The Spirit is an older ship and a smaller ship than the new ships being produced these days. I enjoyed the ship and never felt like I was living in the past. The decor in places is odd, to say the least, but something I got over in about 10 minutes. The only places it really was obvious was the main theatre done in an Egyptian motif and an inside walkway/lounge around the front of the ship that had a repetitive jungle theme that young children would probably enjoy. This walkway also led to the children and youth hangout areas so there were always young people in this area.
Because the ship is small, there were limited options on the buffet but always something pleasing to eat. There were also the taco bar, the burger bar, pizza, etc to choose from as well. No one should go hungry and the food is as good as on any cruise ship. The main dining room had good food as well.
The singers and dancers on the Sprit were outstanding. They were right on with their shows and had a couple of meet and greet sessions during the cruise including one night where they all sang at the karaoke bar and mingled with the crowd.
I had a balcony cabin on deck 8 near the back of the ship. The Adults only retreat was above my cabin. There were no noise issues and it was a smooth sailing room. It was easy to go up one flight of stairs to the buffet and pool deck and to enjoy a morning coffee. The buffet machine brewed it as you waited and there was also a coffee shop in the adults only area where I could get a fancier coffee.
The cabin itself was comfortable with no problems. It was always great to wake up and see the sun shining on the ocean every day or to watch the sun go down from my balcony.