Our next cruise is on the Splendor out of Long Beach. This will be our 10th cruise on CCL but we have done a few on RCL and Princess. We sail a lot out of San Diego and Long Beach because we don't have to deal with airfare. Did the Alaska one twice out of Seattle and that is the best cruises we have taken.
We wanted to try the larger ships so we sailed on the Dream back in Oct and it was nice, just too many people. We didn't find that things we bigger such as the casino and such just more staterooms added.