Following is a link to a review on Golden. Also, if you go to the member review section of CruiseMates you will find about a dozen reviews on this ship. I sailed on Golden for New Years this past year. There were a few things about the lay-out of the ship that I wasn't crazy about, but all-in-all she was a delight to sail. I've not sailed with Carnival so I cannot compare the two for you. Good Luck.
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013