While I respect your opinion (on all threads you post on - not just this one), the question was not which line has gourmet food. The question is, which mass market line has the best food. Even if the best is comparable to Stuart Andersen's, if the rest rank with the fast food chains, then Stuart Andersen's is the best. Of the five cruise lines I have cruised on, the food on Carnival is the best. The service on Carnival might not be the best of the five, but the food is. But again, the question was not which cruise line offers the best dining experience, but rather which mass market line has the best food. I've been on five cruise lines and have sampled three others (via tours). If we consider the tours, then Crystal is the best. However, I am not sure Crystal qualifies as a mass market line. And while not part of the question, there are at least three to five other cruise lines I would like to try out. That will give me a total of eight to ten. I may not be in the same league as Douglas Ward, but I do think I am at least getting a varied sample of the different cruise products. After all, I've only own, and regularly driven, cars from three different manufacturers. So even though I have a lot more days on the road that days at sea, I believe my cruise experience does have some variety (and I am looking for more), and certainly a greater variety than my automobile experience.