We enjoy Princess and Celebrity. We've sailed Carnival 3 times and won't do it again. Friends that swear by Carnival, just got off a Pride cruise. They'll have to thing very hard before going again. The smoking was terrible in all areas of the ship. They were told they could do the Paradise, but the ports and convenience of Port Canaveral were much better. There was a considerably younger crowd on Carnival than what they were used to, and at appeared that everyone smoked. I guess if you're a smoke, it wouldn't be a problem. Good luck!