I would say RCCL is a little more upsale. All lines tho have people bugging you for drinks tho lol. I dont go to pool much, so cant help ya there. It also depends alot sometimes on what ship you are on, time of year etc. Some of RCCL food was better, but then again we liked alot of the CCL food too. All I can say is you have to try it to see if its for you or not.