I have personally been a Royal Caribbean fan over the last 4 or five years. But in MHO, RCCL food quality has decreased and given the smaller size of the staterooms opposed to Carnival, I have been leaning toward cruising more on Carnival. The food quality has gone up and we are getting better rates for staterooms than on RCCL. We are Platinum on RCCL and VIP on Carnival so the perks are close. We are sailing the CCL Conquest Oct 2, 2011 for our 12th cruise on CCL and it's both my DW's and mine birthday cruise. Only 100 days before we cruise. Not that I am counting. Right!