I think the Spirit is gorgeous with it's elegant dark woods and coppery tones. I love that ship. I also loved the Pride and it Renaissance themes. The Glory was beautifully done for it's "Colors" theme. The Liberty is absolutely stunning. The lighting fascinated me throughout the ship. The atrium chandelier with its ever changing colors was absoultely breathtaking. I saw nothing tacky about these ships. The Ships of the 80's and early 90's were on the tacky side but that is changing as these ships go into dry dock for refitting. In my humble opinion I think Carnival is doing a wonderful job of turning around the glitzy glaring party boat image of the past. This company is emerging as a family friendly atmosphere with a lot of good fun things to do. They also serve some of the best food at sea and service has improved 100% since the early days.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“