We all have stuff that's important to us, and what's important to one is not important to anyone else. So, here are the "rules" of the thread: 1. Say what's important to you. These are things that make or break your cruise or cause you not to book in the first place. 2. No explanations are necessary! It's your cruise! We will not book a cruise if: It's scheduled while most kids are on a school break. We don't get one of the staterooms we want. Our preferred dining is not available. It's prohibitively expensive, which is increasingly becoming a problem for DCL. These are things that, taken in some combination, would probably break our cruise, once we were on the ship: DCL suddenly decides to not enforce the adults-only sections of the ship. All the pools are closed for the entire duration of the cruise. Prohibition begins to be enforced on the ship. The Rockin Bar D plays non-stop Celine Dion all night, every night. The gym has been converted to an overflow daycare center. The production shows have been replaced with alternating performances of the Wiggles and some form of Burlesque. One menu for the entire cruise. No room service. A faulty alarm system that goes off incessantly for the cruise's duration. A really, really bad sewage problem. Someone throws me or hubby overboard. Pirates overtake the ship and hold us hostage. My parents are way too cheap to pay ransom. The ship Titanics.