Understood, Dave! I love Carnival. I brag about Carnival to EVERYONE. This will not deter me from cruising. The memory of it will fade (like just about everything else these days).
I hope to NEVER be the kind of neighbor on a ship that has people talking about (unless it's good) and I did love the 'bus riders' description!
I did write a letter to Gary Cahill and even though he probably won't read it, someone will. And my point is that the three of us have 44 cruises with Carnival under our belts and if this had been my first, we would have had 3. Even though I know better and that all cruises shouldn't be judged by one, we have done exactly that. We judge them all by the 43 prior cruises and expected it to be perfect. But alas...we will cruise on!