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A good steak is a fantasy in itself. I do wear...
A good steak is a fantasy in itself. I do wear jeans to both MDR and steakhouse. Tee shirts, not so much.
The tables in the steakhouses seem to do just...
The tables in the steakhouses seem to do just fine.

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One of the blatantly anti-Carnival polls some...
One of the blatantly anti-Carnival polls some also like to quote.

http://www.jdpower.com/content/press-release/BNsKy1W/2013-cruise-line-satisfaction-report.htm

"Price (53%) and past experience...
Cold is a relative term, but then I've snorkeled...
Cold is a relative term, but then I've snorkeled in Alaska. The first sea day you'll see people in the pool - more if it is sunny. I think kids are usually first to take the plunge.
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No, but they also aren't raising fares to cover...
No, but they also aren't raising fares to cover the cost of the new tables.

There are no tablecloths in several of the steakhouses, but people still pay $35pp extra to eat there.

I don't eat...
Statistically it is the number one factor. It...
Statistically it is the number one factor. It doesn't mean it is the number one factor for everyone.
No Tandoor on Carnival Sunshine. Been on the...
No Tandoor on Carnival Sunshine.

Been on the ship twice and going again in February. I have posted lots of pictures.

Enjoy your cruise!
One of the middle pools is covered and heated on...
One of the middle pools is covered and heated on Spirit class ships and open to all.

Carnival Spirit in Alaska

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There are big differences between "junior" suites...
There are big differences between "junior" suites and grand suites on that ship.
I never doubted it.
I never doubted it.
When you serve thousands of people at a meal, or...
When you serve thousands of people at a meal, or perhaps millions on Royal's leviathans, it IS banquet food.
Yes. The Walmart shoppers know they get the same...
Yes. The Walmart shoppers know they get the same or better merchandise, cheaper. Who cares what the shopper space ratio of aisle 6 is? :p:D:p
actually I don't, but am pretty sure a shipload...
actually I don't, but am pretty sure a shipload of people don't share the same one.
Food and ambiance are both subjective, however...
Food and ambiance are both subjective, however the food is real. The rest is part of an illusion/fantasy/whatever.
Have come close myself. :o
Have come close myself. :o
I agree. The OP may not have liked the deal, but...
I agree. The OP may not have liked the deal, but hopefully others will realize it was a fair offer and not expect to be able to wheel and deal - at least not if they are interested in an inside to...
7 days. $350 is excellent. I would not...
7 days. $350 is excellent.

I would not expect prices to vary much in a week when booking a last minute cruise. Just does not seem reasonable.
Not at all but if you want to look at Princess,...
Not at all but if you want to look at Princess, by all means do so. We have a Princess cruise booked next year, but also several Carnival cruises.
and whine and complain if they couldn't use their...
and whine and complain if they couldn't use their free drink coupon at a children's event. :p
Price is still the number one factor when...
Price is still the number one factor when searching for a cruise.
I think the counter offer was pathetic. I might...
I think the counter offer was pathetic. I might have chuckled too.

Looking at our Carnival Dream cruise, the price differential between an inside and balcony cabins is over $500.

I would have...
A hamburger has always been available from the...
A hamburger has always been available from the Kid's menu, if no where else.

Some better steaks are offered on the grill menu.
One of Carnival's strong points. I know what to...
One of Carnival's strong points. I know what to expect when I set foot on Carnival and with the branding, even more so.

It leads to economies of scale others can only envy, and prices impossible...
Carnival will be around long after the others...
Carnival will be around long after the others capsize.