Seas
2012 Booked - Breeze from Barcelona 12 days