We got off the Holiday on Saturday - It was a great trip (weather notwithstanding). Ida was hitting Nicaragua when we left Calica, so it was pushing some very heavy seas. The ship was nice and in very good shape I found it to be just like a Fantasy Class (original configuration) except everything was smaller and compressed.
I originally booked an ocean view on Empress deck, but Carnival called me a week before and offered as steep discount and a Cat 12 upgrade - so I jumped on the opportunity.
As for the crew - they were saying that some of them had new assignments and would go to their new ships while a lot would return home for vacation. I flew home the next day via Atlanta, and on an MD-88, I recognized most of the people in the back as Holiday Crew members.