We went on the Carnival Pride when it was new and just last year the RCCL Jewel of the Seas when it was new. The Pride was a much a lot more going for it. We thought the food was better are Carnival also. We thought we would try as many lines as we could to see we one we wanted to stick with in the future so we tried Princess's Caribbean Jewel. The choice dining was nice but it caused us to become lazy and unorganized and missed the shows. As for as that ship goes we thought the decor was very monotone. We still rave about the Carnival Pride and are looking forward to sailing the Carnival Liberty in June. I always say though, that there is no such thing as a bad cruise.