JIM C......Well Said, Our experience with passengers aboard ships of other cruise lines has, on occasion, been full of negative comments towards Carnival..........then when We have discussed it further with them We learn that they themselves have never cruised upon any Carnival ship! We now, ignore these comments, since they are usually the reult of rumor or hearsay information!! Our own experience with Carnival has always been favorable and positive. A cruise is, indeed, what You, the cruiser, makes of it! The best rule here is, I think, to cruise within Your own "Comfort Zone" which best suits Your personal lifestyle!Speak from personal experience! Plan Your Own Life and Adventures according to those experiences!Above all...keep on cruising!!!!