You've got 4-6 cruises under your belt, which makes you pretty experienced. Have they all been on Carnival ships built before 2000? Carnival gave up pink bathrooms, golden elephant statues and neon lighting years ago. Why? Because it's dated. As in disco-era old. Those ships (like Elation, Victory etc.) are fun, and funky, colorful and high-energy but the interior design IS dated. I guess it's about being aware of your surroundings.