We have sailed on two large class ships, the Costa Atlantica and the Grand Princess. Our last 3 cruises have been on the Dawn Princess and the Sun Princess (two years in a row). We like the smaller ships as the public areas do not seem as crowded. We also enjoy the 10 day cruises, and the Sun will be replaced by the Emerald this fall. We will probably sail on her in October. We are also booking the Caribbean Princess in October 2008 with a group. We enjoy Princess for two reasons. We enjoy the personal choice dining, since it is normally just the two of us sailing. We have the opportunity to meet different people. If we meet people that we enjoy spending more time with, then we just meet at the dining room and are seated together. Another reason we like Princess is for the fresh water pools. I believe the only other ship that offers this is RCL's Freedom of the Seas, although we have never sailed her. We have not had the pleasure of viewing Movies under the Stars, since it was not on the Grand Princess when we sailed on her. Also, with the 10 day cruises, there does not seem to be a lot of kids on board as well. Hope this helps, and enjoy your cruise!