My first cruise was on Cunard waaaay back around 1982. Then a transatlantic crossing on the QE2 in 1983. Holland American Panama Canal cruise around 1985 and Princess to Bermuda around 1987. Princess Alaska inside passage in 1993 then a huge gap (adopted 3 kiddos from China) and cruised Carnival Fascination to Bahamas in 2011 and Carnival Ecstacy in 2017. Sailing on the Breeze in a cove balcony next January.
Loved them all!!! I prefer a smaller ship, definitely balcony (love the aft ones), don't need lots of activities, but love good food. Tentatively booked on Princess to South Pacific December 2020 (couldn't resist the $1 deposit), but have my heart set on the Paul Gaughin.