Thanks for the reply. Like you I was operating on limited anecdotal evidence to form a "soft" conclusion-hence the request for clarification in general. But as I wrote, the greater question was with respect to relative crowding and deck space. I just felt packed in like a sardine on Carnival whereas Century was busy and crowded but not nearly to the degree seen on Destiny. So to repeat, is this a Carnival problem more so than on other lines (the density of people around the pool) or does it also exist on other mega's like those of RCCL and Princess?