Well, I just returned from the newest Carnival ship...the Valor. Carnival really needs to get their transportation issues straightened out. Took the bus from FLL airport to Port of Miami and stood in line 3 hours before boarding. OUTRAGEOUS! People were fighting with each other and the cruiseline reps. One woman even video taped the fiasco. Valor is a nice ship - paper thin walls in the cabins though. The pursers desk really needs attention as a couple of the customer service people didn't understand English well and made NO attempt at rectifying a problem - not even calling someone to help that spoke and understood English. I do have to say that the entertainment in the Ivanhoe Theater was top notch......and, the cruise director Josh Riffe was absolutely the highlight of the cruise! We lucked out with the weather which was a plus but I'm not certain I would travel with Carnival again. This is my forth cruise and Royal Caribbean really has Carnival outclassed and was no more expensive.