Hello! My husband and I have narrowed down our 20th anniversary cruise to three trips. The NCL cruise to Hawaii, the Carnival cruise from San Juan to the southern Caribbean, or some cruise (not sure which yet) to the western Caribbean. I am trying to narrow it down to two choices. I am leaning towards the Carnival Victory to the Southern Caribbean, because 1) I have traveled on Carnival before and liked them (husband has never been on a cruise) 2) their rooms are bigger 3) the price is less compared to NCL-Hawaii 4) I like that there is a port every day. However, I really want to go to Hawaii. I am intrigued by the freestyle cruising and am willing to give it a try. I have heard someone say (and I can't remember why they said this) that on NCL cruises, you can get "nickled and dimed to death." I believe that they were referring to meals that you pay for. Could you cruise the whole 7 days without buying a meal? I would like to keep any expense down that I can. I know that the rooms will be smaller compared to Carnival. It's okay. Wondering if anyone has traveled on the Pride of America before? What do you think? NIce ship? Any interesting or unique things on the ship? Any feedback would be great! Thanks! P.S. our trip will be in May.