For me cruising is a lot of fun and you get a good bang for your buck. The reality is that I don't need to cruise. I am going on a cruise next month, but if ships keeping having issues as often as they have recently, we do have other vacation choices we can make.
I hope and pray that no more ships have power failures or other major issues.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Vision OTS 2-14-2015
Freedom OTS 3/6/16