I was the one who asked the question and made my decision. I called Carnival, spoke to Alan and he quickly and accurately answered all my questions and concerns. I told him I would talk it over with my wife and possibly get back to him. The next day I called him back and booked. I feel good about the decision, the sales people that work for the cruise lines should have the most knowledge about their ships and the one I spoke to had been on a few of them. After booking he gave me his personal cell # in case of any other concerns or problems should they occurr.
Bottom line is--- don't be afraid of the people that work for the cruise lines, they want their customers happy so they work for you too.