We will go back sometime but we have a 14 day to Hawaii in October and planning a 2nd Alaska cruise in 2010.
I agree that the food being average worked to my advantage some. The problem was I kept trying more items to see if it got better. I would also say the buckets of beer and chocolte melting cake are to be blamed for 5 of the 6 pounds.
We will try other beaches when we go back but it may be a couple of years before we have time.
My overall experience was very good and I don't have any bad feelings about Carnival because of the food and entertainment quality. It was a great cruise.