First let me state out of the 6 cruises I have taken with Carnival, this is my first group cruise, so whether I get my cabin free does not change my opinion about Carnival or cruise ships in general.
I could very well have gone on any other but I liked th e New Orleans port and the itinerary.
We are not a part of any group or organization, just people by word of mouth who chose to go on this cruise, many who have gone on other lines or never sailed before.
Just a thought: Have you ever wondered why Carnival has the most ships out in the water and so many people sailing if they are so bad? Also 4 more new ships scheduled to come out in the next 2 years??