You guys are cracking me up- I said the same thing to hubby- that I was going to research how many times we possibly might see a Disney or RCCL. Believe me, I am going into this not to make comparisons.
We booked Carnival because originally we wanted to a Med cruise to Italy and the Magic being newer.. but now that we had to adjust the plans, I have adjusted expectations as well. Older ships don't necessarily bother me- my first venture on RCCL was on the Monarch and it was a lovely, relaxing weekend- her staff some of the best I have encountered.
Thank you for all your suggestions and feedback. I appreciate your time.
We had looked at several of the things you all mentioned.