I guess Murray you really have to ask yourself what you want most to get out of this trip. What is it you are looking forward to doing onboard? Is this a special occasion that may warrant a more refined experience? Are you wanting a more casual cruise? What is it you liked most about Cunard and how do you think that will lend it's self to this itinerary? Same Q. for RCCL. My personal preferance would be for the QV but then, I am very excited about her arrival and would rather have pictures of her with the Fjords in the background over the Jewel. JMO there! Since it will be QV's maiden year it will also mark a special occasion and (haven't checked her schedule here) may have a few maiden port calls which would be fun as well.
Hold off and book during the Oct. 17th Cruise night and you will be sure to get some special amenities if your TA is hosting a party. Otherwise, there are several agents on here hosting specials that week. Lurk around the other forums there are a few different threads on this topic.
Let us know what you end up deciding!
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