All these threads and I see a lot of...they charge for this now and they charge for that now... Outside of your cruise fare, taxes and fees that you pay at booking, what are your "forced" to spend money on? Sure, there are things that used to be included that you have to pay for now IF you want that product or service. There are things that used to part of your cruise fare, that no longer exist. Like any business, Carnival's goal is to make a profit. Carnival's goal isn't to make sure you have chocolates on your pillow at night. As a shareholder, I appreciate that.