Thanks for the imput! I don't plan on sneaking any alcohol on the ship! Not my style and wouldn't take the chance of not being allowed to board, and of course I wouldn't like the embarrasment that goes along with it! I loved Carnival's Sensation Ship (greatly layed out), however Carnival's Destiny I didn't care for her layout! Everything was so hard to get too and way too crowded!
I am really excited about crusing on the Gradeur of the Seas and trying RCCL. I've heard it's more upscale than carnival, guess that would depend on which ship you go on as well! I would love to cruise on Carnival's Dream, and RCC's Oaisis as well and I bet those are very upscale, more modern and of course you pay higher prices because they are new! One day, maybe!
Thanks again for the information!
September 2008, Carnival Senstation, Bahamas
August 2009, Carnival Destiny, Jamaica/Cayman Islands