I just booked the Spirit next April (Honolulu to Vancouver) and it was the best cabin for the price. I still have to get air which may be too pricey and make me chicken out. There is a Princess that is 15 days from L.A. to L.A. which would be a lower air cost but the cruise was more expensive. I was to Hawaii 3 years ago both spring and fall and I preferred the spring more than fall. I prefer the Princess ships to Carnival. We did the Spirit through the canal last spring and we had a terrible dining experience.