Welcome to Cruise Chat. The Holiday is a very popular ship. Several of us here on Cruise Chat just went on this ship in July. If you are a first time cruiser the things you need to know about this ship are she is the oldest and smallest ship in the Carnival fleet. Compared to the newer ships she doesn't have the bells and whistles, and you don't have as large a selection of lounges. That being said; there is no reason why you shouldn't enjoy a cruise on the Holiday. The food, shows, and service are all good on the Holiday. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Have a great cruise.