I am happy that the site posts all reviews - both positive and negative. Cruise lines do read these reviews and ones that have negative reports in them may encourage the cruise line to check into the problems mentioned. I have taken 48 cruises and sailed almost every major cruise line and others, too. Each line has its pluses and minuses. I take river cruises also and have sailed on Yacht cruises, too.
We are on Platinum level with Carnival and have had wonderful experiences with them. We would not have been able to cruise as often with our children if not for Carnival's lower prices. My kids loved the ships too. We enjoy the food but don't like the loud music throughout the ship or some of the tasteless activities. But we still enjoy the cruise. We are seniors on a cruise line that caters to a younger crowd. I get it. I have had worse food on other cruise lines. The Breeze was my favorite Carnival ship.
My next sailing is on HAL & we are both looking forward to it. I know the passengers will be older but so are we. This is a very long cruise. WE will reach the three star level on the cruise.
I like MSC and accept the European touches that other find fault. I enjoy mingling with others from foreign cultures. We have been on two cruises with them and did a lunch/tour on a third hip. I would love to take another cruise with MSC.
Although Princess is a fine cruise line I was so turned off by waiting 45 minutes on line in the terminal to get on the Crown Princess ship that I have not taken another.
Other passengers kept being placed at the head of our line and it almost caused an insurrection by those in line. What a way to start a cruise.
I like the larger ships for the variety of activities and am not intimidated by size or numbers of passengers. Others are turned off by large ships. We have to accept that everyone is different.
Everyone likes different things and every passenger has a different experience on the same ship. Recently my sister right next door to us had a steward who was terrible. It might have been his first time on a ship - who knows. We right next door had a steward that was great. We couldn't believe the difference in service. Her experience was just as valid as ours. She never received any amenities in the bathroom at all while we received plenty in ours.
I am mostly pleased with RRCL by NCL needs to get their dining line shortened.
Any review that is way out of line perhaps should be removed as are those without any redeeming value - perhaps those posted as jokes. We should leave it up to the site to make that determination. I respect that other feel differently.