Of course you are forgiven....You never know until you try, so no going back. I feel pretty much as you, I did give it a try and actually had a good cruise, but its just not Royal Caribbean, just not the samel.
You might want to try Carnival again. The Fascination is an old ship and haven't got remodeled yet. Carnival has some very nice ships and some really new ships. Also some of them have been newely remodeled. If you want me to tell you their nicer ships just tell me.
Carnival Dream for Thanksgiving
Eastern Caribbean- 11/20/2010
Carnival Ecstasy (4 Day Baja Mexico) 2003
Carnival Pride (7 Day Mexican Riviera) 2007
Carnival Spirit (8 Day Exotic Mexican Riviera) 2007
Carnival Freedom (7 Day Western Caribbean) 2008
Carnival Elation (4 Day Baja Mexico) 2009
Carnival Spirit (7 Day Southbound Alaska) 2009
Vision Of The Seas
Independence Of The Seas x2
Allure Of The Seas
Oasis Of The Seas x3
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x3
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas
Sorry to hear it wasn't everything you expected but don't give up on them totally.
What was it that you didn't like? What RCI ships/itneraries are you comparing it to? Just curious as I've sailed both their older and newer ships, small and large and service-wise, see no difference at all. IMO, I think each line has their strengths but even that varies by ship.
I know of someone who just got off the Fascination last week and loved it and cannot wait to go again. And of course I'm booked on her in Dec so I'd love to hear more about it.
NCL Sun x 2, Monarch OTS, Oasis OTS, Independence OTS, Navigator OTS, Mariner OTS x 2, Sovereign OTS, CCL Legend, CCL Fascination x 2, CCL Glory, CCL Celebration, CCL Miracle x 2, CCL Pride, CCL Fantasy, CCL Freedom, CCL Breeze x 2, CCL Liberty, CCL Imagination, Emerald Princess