First time cruiser traveling on the Carnival Inspiration in December. THANKS to all that have shared their experiences for cruise newbies!!! I've seen posts where people refer to Deck 1, or Deck 10, or anywhere in between. My question is, are decks officially numbered? And if they are, do they start counting from the bottom as Deck 1 up, or the top as Deck 1 down? Reason I ask is because other posts say it takes DAYS to figure out the layout of the ship, and not all elevators/steps go to all floors. So IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m creating my own version of the deck plans with this info and will add numbers to the decks if that applies. Just trying to plan ahead!!!