This upcoming cruise on Carnival Magic will be my 5th cruise and so far I have had no complaints. The food has always been good (a little variation in Carnival & Norwegian), the stewards have been wonderful and I have yet met an unfriendly person! My husband likes the 7 day cruises and only one of my cruises was a 5 day and that was a Girl Cruise with friends. My only draw back is that their is no more smoking on the balconies as my husband is a smoker. The cruise lines are losing money because their is no since in getting a balcony (higher priced) when he has to go to a designated smoking area to smoke, so we are getting an inside cabin for half the price! We have never taken more than one cruise in a year, but this year this will be our second, away from phones, work and worries!