We have been on over ten Carnival cruises and enjoyed them all, we went on one Cunard cruise the Queen Elizabeth and enjoyed it as well. It was only 100 bucks a day PP for a 36 day cruise out of SoCal to Hawaii , the South Pacific, Samoa's, Tahiti, NZ and back to SoCal. I don't consider this too expensive, it was an ocean view cabin. They had great guest speakers, one guy was an expert on the
south Pacific islands, another was Roger McGuinn musician (Byrds). The food was similar to all our cruises, very good. We watched some of the ballroom dancing, my wife was amazed at how many different ballroom gowns the ladies had brought for this cruise. ( it was a world cruise and we just were on one part of it). My wife said the afternoon white glove high tea was fabulous. They had the best cigar lounge with comfy chairs good enough for a long smoke unlike any other line I've been on. There was no long tubular slide , or climbing wall, no go karts, no trampoline, no bike on a rail around the ship, no zip line and I only saw one small child.