Today Carnival announced that they will be building a second edition of their new big ship Carnival Dream. Wonder if it is to keep up with Royal Caribbean who will be debuting the Allure of the Seas, the sister ship of the recently lauched Oasis of the Seas. I feel this is the direction the cruising industry is going with this ship, the Allure, and NCL's Epic all coming out in the near future. I am not a big fan of the big mega ships and enjoy the small ships out there. I feel you get a better, more personal experience with these smaller ships and these ships can get to a wider range of ports. I feel these ships are being built for the person who needs to be constantly stimulated with some sort of activity. My ideal day on the ship is a nice lounge chair by the pool watching the sea and sky go by.