Thanks Jim, I didn't realize that the Carnival ship was bigger, that is good to know. I have wanted to try a Carnival cruise, I am just worried not having been on this line already and taking my mother on her very first cruise. I have done lots of research on the Sky I guess its time to get online and check out the Pride.
I am really looking forward to getting away in January and am sure we will all have a blast.
And LHP thanks I will check out the Spirit class ships, and at 55 I don't think I would consider that "older". I am just glad to hear from someone who has sailed on this ship.
Thanks for all the information