Do not get me wrong, I ENJOYED my 6 day cruise on the Carnival Dream. However, Carnival does compete with "land side" vacations that I perfer to enjoy simply on 1 ISSUE. I want choices ALL DAY LONG on where to eat. At dinner time, If I want Guys Pig and Anchor.....I want Guys Pig and Anchor and if I want a sit down lunch in the main dining hall....thats what I want and can get "Land Side"......AGAIN, I still LOVED my 6 days on the Dream......BUT, I have also LOVED some of my "land side" Vacation. Simply based on this ISSUE, my vactions plans will mostly geared around "Land Side" destinations. I will cruise Carnival again because my wife love it however, all of our vactions could be a Carnival cruise if I didnt have this issue. I do not know if other cruiselines have more options at each meal or not but we are trying to achieve higher status (gold-platnium-diamond) just like we do with our casino choice (Harrahs). We are brand loyal. ..I have had my car insurance for 34 years.
Just saying.....if I had all the food choices all the day long I would cruise 3 times a year. I get that Land Side.