We enjoyed the MP also if you want to stick with the smaller ships give Oceania a try. They have 684 passenger ships.
We sailed Princess, NCL after the MP and the amount of people was just too much.
Getting off in some ports with 2000 + passenger is time consuming and frustrating.
Welcome to cruising!!
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress
Scenic River cruise June 11,2012