Celebrity and Princess are my two favorite cruiselines and last year I decided to take a Carnival cruise just to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I had a blast. First, Carnival upgraded me to a verandah cabin, something that rarely happens to me. Second, the ship was bursting with happy people. passengers and crew alike. I made a new friend that I still see everything we're in the same city together. I didn't find the food quite up to Celebrity or Princess standards, but it was better than what I fix at home, there was great variety and there was plenty of it. The entertainment was wonderful and I never encountered a Carnival employee who didn't say hello and always with a smile. Was the ship a little glitzy? Yes it was. Sort of like Las Vegas. I would go back anytime. Have fun!