At my husband's request, our next cruise is on the Carnival Dream in March. The total price came to more than $2000 less than the Fantasy, with some ports we didn't see on our Fantasy Western last year. We definitely wanted to sail in March, so it was kind of a no-brainer. I have high hopes for a great trip and my kids are beyond excited about the water play area/slides and different kids' clubs. My husband (who is Indian) is looking forward to the better variety of food options, especially ethnic foods. As you can see from my signature (3 DCL in 6 months), I fell in love with DCL last year, but now I am forced to play the waiting game on a price I'm willing to pay. Those *GT and FL resident rates will come, but I can't wait until then! The only solution: cruise another line. And when another awesome deal pops up, sail DCL again. It's the best of both worlds.