We just got off the Grand Princess on 9/21. WOW! What a trip. We were originally supposed to go to the Eastern Carribean, but hurrican Isabel took care of that. We ended up on the Western Carribean route, going to Costa Maya first, then Cozumel, then Grand Cayman, and the last stop at Princess Cay.
This was our first cruise, so I'm probably more optimistic than most. The ship was great, the crew was great, the food was outstanding. You can't go wrong with the Grand. We had a mini-suite with a balcony on the Dolphin deck. Boy, were we spoiled with the view. I didn't realize how much you get pampered on a cruise ship. Even though the ship is 5 years old, I didn't see anything that showed excessive wear and tear. If you're looking for a great ship and a great time, the Grand Princess is the way to go!!