Good points about the lack of atmosphere. Have you pointed this out to John Heald on his facebook page? If you not wish to, would you mind me copying some of what you wrote to him? So many people ask him for help on things that are not in his domain of control, but the CDs and entertainment staff ARE his gig. This should be pointed out to him.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013