Paul, actually I prefer Princess but we just have not found the deals with Princess anymore for when we want to cruise but have found them on Carnival and we do like Carnival.
I would put in order of prefrence : Princess
As I said before, if our grandson does another contract with NCL we would take a cruise to be able to see him, especially if he had the same work hours as he does now, which he actually likes, 7pm to 4 am. He would then be able to go off ship and spend time with us.
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014, MSC Divina Oct 2014, Carnival Liberty Jan 2015, MSC Divina Apr 2015, Carnival Ecstasy Oct 2015, NCL Star Jan 2016