I must say, this is certainly an intersting, although somewhat childish at times, thread. My husband and I are leaving on our 16th cruise in 7 weeks on the Destiny. We have sailed with Celebrity, Princess, NCL, Premier (before it's demise) and Carnival. They all had their pros and cons. We are not "carnies". We are educated (both of us have a degree) and neither of us are toothless
, notice the full set of teeth in the smile. I, personally, prefer the active lifestyle and late night entertainment available on Carnival, although I realize it's not for everyone. If I had to make a comparison between Carnival and say Celebrity or Princess, I would say that Carnival is like a vacation in a 3* Cancun resort and Celebrity or Princess is like a vacation at a 5* Palm Beach resort.
Just out of curiosity, if so many of the previous posters are dead-set against Carnival, why do you read the Carnival boards?