janfred...Welcome back from the Grandeur OTS....I haven't cruised on her since the Fall of 1999....I enjoyed her way back when she was one of RCCL's newer ships (The Explorer was still under construction)....from the changes she sounds like a much different ship from that of years ago....We did her "stretched" sister back in 2005 and loved her too! We have an RCCL cruise in mind for late 2015 and are awaiting the offerings for that time frame!! You did a fine review and you managed to update my memories of a mighty fine ship. Thank You !!