Hi Nadine, welcome back
I'm so very glad to hear you had a great cruise. I was not as impressed with the Solstice, I wrote a short review. The closet was a good size, but you're right only one side at a time. Also, there was a lot of the area taken up by the safe/shelves. However, there were little nooks and crannies for stashing small items.
I'm glad that Princess is still my favorite
We'll be back on them in 2011 for a Panama Canal cruise if all goes well.