Cruisepal you are right on the money. Couldnt have said it any better. The great Cunard line that I have loved all my life is, for all practical purposes, gone. I regret the passing of style, substance and even the smell of the great liners. QM2 did not deliver for us and we went aboard as rabid believers. Who sang the oldie "Wont be fooled again"? I wont be Carnivalized again.