I'm going on the Carnival Spirit in Feb. '05, and I feel a bit silly worrying about this, it being carnival and all, but I fear I won't be among many people my age. (I'll be about a week shy of 18). I've been on three previous carnival cruises about three to five years ago, and the age issue certainly wasnt a problem then. This time though, while we are going on a school break week, it is an 8-day cruise, that skips a bit into the next week. That probably deterred a lot of families who didnt want their children missing school. Does anyone have any idea of what the general crowd might be like?