We have the same feeling. We've been cruising since 1997 & started on RCCL and currently Emerald loyalty level. They were always our favorite for years, but the last few RCCL's we've taken, the food is not the quality is used to be, nor is the service. In the past we didn't mind paying a little extra for a step up in our opinion on RCCL, but now Carnival has come a long way with their ships, food & service. We've loved all the Carnival cruise's we've been on in the past 10 years. RCCL continues to put every bell & whistle on their ships & that has taken away from the great service they used to have. Seems they are following DCL with some outrageous pricing now as well. We'll continue to enjoy CCL.