i have sailed on the carnival spirit 2 times to the inside passage and loved it. im sorry to hear all the bad raps on the boards that carnival gets. they are wonderful ships with a great crew and staff. they are much more reasonable in cost for me and i have yet to have a bad cruise experience on them. dont be afraid to sail on the spirit. she is a gorgeous ship and you will have a wonderful time.
have a great cruise no matter what ship you sail on