Good morning Chuck and everyone, especially you new folks, WELCOME!
Chuck, we took a b2b on the Dream and loved it. I did, however get the norovirus on our last night on board. Carnival wasn't even aware of it because it happened about 2 in the morning before we disembardked. I have never been so sick in my life but unlike others, I didn't blame it on Carnival. Things happen.
We loved the ship, have since been on the Magic and will be on it again one week from tomorrow. I loved Ocean Plaza on Deck 5. There was a small band from West Virginia with Melanie and her dh Jimmy. For the first time in our lives, we were groupies. I just enjoyed them so much. I would imagine they are still on it. I think each ship in a class gets upgrades based on the previous comments. There wasn't much they could do to improve it. I can't wait to cruise on the Breeze but don't think we will make it with the rest of our friends.
I got an offer from Aida this morning, a pack and go special. I was ready to book but realized it was a four day. We need five to make it to Diamond on our next Hawaiian cruise. Back to the drawing board. It will happen.