My cruise on the Grand Princess with the balcony was great. Won $1300 in the casino, not all bad huh? Call me stupid if it makes you feel bigger. Yes, when someone says you are in the 'basement', i find that rude & snotty of them. We enjoyed sitting in the window watching the water, so peaceful. Jealous? Whatever, I had a great trip with Princess but the Sensation could never compare to some of our land vacation. I could care less what people like you all think of me. People come on here to hear the truth. Cruising is not all perfect for everyone, it is perfect for you. Excursions, I spent alot of money for the 4 of us to go to one everyone raved about, was nice but wouldn't do it again. To each his own. I will not change the wording....Sensations food did suck, very bland. Then you have ONE side of the buffet open, ONE person slicing meats & cooking pasta at the same time, the line is out to the pool, to go back for another slice of meat, go to the end of the line (by the pool). The hot dog stand, 2 people working, yep another line. Oh I know, 2000 people, will be lines, I never would have known this if you hadn't told me. I'm not saying I would never cruise again, but I have learned you get what you pay for. Even the guy I booked with through Carnival told me I need to go on one of the newer big ships next time. Go ahead, now you can show your mature cruising abilities,,,,,,, just telling people, cruising is not for everyone. You all can't stand it when someone puts cruising down. We like more freedom, not in the middle of the sea on a ship.