Pete, if I had to choose a cruise right now I would go Royal or Carnival . HAL, princess & Celebrity would be my last choices simply because there's very little going on. As I said before I do want decent food & entertainment but for me having fun at all hours if I choose is more important. Price doesn't effect what I cruise as my budget is very generous for cruising, it's more a time factor for me so if I can go I'm going to have fun not on a ship that rolls up the decks at 10:00
Maybe I'll change my mind in another ten years.....time will tell.
You being a TA you view cruising a little differently. I guess this is why there's choices out there.