Wow, lots of glowing posts! I've been in the RCCL camp for the last few years, never sailed anything else. Never been on any newer bigger ships. Always enjoyed RCCL fully. But this year, we got price jacked when we added a third person to our cabin. Carnival's pricing did not do this. We are going to try Carnival next time. Probably the Fascination out of Jacksonville. The thing that stopped us before is that on the 3 nighters out of Canaveral it seems, RCCL goes to Nassau and Cococay, while Carnival goes to Nassau and then to Freeport, which did not look appealing at all. We are going to look into a five night to Key West and Nassau next time. Is freeport that bad? Is there anything to see there? The private beach day with catered food is a big deal with us. No locals trying to sell us stuff, clean bathrooms, and plenty of food. But we're ready to try Carnival now that we got stuck by RCCL this year. Not that we won't go back, but we'll check for pricing tricks before we marry ourselves to a cruise.