here is the "dealio" for me. I am really glad Joe farcus got to do those outlandish designs for Carnival. Someone had to do them sometime, someplace - why not on a cruise ship for a cruise line called Carnival?
We got to see what a designer would do when the sky is the limit - and Farcus did that - cool.
But - it was almost getting to the point where you were thinking - Okay, I get it, now what have you got? The outlandishness was starting to have a certain sameness to it.
And in truth, when I was on Splendor there were elements where I thought "this hasn't changed since the Fantasy-class ships" - some of the signage and the general layout. It is time for a new Carnival.