I have to agree Richard, the big ships are what they are and offer things like bowling alleys, ice rinks, shopping malls etc. But sometimes I feel that is all they are.... a floating shopping mall that you can sleep on with bars and shops and you being on it... no-one ever meets anyone, its like a shopping mall very impersonal.
Smaller and more intimate, then you meet and greet people that you see around you everday. It is like strangers brought together in a one off experience for that cruise. That was and is cruising for me and you will never get that on the big bulk guys, and thats sad