I have to admit when it comes to social life and crew friendliness carnival scores high on my list. I was on Carnival Conquest back in 2001, it was my first contract, and from the moment I step onboard everyone was makeing eye contact and was greeting me. The male / female ratio was 50/50. Awesome crew party's in the crew bar. I think Carnival did well with this smile and greeting policicy. Later I switched to Celebrity and was quite opposite. No one looks at you no one greets you.